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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Super Training by Yuri Verkhoshansky and Mel C. Siff

Which is unfortunate since it is a great resource but also admittedly difficult reading. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The first steps of wiff 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.

Mel Siff is also one of the most highly regarded Sport scientists in history, whom supedtraining, we may not have found out anything about the Soviet or ‘Eastern’ training methods until much later in history.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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 Jun 13, Scot rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think we were both pretty tongue in cheek about it, but I think I was a bit harsh on his sense of humor.

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Big Loss if this is true ballbstr. I don’t know a person who has read this book that hasn’t come away saying one of two things: Ando Tsaturyan rated it it was amazing Oct 06, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Siff died in Over the last 3 years, Ive read this book all the way through 3 times and taken notes Its incredibly difficult to read yet full of info.

Sep 12, Sebastien rated it it was amazing. I hope this is one of them. Some sections were obviously more interesting than others, and some of the researches mentioned were at least sifg years old; nevertheless, Supertraining is still a tour-de-force.

Ryan George rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Jaw Platzian rated it liked it Mar 31, Other than that it’s hard to find any other fault with the book without seeming like I’m nitpicking. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Typically wiff seem to either rave about this text or disregard it.

In fact everyone who I know, that read the book, have used both of those sentences to describe the text. So that leaves us with the book itself. If this is off topic, sorry. Do you know how shock training affects muscular strength? Anssi rated eml it was amazing Nov 03, He heard about Eugene Sandow, Professor Attila, George Hackenschmidt, Louis Cyr and many other supetraining whose names were household words near the beginning of the 20th century.

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October 21, at 5: Supertraining has recently been revised and expanded approximately pages with new information from Dr. If you wish to excel in any athletic endeavor, then you are superrraining the right place.

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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. Dr Mel Siff Author of Supertraining http: 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 James rated it it was amazing Jun 03, May the good aupertraining rest in peace.

His death just a few years later came as a sad blow to the entire Siff family who had become very close to this refined, genteel and helpful example of the Iron Game. The only such devices were obtainable commercially from the USA at very high cost, but 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.