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Sports Power

Sports Power

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    Optimal power—the ideal combination of speed and strength—is the difference between a good athlete and a great athlete. Sports Power provides all the tools to build sport-specific power and allow you to attain the highest level of performance.

    Every sport has unique power demands. Whether it’s explosive running and jumping, a quick burst out of the starting block, or contacting and moving an opponent, developing the right proportion of strength and speed is crucial to optimizing athletic power. With the revolutionary speed–strength–power continuum in Sports Power, you can determine the ideal mix of strength-based and speed-based power required for your sport.

    Four to six week training programs designed for maximum results may be applied as presented or customized to individual needs using the seven-step program design process. Training exercises combine resistance training, plyometrics, speed drills, and cutting-edge power development techniques.

    Train to excel in your sport. Every workout with Sports Power will put you another step ahead of the competition.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Determining Your Power Profile
    Chapter 2. Assessing Your Power Profile
    Chapter 3. Building A Base
    Chapter 4. Maximizing Strength
    Chapter 5. Developing Explosive Acceleration
    Chapter 6. Speed and Strength Through Running Drills
    Chapter 7. Speed and Strength Through Plyometrics
    Chapter 8. Transferring Training to Performance
    Chapter 9. Power Cycles Through Periodization
    Chapter 10. Monitoring and Adjusting Your Training
    Chapter 11. Sample Exercise Programs

    About the Author

    David Sandler, MS, CSCS*D, CCS, HFD, is an exercise science and strength and conditioning professor at Florida International University, where he developed and currently directs the strength and conditioning curriculum. He is a doctoral candidate and former strength and conditioning coach for the University of Miami. He has presented more than 50 international, national, and regional lectures and published 15 scientific abstracts and more than 30 articles in power and strength training. Sandler has been a strength and conditioning consultant for more than 15 years and is currently a co-owner of StrengthPro, a South Florida-based strength and conditioning consulting company. He is the Chairman for The Arnold Strength Training Summit and enjoys faculty and developmental positions with several organizations. Sandler also serves on the advisory board for Muscle and Fitness magazine.


    An innovative training tool, Sports Power will help athletes and coaches achieve their highest level of performance by allowing them to test and train specifically for the unique power demands of their sports.

    Jon Torine
    Strength and Conditioning Coach, Indianapolis Colts