I asked on here a while ago about books, I tried to get supertraining but it was out of stock. I ended up getting Neural Mechanics by Enoka, and it was a great read. Now I’m thinking of getting another book. The two books you guys suggested were ‘Supertraining’ and ‘Science and Practice of Strength Training’.
I’m hoping anyone who has both or either of these books can give me some idea what their content is?
I’m really interested in science type info. on inducing hypertrophy. Maybe discussions of protein turn over cycles, training frequency and volume… ect.
Any ideas on which of these two might fit that better or at least a quick run down of what they do contain would be most appreciated.
Try to contact Dr. Siff’s wife directly. In case you didn’t know, Dr. Siff has passed on and I’m sure that financially any help is good help. Plus ordering directly from his widow could save you 10-20%.
I did find another place that has it, if it’s not too late I’ll try ordering from her. How do you contact her?
Yes, I did know when he passed. Very sad. I used to post on the supertraining digest and even exchanged a few emails with Mel. He was sure a nice guy. I still remember one of my first posts I wrote the word “Adaption” and Mel posted back to tell me there is no such word, it’s “Adaptation”. So I’ve been careful ever since to use the proper spelling
I was fortunate enough to attend one of Mel’s camps several years ago and learned so much it made my head spin. As great a teacher as he was he was an even better man. I ran into him years later at an NSCA conference and I was amazed that not only did he recognize me but he also remembered my first and last name. I was a nobody but he made me feel like I belonged. I was struck by that. Anyway, sorry for the sentimentality but this post brought me back. Carry on.
No, don’t apologize. Mel was great and always had an ear to listen. I used to love the way he would dare Chek to present at a conference he was presenting at. He knew Chek was scared of him!! Like Charlie, he was unafraid to share his opinion on things and had enough science and experience to back everything up. I know he ran his camps very cheap at his home in Colorado, especially compared with some of the “mentorship” gurus.
Keep an eye out at the used on-line book stores. I just picked up a copy from Amazon’s used book section for $40 US (although the other 7-8 copies were listed from $120-200). Incredible text, though! I’d highly recommend checking out your local library/university library for it if you can’t afford it. The whole encyclopedia set is an incredible reference source.