The Squat Bible

Author: Aaron Horschig
Publisher:
ISBN: 1540395421
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre:

As a physical therapist, coach, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Aaron Horschig began to notice the same patterns in athletes over and over. Many of them seemed to pushed themselves as athletes in the same ways they push themselves out in the real world. Living in a performance-based society, Dr. Horschig saw many athletes who seemed to not only want to be bigger and stronger but to get there faster. This mentality ultimately led to injuries and setbacks, preventing athletes from reaching their full potential. Now, after developing unique and easy-to-use techniques on how to train and move well, Dr. Horschig shares his invaluable insights with readers in The Squat Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering the Squat and Finding Your True Strength. This detailed plan enables you to unearth the various weak spots within your body-the areas that leave you in pain and hinder your ability to perform-and completely change your approach to athleticism. Discover new strength, new power, and astounding potential you never knew you possessed. As the founder of SquatUniversity.com, Dr. Horschig knows that when you transform the way you work out, you transform your body-and your life.

Weightlifting Movement Assessment Optimization

Author: Quinn Henoch
Publisher:
ISBN: 0990798577
Release Date: 2017-04-29
Genre: Weight lifting

The author lays a foundation with an explanation of theory, and then provides a systematic process for recognizing problems, discovering their sources, and addressing them effectively, all with the express purpose of achieving safe, optimal positions and movement patterns for the snatch and clean & jerk. Contains over 900 photos and illustrations.

The Modern Art of High Intensity Training

Author: Broussal-Derval, Aurelien
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492549185
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Featuring 40 exercises, 127 workouts, and a full 15-week program, The Modern Art of High Intensity Training offers a visually stunning presentation of all things high intensity. Along with covering the five principles of high intensity training, its eye-catching illustrations convey the strength, power, and beauty of the movements.

Deskbound

Author: Kelly Starrett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781628600582
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Health & Fitness

Sitting can wreak havoc on your health. Recent studies show that too much sitting contributes to a host of diseases - from obesity and diabetes to cancer and depression - and literally shortens your life. In Deskbound, Dr Kelly Starrett - author of Becoming a Supple Leopard (Victory Belt, 2015) - unveils how your sedentary lifestyle is killing you and, more important, what you can do to change it. Provides creative solutions to reduce the amount of time you spend perched on your backside, as well as strategies for the workplace that will improve your overall health.

Super Squats

Author: Randall J. Strossen
Publisher: Ironmind Enterprises
ISBN: 0926888005
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

SUPER SQUATS...the runaway #1 bestseller at IRONMAN books every single month since it was added to the list! "SUPER SQUATS" is, quite simply, the best book ever written in the field of muscle building."--John McCallum (author of the KEYS TO PROGRESS series). "SUPER SQUATS"...is magnificent!...I wholeheartedly recommend you to get this book."--from review by Stuart McRobert in THE HARDGAINER (September 1988). "...a marvelous piece of work"--Chester O. Teegarden, former Associate Editor, IRON MAN. "SUPER SQUATS" is a well-written, extremely interesting & informative...impeccably documented."--from review by Bill Starr in IRONSPORT (June 1989). "If you are looking for unbelievably fast gains in muscle size & strength, this is your book. It's also your book if you are interested in some colorful Iron Game history, or need sound advice on anything from how to equip a home gym to how to psyche up for heavy lifts...Besides being brutally effective & drug-free, this approach to muscle building presents a clear alternative to programs built around complicated machines & exotic food supplements...rest assured that you're not being duped with some half-baked scam."--from review in MUSCLEMAG INTERNATIONAL (June 1990).

Olympic Weightlifting

Author: Greg Everett
Publisher:
ISBN: 0990798542
Release Date: 2016-01-14
Genre: Olympics

