New Functional Training for Sports

New Functional Training for Sports

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 15.24mm | 839.15g
  • Human Kinetics
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1492530611
  • 9781492530619
  • 54,732

Table of contents

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.
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"Michael Boyle has trained some of the highest-performing athletes on the face of the earth and mentored most of the strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers on the planet. He's a true pioneer in our field and, quite honestly, a living legend. I'm proud to have learned from Mike and even prouder to call him a friend."

Alwyn Cosgrove-- Co-founder Results Fitness

"Michael Boyle is one of the greatest resources in the human performance industry. Using the best science, industry standards, and his innate ability to create efficient ways to apply the learnings at scale, he is continually improving his knowledge base. New Functional Training for Sports is a great foundation for a young professional and can be an additional perspective for the best in our field."

Mark Verstegen-- President and Founder of EXOS(TM), Performance Director, National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), Author, Every Day is Game Day and the Core Performance Series

"As a two-time Olympian who has worked closely with Michael Boyle since 2009, I can say with absolute certainty that he is the best there is. Without his guidance, knowledge, and constant support, I wouldn't be half the athlete I am today."

Meghan Duggan-- Assistant Coach, Clarkson University U.S. Women's Hockey Team Captain

"Mike Boyle is someone I've given my utmost respect to as a fellow coach, trainer, and fitness professional for more than 20 years. His latest book, New Functional Training for Sports, is a must-read for any fitness pro, trainer, or coach desiring maximum success for clients or athletes. If you are serious about being a great coach, read this book and you will stay on the forefront of program design, functional training, and the latest techniques for preventing injury and maximizing performance."

Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS-- Owner, Fitness Quest 10, Lead Training Advisor, Under Armour, Author, The Impact Body Plan

"Michael Boyle's New Functional Training for Sports grants you access to one of this world's elite strength and conditioning coaches."

Kayla Harrison-- Olympic Gold Medalist, Judo

"Michael's personalized program enables athletes to consistently perform at their best."

Gosder Cherilus-- Offensive Tackle, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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About Michael Boyle

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.
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