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From the Publisher
“Mike Boyle knows how to get results. He helped me reach my full playing potential, and in Functional Training for Sports he'll show you how to condition your body to perform its best during competition.”
Detroit Red Wings
“With Functional Training for Sports you can become stronger and faster than ever. Boyle's system works! He helped me reach my dream of being a professional football player and enabled me to perform better than my peers.”
San Diego Chargers
“Mike Boyle's training techniques have helped me to be stronger, quicker, and fitter. His approach prepares me for the long soccer season and gives me the extra edge I need. Functional Training for Sports presents the most effective and efficient training program available today!”
15-year veteran of the U.S. women's national soccer team
From Book News, Inc.
“This book offers a complete method for athletic development that focuses on training the body the way it will be used in competition, in order to develop movement skills, body positions, and power for any sport. Boyle (a strength and conditioning coach formerly with the Boston Bruins) provides tests for athletes to determine their starting points for training, and then divides regimens into training for the torso, the upper body, and lower body. The exercises focus on improving total athleticism, enhancing performance, improving stability and reaction time, and reducing injury. The exercises are demonstrated in black and white photos.”Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc.
“I have found in my own life that when I am doing things to develop my overall condition my running improves to a phenomenal degree. If you find only one thing in each cross-training book that I recommend you will agree, I am sure, that every book purchased is worth it's weight in gold. This one is certainly no exception.”
“Mike Boyle could be called "the strength coach's strength coach," this book is amazing!..... This book should be a part of every coach's arsenal.”
“Boyle makes a very good point about training for the specific demands of your sport.”