On page 461 of first printing of The Weightlifting Encyclopedia (WLE), Table 1 lists the weight classes that took effect for weightlifting competitions on January 1, 1998. In the listing of women's weight classes, the third weight class from the top should read "58 (127.75)" not "59 (130.00)". This error will be corrected in future printings.
In the first and second printing of WLE there is a reference on the top of page 297 to programs of three champions that have already been presented. In fact, the presentations of those three programs actually begins on page 305. Similarly, a reference page 305 indicates that the programs of three athletes of somewhat lower level are to be presented. The presentation of those programs actually begins on page 297 and ends on page 303. In addition, on page 305, Lee James is referred to as the "1976 Olympic Gold Medalist". In fact, as is noted on page 307 of the book, Lee was the silver medalist in the 90 kg. category at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal.
In the first, second and third printings of WLE, on page 8, in the second paragraph, "50 to 100" (which appears in the first and second sentences) should read "10 to 20". On page 9, in section "Fallacy #4", in the first sentence of the second paragraph, "extremely" should read "relatively". On page 227, in the last sentence of the section on "Back Squats", the words "bench squatting" should be replaced by the words "back squatting".
In the first through fifth printings, of WLE, on page 161, in the third paragraph that begins "The 1974...", under the heading "Two Soviet Squatting Routines" the text that describes Table 2 (which appears at the top of the same page), has a number of errors. The first 4 sentences should read as follows: "The 1974 program, which was reported on by V. Maslaev, employed a three week cycle, with loads being very similar and relatively heavy during the first two weeks and then having fewer repetitions during the 3rd ("unloading") week. Under this program, the athlete squats three times a week (see Table 2). In the first workout of the week, the weights range from 75-80% of maximum and are lifted for 3 to 4 sets of 5 repetitions. The second workout of the week employs weights that are 85-90% of maximum lifted for 5 to 6 sets of 5 repetitions."
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