Tuesday, January 17, 2012

EvilGSP Book Review

Practical Programming for Strength Training

Mark Rippetoe (Author), Lon Kilgore (Author)

September 1, 2009

Practical Programming offers a different approach to exercise programming. Based on a combined 70+ years of academic expertise, elite-level coaching experience, and the observation of thousands of novice trainees, the authors present a chronological analysis of the response to exercise as it varies through the training history of the athlete, one that reflects the realities of human physiology, psychology, and common sense. Practical Programming explains the differences in response to exercise commonly observed between athletes at the novice, intermediate, and advanced levels, explains these differences in the context of the relevant science, and presents new training models that actually work for athletes at all levels of experience. Complete with new, innovative graphical representation of cutting edge concepts in exercise programming, Practical Programming has become a standard reference in the field of exercise and human performance.

The Review:

One of my unspoken 2012 new years resolutions is to try to review no less than 6 prominent strength training books this year. Damn am I glad  Practical Programming forStrength Training was on the list! 

If as a trainer/trainee you could only have one book on the subject of strength training and sports performance I know of no better choice. This is the kind of book you will reeferance hundreds of times always coming away with useful insights you missed or misunderstood the first time.

Programming is THE subject in sports today, this tome will get you thinking in the correct terms to find long term success.