Transfer of Training in Sports Vol. 1
This is the first book ever written on the transfer of training from a practical point of view. Written by Anatoly Bondarchuk this book is the culmination of over 20 years of research on the training of high-level athletes and the exercises that were used by them. It brings out how the use of exercises changes with the level of athletic performance and which exercises appear to be most valuable to athletes on a particular level of mastery. In addition, exercises are broken down into different categories ranging from different kinds of general preparatory to specialized preparatory exercises. This breakdown of exercises and the role that they play is the first ever presented. Even though much of the material and many of the examples relate to track and field, the information is applicable to all sports. Strength, speed-strength, speed, power training and the benefits of different exercises are the same regardless of sport. Applications of the information presented in this book can be made to most any sport without any major modifications. This book, that has over 200 pages, and its sequel (Vol. II, published 2010) will be talked about for many years by coaches looking for the latest and most beneficial information on constructing and carrying out the best training programs. It is the first time such information is being made available in the U.S.