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
“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
ExcerptsFoam Rolling Techniques and Tips
Three Questions to Define Functional Training