In 1997-2007 I was coaching at the sport club “Irbis” (Ufa, Russia). There were great conditions at this club to prepare Powerlifters to a very high level. The Powerlifting team from the Republic of Baskortostan (region of Russia) was formed with 80% of Powerlifters from our club. We won the Russian Championship 7 times, and won the Russian Cup 7 times, by team points. Lifters from the “Irbis” club won gold medals of World Championships 21 times, and European Championships 19 times (open, junior and sub-junior categories).
The club had its own website. The very first time my training programs were uploaded to the internet. A Canadian citizen born in Russia Andrey Butenko was the first person who translated my programs into English. Then I came across translations of my book “Powerlifting” (year of release – 2005). Then I saw many Powerlifting programs named “Sheiko programs” but very often they were not my programs.
My programs which appeared in printed newspapers and magazines had a very important notification: “approximate program”. Every lifter has to alter the program according to his/her own ability. It is absolutely impossible to create a universal program for everyone! Nobody is able to do it! That is why the most effective program is written according to individual physical, technical and functional analysis of athletes.