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2004/03/23 23:12:48 (permalink)
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Lets start a book thread!

Didnt really know which forum to post this in but anyway.....


It would be cool if we could sart a book thread where everyone writes down all the training related books they have read, no review just the names and authors.

Then if another member looks at there list he can ask for a review of a certain book he intrested in, so its kinda review on demand to save an initial load of reviews.

It would also give people good ideas for other things to read.

Any thoughts?
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    rtlee100
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/23 23:38:01 (permalink)
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    Not read many, most my information comes from forums like this and the Internet in general. Anyway....

    Brawn by Stuart McRobert

    Brother Iron, Sister Steel by Dave Draper

    Strength Training Anatomy by Frederic Delavier

    and parts of....

    Periodisation: Theory and Methodology of Training by Tudor Bompa
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/24 00:59:57 (permalink)
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    Great idea Dildo i'll just see what i've got here that i've read...

    Gettting Stronger by Bill Pearl

    MuscleMag Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding

    Mastery of Hand Strength by john Brookfield

    Rock, Iron, Steel by Steve Justa

    Power to the People by Pavel Tatsouline

    Priming the Anabolic Environment by Will Brink

    Ironmans Ultimate Guide to Bodybuilding Nutrition

    Ironmans Bodybuilding Encyclopedia

    Keys to Progress

    Dinosaur Training by Brooks Kubik

    Insiders Guide to Weight Training Technique by Stuart McRobert

    I know i've read others but that's all I can find...

    Rtlee i'd like to hear your thoughts on all of them books apart from Brawn ( I've read that one too if anybody wants to hear my thoughts... )
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/24 13:54:26 (permalink)
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    Ok heres my list....

    High Performance Sports Conditioning - Collection of writers
    Renegade training for football - John Davies
    Science of Jumping - (some dodgy mail order thing)
    Supertraining (latest edition) - Mel Siff
    Black Book Of training Secrets - Christian Thibaudeau
    Modern Strength and Power Methods - Christian Thibaudeau
    The Charlie Francis Training System - Charlie Francis
    Jumping into Plyometrics - Donald Chu
    High Powered Plyometrics - James Radcliffe
    Explosive Power and Strength - Donald Chu
    Power Eating (2nd edition) - Susan Kleiner
    Science and paractice of Strength training - Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
    Nutrition for serious athletes - Dan Benardot
    Dinasour Training - Brooks Kubik
    Stretching Scientifically - Thomas Kurz
    Sport Stretch - Michael J. Alter
    The weightlifters encyclopedia - Arthur Dreschler
    Jump Attack - Tim Grover
    Explosive lifting for sports - Harvey Newton
    The best sports traing book ever - Dietrich Buchenholz
    Muscle building nutrition - Will Brink
    Sports supplement review (4th edition) - Vince Andrich

    Theres still a good 10 books i really, really want but im pretty skint so ill have to wait a while.

    rtlee100 - Same as boxer id like a review of all but Brawn!

    Boxer - Can i get a review of - Power to the People, Mastery of Hand Strength, Priming the Anabolic Environment and Keys to Progress?

    Thanx


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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/24 17:12:46 (permalink)
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    Dinosaur Training - Kubik Brooks

    Weightlifting, Olympic Style - Tommy Kono

    Sports Psychology - Stephen J Bull

    The Art of Expressing the Human Body - Bruce Lee (All His Weight training, Grip Training and Cardio stuff)

    Super Squats - Randell Strossen

    Encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding - Arnold!


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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/24 19:56:43 (permalink)
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    Ok Boxer and Dildo, not sure how in depth of a review you want but here goes.....

    Brother Iron, Sister Steel by Dave Draper

    Ch1 The Soap Opera - A biographical chapter about competeing and training, and how physical health through lifting has become mainstream. Not like back in the day, when bodybuilding was seen as something strange, even a cult.

    Ch2 Keys and Guideposts - A kind of motivational chapter, where he includes 20 guideposts to help you be successfull when it comes to training. To be successful you must be commited to success. This chapter helps get your mind in gear, if it is not already.

    Ch3 Train With Style - Basically gives a description of all the various types of training, from suppersetting to powerlifting to periodised traing and alot in between.

    Ch4 Mighty Warriors - Best described as another chapter motivation. Train with confidence and don't make excuses.

    Ch5 Push That Iron - A small chapter with routines for the home trainer.

