Supertraining – Yuri V. Verkhoshansky& Mel C. Siff

This book is not for everyone. It needs deep scientific understanding and is a tough book to read. Though, certainly not a user friendly book, but is surely one of the finest strength training books every written.

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This book is not for everyone. It needs deep scientific understanding and is a tough book to read. Though, certainly not a user friendly book, but is surely one of the finest strength training books every written.

The books offers extensive information on topics like: The shock method, The development of adaptation process during the long term sport activity, The “compensatory adaptation”, Current Adaptive Reserve of the human organism, The strategy to manage the adaptation in the training process * The specificity of protein synthesis in the adaptation process, The structural reconstructions during the adaptation process and the phenomenon of Supercompensation, Heterochronism of adaptive reconstructions, The function efficiency in a high – adapted organism, The optimal regime of adaptation, The phenomenon of immune defence decrease, The general schema of adaptation process during the sport activity, The practical aspects of the Adaptation Theory, The future developments of the use of Adaptation Theory in sport This book is a must have for any athlete or coach.

Every topic is covered in almost 600 pages. Strength and the muscular system, Philosophy of physical training, The muscle complex, Adaptation and the training effect, Sport specific strength training, Factors influencing strength production, The means of special strength training, The methods of special strength training, Organization of training, Strength training methods, Designing sports specific strength programs, Restoration and stress management, Combination of resistance methods, The use of testing, Overtraining, PNF as a training system, Models for structuring the annual training, Preparedness and the training load, Periodisation as a form of organization, Plyometric etc.

This is not a book you can just read through in leisure. It needs a lot of time and effort and repeated references to understand. You may have to read and re-read it in parts, slowly and gradually

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