I stopped weightlifting about 10 years ago, have been doing martial arts since then and my body got all busted up. It started healing in quarantine and I remembered what it was like to be strong, so now I want to start strength training again.
I rehabbed my scapula / glutes using a lot of ideas from sports strength training articles online and want to try more sports-oriented strength training instead of bodybuilding stuff, but I don’t understand ANY of the programming they’re talking about.
I flipped through a friend’s copy of Theory and Application of Modern Strength and Power Methods and I really like the info in it, it looks like exactly what I want. The only thing stopping me from buying it is the outlined training plans don’t look like they’re for noobs at all – drop sets, depth drops, eccentric work, variable load, contrast training, pre- post- fatigue, etc.
I could be wrong, but I seem to recall from when I was into weightlifting that these techniques should only be used by advanced lifters, and sparingly.
But then I noticed that EVERY rep of every set is using these techniques, so maybe I just don’t understand sports training at all and this type of stuff is necessary to create the effect I want.
So long story short: is this book for me? Or does Christian have another book that I should get instead?