Since shortly after its original release in 2008, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches has been the most popular book on the sport of weightlifting in the world and has become the standard text for learning and teaching the snatch and clean & jerk. This all new third edition has been expanded over 150 pages with revised and improved chapters, new chapters, improved organization, more tables and diagrams, over 600 photographs, improved readability, and improved reference functionality with an index, glossary and expanded table of contents. The book presents a complete progression for athletes and coaches starting with foundational elements such as breath control and trunk stabilization, squatting, balance and weight distribution, warming-up, individual variation; working to complete learning and teaching progressions for the snatch, clean and jerk; covering training program design extensively, including assessment for recruiting and new lifters, and 16 sample training programs; technical error correction, supplemental exercises, nutrition, bodyweight manipulation, and mobility; and a thorough section on competition to prepare both lifters and coaches. "Simply the best book available on Olympic weightlifting." -Don Weideman, Vice President, Pacific Weightlifting Association "Without a doubt the best book on the market today about Olympic-style weightlifting." -Mike Burgener, USA Weightlifting senior international coach "Outstanding, Accurate, and Concise! A must read for athletes and coaches involved in the movements." -Daniel Camargo, USA Weightlifting International Coach "Everett's Olympic Weightlifting text is one of the best instructional books for the sport to be published in years. This is a must have for every weightlifting/strength and conditioning coach's library shelf." Bob Takano, Member USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame "Everett's book is one of the most accessible and comprehensive weightlifting sources available for the coach and athlete today. I highly recommend this book for every serious strength coach or weightlifting practitioner." -John Thrush, Head Coach Calpians Weightlifting Table of Contents Foundations Understanding the Lifts Learning & Teaching the Lifts Individual Variation Facility & Equipment Warming Up Breathing & Trunk Rigidity The Squat Foot Positions & Transition The Hook Grip The Double Knee Bend Starting Position Principles The Snatch Introduction to the Snatch The Receiving Position Learning the Snatch Pulling from the Floor Understanding the Snatch The Clean Introduction to the Clean The Receiving Position Learning the Clean Pulling from the Floor Understanding the Clean The Jerk Introduction to the Jerk The Receiving Position Learning the Jerk Understanding the Jerk The Clean & Jerk Error Correction Introduction to Error Correction Universal Errors Snatch Errors Clean Errors Jerk Errors Program Design & Training Introduction to Program Design Assessment Training Variables Jump Training Assistance Work The Bulgarian Method Specific Populations The Program Design Process Restoration & Recovery Training Practices Sample Training Programs Supplemental Exercises Introduction to Supplemental Exercises Snatch Exercises Clean Exercises Jerk Exercises General Exercises Nutrition & Bodyweight Introduction to Nutrition Bodyweight Supplements Mobility & Flexibility Introduction to Mobility Stretches Self-Myofascial Release Competition

Better Than Steroids

Author: Dr. Warren Willey
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781609846640
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Better Than Steroids is a summary of what you need to know to be a successful bodybuilder, athlete or just look freaking good! It covers in a stepwise fashion, the information you need to succeed and get your ultimate physique. It reviews why and how anabolic steroids work, which will lead us into why food programs, eating plans and tricks like the pre and post workout meal are not only comparable to anabolic steroids, but better! Also discussed is the importance of tracking your body composition, as those who are meticulous enough to do so are the ones who keep improving. Vital topics for bodybuilders and physique artist include a quick synopsis of water and information on Insulin and using its powerful anabolic activity in the way you eat. Also reviewed is the importance of The Free Window and its power in building muscle mass and creating a degree of leanness unimaginable while still enjoying a few of your favorite foods. The meat of the book is the eating plans: The top four eating plans for guaranteed success. They come with detailed instructions on how they work, when they work best, and how to design one for yourself. From leaning up to bulking up, these are the eating plans that work. They teach you how to use the most powerful drug out there, food, to your advantage. Dr. Willey says all the time: "Anyone can exercise, but only the ones who know HOW to eat make improvements and look good!" This is followed by the pre and post workout meals, the most important meals in a bodybuilder's day. With this information on utilization of these powerful meals, mass gain is optimized, fat is burned, soreness is reduced and recovery is enhanced! I then cover glycogen supercomensation, a dominant technique in the quest for maximal muscle gain. There is a detailed review of one of the most successful cardio routine out there, the High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) program. Also included is a detailed section on weight lifting practices, as monotony in the gym will be the death of your goal attainment. Finally, BTS provides some algorithms for putting all the information together for your optimal achievement. Better Than Steroids is the most comprehensive study on bodybuilding nutrition. Join the thousands of successful readers and finally get that ultimate physique! This information is absolutely essential to not only obtaining that body you want, but maintaining the body you worked for!

