By Anatoly Bondarchuk, translated by Dr.
Michael Yessis. 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.