The Strength and Conditioning Bible: How to Train Like an Athlete

Author(s): Nick Grantham

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Professional athletes' careers and livelihoods depend on results, so when they train they make sure they get the most from their training sessions. Experienced trainer Nick Grantham introduces you to performance based conditioning, explaining why athletic-based strength and conditioning training programmes are superior to all other training methods. Providing you with detailed information in a highly accessible manner, the book ensures you can elevate your training programmes to a new level. 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.

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The ultimate resource for anyone wishing to benefit from the strength and conditioning programmes usually only available to professional athletes.

Through his work as a Performance Enhancement Specialist working in high performance sport, Nick Grantham has gained a reputation for excellence working with scores of Olympic athletes. He has over 15 years' experience in the development of high performance fitness and sport science service delivery to Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic medallists. Nick has also written for Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Maxim, Four Four Two, Fighting Fit, Peak Performance as well as a monthly column in Sports Injury Bulletin.

Section 1 - Training Concepts \ 1. Introduction: the role of S&C in being the best you can be \ 2. What is integrated performance conditioning? \ 3. 5 Point Blueprint for Success \ Section 2 - Train Like an Athlete \ 4. Injury reduction \ 5. Movement Preparation \ 6. Strength and Power \ 7. Metabolic Conditioning \ 8. Recovery and Regeneration \ Section 3 - Programme Design \ 9. Programme Design Checklist \ Section 4 - Exercise Reference \ 10. Injury Reduction \ 11. Movement Preparation \ 12. Strength and Power \ 13. Metabolic Conditioning \ 14. Programme templates (month, week, session) \ Exercise matrix

General Fields

  • : 9781472908971
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.454
  • : November 2015
  • : 230mm X 189mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2015
  • : books

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  • : Approximately 150 colour photographs and 25 diagrams
  • : 256
  • : 613.71
  • : Paperback
  • : Nick Grantham