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- The text Functional Training
- Study guide
- Continuing education exam
Functional Training features a three-tier approach for integrating functional movements into an existing strength program. Through assessment and analysis, you will identify the movements and muscles involved in your clients’ chosen sports or activities, then select the best exercises and programs based on desired results and performance goals. In addition to quick exercise sequences and personalized programming to address the big four sport skills, more comprehensive programs can be developed to address specific personal needs and goals for virtually any sport or activity.
The study guide contains a course syllabus, chapter objectives, and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare you for the continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course. In an ever-changing field, this course contains programs for all four major periodization cycles to improve function in any sport or activity.
At the conclusion of this study guide, you will be able to do the following:
- Explain the difference between functional training and sport-specific training.
- Identify the advantages of functional training over other conditioning techniques.
- Explain the four pillars of human movement and why there are four pillars.
- Manipulate a variety of functional training exercises for specific body segments into an effective program.
- Identify the proper use of functional training independently and in conjunction with other training programs.
- List the key variables in developing functional training programs.
- Describe the three ways to integrate a functional modality into a traditional workout.
- Design a functional training program that meets specific training and athletic goals.
A continuing education course for personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, fitness coaches, and group exercise instructors
Table of Contents
Part I: Course Syllabus
Part II: Learn and Practice With the Functional Training Book
Part I Function and Functional Training
Chapter 1. Functional Training Defined
Chapter 2. Foundations of Functional Training
Chapter 3. Performance Continuum
Part II Exercises
Chapter 4. Essentials
Chapter 5. Supporting Cast
Part III Programs
Chapter 6. Program Design
Chapter 7. Pure Functional Programs
Chapter 8. Hybrid Programming
Chapter 9. Sport-Specific Programs
Study Guide Answer Key
Part III: Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet
"Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana is the preeminent personal trainer, period! Functional Training will provide you with key insights into the science and application of exercise training."
Jose Antonio, PhD-- CEO of ISSN
“Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana is the premier trainer in America, and Functional Training is groundbreaking work in function and strength. There is simply no better resource on the planet.”
Lee E. Brown, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM-- Professor, Strength and Conditioning, Director, Center for Sport Performance, California State University at Fullerton, Editor, Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness
"For over 30 years Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana has been raising the bar in the fitness industry. With Functional Training you will tap into the cutting-edge methods that have made him one of the world's leading authorities on functional training."
Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA, FACSM-- Professor, Jacksonville State University, Editor in Chief, Strength and Conditioning Journal
"If you want to reach your potential as an athlete, there is no one I would trust more than Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana!”
Mike Flynn-- 11-Year NFL Veteran, Super Bowl XXXV Champion
“Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana is a fitness leader with a unique understanding of the science and practice of functional training. He creates superior results for duffers and high-performance athletes alike, and his book Functional Training will show you how to make the most of your training.”
Stuart McGill, PhD-- Professor, University of Waterloo at Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
“With Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana’s training methods and guidance, I was able to fight at the highest level of mixed martial arts in the UFC and Pride Fighting Championships and reached the pinnacle of grappling by winning the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. The workout regimens in Functional Training will also prepare you for any competition.”
Jeff “Snowman” Monson-- Pro MMA Fighter, ADCC Submission Wrestling World Champion
“Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana develops innovative ideas and exercise programming with a training philosophy grounded in principles that generate positive results for his clients and athletes. In the past, I have called on JC for insight into training methodologies, and he has delivered. Gain those insights when reading Functional Training.”
Chip Morton-- Strength and Conditioning Coach Cincinnati, Ohio
“If you are looking for information on unlocking your potential and improving your performance, look no further than Functional Training.”
Jeff Nichols CSCS-- Exercise Physiologist, Virginia High Performance, LLC, Former Navy SEAL
“Juan Carlos ‘JC’ Santana is one of the true pioneers of functional training. His creative exercises and programs have helped shape the way functional training is being used today.”
CChris Poirier-- General Manager Perform Better