Last month I reviewed the first volume of Anatoly Bondarchuk’s Transfer of Training. In volume one, my coach essentially puts to rest the notion that stronger is better. By laying out the correlations between training exercises and results, it becomes clear that strength gains only equal further throws for beginning hammer throwers. The book shows all of the data Bondarchuk has collected for all track and field events and provides a useful guide to what exercises transfer over to competitive results. Volume two, which was just released by Ultimate Athlete Concepts, continues where volume one left off.
While volume one looks primarily at the transfer of training between different exercises, volume two looks at the transfer in other areas of training. For instance, earlier parts of training may effect latter parts. An intense warm-up excites the body the most, but often leads to fatigue after about 30 minutes of training, while a medium intensity warm-up can allow for a longer, better quality technical session.
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