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  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Europe Ltd (1 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736042288
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736042284
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 119,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gray Cook is a physical therapist, board certified in orthopedics. He also is a certified strength coach with experience in several sports at the youth, college, and professional levels. Cook is a nationally recognized lecturer and consultant to the NFL, NBA, NHL, and WNBA as well as numerous college sports medicine and conditioning facilities. His innovative research and applied work are found in many rehabilitation and conditioning publications. 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.

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Alex Wolf on 16 Oct. 2003
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The title does not truly describe what the book is trying to achieve. The book is primarily concerned with maximising performance and reducing the risk of injury through a battery of 'functional movement tests.'
The tests are clearly described and illustrated to portray to the reader what the purpose of the test is. The systematic procedure of testing and how to record the results is followed by protocols to improve any dysfunction hilighted through the tests.
The book is broken down into chapters relating to each fundamental area covered, the first two being mobility and stability. The further chapters go on to discuss ways of improving these factors with progressions following in the later chapters. The last few chapters were a little disappointing. The exercises for speed, agility and the plyometric training was not cutting edge and could be found in other titles with a more comprehensive range. For a novice to these areas, these chapters are adequate.
This book is ideal for any trainer looking to improve testing skills beyond the normal testing of cardiovascular and respiratory function. It is also idea for therapists looking for a quick way to assess the fundamental movements of the body.
Other titles which are worth looking at are High Performance Sports Conditioning edited by Bill Foran. The book is contributed to by many well respected conditioning specialists and therapist including the author of this book, Grey Cook. The book goes into more detail about the screening mentioned in this title.
Titles that maybe of interest for the speed and agility chapters are by Alan Pearson. The books are aimed at different sports but the background is similar. The titles are part of the SAQ range.
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Overall I really enjoyed the book. It was well written and full of info. There's a whole bunch of exercises that I have started using. My core is a lot stronger already. Its always worth hearing what Gray has to say.

My one compliant is that the book is that when I bought the book I thought I was buying a guide to the FMS, or something that would include the whole FMS. But the book actually does not contain a lot of info for the shoulder. It misses out that part of the FMS, which I find frustrating.

Apart from that I would highly recommend this excellent text.
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By Biffo on 16 Nov. 2012
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I found this book to live up to my expectations. it did what was promised, that is, show athletes how to use whole movement patterns in their training to make it more fluid and holistic as opposed totraining separate body parts.Good.
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By B WOOD on 4 April 2014
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Good service. Fantastic book on movement for athletes. Must read if you play any type of sport. Highly recommended. Very good.
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