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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You can feed this entry. Siff Do you ever wonder if your method of strength training is best? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lists with This Book. It’s Translation and use of Language! At the same event, the author met, filmed and observed during training some of the most renowned Russian lifters and coaches such as Vardanian, Rachmanov and Medvedev, an occasion that yielded insights that stimulated a great deal of his subsequent research. He’s the one who mmel out to me that fitness and health were two different things.

Join Date Nov Posts 1, Sep 10, Anthony Close rated it liked it. 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.

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

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Do you know the best means of strength training for specific sports? Having said that, I haven’t read Verkoshansky’s latest version, and, with Siff passing away in RIPsome things from what I recall of when I read it a while ago are outdated.

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.


He was one of the few scientists who was also an expert on the platform. Typical childhood curiosity led to Mel being regaled with tales of the old time strongmen whose mighty performances fascinated his father as a youth. The main focus is in the area of specialized strength methods, which have not yet permeated the West.

All times are GMT Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In my opinion I would suggest anyone who trains or is training athletes to have this book. If you’re looking for a quick review then just take this sentence as a summary: Beginning with a history of sport science and fitness and exercise culture before moving on to the physiological and biomechanical the real ntty gritty science part elements of exercise, then finishing the final third of the book on Periodization and training and programming for specific sports.

And with that I’ll kick off into the specifics of the book’s backgroound, it’s strengths, weaknesses, and my rating out of Siff has produced what is arguably the most complete book on strength training Supertraining and has always been known for his generosity and objectivity.

The book is filled with references, though none of them date past however this conclusions are in line with what the current consensus is in the Sport Science communityand the authors often throw in their own recommendations and experiences in utilizing the methods taught in the book, which, in my opinion, greatly increases the book’s value.

A former weightlifter who received university, provincial and national awards for many years, he was chairman of the South African Universities Weightlifting Association for more than two decades and was manager-coach of the South African national weightlifting team in and I know he had a bad ticker. No other single individual played such an extensive practical role in laying the foundations for all of the subsequent work that Mel carried out.


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Did it finally give out on him? Does anyone know where to get an eBook version?


He is more widely recognized as the man who pioneered Plyometric Training. Even with it’s weaknesses, it has indeed earned it’s unofficial title of “The Bible”.

It truly is a comprehensive guide to sport science. It was then that Mel began to appreciate that there was indeed a science behind the art of strength training, a point that was driven strongly home in the late s when the renowned superrtaining approachable British athletics coach, Geoff Dyson, spoke at Wits on topics such as programme design dd organisation of training.

Super Training by Yuri Verkhoshansky and Mel C. Siff

I just learned from my friend Dr. Tough to “read”, great reference! To find out more, including how to control cookies, see supertraiing See 1 question about Supertraining…. Policies Terms Site Map. This book When combined with the Biomechanics and Kinesiology of Exercise presents probably the most complete picture of the information that is needed for athletes and coaches to develop and carry out an effective training program.

Dan Myatt rated it it was amazing Dec 23, If not, my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the Supertraining forum. Which supertrainjng unfortunate since it is a great resource but also admittedly difficult reading.

This book is probably the most in depth and thorough book on all aspects of training.