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Old 05-15-2008, 08:25 AM   #11
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To make your life harder than it already is:

Russian Manuals @ EliteFTS

They're translated in English.
Oh, gawd....my wife's gonna kill me. Which of those translated versions would you recommend?

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Old 05-15-2008, 09:54 AM   #12
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I haven't gotten any yet.
Right now all I'm reading is business books.

Call them and ask. Or just dig up Louie's number and ask him - that's where all those manuals are coming from (that's how he designed WS method)
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:15 AM   #13
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I haven't gotten any yet.
Right now all I'm reading is business books.

Call them and ask. Or just dig up Louie's number and ask him - that's where all those manuals are coming from (that's how he designed WS method)
good point. I keep forgetting how young you are and where you're at. Sorry about that. I may just take a stab and "launder" some money from the misses and see if I can get away with purchasing as few at a time.

And yes, it would be cool to see the concepts upon which WSB is based from the source.

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Old 05-15-2008, 11:34 AM   #14
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Shhhh. Don't tell. I think Louie just made it up.

I'm sort of not kidding. He seems to have such a clear training philosophy that I almost wonder if he "knew" how to put a system together and then went looking for evidence. The rate at which he refines his system on an intuitive level is incredible, I doubt he'd let the Text get in the way of a good idea. But you've met him, what do you think?
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:39 PM   #15
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I first met Louie about 20 some years ago. Very neat guy. Very bright and articulate. He was a successful lifter and he had several successful lifters before, I think, WSB became the WSB we know now. Or at least before he started writing about it.

IMO, You are absoltuely correct. The WSB approach has it's foundation in the eastern training philosophies that Louie has expounded upon and changed/adapted to fit powerlifting to a T. I agree with your description of changing the system on an intuitive level to a T. That could not be described any better.

To be blunt, I wish I would have known about WSB when I was powerlifting; but it really didn't come into vogue until after I'd given it up. It's strange, but the more I look at my own program, the more similarities I see with some of the programs I've seen elsewhere. We all learn from one another. A good coach is a good coach. Louie is a great coach in my opinion. The proof is in his athletes.

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Shhhh. Don't tell. I think Louie just made it up.

I'm sort of not kidding. He seems to have such a clear training philosophy that I almost wonder if he "knew" how to put a system together and then went looking for evidence. The rate at which he refines his system on an intuitive level is incredible, I doubt he'd let the Text get in the way of a good idea. But you've met him, what do you think?
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:40 PM   #16
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It's a list they gave us at CF business cert - 10 or so books.

I have still a few books I haven't read that I bought. Time is in a crunch.
Plus I get lazy sometimes.
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:40 AM   #17
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Here is a link to get the Russian books cheaper:

http://www.dynamic-eleiko.com/sporti...ary/index.html

I have not read any of them yet. They seem interesting though.
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:37 PM   #18
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Here is a link to get the Russian books cheaper:

http://www.dynamic-eleiko.com/sporti...ary/index.html

I have not read any of them yet. They seem interesting though.
Thanks a million Walter. I got your pm at xfit. Thanks again.

My misses is gonna kill me.

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Old 05-17-2008, 01:58 PM   #19
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Those articles are fracking cool!

I read a few of them in Russian, but never knew they're in English also.

I'll link some to our blog.
Essentials of Weightlifting is phenomenal!
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:56 PM   #20
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That's a good list already. The other one I'd add would be Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training which is giant, has great pictures, covers all kinds of stuff, and is more fun to read than Artie's book (in my opinion).
I posted a little on Dr. Hewie on my blog here: http://bastardolifters.blogspot.com/2008/02/dr.html
I like Kono's a lot.
Dan John's I read before I even tried a (weightlifting) snatch and was good prep.
OMG. I just got that book. Unreal pictorial analysis and explanation of the movements, positions, faults in positions, etc.

A must buy for anyone who's interested.

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