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I want to start digging a bit deeper in to the science behind weight training. Especially how the Russians did it. What are the must buy books that I should read? The two I most often see referenced by westside barbel in particular is.

Supertraining by Mel Siff
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Science and practice of strength training by Zatsiorsky and Kraemer


I have also seen
Optimizing strength training: Designing nonlinear periodization workouts by Kraemer
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Periodization: Theory and methodology of training by Bompa
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Whats best to start with and what other good books are there?
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Supertraining seems to be incredibly hard to get ahold of here in europe and Science and practice is expensive as hell
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i havent read either, but you might try something like Amazon(dot)com. or something to that matter if you cant find the book you want...
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super training i can buy for $58 plus $4 shipping...

and the i=other one i can get for $57 free shipping...

i dont know what it costs to ship to Sweden.....
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Why would you look into Russian science? Isnt that the old school of thought? Man BB science changes every month. One day you read, brown rice is good , then oats, then quinoa. I kind of quit reading books due to all the contradiction. I am interested in articles and new research.
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^^^agreed, but i still like to read about different stuff
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^^Oh yeah thats for sure. Trying them is good also.
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Why would you look into Russian science? Isnt that the old school of thought? Man BB science changes every month. One day you read, brown rice is good , then oats, then quinoa. I kind of quit reading books due to all the contradiction. I am interested in articles and new research.
Most of powerlifting today is based on the research done by russians on weightlifting. They where so far ahead of the west that its silly. All periodization methods, recovery methods etc is from the eastern block. Especially westside powerlifting and all variations of it is based on russian research.
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dem some smart ass ru-ski's...... lol,



no offense to any russian board members...
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^^ lol

They did excel at some things. Exercise science, physics, space tech and I guess military hardware. Of course then they sucked at just about everything else.
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