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Athletic Development: The Art and Science of Functional Sports Conditioning Paperback – 1 Jan 2007

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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics(ADVANTAGE) (Consignment) (1 Jan. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736051007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736051002
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.9 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 379,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""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 Dorrance
Women's Head Soccer Coach
University of North Carolina
18 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, PhD
Head - 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 Lang
Strength & Conditioning Coach
DePaul 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 Vazquez
Head Strength Coach
Texas Rangers


Aimed at strength and conditioning professionals, as well as serious athletes and coaches across a wide variety of sports, This work covers all aspects of training from sport analysis and athlete evaluation to building speed, power and strength. It examines how theories and practices have evolved into today's state of the art methods for maximising performance. From sport-specific demands to movement skill enhancement, training progressions to optimal performance, rest and regeneration techniques to training programmes, this text covers all the bases in modern functional sports conditioning.

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