I was wondering whether this book was worth purchasing... It looks very interesting from what I've heard of it. Of course it doesn't really deal with bodybuilding (although apparently there is a section about the basics of muscle building), but rather with strength and the CNS.
Is he the mad russian dude? If so I hear his books are good, but far overpriced.
I haven't read it but I heard its a good book. Dave sells it at elitefts.com.
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Squat...- 403..........................Squat....- 395 w/belt
Bench...- 303..........................Bench....- 300....Paused in meet - 281
Deadlift.- 503.....Unofficial 513...Deadlift..- 490
Total....- 1,203...IPF Class II......All done raw, Touch'n go bench
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it's an interesting book.. different from other bodybuilding books i've read and i agree about the overpriced part.
table of contents can be found at
might wanna check it out or browse a bit before you actually buy it.
not read his book. some of his thread have been contructivvely crititized on the forum here.
i think most where is powerlifting forum. though just type his 1st name into search option. as a exact match on surname may be harder as we misspell it.
my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.
Just my (humble) opinion but....
That guy is a snakeoil salesman. All his books/articles always make reference to "Russian secrets" and workout "secrets of the Russian special forces" or some other bull**** like that. He's still playing off the whole the-eastern-bloc-has-strength-secrets-the-west-can't-compete-with mentality of the 60's and 70's. Don't buy into the gimmick. We all know now that their "secrets" were steroids and myriad other drugs that they pumped into unsuspecting athletes.
I'm not saying that the guy isn't in good shape, or that he doesn't know anything about exercise physiology, but I am saying that there are many other writers out there with equal/better credentials who won't ask you to buy their book because there's a magic formula inside that'll make you huge.
I just read the interview that was posted on the Powerlifting forum and was wondering whether getting Power to the People will bring anything new to me. He seems to have said it all in the interview.
Also, which do you reckon is the best book? Power to the People or The Naked Warrior? Do they cover the same ground or are they complementary?
Kettlebell training is one form he advocates and it is definitely an excellent way to gain all around strength and muscular stamina.
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