The Strength and Conditioning Bible

Author: Nick Grantham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472908995
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Professional athletes' careers and livelihoods depend on results, so when they train they make sure they get the most from their training sessions. Experienced trainer Nick Grantham introduces you to performance based conditioning, explaining why athletic-based strength and conditioning training programmes are superior to all other training methods. Providing you with detailed information in a highly accessible manner, the book ensures you can elevate your training programmes to a new level. Revealing the training S&C strategies and principles used by elite athletes, this book will show that, regardless of your current fitness and exercise experience, anyone can train like an athlete. Providing a strong scientific rationale for an athletic approach to training so you can develop a better understanding of physical preparation, The Strength and Conditioning Bible gives you the key elements of an integrated performance-conditioning programme. An essential resource, this book contains a 16-week, 4 stage plan that balances total-body strength, endurance, mobility, balance, coordination and athleticism. You will be able develop a customisable and realistic fitness programme and with the knowledge gleaned from the book, you will develop and enjoy productive and pain-free workouts for years to come.

Conscious Coaching

Author: Brett Bartholomew
Publisher:
ISBN: 1543179479
Release Date: 2017-03-08
Genre: Coach-athlete relationships

In the world of strength and conditioning, learning how to move others-not just physically, but also psychologically and emotionally-is paramount to getting the most out of them. People are the ultimate performance variable, and understanding how to effectively blend knowledge of proper training with the nuances of human behavior is integral to helping athletes achieve their ultimate goals. Unfortunately, while much attention has been given to the science of physical training, little attention has been given to the science of communication. Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In bridges this gap. Readers learn the foundational principles of improving relationships, enhancing engagement, and gaining the trust of athletes through targeted communication. And, every bit as important, readers also learn concrete strategies to apply these principles in day-to-day coaching situations they will inevitably encounter. The result is a game-changing book that sets the stage for coaches to create a culture of success not only within sport, but also beyond. Conscious Coaching is a movement and its time has come.

Off the Floor

Author: David Dellanave
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1492933252
Release Date: 2013-09-04
Genre:

Off The Floor is the most comprehensive deadlift manual ever written, which will give you the tools and knowledge to finally put pounds on your deadlift and pack muscle mass on your body. Off The Floor was written by consummate deadlift coaching professional and world record holder David Dellanave to be the ultimate guide to the ultimate strength builder, the deadlift. In addition to being a comprehensive manual on the king of all lifts, Off The Floor includes several deadlift strength programs, including the renowned Off The Floor program. Here are some of the secrets revealed in the program: How the common mantra of "core training" is costing you pounds and risking your back health. What type of deadlift will widen your back, blow up your traps, and give you erectors like tree trunks. Not doing these lesser-known variations is easily costing you 25 to 50 pounds on your best deadlift. The truth about lifting straps - and it's probably not what you expect it to be. Deadlifting for high volumes - the piece you're missing. The one cheap thing you should add to your gym bag to nearly instantly give you jacked forearms. The deadlift variation you least expect is the one most likely to help your back pain. The weird-looking deadlift that might be exactly what you need to unlock greater strength. The key to perfect form that multiple world champion and freak of nature Dimitry Klokov knows, and you think is wrong. Why you must change your form when you progress from beginner to a more advanced deadlifter. How to deadlift more often - and put on more muscle - than you ever thought possible. The manual is as comprehensive as they come, and includes information on: Biofeedback Training 101: Everything you need to know to start implementing Biofeedback Training for yourself. You're going to learn how to use the most advanced piece of training technology on the planet to tell you how to train smarter. Hint: it's not a Tendo, an OmegaWave, or an iPhone with a gadget attached to it. Deadlift Training Guide: Lessons I've learned on my quest to become a human crane - and coaching hundreds of people along the way. Beginner Section: New to deadlifting or strength training in general? This section will get you off on the right foot, so you DON'T make the mistakes I made when I was new. Deadlift Exercise Library: Every critical deadlift variation you need to know. Think the deadlift is as simple as conventional or Romanian? Think again. These variants of the deadlift are the key to unlocking faster gains and unlimited progress. The Off The Floor Program: I'm going to be honest, in the end I want you to use Biofeedback Training to become the master of your own programming, but before you're ready to do that you need a stopgap. The Off The Floor program is going to outline exactly how to implement all the concepts I lay out in the book for maximum results. Accessory Exercise Library: I would sign up for a program that involved nothing but deadlifting, but unfortunately you'd be shortchanging your results. Carefully chosen accessory lifts will round out your strength and speed up your deadlift progress. Special Topics Section: Want to know how to destroy the competition at your first (or next) meet? Have a nagging weak spot in your pull? Curious about the core controversy? This section will finally answer these questions for you once and for all.

