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Author Boyle, Michael, 1959-

Title Functional Training for Sports / Mike Boyle
Published Champaign : Human Kinetics, 2003
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Summary Coaches and athletes are continually searching for the latest and best training methods to help them reach a higher level of athletic performance. With Functional Training for Sports, they can stop their searc?and start training. Functional training is a complete system of athlete development that focuses on conditioning the body the way it will be used in competition by addressing the movement, skills, body positions, and explosive power essential for all sports. Functional Training for Sports provides exercise progressions that focus on training for the torso, the upper body, and the lower body with the use of free weights, stability balls, wobble boards, and slide boards. The progressions are specific to athletic movement patterns. For example, the lower-body training emphasizes single-leg balance and jumping exercises, which take into account that athletes rarely have both feet planted at the same time. In addition, the book provides tests to assess strength and power and determine where an athlet
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Subject Athletes -- Training of.
Physical education and training.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0736082166 (electronic bk)
9780736082167 (electronic bk)