    Ch6 Lift That Steel - A huge chapter with lots and lots of routines.

    Ch7 Exercise X-Rays - Descriptions of all the exercises you will probably ever need. Another big chapter.

    Ch8 Nutrition Rules - Title probably gives it away. Included are 12 rules to good nutrition. Gives a sample diet plan that he uses, but also describes how you might develop your own. Covers supplementation as well, i.e. Whey, Creatine and PHs (Pro and Cons). With PHs he says proceed with caution, his advice, if you want to increase HGH and Testosterone, do 3 extra set of Squats, Deadlifts and Presses each week.

    Ch9 Overcoming - A chapter on how to overcome obstacles, such as overtraining, plateaus, genetics, busy gyms, injury etc.

    Ch10 Memories Are The Stuff - A chapter with lots of old photos of him, him on film sets and training with Arnold, Zane, etc. Full of stories about Muscle Beach, training, Hollywood. A few pages about Zane, Reeves and Arnold.

    Ch11 Rare Old Magazine Covers - Again I think the title says it all.

    Resource Appendix - A huge amount of books to read listed, websites, etc.

    This book is part autobiographical, part bodybuilding book. Written in a very informal style, which makes it immensely readable. A highly recommended book.

    Will get round to the other two later, I'm off to watch the Champions League on TV.

    Rob
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/24 20:15:43 (permalink)
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    Power to the People - A lot of people moan that Pavel's book has wide margins, big pictures and too many adverts about his other products in the book which he does but this doesn't bother me.

    The Power to the People workout revolves around two exercises. The side press and the deadlift. He gives descriptons of how to perform these exercises and a few others in the book. He does go into quite a bit of detail with regards exercise technique but doesn't cover everything.

    Some other subjects covered in the book include 'hyperirradiation' and 'power breathing'. Overall the advice in the book is very sound but he normally just tells you something without giving you the reason why. If you are like me I like to know the ins and outs of everything and don't normally just take somebodies word on something so I found myself asking questions that weren't answered in the book. The book is 115 pages in length without including the adverts at the book.

    The book is definitely worth buying and I would give it a score of 8 out of 10.


    Mastery of Hand Strength - this was pretty much my introduction to grip training apart from bits and bobs i've read on the internet so I have nothing to compare it against.

    I liked this book as I found it very explanative and it covers quite a lot of exercises that you can do for your grip and gives you explanations about the different kinds of grip strengths. Routines are included too. The book is 102 pages in length.

    Overall this book is a must own and I would give it 9 out of 10.


    Priming the Anabolic Environment - This book covers a few different areas such as competing, steroids, nutrition and training.

    Obviously i'm not interested in competing, steroids and the training advice was different to my views on training but there is more than one way to train i guess and the training section is aimed at 'pure bodybuilders' if there is such a term with areas such as high and low reps, supersets and pre exhaust being covered.

    The section I am mainly interested in is the nutrition section which spans 36 pages in length. I am a big fan of Will Brinks nutrition writings and I think he is one of the best out there and I enjoyed this part of the book.

    The nutrition section isn't for beginners. I first read this book about 8 years ago and most of it was too detailed for me but now with a better understanding of nutrition I think the section is brilliant and I have learnt from it so for me makes the book worthwhile.

    It would have been nice to see the whole book about nutrition but we have Muscle Building nutrition for that. This book doesn't have much overlap with that e-book by the way.

    Overall it's worth buying. 7 out of 10.


    Keys to Progress - This is a bunch of articles from the 1970's. Although the articles are obviously old they still contain some very sound informarion.

    The articles are wrote like stories to make it more interesting and they are very funny at times. Anybody who has read this book will know what I mean as it had me laughing out lout in parts.

    The articles were aimed at bodybuilders but they should be interesting to strength trainees too.

    I don't like the look of all the routines in this book but I can't knock them because i've never tried them and there is more than one way to train. Like I mentioned above though the principals are sound.

    This book is 270 pages in length and takes a lot of reading to finish which is a good thing.

    Overall the book is worth reading but shouldn't be at the top of your list of books to read. 7 out of 10.
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/24 20:59:33 (permalink)
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    The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

    Ultimate Bodybuilding

    Gold's Gym Training Encyclopedia
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/24 22:55:28 (permalink)
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    Thanx for the reviews, added a couple of books to my wish list ;-)
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/25 00:24:59 (permalink)
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    Dildo, could you give a review of renagade training for football please.

    thanks
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/25 12:50:27 (permalink)
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    Hey Dildo!

