Packed with conditioning and training workouts for every position, Complete Conditioning for Football is a comprehensive guide designed for dedicated football players, coaches, and strength and conditioning professionals. The accompanying DVD offers step-by-step visual demonstrations of the top exercises and drills found throughout the book.
Today’s players are bigger, stronger, and faster than ever before. A focused conditioning program has become essential to on-the-field success. Complete Conditioning for Football features a comprehensive training approach that builds players’ abilities as well as the football-specific skills their positions require.
In this special book and DVD package, authors Pat Ivey and Josh Stoner explain and demonstrate the very same exercises and drills they use to develop speed, power, strength, and agility with the game’s premier collegiate and professional players. Their programs will help you
- generate explosive power to move your opponent off the line of scrimmage;
- increase first-step, reactionary, and closing speed;
- improve arm and shoulder strength for longer, more accurate passes; and
- maximize agility and leg strength to hold blocks and break or avoid tackles.
In addition, the approximately 60-minute DVD takes you onto the gridiron and into the gym to demonstrate the most effective exercises and drills for your position, skill set, and goals.
With physical assessment tests, nutrition advice, and seasonal workouts, Complete Conditioning for Football is your guide to maximizing your talents and becoming a perennial all-pro.
Part I Program Features
Chapter 1: Training Philosophy
Chapter 2: Testing and Evaluation
Chapter 3: Nutrition and Recovery
Part II Exercises
Chapter 4: Warm-Up and Flexibility
Chapter 5: Speed
Chapter 6: Quickness and Agility
Chapter 7: Power
Chapter 8: Strength
Chapter 9: Conditioning
Part III Training Schedule and Workouts
Chapter 10: Offseason Workouts
Chapter 11: Spring and Summer Workouts
Chapter 12: In-Season Workouts
Pat Ivey has been the associate athletic director for athletic performance at the University of Missouri since 2011, after serving the previous seven years as the school’s assistant athletic for athletic performance and director of strength and conditioning. During his tenure at Missouri, he has helped produce multiple first-round draft picks. He was also the director of strength and conditioning at the University of Tulsa from 2002 to 2004, where he directed the efforts of all 18 sport programs.
Ivey lettered as a defensive end for the Missouri football team from 1993 to 1995 and was named the strongest athlete in the program’s history in 1995. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers after college and spent two seasons with the team. He also went on to play with the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers.
In May 2012, Ivey was named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), the highest honor given in the strength and conditioning coaching profession.
Josh Stoner is the director of Speed, Strength & Conditioning at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. Previously, he was the director of strength and conditioning at the University of Missouri, where the football program produced four first-round NFL draft picks in four years under his guidance. In addition to being responsible for the athletic development of the football team, he was in charge of the throws portion of Missouri's track and field team.
As the assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Tulsa from 2002 to 2004, Stoner assisted with the football player development program. He was also responsible for the women's basketball, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis, track and field, and cross country teams.
"Physically dominate on the gridiron and recover more quickly with Complete Conditioning for Football." -- BoydEpley, Hall of Fame Strength Coach
“Coach Ivey and Coach Stoner’s training program prepared me to be at my best no matter what type of challenge I was presented with.” -- JeremyMaclin, Philadelphia Eagles First-Round Draft Pick 2009
“The knowledge and training I received from Coach Ivey and Coach Stoner were second to none, from the simple task of how to lift a weight correctly to what I should put in my body to get the best results.” -- Chase Daniel, New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl Champion 2010
"Complete Conditioning for Football is packed with conditioning and training workouts for every position. Coach Ivey and Coach Stoner have created a one-stop resource for owning the line of scrimmage." -- Andy Reid, Head Coach, Philadelphia Eagles