Ok, my mother in law gave me $50 for my birthday. I’m thinking about buying a couple of books. Is there any training book that you would suggest? I already have Keys to Progress & Super Squats. I was thinking about Dinosaur Training or the book about Pat Casey. Any suggestions?
Also did anyone read the Jan issue of Pure Power about pulling? Is it worth the $7.95 + S&H?
On dinosaur training
It’s a book heavy on the HIT mentality with abbreviated training and using the basics. One thing I don’t like is that he states you must go to failure on every set or you’re not training heavy. There is some humour dissing bodybuilders in the book as well so I had a kick out of reading that. An excellent aspect is that that author also talks about lifting sandbags, logs, toying with tires , nails, awkward objects for functional strength. About a third deals with motivation and how to get it. All in all this is a great book to get for inspiration and motivation and it’s not that expensive as well.[/quote]
He does talk about 5x5 and multiple sets of low reps in the book but I agree that he does seem to equate the “hard work” of HIT to success. Overly simplistic. The making fun of bodybuilders gets old as well…BUT, overall it’s a good book. Lot of good info on odd object training and the mental aspect chapters were very good as well.