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Old 05-02-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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There are some great Strength Training books on the market, we know the good ones vs. the bad, but I’m wondering if my money would not be better spent ordering a few years of CF back issues. Each year is priced at 45 bucks for 12 issues, so for 90 bucks, I can get 24 issues of CF, content really focused. Most of the books on the market are 30 bucks, plus shipping and they’re not always as targeted as the CF Journals.

Thoughts and comments appreciated.

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Old 05-02-2007, 09:14 AM   #2
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Supertraining by Mel Siff
Science and Practice of Strength Training by Vladimir Zatsiorsky.
Great books.

CF journals are awesome of course. I'd go with the books though to begin with.
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:24 PM   #3
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I would highly recommend the back issues. I have a ton of books and I have all the back issues. I got useful info out of all the books but I turn to the journals time and time again for actual practice.
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:56 PM   #4
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Of course both are great ways to learn but I would get the CF journal if Crossfit is your focus. The information is more on point for the workouts. There is still plenty of information in the journal on the lifts. Then I would get Starting Strength. David
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:04 PM   #5
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Can't go wrong either way

CF back issues

Starting Strength

Free read the whole CF website

Free read Dan John's web site

and many links which are also free
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:04 PM   #6
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I have been contemplating the same thing - where to invest my money. After pouring over the message board I would recommend CFJ, Performance Menu, Starting Strength, and Practical Programming.

I plan on trying to get as much of the back issues of the two journals and if I can afford them, then the books as well.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:48 PM   #7
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If you want to save some money, subscribe to the Journal for a year, and buy back issue sets one year at a time, when you have some money to spend.

Other recommendations - Starting Strength, everything on Dan John's site, and Ross Enamait's Infinite Intensity.
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:04 AM   #8
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Don't forget the MILO journal as an eventual resource.
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:08 AM   #9
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All excellent suggestions. I have been getting the journal for a year, just renewed. The books suggested are the exact ones that I'm looking at. Going to order the 2005 volumes, then work my way back, toss in a Cert in the Fall, try to attend a seminar either O lift, or KB, then try to add a book every so often to my library.
Again, thanks very much for the feedback.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:26 AM   #10
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Jay, remember that you will get all the CF Journal back issues for attending the cert.

Starting Strength seems to be a top recomendation by just about everyone here, I'm finally ordering a copy for mself.
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