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Book Review: Supertraining

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I first read Supertraining 14 years ago and I have yet to see a book that can even compare. It’s a detailed breakdown of the Soviet way of training.

This is the bible of sports specific strength training books. It should be required reading for any serious strength coach or passionate athlete looking to be world class.

It’s technical and hard to read. But if you can get through it, it will change the way you train as an athlete.

What I found most interesting in this book is:

  • How to build explosive strength, power and speed
  • How to plan plyometrics and power metrics into an athletes program
  • Periodization and programming for different types of sports
  • Weightlifting and powerlifting methods
  • The importance of acceleration in strength
  • How to use flexibility and PNF methods for better performance
  • Restoration methods for athletes
  • Circuit training and hybrid exercises

Like Les Brown once said:

“You must be willing to do the things today others don’t do in order to have the things tomorrow others won’t have”

In this case it’s reading this book.

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