Strength Band Training shows you how to maximize strength, speed, and flexibility in the gym, at home, or on the road. With more than 160 exercises and predesigned workouts for fitness and sport-specific training, you will discover why strength bands are the ultimate tool for targeting, isolating, rehabilitating, and developing every major muscle group.
The third edition includes a strength assessment index to measure progress, new chapters addressing training for older adults and rehabilitation, training tips connecting research to specific exercises, and injury prevention guidelines throughout. The book is organized to group exercises by upper and lower body strengthening, joint and muscle isolation, core stability, flexibility, and total body fitness. The full-color photos throughout the book showcase both flat bands and tubing.
The elastic resistance exercises allow you to add resistance in multiple directions—something free weights and machines cannot do—for resistance routines that can simulate sport-specific demands, strengthen your core, or help you prevent or recover from common injuries. The book has a total of 27 different programs designed for optimal fitness, team sport training, individual sport training, or rehabilitation.
Portable and easy to adjust, strength bands provide resistance for any level of strength, fitness, or ability. If you’re an athlete, fitness enthusiast, older adult, or someone recovering from injury, you will find the exercises and programs you need to improve strength, shape your physique, and regain movement.
Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.
AudienceAthletes and strength and fitness enthusiasts, personal trainers, physical therapists, and other health and fitness professionals who incorporate resistance bands into their programming.
Chapter 1. Elastic Resistance Explained
Chapter 2. Band Basics
Chapter 3. Application and Assessment
Part II. Elastic Resistance Exercises and Workouts
Chapter 4. Flexibility
Chapter 5. Joint and Muscle Isolation
Chapter 6. Upper Body Strength
Chapter 7. Lower Body Strength
Chapter 8. Core Stability
Chapter 9. Total Body
Chapter 10. Older Adults
Part III. Elastic Resistance Programs
Chapter 11. Optimal Fitness
Chapter 12. Team Sports
Chapter 13. Individual Sports
Chapter 14. Rehabilitation
—Mike Reinold, PT, CSCS, Founder of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance
“Phil Page and Todd Ellenbecker are two of the most renowned practitioners in the field, and Strength Band Training is a must-have resource.”
—Mark Kovacs, CEO of Kovacs Institute and Executive Director of International Tennis Performance Association
“Strength Band Training is the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to understand the science of resistance bands and apply it in their programming.”
—Sue Falsone, MS, PT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, Owner and Founder of Structure & Function Education and Associate Professor at A.T. Still University