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Hi Everyone,

I′ve decided to post up a bunch on links to useful training information for people who are interested. The links are chalk full of good information that you won′t find in any HIT source. This stuff also represents where the strength training world is at the moment.

RESOURCES

1) Madcow’s Site

– An invaluable training resource, packed full of very useful information. Everything from exercise descriptions, programming, theory, further readings, etc. Take a look and read though as much as you can stomach, then read some more.

http://www.geocities.com/elitemadcow1/table_of_contents_thread.htm

Pretty much everything you’ll need is on Madcow’s page, but I’ve added some stuff below that I’ve found useful as well. Some of it might also be on Madcow’s page, but I’ve long forgotten where I got all this stuff from.

2) Exercise Videos

– Some good information on how to perform exercises.

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html

http://www.exrx.net/Lists/PowerExercises.html

http://www.uwlax.edu/strengthcenter/videos/video_index.htm

3) Pendlay Rows

– Probably the best row you can do. Created by Glen Pendlay.

http://forum.swt.bz/6613_0-dos-pendlay-rows.html

http://www.midwestbarbell.com/totalelite/index.php?showtopic=498&st;=20&p;=9976&#entry9976

4) Shoulder Pre-Habilitation

– Pay attention to this stuff and incorporate some rotator cuff work into your program. Prevention is the best treatment, I can’t stress this enough.

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1053531

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1055409

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1153915

5) One Rep Max Calculator

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/1rm.htm

6) Two-Factor Theory

– Some basic stuff on what Two-Factor Theory is and why it is correct.

http://www.higher-faster-sports.com/PlannedOvertraining.html

http://forum.mesomorphosis.com/48-post3.html

http://www.elitefitness.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5107966&postcount;=804

7) Periodization

– An excellent introduction to Periodization. Also explains Two-Factor Theory.

http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/periodization1.php

http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/periodization2.php

http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/periodization3.php

8) The Taper

– An explanation of the Taper as well as Two-Factor Theory.

http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/taper1.php

http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/taper2.php

http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/taper3.php

10) Failure

– A good explanation of what happens at failure. Pay attention to NWLifter’s posts in these two threads.

http://www.elitefitness.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5088668&postcount;=783

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=907133&highlight;=Zatsiorsky

11) Westside Barbell

– The most popular Powerlifting Method in North America. A lot of it is based on stuff presented in Zatsiorsky′s Science and Practice of Strength Training

Primer: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=793118&pp;=30

Articles: http://www.westside-barbell.com/articles.htm

12) Mark Rippetoe’s Starting Strength

– One of the best around. His book is fantastic and should be required reading before picking up a weight.

Primer: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=750551

Website: http://www.startingstrength.com/

13) Bill Starr’s 5×5

– Old school strength training. Starr′s stuff has been around for decades and has stood the test of time.

Intermediate: http://www.geocities.com/elitemadcow1/5x5_Program/Linear_5x5.htm

Advanced: http://www.geocities.com/elitemadcow1/5x5_Program/Periodized_5x5.htm

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That′s all for now. If I find some other stuff that is useful I′ll post it here as well.

This is meant to be a thread for strength training resources. I wish to keep it free of discussion so it will be easier to find things as I add them in the future. If it falls off please bump it to the top every now and then. If you wish to discuss any of this stuff, please start another thread. Moreover, if you wish to post HIT resources, please create a thread dedicated to HIT based stuff.

Cheers,

Jeff

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