Functional Training for Athletes at All Levels Workouts for Agility, Speed and Power

ISBN-10: 1569755841

ISBN-13: 9781569755846

Edition: 2007

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Description: Push your muscle development and athletic abilities to incredible new heights with Functional Training for Athletes at All Levels. Functional training conditions your body to respond to the strenuous demands of athletic competition. This method goes far beyond standard isolation movements, done sitting down, that simply increase muscular bulk. Functional training coordinates your muscles to work together to produce explosive power, tightrope-walker balance and cat-like agility. With over 100 exercises-illustrated with step-by-step photos-and 20 sport-specific workouts, Functional Training for Athletes at All Levels will help you acquire the athletic movement skills necessary to maximize your performance in any sport. Develop a rock-solid core for supreme stability, Strengthen your trunk for explosive power, Sharpen fast-twitch muscles for lightning-quick responses, Coordinate your muscles for full body control, Enhance your stabilizers for quick, agile movement. Book jacket.

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 1/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Why Train for Function?
Benefits of Functional Training
Function of Warm-Up
Function of Core Training
Function of Strength Training
Function of Power Training
Function of Sprint Training
Function of Agility Training
Before You Begin
The Programs
How to Use This Book
Program Planning
Dynamic Warm-Up
Core Training
Strength Training
Power Training
Football Line Positions
Football Skill Positions
Racquet Sports
Skiing (Alpine)
Skiing (Nordic)
Track & Field Distances
Track & Field Sprints & Jumps
Track & Field Throws
The Exercises
Dynamic Warm-Up
Top o[prime] the Head Drill-Knee Grab
Top o[prime] the Head Drill-Froggie
Top o[prime] the Head Drill-March
Heel Walk
Toe Walk
Toe Grab
Forward Lunge
Side-to-Side Lunge
Hands & Heels
Exaggerated Skip
Lateral Skip
Backward Run
Backward Skip
Backward Shuffle
Core Training
Prone Pedestal
Supine Pedestal
Side Pedestal
Neck Pedestal
Back-to-Back Squat
Toe-to-Toe Squat
Twisting Lunge
Overhead Reach
Duck Walk
Russian (Cossack) Duck Walk
Single-Arm Push-Up
Double-Arm Push-Up
Over & Under
Medicine Ball Twist
Balanced Toss
Back Walkover
Lean, Pull & Push
Single-Leg Squat
Strength Training
Good Morning
Stiff-Leg Deadlift
Russian Deadlift
Clean Pull
High Pull
Overhead Squat
Overhead Lunge
Front Squat
Step-Up Slow
Step-Up with Push-Off
Step-Up with Knee Drive
Step-Up Fast
Single-Leg Squat (Loaded)
Overhead Press
Push Press
Push Jerk
Split Jerk
Power Training
Clean & Jerk
Squat jump (Loaded)
Squat Jump
Double-Leg Slide Kick
Knee Tuck Jump
Split Jump
Scissor Jump
Depth Jump
Ankle Flip
Lateral Bounding
Double-Leg Hops
Side Hops
Single-Leg Pogo
Single-Leg Slide Kick
Single-Leg Hops
Diagonal Hops
Lateral Hops
Shovel Toss
Scoop Toss
Twist Toss
Scoop Throw
Diagonal Throw
Kneeling Forward Throw
Standing Forward Throw
Stepping Forward Throw
Wall Push-Up
Drop Push-Up
Kneeling Chest Pass
Chest Pass
Sprint Training
Squared Step & Staggered Step
Open Step & Crossover Step
Drop Step & Pivot Step
Balanced Starts
Resisted Starts
"A" Walk/"A" Skip/"A" Run
Wall Drill
"B" Walk/"B" Skip/"B" Run
Cadence Fast Leg
Agility Training
Sit Drill
Sway Drill
Speed Weave
Shuttle Run
Power Weave
3-Cone "L" Run
Directional Drill
About the Author/Acknowledgments
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