    Looks like you've been busy. See you got around to Supertraining - how was it, and what did you think of Zat's book? What ones would you say were most helpful? I'm gonna get the Essentials of Strength and Conditioning next I think.
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/25 15:06:02 (permalink)
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    Oi DTD you following me!!! [:p]

    I still use supertraining as a refrence, so if i want info on a particular subject i go and read a chapter in supertraining, it works well like that since its a bit too much for me to sit down and read at the moment!

    Zats book was a lot easier than the above, def worth buying imo. (am i right in thinking u have this and gave me a review on it?)

    Essentials of strength and conditioning? rings a bell i think, who writes it?
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/25 15:30:36 (permalink)
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    Review - Renegade training for football

    sidenote - im a bit **** at reviews.

    This book covers the basic aspects of conditioning, range of motion development, agility, spped, strength and work capacity.

    For a begginer to athletic training i think this is a great book, it is very simple to read with very clear descriptions and pictures for all movments/excerises.

    It runs through hurdle drills, meddy ball throws, agility ladders, tumbling and rope skipping with lots of very nice ideas for work capacity improvement and gpp.

    He gives u a run down of all the essential strength excersise from oly lifts to glute-ham raises. Although i dont think the description and pics are sufficent to teach u the proper execution of the oly lifts.

    The pros of the books are it gives u an introduction to the importance of useing the proper strength ecercises, haveing good core strength, have a reasonable work capacity, good agility and ROM and emphsis on field performance is better than being the best in the weights room.

    The cons would be it gives u NO sample workouts, NO chapter on who to construct a program, NO mention of periodisation.

    In short u couldnt construct a training program with just this book, but it would be very usefull for beginner athletes, especially those used to bodybuilder type workouts.

    Begginer - 8/10
    Intermediate/advanced - 6/10

    Hope this helps.


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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/25 16:17:23 (permalink)
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    Hi Dildo,

    Yeah, I recommended SaPoST to you if you remember. Check your PM's /over there/ too if you get a chance.

    The Renegade book sounds like what I need - I'm looking to work a bit more on GPP etc, now that my season is almost over. Sounds just about perfect.

    Essentials.... is an NSCA book. I'm not buying it because it's I think it's specific to volleyball - it's not, it's more general. Couple of people have recommended to me and I it can't do any harm to get a good overall appreciation for training.

    I'll let you know how I get on with it, but I won't be ordering for a couple of weeks yet (costs £50 :S)
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/25 16:52:05 (permalink)
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    Jeez thats quite a bit, ill check my P.M's at fortified.

    I bought the renegade book second hand from amazon (cant rember if it was states or uk) and saved quite a bit.

    Now that ur here its obligatory(sp?) that u post up all ur books in my book review thread :-)

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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/25 17:00:52 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Dildo69

    Jeez thats quite a bit, ill check my P.M's at fortified.

    I bought the renegade book second hand from amazon (cant rember if it was states or uk) and saved quite a bit.

    Now that ur here its obligatory(sp?) that u post up all ur books in my book review thread :-)





    Second hand sounds like a good idea. And finding a good library could help too :S You must have spent a fortune on all that ^^^^^

    TBH I haven't read loads of books. Most of what I've picked up has been from conversations on-line and in person, and articles on-line. You'll know yourself, there's a lot you can pick up if you find the right sites.
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/25 17:14:51 (permalink)
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    Are u refusing to join in my book thread! [:0]

    Dont matter even if u only read one book post it up. Uv got science and practice so stick that up, if someone asks for a review hell get more than one which can only help.

    Go on, u no u want to! [:p]
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/26 09:02:41 (permalink)
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    OK,

    As Science and Practice of Strength Training is the only book I've managed to read start to finish, up it goes.

    I've got to get out of the habit of reading bits of books. I tend to borrow more than book at once, then never get round to reading them completely :)
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/26 20:26:17 (permalink)
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    Bumping this for more people to contribute....
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    RE: Lets start a book thread! 2004/03/26 22:14:50 (permalink)
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    Yeh......

    Theres loads of knowldegable folk round here who havnt posted up there library. This could turn into a really usefull resource if theres enough response.

    [Mrs.Doyle]Go on, go on, go on![Mrs.Doyle]


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