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Read any of these?

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2003/10/16 10:05:42 (permalink)

Read any of these?

Alrite Lads! Just wondering if anyone had any reccamendations for any of these books i can only get Two from Pullums:
1)Super Squats by Randell Strossen
2)Olympic style Weight Training by Jim Schmitz
3)Rock, Iron and Steel by Steve Justa
4)The Complete keys to Progress by John McCallum
I'm favouring Super Squats slightly cus i wanna give this a go, but just generally interested in em, Any Reccamendations? Or Others off of Pullums (Already got Dino Training tho B4 everyone starts Shouting!) Cheers Guys!

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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/16 20:22:42 (permalink)
    I have read books 1 + 4 and rate them both highly.
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/17 04:02:07 (permalink)
    Ive read supersquats good book.
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/17 04:39:34 (permalink)
    I ordered Steve Justa's book from Pullum the other day so I can let you know what I think of some of the book in about a weeks time lol
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/17 17:11:52 (permalink)
    Definately tell how the book is Boxer. Im planning on ordering that for my next book.
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/17 20:40:06 (permalink)
    Dano i've only read the introduction and already I like the style the book is written in. The only reason I put it down actually was because I had to do something else. I bought it because J5 said he enjoyed it and i've read good things about it too on other forums on the net.
    I'll let you know what I think of it when i've finished.
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/17 23:42:07 (permalink)
    i have olympic style lifting but it is very basic and not that helpful. if you like the o lifts 'explosive lifting for sports' by harvey newton is realy good
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/20 22:02:23 (permalink)
    Ok well i've gone for the Super Squats, but after having a god 'ol' Look around pullums, i've gone for The Tommy Kono One, But it Did Cost 45Quid which seems sodding Expensive, So i'm Hopeing it'll be Worth it as i'm planning on Building up To a Serious Bout of O Lifting, Any Read this, can't seem to find much Reviews On it? Cheers Guys Also Just as a couple of Side notes, Has anyone heard from Badboy and I've been trying Weighted Puchups latley and i've really got into em, I do em on two Dumbells so i gotta further stabalize my Body, Feels Like i'm using so much more strength rather than just individual muscles compared to chest presses if that makes any sense! Thanking You!
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/20 22:05:07 (permalink)
    *Pushups! Boxer Read anymore of that Justa Book?
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/20 22:15:35 (permalink)
    I have Strawberry. I'm two thirds of the way through the book. The book is only 105 pages in length. Like I said above I like the style it is written in so it is enjoyable to read.

    A lot of the methods in the book are new to me ( a good thing I guess ) because i'm new to this style of lifting so it's difficult for me to comment on the book. The chapter on strength endurance was AWESOME and made perfect sense.

    It is a highly rated book though by the guys in the know so I guess the methods in the book must be good.

    Strwaberry let us know what you think of the books you've just bought.
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/21 03:00:04 (permalink)
    Ive just finished reading Kelso's shrug book by Paul Kelso,got this from pullum's,reason for getting it really was the cover illustration has a trap bar on it and i use one in my own training.

    Only 95 pages,as the title suggests it deals with different types of shrug movements and there are quite a few,not just for working the traps.

    There's a chapter's on shrug variations,shrug training for the bench press and other competitive lifts,training with Trap bars and ribcage expansion and overall growth.


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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/21 03:39:04 (permalink)
    Overall would you say that book was any good Trebor? The fact that it covers rib expansion exercises put me off it. Or is that only a small part of the book?
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/21 07:29:22 (permalink)
    Boxer,the book only has 95 pages and some of those have pictures,illustrations,theres only 6 chapters and 1 chapter covers rib cage expansion,i read the whole book in an hour.
    I tried one of his exercises yesterday in my chest workout and im sore this morning.

    He calls it THE SHRUG DIP position yourself to do a set of parallel bar dips but keep your arms locked lower your body by letting your shoulders rise up towards your ears.Then raise the body by forcing the shoulders down with pec,lat lowertrap and serratus contraction[his words].
    Thats the only movement ive tried up till now.

    I would say the book was worth it for me just for the chapter on the trap bar.
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    RE: Read any of these? 2003/10/21 16:45:10 (permalink)
    Alrite Lads I've got both the books today which is Bloody incredible seeing that i'd only ordered it yesterday so repsect to Pullums! I haven't read any but i'll post the Contents page as it looks Excellent, this is for the Tommy Kono Oly Lifting Book:
    1. Foundations of Olympic Lifting (The basic physical Necessity)

    A. A strong back Arch
    B.Shoulder Flexibility
    C. Hip and Leg Flexibilty

    2. The Law of Olympic Lifting

    A.Area of Balance
    B.The theory of Acceleration
    C.The Seat of Power

    3. The Pulls

    A.The Grip
    B.Bridge Stick-High Pulls

    4.The Overhead Support (Bone on Bone Ailignment)

    Thats just for Section one, Section two goes into The Lifts and supporting lifts, Section three goes into differentiating Systems, Programs and reps and so, thats 85 A4 Pagesand its not even a third of the way through the Book! Looks Wicked to be Honest, 45 Quid tho but this Looks the Absolute Dogs B*ll*cks, Ill post a Proper Review Once i get stuck into it Properly,
    Later!
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