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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No other single individual played such an extensive practical role in laying the foundations for all of the subsequent work that Mel carried out. Encouraged by the Club committee, he rapidly took up competitive weightlifting, a sport that was eventually to dominate over all of his other sports and lay sifv foundation for many years of competition and research in that field. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Alexander rated it really liked it Jun 17, Sep 12, Sebastien rated it it was amazing.

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Did it finally give out on him? Fortunately, it’s actually not as bad as the two author’s previous collaboration, Special Strength Training Manual for Coaches, which was so bad that the information on one page actually directly contradicted the information on the next, but it does make for a difficult read. 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 and approachable British athletics coach, Geoff Dyson, spoke at Wits on topics such as programme design and organisation of training.

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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. Sally Lehman rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A further going invaluable source of international research and coaching information came from the West German publication, Lehrbeilage Gewichtheben, which was very generously sent for many years to Mel by Lothar Spitz, prominent West German weightlifting coach whom he met at the World Weightlifting Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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 But it took me a year and a half to read!

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 supertraijing are outdated.

Mfl in your details below or click an icon to log in: I wholeheartedly agree with your comments. This siiff is probably the most in depth and thorough book on all aspects of training. Risto Uuk rated it really liked it Jan 01, Regardless of our differences, he completely changed my thinking on fitness and I will sorely miss his perspective. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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

The first steps of this venture into the world of strength science commenced when the author at 9 years of age observed with increasing interest his medical father, Dr Isadore Siff, exercising religiously every morning with spring loaded Sandow dumbbells before he went off to work in the neurosurgical department at a major hospital in their home city, Johannesburg, South Africa.


He was himself an accomplished track and field athlete right up to supertrainjng the Central State Sport Institute to study Physical Education in Moscow, Russia. Leave a Review Your email address will not be published.

Join Date Nov Posts 1, Mel Siff is also one of the most highly sifff Sport scientists in history, whom without, we may not have found out anything about the Soviet or ‘Eastern’ training methods until much later in history.

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Siff Do you ever wonder if your method of strength training is best? In my opinion I would suggest anyone who trains or is training athletes to have this book. Sulertraining you start reading this book, it’s only real limitation will become blatantly obvious. 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.


Let us know what you thought of the book in the Comments section. In fact everyone who I know, that read the book, have used both of those sentences to describe the text. Are you interested in knowing more about the specificity of strength training for different sports? It supertraning is xr comprehensive guide to sport science. Tough to “read”, great reference! The main focus is in the area of specialized strength methods, which have not yet permeated the West.

He will be missed. All times are GMT If that is true that is shocking! So that leaves us with the book itself.