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Old 09-03-2008, 12:00 PM   #31
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The issue with the programming section is that it's either the current version, or so epic it requires its own book - and to be honest, I think readers of that book are not really in need of much more than that. There are a few minor things I'm going to add to the second edition, but if one is buying a book that teaches the lifts, that individual is certainly not in need of extremely complex programming information. Programming is way over-thought by most and throwing piles of more information into the mix - in my experience - just prevents them from making the gains they could because they're too busy trying to create some kind of ultimate program that doesn't exist when they'd be better served by squatting, snatching and CJing by intuition 5x/week. Of course, it's my fault for not making that point in the book to explain why the information is as concise as it is.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:49 PM   #32
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I am so ordering this book as soon as I have spousal approval.

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Old 09-03-2008, 04:08 PM   #33
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The book made it to England safe and sound this morning!

Only had a brief flick through, but very impressed so far. Congrats to Greg and everyone else involved for a job well done.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:39 PM   #34
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mine arrived to Ireland as well.
Looks really well laid out and straightforward.
really looking forward to reading this in the next week or so.
Out of interest Greg how long did it take to write ?
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:31 PM   #35
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Greg-

Point taken regarding the over-complication of programming. It's probably the single most valuable lesson of Practical Programming. After 10 years of competitive (and inconsistent) weightlifting, that point alone has vaulted my training forward in the last 12 months even as I reduced my overall training hours per week.

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Look up some Westside templates with with work on assistance exercises (squats, OHS, etc. in this case) and how they integrate it with strength work (C&J, snatch). Similar concepts.
I don't think you intended to come across nearly so condescending as you actually did. That said...

Westside?!? How does Westside have any meaningful application to the question of how the principles of Practical Programming can be applied in the specific context of olympic weightlifting? That was my original question, by the way, and frankly it's a topic that's not much addressed either in Practical Programming or in this or other discussion boards. They are distinctly not similar concepts.

Frankly, the CA WOD comes as close as anything I've yet seen (or sketched out on my own) to implementing it. Kudos to Greg.

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Old 09-03-2008, 07:48 PM   #36
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There is an interesting article in the August 2006 Mike's Gym Newsletter by Michael Conroy from Idaho Weightlifting on programming. It might be of interest to those trying to develop there own programs.
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:44 PM   #37
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Ok, all this discussion has motivated me to finally order the book.
I went home for lunch today and guess what was waiting for me in the mail...nice turnaround.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:51 PM   #38
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Garrett -

A little over a yr, but it was very sporadic. Had I been interrupted less, it would have been about 6 mos.
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:45 AM   #39
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Greg-

Congrats again on another fantastic resource!
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