Author(s): Michael Boyle
Michael Boyle, one of the world's leading sport performance coaches, presents the concepts, methods, exercises and programmes that maximise athletes' movements in competition. Self-reinforcing progressions in exercises for the lower body, core, upper body, and ultimately total body give athletes the balance, proprioception, stability, strength and power they require for excelling in their sports. Sample programmes assist in the customisation process and ensure each aspect of preparation for physical performance. New Functional Training for Sports goes beyond traditional exercise descriptions and explanations, incorporating full-colour, high-definition composites of foundational movements as well as online access to video demonstrations, commentary and analysis of key exercises.
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Michael Boyle is one of the foremost experts in the fields of strength and conditioning, functional training and general fitness. He is known internationally for his pioneering work and is an in-demand speaker at strength and conditioning conferences and athletic training clinics around the world. Because of his expertise in sport performance training, Boyle has coached elite athletes on teams such as the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and New England Revolution as well as the U.S. women's Olympic teams in soccer and ice hockey.
Chapter 1: Making Your Training More Functional; Chapter 2: Analysing the Demands of Your Sport; Chapter 3: Assessing Your Functional Strength; Chapter 4: Designing Your Program; Chapter 5: Foam Rolling, Stretching and Dynamic Warm-Up; Chapter 6: Lower-Body Training; Chapter 7: Core Training; Chapter 8: Upper-Body Training; Chapter 9: Plyometric Training; Chapter. 10: Olympic Lifting; Chapter 11: Performance Training Programs.