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Athletic Development : The Art and Science of Functional Sports Conditioning - Vern Gambetta

Athletic Development

The Art and Science of Functional Sports Conditioning


Published: 29th November 2006
For Ages: 18+ years old
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"Athletic Development" offers a rare opportunity to learn and apply a career full of knowledge from the best. World-renowned strength and conditioning coach Vern Gambetta condenses the wisdom he's gained through more than 40 years of experience of working with athletes across sports, age groups, and levels of competition, including members of the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, and U.S. men's 1998 World Cup soccer team. The result is an information-packed, myth-busting explanation of the most effective methods and prescriptions in each facet of an athlete's physical preparation. Gambetta includes never-before-published and ready-to-use training approaches in

- sport-specific demands analysis,

- work capacity enhancements,

- movement skills development,

- long- and short-term training program progressions, and

- rest and regeneration techniques. "Athletic Development" explains what works, what doesn't, and why. Gambetta's no-nonsense approach emphasizes results that pay off in the competitive season and reflect his work at the highest echelons of sport. Merging principles of anatomy, biomechanics, and exercise physiology with sports conditioning applications and four decades of professional practice, this is the definitive guide to performance-enhancing training.

""What a thrill it is to gain easy access to Vern Gambetta's years of research, experience, and expertise! The detailed descriptions and photos in" Athletic Development "show exactly how to apply the conditioning drills and exercises to your own training program. Use this book to train your athletes to their maximum potential."" Anson DorranceWomen's Head Soccer Coach University of North Carolina18 National Championships ""Vern Gambetta's new book is his magnum opus of sport training. This book takes on the most difficult task of blending state-of-the-art science with practical application. The effort is both elegant and easily usable. This book will be a classic among top coaches."" William A. Sands, PhDHead - Sport Biomechanics and Engineering U.S. Olympic Committee, Sport Science ""Work capacity, strength, speed, agility, quickness, plyometrics, coordination, skill, and program design have never been presented in a more intelligent and useable manner. Vern Gambetta has written the blueprint to creating successful athletes."" Tim LangStrength & Conditioning CoachDePaul University """Athletic Development "is an excellent presentation of Vern Gambetta's time-tested methods. It will help coaches design sport-specific programs that get results. Apply the information in this book and watch your athletes succeed!"" Jose VazquezHead Strength CoachTexas Rangers

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Elements of a Training Systemp. 1
A Functional Conditioning Frameworkp. 3
Factors Affecting Athletic Movementp. 21
Sport-Specific Demands Analysisp. 33
Options and Methods of Testingp. 45
Strategies for Performance Trainingp. 67
Program Planning and Fine-Tuningp. 81
Physical Contributors to Performancep. 119
Energy and Work Capacityp. 121
Movement Aptitude and Balancep. 143
The Critical Body Corep. 157
Full-Spectrum Strengthp. 177
Integrated Power Trainingp. 209
Linear and Multidimensional Speedp. 229
Multiphase Performance Preparationp. 253
Recovery and Regenerationp. 261
The Future of Functional Conditioningp. 277
Referencesp. 283
Indexp. 287
About the Authorp. 299
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ISBN: 9780736051002
ISBN-10: 0736051007
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 29th November 2006
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.64