Athletic Body in Balance
Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. Traditional conditioning builds a fitness base, but modern sports training takes into account athletic movement patterns. Athletic Body in Balance is the first guide of its kind to show you how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries.
Physical therapist and sports conditioning expert Gray Cook has proven the effectiveness of his approach through the performances of athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, WNBA, and ReebokŪ University's sports training system. Cook's methods will help you identify functional weaknesses; correct imbalances; explore your potential; and refine sport-specific movement skills such as jumping, kicking, cutting, and turning. You will see where conditioning is breaking down and how to get your body back on track.
Whereas other books concentrate on maximizing your strengths, Athletic Body in Balance focuses on exposing and overcoming your weaknesses to form a foundation for long-term training gains. Learn how to maintain what you gain and build on your improvements. Make this comprehensive assessment tool your training guide. Prepare and repair your body for ultimate athletic performance with Athletic Body in Balance.
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Sports conditioning consultant Gray Cook has released a companion video for the book Athletic Body in Balance (Human Kinetics, 2003). This video is not for those just starting an exercise program but ... Read full review
Strength and Endurance Exercises
Power Speed and Agility Testing
Speed and Quickness Training
Power Speed and Agility Drills
Rotation and Swinging
Throwing and Striking
Cutting and Turning
Strength and Endurance Testing
Movement Imbalance Training