Starting Strength

Author: Mark Rippetoe
Publisher:
ISBN: 0976805421
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Weight lifting

Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training is the new expanded version of the book that has been called "the best and most useful of fitness books." It picks up where Starting Strength: A Simple and Practical Guide for Coaching Beginners leaves off. With all new graphics and more than 750 illustrations, a more detailed analysis of the five most important exercises in the weight room, and a new chapter dealing with the most important assistance exercises, Basic Barbell Training offers the most complete examination in print of the most effective way to exercise.

Olympic Weightlifting for Sports

Author: Greg Everett
Publisher: Catalyst Athletics, LLC
ISBN: 0980011140
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Weight training

From the author of what has been called the best book on Olympic weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches, comes Olympic Weightlifting for Sports. This book focuses on athletes and coaches outside of the competitive weightlifting world to present a method of teaching the Olympic lifts and their variants simply, safely and effectively to all types of athletes. Also includes information on program design and flexibility training to prepare athletes to perform the lifts. "Coach Everett's Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is a extraordinary product for any sport coach s library. As a proponent of the power clean and its variations for performance training, I found this book to be an outstanding reference for teaching methodology for the Olympic Movements. Coach Everett provides user-friendly terminology for the explanations of these movements. This book is a must-have for any coach who implements Olympic lifts in their program. Joe Kenn, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Carolina Panthers "Coaches, make room on your bookshelf for Greg Everett's Olympic Weightlifting for Sports. Thorough, well written, well organized, and full of information & pictures to help make each point understandable. This will help make you a better coach, and in turn help improve your athletes potential to succeed. I'm excited for Greg and excited to put the information to use! Jim Malone, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, San Diego Padres This is, by far, the most detailed and thorough book about Olympic weightlifting technique. Greg Everett has done an excellent job in presenting and organizing the material in this book. The photos are great. I strongly recommend that any strength coach or sports performance coach own this book if he/she is teaching deep squatting, snatch and clean pulls, and Olympic style lifts. It is well worth the money spent. Ethan Reeve, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Wake Forest University "Olympic Weightlifting for Sports is another outstanding book by Greg Everett that breaks down everything you need to know about the specifics of Olympic weightlifting. I really like the way Greg breaks down the progressions for each movement. I've always been a big believer in keeping things simple and specific for both coaches and athletes. This is a must-have for anyone trying to understand all aspects of Olympic lifting. All athletes need to understand why they are training a certain way. This book explicitly covers that for Olympic lifting." Jeff Dillman, Director of Strength & Conditioning, University of Florida This book is a great addition to any strength & conditioning coach s library. It gives very basic and descriptive instruction that does not complicate what a strength & conditioning coach has to teach and coach on a daily basis regarding Olympic style lifts. Kevin Yoxall, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Auburn University Greg Everett is my go-to resource when it comes to the Olympic lifts. Whether it s coaching, program design, or even addressing common limiting factors like flexibility, Olympic Weightlifting for Sports leaves no stone unturned. Whether you re a young coach learning the ropes or a grizzled veteran, this book is an amazing resource. Quite simply, if your goal is to teach athletes how to Olympic lift safely and effectively, this book needs to be in your library. Mike Robertson, President of Robertson Training Systems and co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training

Barbell Buddha

Author: Chris Moore
Publisher: Maida Vale Publishing
ISBN: 1908998504
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. BARBELL BUDDHA: THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF CHRIS MOORE contains all of Moore's previously published and new writings on the subjects of spiritual, mental, and physical strength, expressed in the characteristically engaging, irreverent, soulful, and witty style for which he is known and loved by his countless readers. This volume is not only an inspiration to all who seek growth, strength, and change in their lives; it's also a testament to Moore's life, which he lived with passion, integrity, and modesty. Now in PAPERBACK.

