Apart from Charlie’s books and downloads which are clearly some of the best around, which other resources on track and field have you come across which are fantastic and you would recommend?
I plan on possibly getting these and am just wondering if people can comment on these at all?
Track & Field: The East German Textbook-Schmolinksy (I did a search of the forum and Charlie said this is a great book to have in your library so I will be getting this).
Sprints & Relays: Contemporary Theory, Technique and Training-Jess Jarver
Track & Field Omnibook-Ken Doherty
Peak When It Counts : Periodization for American Track and Field-William Freeman (I understand this describes the traditional linear approach but may still be an interesting read).
Mike Young/Tom Tellez/Dan Pfaff DVD’s from hpcsport (CoachesChoice DVD’s)?
If I could get any opinions on these it would be great.
Lastly, I searched the forum but couldn’t find much, where does everyone buy their medball’s from? There are so many brands out there that I don’t have a clue what’s good or not. Does anyone know what medball Charlie uses in his medball download?
A decent book I came accross by chance in a bookstore many years ago is called The Encycopedia of Athletics. What it turned out to be was a book covering all athletic events published by the Italian Sports Federation. The sprints is based on Mennea’s training but also has a section on training young sprinters, its quite interesting. Never saw it again anywhere, I still have it and will check the ISBN number if your interested. I also have the GDR manual which is also pretty good, but in my humble opinion nothing beats literature and dvd’s produced by the late great CF.
How long it would take to deliver a product to Europe? I wish to order some CF material just wander how long it would take. Amazon.uk don’t have CF products and I’m sure somebody ordered who live in Europe
Jacques Piasenta is a very successful french coach (Perec, Arron and others) with interesting refreshing ideas and exercises which you won’t find elsewhere. Pierrejean has written about him, check the archives.
His latest book Motricité Sportive came out a few months ago. Obviously written in french but with many images and drawings which should get you thinking.