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Old 09-18-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
Frank E Morel
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opinion on Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training

Here is the book I am referring to,
Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training (Hardcover)
by Mohamed F. El-Hewie


Anyone seen the thing ?
Opinions?


And yes, yes, I have SS in fact TWO copies, bought one and got one given to me at the barbell cert.
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:27 AM   #2
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Re: opinion on Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training

Frank

I've heard mixed reviews of El-Hewie's book.
IMHO you should by Greg Everett's book on O-Lifting.

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Read Lyle McDonald's review of Olympic Weightlifting books.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:06 AM   #3
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Re: opinion on Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training

I'll second Greg's book - I've reread it 3 times now, working on the 4th, 5th...
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:23 AM   #4
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Re: opinion on Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training

If I posted my full thoughts here, it would probably get me in trouble with David.

<< MODERATORS Intervention (deletion). Even those were enough, Derek.

Suffice to say that Derek does not like the book for some strongly felt reasons, the first half of which are in violation of the AUP, but have nothing to do with the book's weightlifting content.

Sorry, should have said originally: Derek is referring to Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training, by El-Hewie, not Greg Everett's book. I didn't realize that I had edited out even which book he does not like.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:26 AM   #5
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Re: opinion on Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training

Greg Everett's book all the way.

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Old 09-22-2008, 04:02 PM   #6
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Re: opinion on Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training

the egyptian book is mostly silly, outside of some insight into period plans of the 70s-80s.

don't recommend it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:00 PM   #7
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Re: opinion on Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training

El Hewie's book is good for a few reasons:
1) it's got a lot of great pictorial analysis.
2) the analysis on the pictures speak for themselves and is timely.
3) it breaks down the clean and snatch into very easily understood diagrams.
4) most books on the subject don't spend as much time as El Hewie in describing the recieving positions on both the clean and the snatch.

That said, there's a lot of editing errors. When I say a lot, I mean a lot. Second, the sections on health/fitness/drugs/diet etc are somewhat outdated.

Greg's book is awesome. I've got spousal approval to get mine, but I'm saving up so I can get the diagrams/posters as well.

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