AWPC World Powerlifting Competition
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Power: A Scientific Approach
By Frederick C. Hatfield, Ph.D.
I read this book back in 2002, when I started competitive powerlifting. The book came out in 1989, so it was a bit dated when I first read it. Every so often I look it over and although 30 years have gone by since this book first came out, obviously some of the information is dated, but others parts of the book are as valid today as back in 1989. Plus, the book is very readable.
Dr. Fred Hatfield, presents Power, his most advanced, most comprehensive book to date on the science of strength training. Revealing the latest discoveries and techniques, Power translates these findings into relevant, understandable training advice.
Dr. Hatfield delves into the intricacies of strength–its eleven types and seventeen sources. He explains how the body builds strength and how scientific methods can improve it. He considers issues both physical–fatigue factors, recovery times–and mental–concentration, motivation, and stress.
He also explores the crucial role of diet and nutrition, providing programs for integrating training with proper diet and supplementation schedules and giving sound advice on pre-contest and performance diets. (Source: Amazon)
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
I almost went with the film Rocky, but I suggested that film before so I thought I would suggest something a bit different. This film can create a lot of emotions in a person, so if you are looking for something light, you may want to pass on this one.
The Wrestler (2008 film)
Mickey Rourke gives a performance for the ages in The Wrestler, a richly affecting, heart-wrenching yet ultimately rewarding drama. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
I was going to use the theme song from the movie Rocky,
but I decided to go with this instead.
By The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Sorry, I tried not to use the Rocky Theme song,
but could not help myself
ART OF THE WEEK
Monument to Joe Louis
Also Known as The Fist, is a memorial to the boxer at Detroit’s Hart Plaza. Dedicated on October 16, 1986, the sculpture, commissioned by Sports Illustrated magazine from the Mexican-American sculptor Robert Graham, and poured by the legendary bronze artist, Rolf Kriken, is a 24-foot-long (7.3 m) arm with a fisted hand suspended by a 24-foot-high (7.3 m) pyramidal framework.
It represents the power of his punch both inside and outside the ring. Because of Louis’ efforts to fight Jim Crow laws, the fist was symbolically aimed toward racial injustice. Graham referred to the sculpture as a “battering ram”. (Source: Wikipedia)
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
I would be reluctant to be a member of any gym that did not have a picture of Arnold on its walls.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (Born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American politician, actor, filmmaker, and former professional bodybuilder. He served as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
Schwarzenegger began lifting weights at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times, remaining a prominent presence in bodybuilding and writing many books and articles on the sport. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time, as well as the sport’s most charismatic ambassador.(Source: Wikipedia)
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
Availability of weapons 21.62% (16 votes)
Mentally ill people on the streets 13.51% (10 votes)
Lack of civil discourse in the media, Hollywood and the political arena 12.16% (9 votes)
Violence in films and video games 10.81% (8 votes)
Other reasons 10.81% (8 votes)
Failure to discipline in the homes and schools 9.46% (7 votes)
Legal system too easy on minors who participate in violence 8.11% (6 votes)
Failure of people who see something to say something 6.76% (5 votes)
Lack of religious instruction 4.05% (3 votes)
Single parent households 2.7% (2 votes)
Total Votes: 74
Yes 90.91% (10 votes)
No 9.09% (1 votes)
I don’t know 45.45% (5 votes)
The continent isn’t listed 36.36% (4 votes)
North America 18.18% (2 votes)
South America 0% (0 votes)
Antarctica 0% (0 votes)
Australia 0% (0 votes)
Asia 0% (0 votes)
Europe 0% (0 votes)
Africa 0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 11
Yes 84.62% (11 votes)
No 15.38% (2 votes)
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.