Functional Training

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Human Kinetics, Nov 10, 2015 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages

Offering strength, endurance, power, and sport-specific programming, Functional Training is the most comprehensive resource for athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers. In an ever-changing field, it emphasizes proven techniques and approaches to training results.

 

 

Contents

Functional Training Defined
3
Foundations of Functional Training
13
The Performance Continuum
33
Exercises
51
The Essentials
53
The Supporting Cast
109
Programs
153
Program Design
155
Pure Functional Training
169
Hybrid Programming
193
SportSpecific Programs
207
Index
267
About the Author
273
Ad
274
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Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS, is the founder and director of the Institute of Human Performance (IHP) in Boca Raton, Florida. IHP has been recognized as one of the top training facilities in the world and the best core-training facility in the United States. Santana has been part of the strength and conditioning programs for several Florida Atlantic University sports teams over the last two decades. He is responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for men's basketball, men's and women's cross country, track and field, women's volleyball, and men's and women's swimming. A member and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Santana is also a member and certified health fitness instructor with the ACSM. In addition, he is a certified senior coach and club coach course instructor with the U.S. weightlifting team and a level I coach with USA Track and Field. Santana currently is on the NSCA Board of Directors and is a sport-specific conditioning editor for the NSCA Journal. His professional responsibilities have included serving as NSCA vice president, chairman of the NSCA Coaches Conference, a member of the NSCA Conference Committee, and the NSCA Florida state director. As a college professor, he has taught sports training systems and strength training at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). An FAU graduate with bachelor's and master's degrees in exercise science, Santana is involved in several ongoing research studies with numerous universities and is working on his PhD in exercise physiology. Founded in 2001, IHP provides an unparalleled training environment for elite athletes, including Olympic athletes in a variety of sports; world-class tennis champions; NFL, NHL, and MLB players; world champion Brazilian jujitsu and mixed martial arts fighters; numerous NCAA Division I teams; and hundreds of nationally ranked teen hopefuls from a cross-section of sport disciplines.

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