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Functional Training for Athletes at All Levels: Workouts for Agility, Speed & Power
Contributor(s): Radcliffe, Jim
ISBN: 1569755841     ISBN-13: 9781569755846
Publisher: Ulysses Pr
    OUR PRICE: $14.36  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: January 2007
Annotation: Top athletes have long utilized functional training to zero in on the muscle groups they need for peak performance during competition. This book teaches all athletes -- from weekend enthusiasts to pro players -- the functional training exercises that will produce the best results in their sport by mimicking the actual movements they utilized in that sport.With these unique programs, athletes can simultaneously improve posture, balance, stability, and mobility. Each exercise progresses from simple to complex, low-to high-intensity, and addresses all aspects of athletic movement. The movements target specific muscle groups, while working related muscle groups and toning vital stabilizer muscles.Throughout the book, helpful icons show readers when an exercise applies to their sport and when it is useful for specific movements like sprinting, throwing, jumping, or changing direction. From there, the sport-specific workouts go beyond merely getting in shape to prepare the reader for shaking off a defender, spiking the ball over the net, or beating the throw to home plate.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Physical education and training.
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Training
Dewey: 613.7/11
LCCN: 2006907933
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 7.50" W x 0.50" (0.85 lbs) 176 pages
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Contributor Bio(s):
James C. Radcliffe has a M.S. from University of Oregon in Exercise & Movement Science and a B.A. from Pacific University in Physical Education & Health. He is currently the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Oregon, Eugene, and has been a coach for the University of Oregon Athletic Dept. since 1985.. He is an instructor for intercollegiate athletics including weight training, basketball, softball/baseball and track & field. He has written or consultant on numerous books and videos including High-Powered Plyometrics (1999 book edition, 2001 video) and Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine & Exercise Physiology.