The New Power Program: New Protocols for Maximum Strength

The New Power Program: New Protocols for Maximum Strength

by Michael Colgan PhD
The New Power Program: New Protocols for Maximum Strength

The New Power Program: New Protocols for Maximum Strength

by Michael Colgan PhD


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Internationally acclaimed scientist and best selling author, Dr. Michael Colgan explains the right way to gain maximum strength, speed, and endurance.

LARGE FORMAT | Fully Illustrated | 384 pages | Quality Softcover

Although this best selling book is about weight training, it is NOT a book about bodybuilding! It is a book about achieving maximum strength, speed, and endurance.

Unlike bodybuilders, who do not have to perform on the playing field, athletes should never train heavy all year long.

The most a human body can take of any heavy weight program is about 60 minutes. After that, hormone levels start to decline, neural fatigue sets in, and further weight work will not increase muscle power, or even muscle mass, according to Dr. Colgan.

To back up his claims, Colgan typically sites mountains of scientific evidence, as well as his own experience with hundreds of athletes to demonstrate how over-training creates injury and long-term fatigue of the human nervous system.

This large format, fully illustrated training manual can be used to increase the power, endurance, and speed of athletes of all levels, from weekend warriors - to Olympic medalists.

Discover the secrets of true power - on and off the playing field...

  • Learn about the Power Posture before you begin training - without it, you're doing it all wrong
  • Find out why most stretching exercises don't work - and learn the correct way that greatly increases power
  • Build powerful, injury-free shoulders
  • Discover the secrets of powerful movement, and why you must train your body from the inside, out
  • Adopt the New Power Diet and gain maximum strength through supplementation
  • Program your mind to master the 10 components of true athletic power
  • Know why conventional bodybuilding training does not produce real power - and what you should do instead
  • Learn the secrets of the "Link Cycle", and train your nervous system to convert strength into explosive power on the playing field

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781896817262
Publisher: Apple Tree Pub Co Ltd
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Pages: 390
Sales rank: 593,485
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Colgan, PhD, CCN, renowned scientist, author and lecturer, was a senior member of the Science Faculty of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. From 1980 to 1982, he was a visiting scholar at the Rockefeller University in New York.

His professional memberships include the American College of Sports Medicine, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the British Society of Nutritional Medicine. He is also on the Council of International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists.

Dr. Colgan is the author of several best selling books and he has authored more than nine hundred popular articles.

Table of Contents

Table Of Contents


  1. Got Power
  2. Power Parts
  3. Power Posture
  4. Elastic Muscle
  5. Extend And Connect
  6. Stable Strength
  7. Power Cycle
  8. The Power Equation
  9. Train The Chain
  10. Free Movement
  11. Power Reps
  12. Fast-Twitch
  13. Essential Eccentrics
  14. Negatives Are King
  15. How Many Sets?
  16. Bodyparts
  17. How Many Exercises?
  18. Abdominals: The Power Core
  19. Shoulder Power
  20. Arm Power
  21. Back: Power Lift
  22. Chest: Power Push
  23. Legs: Power Base
  24. Steel Knees: Iron Calves
  25. The Vital Link
  26. Plyometrics
  27. Power Nutrition
  28. Program Your Mind
  29. The Whole Tamale

Appendix 1: Predict Your Max


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