Physical therapist and sports conditioning expert Gray Cook has proven the effectiveness of his approach through the performances of athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, WNBA, and Reebok® University's sports training system. Cook's methods will help you identify functional weaknesses; correct imbalances; explore your potential; and refine sport-specific movement skills such as jumping, kicking, cutting, and turning. You will see where conditioning is breaking down and how to get your body back on track.
Whereas other books concentrate on maximizing your strengths, Athletic Body in Balance focuses on exposing and overcoming your weaknesses to form a foundation for long-term training gains. Learn how to maintain what you gain and build on your improvements. Make this comprehensive assessment tool your training guide. Prepare and repair your body for ultimate athletic performance with Athletic Body in Balance.
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|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Cook is the director of orthopedic and sports physical therapy at Dunn, Cook & Associates. He also serves as the creative director of sport-specific training for Reebok® and is Reebok's® first master coach.
Gray Cook received his graduate degree in physical therapy education at the University of Miami School of Medicine with a focus on orthopedics and sports rehabilitation and research in motor learning. Cook is a faculty member of the North American Sports Medicine Institute and is the codeveloper of the course titled Functional Exercise Training and Rehabilitation. He lives in his hometown of Danville, Virginia.
Table of Contents
Part I. Athletic MovementChapter 1. Mind and MovementChapter 2. Identifying Weak LinksChapter 3. Analyzing MovementChapter 4. Developing Resistance to Injury
Part II. Mobility and StabilityChapter 5. Mobility and Stability TestingChapter 6. Balance TrainingChapter 7. Core Training
Part III. Strength and EnduranceChapter 8. Strength and Endurance TestingChapter 9. Movement Imbalance TrainingChapter 10. Strength and Endurance Exercises
Part IV. Power, Speed, and AgilityChapter 11. Power, Speed, and Agility TestingChapter 12. Speed and Quickness TrainingChapter 13. Power, Speed, and Agility Drills
Part V. Performance ProgramsChapter 14. Rotation and SwingingChapter 15. Throwing and StrikingChapter 16. Jumping and Kicking Chapter 17. Cutting and Turning Chapter 18. Progress Evaluation