This revolutionary approach to training and conditioning methods will improve function in any sport or activity. Offering strength, endurance, power and sport-specific exercises and programming, Functional Training is a comprehensive resource for every athlete, coach and athletic trainer. Covering the concepts, exercises, progressions and sequencing on which a sound functional training programme is based, it addresses the needs of more than 11 sports and features 135 exercises, including body weight, bands and pulleys, dumbbells and kettlebells, medicine and stability balls. Functional Training features a three-tier approach for integrating functional movements into an existing strength programme. Through assessment and analysis it identifies the movements and muscles involved in each sport, then selects the best exercises and programmes based on desired results and performance goals.
Juan Carlos Santana is the founder and director of the Institute of Human Performance (IHP) in Florida which has been recognized as one of the top training facilities in the world and the best core-training facility in the United States.
Selected Contents: Part I: Function and Functional Training; Chapter 1. Functional Training Defined; Chapter 2. Foundations of Functional Training; Chapter 3. Performance Continuum; Part ll: Exercises; Chapter 4. Essentials; Chapter 5. Supporting Cast; Part III: Programs; Chapter 6. Program Design; Chapter 7. Pure Functional Programs; Chapter 8. Hybrid Programming; Chapter 9. Sport-Specific Programs.