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New Functional Training for Sports 2nd Edition

New Functional Training for Sports 2nd Edition

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    Train to perform at the highest level with the lowest risk of injury. New Functional Training for Sports, Second Edition produces the best results on the court, field, track, and mat, not just in the weight room.

    Michael Boyle, one of the world’s leading sport performance coaches, presents the concepts, methods, exercises, and programs that maximize athletes’ movements in competition. A series of functional assessments help in determining the design of a specific plan for each athlete. Self-reinforcing progressions in exercises for the lower body, core, upper body, and ultimately total body give athletes the balance, proprioception, stability, strength, and power they require for excelling in their sports. Sample programs assist in the customization process and ensure each aspect of preparation for physical performance.

    Boyle also draws on the latest research and his wealth of experience to offer programming advice and recommendations on foam rolling, stretching, and dynamic warm-ups.

    New Functional Training for Sports goes beyond traditional exercise descriptions and explanations, incorporating full-color, high-definition composites of foundational movements as well as online access to video demonstrations, commentary, and analysis of key exercises.

    New Functional Training for Sports is a refined and expanded version of Boyle’s original work published more than a decade previously. This edition offers the most current functional training expertise to apply to your specific purposes.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Making Your Training More Functional

    Chapter 2 Analyzing the Demands of Your Sport

    Chapter 3 Assessing Your Functional Strength

    Chapter 4 Designing Your Program

    Chapter 5 Foam Rolling, Stretching and Dynamic Warm-Up

    Chapter 6 Lower-Body Training

    Chapter 7 Core Training

    Chapter 8 Upper-Body Training

    Chapter 9 Plyometric Training

    Chapter 10 Olympic Lifting

    Chapter 11 Performance Training Programs

    About the Author

    Michael Boyle is one of the foremost experts in the fields of strength and conditioning, functional training, and general fitness. He is known internationally for his pioneering work and is an in-demand speaker at strength and conditioning conferences and athletic training clinics around the world.

    Because of his expertise in sport performance training, Boyle has coached elite athletes on teams such as the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution, and Boston Breakers as well as the U.S. women’s Olympic teams in soccer and ice hockey. In 2012, Boyle joined the Boston Red Sox coaching staff as a strength and conditioning consultant for the team, which later won the World Series. His client list over the years reads like a Who’s Who of athletic success, including retired American football defensive end Marcellus Wiley, 2012 Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison, and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

    Boyle was the head strength and conditioning coach at Boston University from 1984 to 1997. From 1990 to 2012 he was the strength and conditioning coach for men’s ice hockey at BU.

    Boyle provides performance-enhancement training for athletes of all levels through his Boston-based gym, Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, which has been named one of America's 10 Best Gyms by Men's Health magazine. Boyle’s range of experience includes training athletes from the middle school level to all-stars in most major professional sports.


    “Michael Boyle has trained some of the highest-performing athletes on the face of the earth and mentored most of the strength and conditioning coaches and personal trainers on the planet. He's a true pioneer in our field and, quite honestly, a living legend. I'm proud to have learned from Mike and even prouder to call him a friend.”

    Alwyn Cosgrove-- Co-founder Results Fitness

    “Michael Boyle is one of the greatest resources in the human performance industry. Using the best science, industry standards, and his innate ability to create efficient ways to apply the learnings at scale, he is continually improving his knowledge base. New Functional Training for Sports is a great foundation for a young professional and can be an additional perspective for the best in our field.”

    Mark Verstegen-- President and Founder of EXOS™ , Performance Director, National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), Author, Every Day is Game Day and the Core Performance Series

    “As a two-time Olympian who has worked closely with Michael Boyle since 2009, I can say with absolute certainty that he is the best there is. Without his guidance, knowledge, and constant support, I wouldn't be half the athlete I am today.” 

    Meghan Duggan-- Assistant Coach, Clarkson University U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Captain

    “Mike Boyle is someone I’ve given my utmost respect to as a fellow coach, trainer, and fitness professional for more than 20 years. His latest book, New Functional Training for Sports, is a must-read for any fitness pro, trainer, or coach desiring maximum success for clients or athletes. If you are serious about being a great coach, read this book and you will stay on the forefront of program design, functional training, and the latest techniques for preventing injury and maximizing performance.”

    Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS-- Owner, Fitness Quest 10, Lead Training Advisor, Under Armour, Author, The Impact Body Plan  

    “Michael Boyle’s New Functional Training for Sports grants you access to one of this world’s elite strength and conditioning coaches.”

    Kayla Harrison-- Olympic Gold Medalist, Judo

    “Michael’s personalized program enables athletes to consistently perform at their best."

    Gosder Cherilus-- Offensive Tackle, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 5 reviews
    Great book.pity about lake of online material access

    Really enjoyed book,rich in information you will use,as for gaining access to on line material,very same problem as listed below.

    Piotr Sadek
    I can not open ,,View online videos''. Could somebody help me?

    Very good books. I like it bta I have problem with access to video.

    Great Book

    Unable to access videos.

    Andrew Williams
    Lover the book.Unable to access online video

    This resource is becoming more and more invaluable the longer I possess it. Unfortunately, I am unable to access the online videos.

    Frank Kelly
    Great book but cant access online video

    Tried a few times guys ,cant access the video but the book is great !!