Thread: Poll: Bompa or Zatsiorsky?
11/25/2008 2:14pm, #1
Poll: Bompa or Zatsiorsky?
Long story short, I'm probably going to be placing an order on Amazon.ca soon, and it's currently just below the free shipping mark. I'm trying to decide what to add to top it up, and I think I've narrowed it down to the following:
Tudor Bompa's Periodization: Theory And Methodology Of Training
Vladimir Zatsiorsky's Science And Practice Of Strength Training
I've already read Periodization, so on one hand, I might not get as much new stuff from it, but on the other hand I know it's good.
What do y'all think?
11/25/2008 2:16pm, #2
I got both from the library.
11/25/2008 2:19pm, #3
11/25/2008 2:33pm, #4
They both pretty much confused the living **** out of me, as I am not science literate.
11/25/2008 3:17pm, #5
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11/25/2008 4:07pm, #6
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11/25/2008 4:12pm, #7
Ask DTT which one he read then, get the other book. If both, get the one he never quoted.
11/25/2008 4:14pm, #8Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
If I had just squandered my Christmas-and-birthday fund on a new Xbox 360 with Gears Of War 2, and I'm ordering a battery pack and play-and-charge cable to go with them, and I only have enough money left over to buy one book now... which one do I get first?
I'm currently leaning towards Zatsiorksky because it'd be new.
Also, aside: it'd be nice to get these in ebook format so they'd be searchable.
11/25/2008 8:13pm, #9
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Zatsiorsky hands down. Bompa's stuff has some interesting tidbits, but it isn't as solid at Zatsiorsky's book. Although, if you want THE text, i would pick up Supertraining by Mel Siff. It is a hard book to get through, but it is a great source of info. Aparantly Zatsiorsky is also publishing another text soon, so you might want to wait for that (depending on what type of book you need).
11/25/2008 9:25pm, #10Originally Posted by It is Fake