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!
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 . . . and without gear.
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.
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.
Drawing on the very latest scientific research in the fields of strength and conditioning, applied physiology, biomechanics, sports psychology, and sports medicine, the book critically examines approaches to training for speed and agility. This book further explores the scientific rationale for all aspects of effective training to develop sports speed and agility, comprising a diverse range of topics that include:
strength training for speed and agility development
speed-strength development and plyometric training
mobility and flexibility
straight-line speed development
developing change of direction capabilities
developing expression of agility during competition
Every chapter includes a review of current research as well as offering clear, practical guidelines for improving training and performance, including photographs illustrating different training modes and techniques. No other book offers a comparable blend of theory and practice. Training for Sports Speed and Agility is therefore crucial reading for all students, coaches and athletes looking to improve their understanding of this key component of sports performance.
Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. Good climbers have to build and maintain each of these assets. This revised and updated edition of the classic book, Conditioning for Climbers, provides climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design and follow a comprehensive, personalized exercise program.
You certainly jumped rope as a kid, but you probably didn't realize this fun activity is also a kickass workout for shredding all the major muscles--arms, legs, butt, abs, shoulders and chest. With this book, you turn a simple jump rope into a power tool to:
- Build muscle
- Boost endurance
- Amplify explosive power
- Improve agility
- Enhance overall fitness
From beginning tips on proper form and picking the right rope to advanced tricks like double unders and knee tucks, Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts will teach you to jump like a pro and get in the best shape of your life.