Functional Training for Sports

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Functional Training for Sports By Michael Boyle 

© 2004
Book 208 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736046817

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Reach a higher level of athleticism with Functional Training for Sports!

Functional training is a complete system of athletic development that focuses on training the body the way it will be used in competition, making it the most efficient and effective form of training today.

Author Mike Boyle, renowned strength and conditioning coach formerly with the Boston Bruins, addresses movement, body positions, and abilities that are essential for success in competition. Through Functional Training for Sports, you will improve your total athleticism, enhance your performance, and reduce injuries through exercise progressions that will spur your development potential for specific movement patterns you commonly use in your sport.

Providing tests for you to determine where to start, the progressions focus on training for the torso, the upper body, and the lower body. The book also provides detailed programs that incorporate the exercises and methods for these progressions. As you master each progression, you will be preparing yourself to perform in any situation with notable improvements in stability and balance, reaction time, core strength, and power.

This whole-body, sport-applied system makes Functional Training for Sports your key to today’s most effective and efficient training!


Chapter 1. Adding Functionality to Your Program
Chapter 2. Analyzing the Demands of Your Sport
Chapter 3. Assessing Your Functional Fitness
Chapter 4. Designing Your Program
Chapter 5. Linear and Lateral Warm-Up
Chapter 6. Lower-Body Strength and Balance Progressions
Chapter 7. Hip Extensions and Healthy Hamstrings
Chapter 8. Targeted Torso Training and Rotational Strength
Chapter 9. Balanced Upper-Body Strength and Stability
Chapter 10. Plyometric Training for Power and Injury Prevention
Chapter 11. Olympic Lifting for Quickness and Power
Chapter 12. Performance Enhancement Programs

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