But it's not just as simple as getting the miles under your belt. Injuries can impact on your ability to train, and all runners can benefit from a simple strength training and conditioning programme to boost performance and avoid unnecessary injuries. Strength and Conditioning is now regarded as integral to any training programme from marathon runners to triathletes. Strength Training for Runners is designed to keep you, as a runner, on track, whatever your level.
Packed with photos illustrating the different techniques, this coaching manual is ideal for any motivated runner. Chapters will guide you through constructing a programme of exercises to keep you running fit, show you how to improve and strengthen your running and other muscles in specific warm ups and provide you with some great conditioning advice that will make you a stronger and faster runner.
With the right strength training approach behind you, one that is balanced and reflects your training and racing needs, your injury risk can be significantly reduced and your performance significantly increased.
Revealing the training S&C strategies and principles used by elite athletes, this book will show that, regardless of your current fitness and exercise experience, anyone can train like an athlete.
Providing a strong scientific rationale for an athletic approach to training so you can develop a better understanding of physical preparation, The Strength and Conditioning Bible gives you the key elements of an integrated performance-conditioning programme.
An essential resource, this book contains a 16-week, 4 stage plan that balances total-body strength, endurance, mobility, balance, coordination and athleticism. You will be able develop a customisable and realistic fitness programme and with the knowledge gleaned from the book, you will develop and enjoy productive and pain-free workouts for years to come.
No other martial arts book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book is the most informative and complete resource for building muscles, speed, and stamina to enable the body to excel in judo, karate, aikido, kung fu, jujitsu, taekwondo, kempo, muay thai, and all other martial arts forms. The book provides martial artists with an abundance of easy to follow training techniques needed to be effective in the martial arts, such as flexibility, joint stabilization, balance, and muscle development.
From recreational to professional, martial artists all over the world are already benefiting from this book’s techniques, and now you can too!
Abdul Foster’s gym, Nine Innovations, is changing the way football players train—a fresh approach for the modern athlete. It’s not about over-training to lift more weight, but training smarter with regimens that make you a dynamic powerhouse on the field. Abdul has been training top NFL players for years, including his brother, Arian Foster, whose career took off once he started training with Abdul, as well as Andre Johnson, Glover Quin, Brandon LaFell, Owen Daniels, James Ihedigbo, Darius Slay and over 40 more players.
This book presents Abdul’s highly successful off-season professional football training program scaled for high school and college players. It will transform your performance on the football field now, help your team to win and improve your chances of making it to the pros. The exercises are detailed with step-by-step directions and photos, ensuring proper form and effectiveness while you improve agility, speed, endurance and full-body strength. To be the best, you need to train with the best; Next Generation Football Training gives you VIP access to the pros’ gym to help you gain the competitive edge.
Metabolic training expert BJ Gaddour, CSCS, whom Men's Health magazine calls one of the 100 fittest men of all time, has created a remarkably efficient and effective body-transforming workout and nutrition program based on just a handful of simple moves, the Bodyweight Eight. These no-equipment-required exercises are all one needs to build a strikingly symmetrical, perfectly proportioned, and classically beautiful physique, just like BJ's.
Once readers master each legendary fitness feat with perfect form, they will use BJ's scalable, step-by-step progressions to go from ground zero to superhero. From these exercise variations, readers can construct hundreds of personalized workouts. Dozens of sample routines are already demonstrated through big, bold how-to photographs within the book and organized by goal, duration, intensity, and targeted body zone. This is the only book a man or woman needs to achieve the body he or she has always wanted anywhere... nd without gear.
For decades, the conventional measure of an individual's strength was the amount of weight he could bench press. Now, that measure is being challenged by expert trainers like Robert dos Remedios who argue that the variety of movement patterns used in functional training is the real key to getting bigger, stronger, and more powerful. In Men's Health Power Training, this acclaimed collegiate strength and conditioning coach describes in detail the methods he has used to develop hundreds of Division I scholarship athletes, including several current NFL players.
The key features that make this book a standout in the fitness field include:Exercises geared toward functional strength that can be utilized in real-world situations, from playing sports to lifting furnitureTraining sessions that are short, intense, and highly effectiveCompound, multijoint exercises that replace the less-effective isolation exercises found in many fitness booksNo-nonsense dietary information utilizing a new and innovative food pyramid developed by the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition that will optimize strength gains, recovery, and physical progress
As founder and president of EXOS, Mark Verstegen has trained the world’s top athletes in sports including the NFL, Major League Baseball, and worldwide soccer powers, along with the most elite “tactical athletes”—U.S. Special Operations Forces personnel.
More than a decade ago, Verstegen’s groundbreaking book Core Performance revolutionized the fitness industry and made core conditioning and functional training mainstream. In his new book, Verstegen presents his most hardcore program yet: a demanding system that challenges readers to perform at the highest level.
Borrowing heavily from his regimens used by the military and NFL-combine hopefuls, Verstegen breaks the system down into tough but easy-to-follow workouts that help readers become faster, more explosive, and more powerful while moving with greater efficiency and with far less potential for injury. If you’ve ever wanted to perform like the top sports champions or elite fighting forces, this is the book for you.
have experienced the benefits of the kettlebell, the ultimate training tool for
fat loss, strength, stamina, and coordination. Effective and inexpensive,
kettlebells are a training staple for top athletes and trainers around the
world. Now, it’s your turn to see the impact and feel the results.
is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense guide that will get you started setting goals,
assessing fitness, and selecting exercises. It’s highlighted by 53 video clips
showing kettlebell experts demonstrating various exercises, helping you learn
how to exercise safely and efficiently to maximize results. All of the clips
can be viewed at normal speed and in slow motion. Meanwhile, each of the 95 total
exercises is accompanied by detailed full-color photo sequences, step-by-step
instruction, and training tips—instantly accessible and perfect for at home or
in the gym.
Steve Cotter, a renowned kettlebell expert, martial artist, and certified
strength and conditioning specialist, has trained elite athletes, professional
football teams, Navy SEALs, and members of the U.S. Marine Corps. He has
provided instruction to other kettlebell trainers in more than 40 countries,
and now he is making this expertise available to you.
More than exercises,
Kettlebell Training: Enhanced Edition
contains proven programs that will produce results. You’ll learn how to create
a routine based on your individual needs, goals, and schedule. Or simply follow
the sample fitness, strength, and conditioning programs or one of the
sport-specific routines, such as football, soccer, mixed martial arts, or
tennis. Whether you are training for performance, appearance, or general fitness,
Kettlebell Training: Enhanced Edition
has the exercises, programs, and advice you need for the results you want. It’s
a complete guide that you’ll turn to again and again.
This book also guides you through topics like motivation, goals, and the importance of proper recovery. Dr. Metzl's high-intensity workout, combined with a scientifically designed and periodized training schedule, delivers maximum results in minimum time in a unique and compelling way that is equally effective for men and women, children and adults.