Thread: New Here
02-07-2003, 12:02 AM #1
Hey all this is my first post.
~I've been mixxing powerlifting and olympic lifting for 6yrs now. Some of my current best lifts are:
17 (turning 18 next wed)
510squat (no equitment legal depth in IPF/USAPL)
535DL (no equitment just belt)
370bp (pause legel in IPF/USAPL)
I currently own a website www.fortifiedIron.tk where i published my articles that i write. I have also published at www.bodybuilding.com www.naturalmuscleinc.com and comming soon to www.wannabebig.com and www.muscletalk.co.uk
I've so far studied text by Mel Siff "SuperTraining" and "Facts and Fallacies of Fitness" I've also read "Science and Practice of Strength Training" by Zatsiorsky.
Two major people have helped me training wise.. Linda Shaefer a WR holder in the Deadlift and Josh Henkin a world renowned strength and conditioning coach.
02-07-2003, 12:25 AM #2
Right on brah! Welcome to AR - you sound like you have put some quality time into really understanding the game...
Have you read any of Tudor Bompa's stuff? If you like Zatsiorsky - I am sure Bompa will impress you.
02-07-2003, 12:30 AM #3
Yes..I've read some of Tudor's stuff. I like his idea's on Periodization.. I dont know if I would agree on alot of his other theories. I find some conflicting and rather vage.
02-07-2003, 12:34 AM #4
Some other books Iam about to order:
Hardcore Bodybuilding: A scientific Approach
Strength Training Anatomy
Seriouse Strength Training
Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science
The Weightlifting Enecycolpedia (Olympic one not arnods shitty book)
Power Training for Sports
Relax to Stretch
Dynamic Nutrition for Maxium Performance
02-07-2003, 01:04 AM #5
Of those I have read...
Hardcore Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach >> A very good read... Hatfield explains himself well and I have had great results using the Holistic training approach for hypertrophy that he writes about in this book.
Seriouse Strength Training >> Some more Bompa Periodization. Everything from diet to deffinition perdiodization. I really like Bompa's books. And if you haven't read Periodization and ready for something really hardcore (need to be really familiar with the vocab) then it rates very high - especially for anyone interested in training or coaching others. He fully explains supercompensation in that book. Seriouse Strength Training touches on supercompensation briefly - but is jam packed with a lot of info toward raising limit strength and increasing hypertrophy.
Dynamic Nutrition for Maxium Performance >> A good reference book as well as a good read. Macro's, Micro's, Metabolites, Herbs... all kinds of info that has been stolen and republished in smaller books (I hate it when authors are that lazy) is available in it. It also touches on sport specific training quite often...
Otherwise I haven't read the others.
Look into Power Factor Training too brah - the workouts in their entirity may not be the best - but the idea of calculating a Power Factor Index for workout intensity is a solid one. It puts not just sets and reps in the workout log - but total workout time as well. Also, the great quote - Every workout is a kidney workout! Your muscles grow but your internal organs do not and as you can handle greater loads and intensities you ahve to realize the stress put on our system.
I can go on all day on books... I need to find a good one to read next too. I might check out some of Zatsiorsky stuff - since you mention it. I have only read exerts from him in other books...
02-07-2003, 01:12 AM #6
You sound pretty educated.. You might look into Siff "SuperTraining" I know a way you can get the book for coast.. really cheap ($20somthing) where regular its over $50.
Just shoot me an e-mail at FortifiedIron@hotmail.com
Iam really into Exercise Science.. maybe thats why I am so interested in Siffs liturature.
02-07-2003, 01:18 AM #7
Here are the reviews I wrote for MuscleTalk and my site.. on Both Siff's and Zatisorsky book's.
Science and Practice of Strength Training: Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky, Ph.D ; Human Kinetics, ISBN 0-87322-474-4
Vladimir Zatsiorsky is a world renowned sports biomechanist and former coach of the Soviet Union Olympic teams. He understands that there is more to strength then just lifting heavy weights! This is a book for people wanting to get a better understanding of the science behind the art of strength training. He examines strength from the biomechanical and physiological perspectives. He also teaches you how to apply the principles he talks about in his book to your training routine. He has taken data practical work from over 1,000 elite Eastern European Olympic and word class athletes and combined it with scientific backing and presented it to the read in an easy to understand lay out. He also touches:
Factors in exercise selection
The controversial topic of periodization and
Alternative exercise for strength enhancement
Facts and Fallacies of Fitness: Mel C Siff, Ph.D ; ISBN 1-868-183-8
Dr. Yuri Verhoshansky, renowned Russian Scientist who pioneered plyometrics: “Dr Siff is one of the world’s leading specialists in sports science, well-known in many countries. His encyclopedic knowledge is most impressive and is considered by our scientist to be very important for sports science, as it contains valuable unique ideas and practical methods of training in all Sports.”
Mel Siff can best be summed up as a brilliant man who has no equal in life! His major areas of research are biomechanics, ergonomics, strength and conditioning and injury rehabilitation. His book Facts and Fallacies of Fitness addresses many myths today in exercise science using his practical knowledge and the great amount of time he has spend studying exercise since the age of 6. Do you wonder if Olympic lifts are dangerous? Does weight training stunt your growth? Are steroid safe? Do supplements work? He address’s this issues and many more in this great piece of literature.
SUPERTRAINING “Strength Training for Sports Excellence!”: Mel C Siff, Ph.D
Dr Michael Yessis, expert on Kinesiology and Russian Training: “This is a book that has no equal! Nor is there a book that is even comparable to the extent and depth of the information presented. SuperTraining belongs in the library of every athlete, coach, researcher, sports medicine doctor, trainer, and physical education and sports teacher. In essence, anyone who deals with an athlete should have a copy of this book.”
Not only winning the summa cum laude award in brain research and a Ph.D in physiology, specializing in biomechanics, he has presented papers internationally at conferences in sports science, physiology, physiotherapy, sports medicine, psychology, engineering, ergonomics, physical education, linguistics and communication. He as also lectured in several countries such as USA, England, Israel, Australia, and the Far East countries. This book SuperTraining has no other like it. It is SEVERAL books rolled up into one giant piece of great literature. This book drawls an extensive biomechanical and physiology research to offer invaluable information on all aspects of strength training, including:
Explosive strength, power and speed training
Plyometrics and powermetrics
Periodization and program design for all sports
Bodybuilding, powerlifting and weightlifting methods
Maximal strength, acceleration-strength and strength endurance
Flexibility, stretching and PNF methods
Complex training combining different training regimes
Restoration and supercompensation
Circuit training and hybrid exercises
02-07-2003, 07:53 AM #8
Welcome aboard look forward to your posts.
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