8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Straight forward, but not comprehensive,
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This review is from: Powerlifting (Paperback)
Overall an okay book! It has a brief overview of a variety of aspects of powerlifting, however my problem is that it says very little on program design, just one or two examples. A large portion of the book is given to a wide range of assistance exercises, with no mention of how best use them (i.e. only a few have sets/reps recommended). For example, at the start of the bench press section you are told that you need a strong back, triceps, and shoulders, yet then are given a variety of exercises for each, yet no real suggestion as how to place these in your training. Explanations of the techniques involved are short, but to the point. Could be better. As far as books on training go, I recommend Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe, and Practical Programming For Strength Training.