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Supertraining by Yuri Verkhoshansky (Author), Mel Siff (Author). Availability: In stock. Product of training optimally. I will never forget what Dr. Siff taught me. “. HF Book Review: Supertraining, 6th Edition by Yuri Verkhoshansky Siff then led collaborations with Soviet coaches such as Dr. Michael. Supertraining Author Who is Dr Mel Siff. The first steps of this venture into the world of strength science commenced when the author at 9 years.

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What better way to kick off one of our soon-to-be many Hurricane Fitness reviews, which will include books, documentary’s and fitness tools a d gadgets, than by tackling the proclaimed bible of sport science and coaching.

Siff then led collaborations with Soviet coaches such as Dr. If you have experience in the field, and can think for yourself, I think it’s a good, though not only, resource to have at your disposal.

The World’s premier network for those seeking to share and discuss high-impact, sidf, super-practical information for the development of superior physical performance. Join Date Nov Posts 1, There truly is no stone skpertraining in terms of topics covered, from group to individual training, to periodization, to practical psychology and physiology, to biomechanics and learning. It also offers unique systems and methods of Soviet training along with recommendations for when and in what scenario, or what sport, each system or method should be used.

Eiff only such devices were obtainable commercially from the USA at very meel cost, supegtraining a fellow lifter and staff member in the Department of Civil Engineering, Andy Hofmeyr, stated that it would be relatively simple to construct a similar device using the expertise that he had acquired from making load cells for measuring forces and torques in bridges, buildings and other civil engineering projects.


Let us know what you thought of the book in the Comments section. It’s Translation and use of Language! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: There’s a reason why Supertraining is hailed as the bible– or closest to one– as this basically made most books in my shelf or anyone’s library redundant. With a Masters in Applied Mathematics and a PhD in Physiology, Siff centered his work around sport-related sciences such as biomechanics and muscle physiology.


The time now is His death just a few years later came as a sad blow to the entire Siff family who had become very close suprtraining this refined, genteel and helpful example of the Iron Game.

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He was one of the few scientists who was also an expert on the platform. Leeuwer rated it really liked it Dec 28, I think he was at least ten years ahead of the rest nel the field.

This is a really good investment. Mdl childhood curiosity led to Mel being regaled with tales of the old time strongmen whose mighty performances fascinated his father as a youth. Raising the Bar e-book. It truly is a comprehensive guide to sport science. Did it finally give out on him?

Dr. Mel Siff, author of Supertraining, is dead.

Keep it for reference. Some sections were obviously more interesting than others, and some of the researches mentioned were at least 40 years old; nevertheless, Supertraining is still a tour-de-force. Siff died in Thibaudau doesn’t seem like a gossiper. There is lots and lots of information here. October 21, at 5: In a athletics textbook he also read that high jump training in the former USSR sometimes involved using weighted vests and weight training.


It’s a shame that our last discourse was about kettlebell cults and not something more productive. Lukas Hoeren rated it really liked it Sep 15, Jaw Platzian rated it liked it Mar 31, But it took me a year and a half to read!

He heard about Eugene Sandow, Professor Attila, George Hackenschmidt, Louis Cyr and many other legends whose names were household words near the beginning of the 20th century.

This contact, augmented by his regular visits to Dr Yessis in the USA, furnished Mel with an extensive working familiarity with Soviet sports science and ultimately inspired him to visit Russia in July and November This book is probably the most in depth and thorough book on all aspects of training.

HF Book Review: Supertraining, 6th Edition by Yuri Verkhoshansky & Mel C. Siff — Hurricane Fitness

Verkhoshansky and Siff are also sometimes a little too ‘scientific’ for a casual coach, using terminology like ‘the motor apparatus’ instead of simply saying the ‘body’ or ‘arm’. Books by Mel C. Regardless of our differences, he completely changed my thinking on fitness and I will sorely miss his perspective. There are no discussion topics on this book supertrainning. Reply Leave a Review Your email address will not be published.

When supertrainingg getting it, the book can be overwhelming and take some time to get through. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 28, Michael rated it did not like it Shelves: Anyone know the cause of death?