Condition the core; unleash the potential.
Serious athletes train for results—results that make them winners on the field, pitch, course, or court. And the key to getting those results, to improving performance in any sport and at any level, is no secret. A strong, well-conditioned core is the lynchpin to athletic success.
In Conditioning to the Core, strength and conditioning coaches Greg Brittenham and Daniel Taylor deliver the definitive guide to training the torso. Inside, you’ll learn these concepts:
- The core’s central role in originating and transferring strength and power, two requirements for superior performance
- The energy systems, the strength and power foundations, and the movement mechanics for any sport
- Over 300 of the most effective exercises for strength, stability, and power
- The way to design a comprehensive program based on athlete assessment and analysis, followed by several sport-specific sample programs for reference
Detailed photo sequences and expert instruction ensure you’re performing each exercise safely and efficiently. Color-coded stability, strength, and power training exercises, programs, and assessments provide all the tools for achieving high-performance goals. You will quickly identify and organize each component that addresses your needs, your sport, and your high-performance goals.
If you are serious about performance, Conditioning to the Core will help you get serious results. Whether you’re an athlete, trainer, or coach, this guide should be the centerpiece of your sport training program.
PART I Core Benefits
Chapter 1. Key Sports Performance Factor
Chapter 2. Anatomical Lynchpin
Chapter 3. Injury Preventer Reduction
Chapter 4. Strength and Power Source
Chapter 5. Exercise Selection and Training Considerations
PART II Core Stabilization Training
Chapter 6. Anti-Eextension Exercises
Chapter 7. Anti-Rotation Exercises
Chapter 8. Scapulothoracic Exercises
Chapter 9. Lumbo-Ppelvic Hip Exercises
PART III Core Strength Training
Chapter 10. Anti-Eextension Exercises
Chapter 11. Anti-Rrotation Exercises
Chapter 12. Scapulothoracic Exercises
Chapter 12. Lumbo-Ppelvic Hip Exercises
Chapter 14. Total Core Exercises
PART IV Core Power Training
Chapter 15. Anti-Eextension Exercises
Chapter 16. Anti-Rotation Exercises
Chapter 17. Lumbo-Ppelvic Hip Exercises
PART V Core Testing and Program Design
Chapter 18. Core Assessment Tools
Chapter 18. Complete Core Program
Chapter 20. Advanced Core Programs
Chapter 21. Sport-Specific
Awesome core book, more than standard basic crunch, sit up, or plank. Shows more functional training type of core exercises. One of the best aspects of it is how organized it is both for showing the progression of the exercises and how it has multiple types of training styles- stabilization, strength, and power all of which are key in a good training program.