Athletics Development - Vern Gambetta

>> February 24, 2011

If you're coach or athlete or student or teacher  everyone who looking for the most effective methods and prescriptions for each facet of an athletes' physical preparation including:

> sports-specific demands analysis,
> work capacity enhancements,
> movement skills development,
> long - and short-term training program progressions,
> rest and regeneration techniques etc.

I would suggests to read this book: Athletics Development - The Art and Sciance of Functional Sports Conditioning. It's written by the World-renowned strength and conditioning coach, Vern Gambetta.



Chapter 1: A Functional Conditioning Framework
Chapter 2: Factor Affecting Athletics Movement
Chapter 3: Sport-Specific Demands Analysis
Chapter 4: Options and Methods of Testing
Chapter 5: Strategies for Performance Training
Chapter 6: Program Planning and Fine-Tuning


Chapter 7: Energy and Work Capacity
Chapter 8: Movement Aptitude and Balance
Chapter 9: The Critical Body Care
Chapter 10: Full-Spectrum Strength
Chapter 11: Integrated Power Training
Chapter 12: Linear and Multidimensional Speed
Chapter 13: Multiphase Performance Preparation
Chapter 14: Recovery and Regeneration


Here are some review of users (at amazon) on the book;

Review 1: ...This book has great insight in the formation and development of training regimens mostly for elite athletes. However it does glance by initial training steps for the novice...

Review 2: ...The thing that makes this book so very exceptional is its seamless combination of the author's significant personal coaching experience and the state of the art in exercise and sports science...

Review 3: ...This book is a must read for coaches or anyone seeking to develop the total athlete. It is focuses mainly on the science of functional training methods but also details some great thoughts on coaching in general..

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