Author: Bob Takano
This the most thorough English-language book available on the subject of program planning for Olympic-style weightlifting. Takano covers the theoretical and practical issues, the biological and mathematical underpinnings, and provides a straightforward process for developing training programs with plentiful examples.
B”ob Takano’s book, “Weightlifting Programming: A Winning Coach s Guide” is excellent. This book has so much great information, every Olympic-Style Weightlifting coach should buy it read it and use it as a reference in their coaching. Lifters that like to know the “nuts and bolts” of weightlifting should read this book.” —Jim Schmitz, US Olympic Weightlifting Team Head Coach 1980, 1988, Assistant Coach 1992, President of USA Weightlifting 1988 1996, Member of IWF Executive Board 1992 1996
“The age of the internet has brought us a lot of phony weightlifting experts, self-created gurus who have a list of actual lifting accomplishments that you could fit on a postage stamp. Bob Takano is a true weightlifting master from the old school, and his knowledge is a benefit to anybody who wants to improve in this great sport.” —Matt Foreman, author of Bones of Iron