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    Football Strength and conditioning Books Review

    I was searching something new on Amazon, and came across a new book on S&C for football, so I thought about opening a new thread, with rewiews and so on..

    *Complete conditioning for football (Arthur & Bailey):
    I have it, a good book overall, helpful in setting up a program, lots of agility drills (nothing new), concentrates on big lifts and offers a kind of periodization.Speed training provides too short of a rest, and illustration of some speed drills is faulty, IMHO.(based on NEbraska experience)

    *The Path to Athletic Power ( BOyd Epley, NEBRASKA): Not have it, not sure it is too different from the first one.

    *Speed strenght training for footbal. (E J Doc Kreis) I have it, a bit confused...not really well setted up..have to build up some to gather routine and periodization...lacks the speed/conditiong part, except for some bounds and plyos..the photos of certain exercises are ugly----but introduced med ball works and explosive lifts as a fundation for football players.(Middle Tennessee State)

    * 52 week football training (Ben Cook)..Not read yet, but not heard great comments (North Carolina)

    * A chance to Win (Mike Gentry)..Virginia tech, big book, haven't heard much on it..

    *Conditioning for Football and then some (Tom Zupancic)..Indianapolis colts...love to get it seems very old style...

    *Football Training like the Pros (Chip Smith)..ths is why I started the thread, seems brand new...has something in the excerpts interesting..so I think I'll buy it...
    Do someone has some article reference for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eroszag
    I was searching something new on Amazon, and came across a new book on S&C for football, so I thought about opening a new thread, with rewiews and so on..

    *Complete conditioning for football (Arthur & Bailey):
    I have it, a good book overall, helpful in setting up a program, lots of agility drills (nothing new), concentrates on big lifts and offers a kind of periodization.Speed training provides too short of a rest, and illustration of some speed drills is faulty, IMHO.(based on NEbraska experience)

    *The Path to Athletic Power ( BOyd Epley, NEBRASKA): Not have it, not sure it is too different from the first one.

    *Speed strenght training for footbal. (E J Doc Kreis) I have it, a bit confused...not really well setted up..have to build up some to gather routine and periodization...lacks the speed/conditiong part, except for some bounds and plyos..the photos of certain exercises are ugly----but introduced med ball works and explosive lifts as a fundation for football players.(Middle Tennessee State)

    * 52 week football training (Ben Cook)..Not read yet, but not heard great comments (North Carolina)

    * A chance to Win (Mike Gentry)..Virginia tech, big book, haven't heard much on it..

    *Conditioning for Football and then some (Tom Zupancic)..Indianapolis colts...love to get it seems very old style...

    *Football Training like the Pros (Chip Smith)..ths is why I started the thread, seems brand new...has something in the excerpts interesting..so I think I'll buy it...
    Do someone has some article reference for him?

    Complete conditioning for football (Arthur & Bailey): Outdated..


    A chance to Win (Mike Gentry)..Virginia tech, big book, haven't heard much on it.. It's ok but i was expecting more.

    You need to get Doc Kries old book, the guy is great. he was at CU and now at UCLA.

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    The name of the other Kreis Book? (speed strenght I already have).

    Any opinion on Chip Smith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eroszag
    The name of the other Kreis Book? (speed strenght I already have).

    Any opinion on Chip Smith?
    what do u think about it?

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    Kreis book is good. It was possibly the first book on strength I ever bought. Helped point me in the right direction and an easy read too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortac8
    Kreis book is good. It was possibly the first book on strength I ever bought. Helped point me in the right direction and an easy read too.
    i heard it was good, what was some of the key points u took from it.

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    Don't remember specifically. It basically said to do heavy squats & cleans and include high & low (actually H-M-L) intensity days. That's all I needed as a newbie.

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    Exactly the same point, but I've read it now..so nthing new at all!!!
    What I disliked is that is a bit cryptical in designing the actual rutine, and misses the conditioning /speed part

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    One of Doc Kreis' older books is entitled "Sports Agility", and is co-authored by Frank Costello, formerly(?) of the University of Maryland...

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils
    One of Doc Kreis' older books is entitled "Sports Agility", and is co-authored by Frank Costello, formerly(?) of the University of Maryland...
    yes thats the one im talking about: http://www.power-systems.com/nav/clo...?c=Srch&g=1440

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