Hi there, I joined a sports specific gym about 2 years ago in order to better myself as a basketball player and judoka. However over the years I have gained too many frequent injuries and don't want to put up with the hubris of other athletes. So my love of exercise naturally evolved into weight lifting and I truly do love it now more than anything else.
I made great gains (in my mind) at the gym I was at but it was time to move and now I am on my own and using a commercial gym sigh. I have been trying to educate myself as best as I can, going to the gym I was at taught me a lot as I really paid attention to what was going on. But now I am researching my butt off and I can now correlate what I was learning with what principles they were applying. The vast majority of their techniques revolved around principles of Louie Simmons and Charles Poliquin to certain situations (kinda polar opposites I know).
T Nation has been a fantastic resource and I am dying to try out some new things like Wave Ladders for example. But I really am desperate to learn more as I apply this knowledge. If anyone can provide me with solid resources for me to look at I would be very much grateful.
The topics I particularly want to have sources on (ebooks and dvds are great, the latter being my preference as I am a visual learner):
- Planning/structuring training sessions and programs (max 2 hours 5-6 days a week)
- Advanced technique for powerlifting (all the intrinsic things that are easy to miss or tricky to master. I am so used to box squatting that I only just found about external rotation at the knees/hips for full squats)
- Rehabilitating injuries, particularly shoulder, hips and knees
- Getting the best out of limited resources (I would kill for a gym with a power rack)
- Understanding training principles for overtraining, or just busting your ass as a person not on PED's (absolutely no judgement on people that do, I would just wait till I was closer to 40 before considering that path)
- Principles of training for taller people (I am 6ft 6)
- Stimulating nerve response/development (I have been seeing a chiropractor and that alone increased my max bench in 6 weeks by 40kg)
Don't get me wrong I am already googling these topics on YouTube, T Nation, Poliquin, Elliott Hulse etc etc etc. But any comprehensive sources, books, dvd's etc would be fantastic (I just started watching the Louie Simmons secrets to deadlifting/benching).
Blah blah blah, ramble ramble. Please help!