All-Pro Performance Training
BookVery few athletes are invited to a combine. Whether they are elite high school athletes vying for a college scholarship or standout college players looking to catch the eye of NFL scouts, only the best of the best get the chance to showcase their abilities in the unique environment of the combine, where a fraction of a second can make or break an athlete’s dream to play at the next level.
All-Pro Performance Training: An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for the Football Combine takes combine training to a whole new level by featuring a groundbreaking approach to movement training by one of the most sought after performance coaches in the country. As strength and conditioning coach of the NFL’s Denver Broncos, Loren Landow trains some of the most finely tuned athletes in the world. Prior to joining the Broncos, he founded Landow Performance, a sports performance training facility based in Denver, whose staff of strength and conditioning coaches has worked with hundreds of well-known athletes from the highest levels of sport (NFL, NCAA Division I, WNBA, MLB, NHL, UFC, Olympic Games). Landow knows what it takes to shine at a combine, and he shares his specialized knowledge in All-Pro Performance Training: An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for the Football Combine.
With a foreword by Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers running back and Landow Performance client, the text breaks down the proper execution of combine staples such as the 40-yard dash and pro-agility shuttle. It offers tips for mastering position-specific agility drills, and it provides an inside look into how athletes at the highest level of the sport both train and recover.
Proven techniques for mastering position-specific agility drills will help players hone their biomechanical movement efficiency, reduce the risk of injury, and open scouts’ eyes. And Prep Like a Pro sidebars put you right on the field with the author, revealing the most advanced training regimens and technological tools used by elite coaches and athletes.
Equip your athletes to reach their full potential. With All-Pro Performance Training, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and motivated athletes have the definitive playbook for training with purpose, elevating their game, and performing at their peak at combine time.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The All-Pro Performance Training Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the All-Pro Performance Training With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceStrength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers who work with players preparing for the football combine; reference for football coaches and motivated players of high school age and up who are training on their own for the combine.
Table of ContentsForeword by Christian McCaffrey
Part I. Warm-Up and Initial Assessments
Chapter 1. Warm-Up and Movement Prep
Chapter 2. Physiological Assessments and Athlete Background
Part II. Combine Tests and Drills
Chapter 3. General Athleticism Drills
Chapter 4. Defensive Position-Specific Drills
Chapter 5. Offensive Position-Specific Drills
Chapter 6. Data Analysis and Training Plan Development
Part III. General Movement Skills Training
Chapter 7. Acceleration
Chapter 8. Agility and Deceleration
Chapter 9. Top End Speed
Part IV. Strength and Power Development
Chapter 10. Training for Strength
Chapter 11. Training for Power
Part V. Training Structure and Programming
Chapter 12. Structuring a Training Microcycle
Chapter 13. Nutrition and Recovery
Chapter 14. Day of Event and Psychological Preparation
Reviews“What drew me to Loren was, in a word, balance. The abilities to start, stop, and change direction are important, and when I was a player who was getting up there in years, I knew I had to keep these abilities from weakening over time. Loren was part of the team that helped to maintain my reflexes and power. Loren and I speak the same language when it comes to the importance of recovery: His belief in balancing hard work with smart recovery speaks volumes of his appreciation for the whole person.”
—Brian Dawkins, 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, 16-Year NFL Player (Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos), and Nine-Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection
“Loren Landow is without a doubt one of the world’s premier performance coaches. That is why I entrusted him with training my sons, from their youth sports days all the way up to their college and pro careers. He is a movement skills expert, and, most importantly, he understands performance from a holistic viewpoint. This book is a great training resource for coaches and players wanting to prepare for a football combine while also improving athletic ability along the way.”
—Ed McCaffrey, Head Football Coach at University of Northern Colorado, 13-Year NFL Player (New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Denver Broncos), Three-Time Super Bowl Champion, and Denver Broncos 50th Anniversary Team Selection
ExcerptsHere’s How to Run a Faster 40-Yard Dash
The Three Throws Every Quarterback Must Master
This Is the Secret to Becoming a Better Athlete (and Football Player)
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