07-30-2008, 08:01 PM
So I bought this book and read it in about two days. It had some interesting ideas. It explained how the Soviet sports is more of a system than individual items. I suspect that some of the training stuff is not new (reps, sets, periodization, planning) eventhough I am going to toss out a thread for this too. The recovery part of the of the book is what I found interesting. They talked about how some atheletes will need more rest between sets or days. The pharmacology part was good. I am going to start anther thread about that. They recognised that AS had been used at one time, but the Soviet Union had also done alot of research of with alternative options. There was also some stuff on dry saunas, ultra sound, massage, Electrical stimulation, baro stuff. I like the book but it seemed geared to track and field where as I am interested in OLY and wrestling.