10 20 Life Second Edition

Author: Brian Carroll
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542659299
Release Date: 2017-01-19
Genre: Bodybuilding

10/20/Life Second Edition If you like Starting Strength or 5/3/1, you''re going to LOVE 10/20/Life! What is 10/20/Life? 10-and-20 weeks at a time, for a lifetime of positive momentum in training and in LIFE. This philosophy is a life-long approach for any level of lifter or athlete. Many recreational lifters utilize the protocols in this book to have a better plan in the gym, with no plans to ever compete. On the other hand, many competitive lifters from Beginner to Pro use this approach with great success! From The Author, Brian Carroll: "With 10/20/Life, my objective is to teach you to get the results you want by coaching yourself-the same way a superior coach would take you through an individualized program in a great gym. We start out with a thorough examination of your weak points because that''s how quality coaching works. The idea is to show you what to program, and when, based on your weaknesses in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. This sounds simple, but it''s something most people don''t even consider, much less put into practice. From there, the 10/20/Life system takes you through the best injury-preventative warm-up in the industry, followed by a comprehensive layout of coaching cues for each individual lift. From start to finish, you''ll learn what to look for and what to do, and you''ll learn the reasoning behind all of it. By the time you''re finished working your way through these materials, you''ll be able to coach yourself, and others, like a pro." Learn to be your own coach, attack your weaknesses and utilize a proven philosophy that is a guide to permanent success. This book includes a comprehensive WEAK POINT CHART and WARM-UP INDEX that teach you how to assess your own training and PRESCRIBE THE EXERCISES YOU NEED. 20 YEARS OF RESEARCH AND TRIALS distilled into a program you can actually use! The plan is an easy five-step process: 1. Choose your schedule. (3 different) 2. Determine your weak points in the main lifts. (use the coaching guide to correct form) 3. Use the Weak Point and Assistance Exercise indexes to custom design your own program. (pick your assistance work as specified in the Weak Point index) 4. Follow the warm-up protocol listed. (4 parts, super easy and custom) 5. Determine your level of readiness, then train according to the system''s RPE plan for that day or if you''re in precontest, you go off of percentages. (this all depends on where you are in your phase of training) Just a few of the sizable additions to this "second edition" physical copy: * New chapter "Deload" * New chapter "Establishing a baseline" * New chapter "Speed work" Other updated features include: * A reintroduction of the 10/20/Life philosophy and update with AMAZING testimonials - male and female, raw and equipped. * The 5 main principles of 10/20/Life * How do you gain a mental edge? Tips to do so * What 10/20/Life is NOT - putting to rest speculation * RPE - a different approach * Nutrition - a closer look with detail * Coaching cues updated and expanded * Weak point index updated and expanded * Combo day updated and modified * Step-by-step set-up and the pro''s and con''s of a "wide base bench" vs the "traditional tucked" approach * New offseason training split "Jumbo Day" for those with little to no time to train or those who can''t recover between sessions with a typical split or even the "combo day" * All new pictures and charts throughout the entire book * Percentages for pre-contest modified and addressed with suggestions * Many new exercise and section "breakouts" for explanations of movement, an important note, or simply a summary of the section * FAQ section with 15 of the most commonly asked questions. And so much more!

The Barbell Prescription

Author: Jonathon Sullivan
Publisher:
ISBN: 0982522770
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre:

The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 directly addresses the most pervasive problem faced by aging humans: the loss of physical strength and all its associated problems - the loss of muscle mass, bone mineral loss and osteoporosis, hip fractures (a terminal event for many older people), loss of balance and coordination, diabetes, heart disease related to a sedentary lifestyle, and the loss of independence. The worst advice an older person ever gets is, Take it easy. Easy makes you soft, and soft makes you dead. The Barbell Prescription maps an escape from the usual fate of older adults: a logical, programmed approach to the hard work necessary to win at the extreme sport of Aging Well. Unlike all other books on the subject of exercise for seniors, The Barbell Prescription challenges the motivated Athlete of Aging with a no-nonsense training approach to strength and health - and demonstrates that everybody can become significantly stronger using the most effective tools ever developed for the job.