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The best guide for strength band training is now expanded, updated, and better than ever!
In this new edition, Strength Band Training shows you how to maximize strength, speed, and power in the gym, at home, or on the road. With more than 160 exercises and predefined fitness and sport-specific workouts, the book shows you why strength bands are the ultimate tool for targeting, isolating, and developing every major muscle group.
Portable and easy to adjust, the bands provide resistance for any level of strength, fitness, or ability. The exercises allow you to add resistance in multiple directions—something free weights and machines cannot do—for resistance routines that can simulate sport-specific demands, strengthen and tone your core, or target muscles to help you prevent or recover from common injuries.
Whether you are seeking to improve athletic performance or wish to redefine, sculpt, or shape your physique, Strength Band Training provides the most effective exercises and workouts for results you can see and feel.
Part I: Basics of Elastic Resistance Training
Chapter 1: Strength Training With Elastic Resistance
Chapter 2: Stretching Exercises
Part II: Elastic Resistance Training for Stability, Strength, and Power
Chapter 3: Joint Isolation Exercises
Chapter 4: Chest, Upper Back, and Shoulder Exercises
Chapter 5: Abdominal, Core, and Low Back Exercises
Chapter 6: Hip, Thigh, and Lower-Body Exercises
Chapter 7: Total-Body Exercises
Chapter 8: Power, Speed, and Agility Exercises
Part III: Programming
Chapter 9: Functional Fitness Training Programs
Chapter 10: Programs for Rotational Sports
Chapter 11: Programs for Strength and Power Sports
Chapter 12: Programs for Endurance Sports
Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, is a physical therapist, athletic
trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is the
director of the Thera-Band Academy.
Page has worked with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks
and athletic teams at Tulane University and LSU. He has lectured
internationally on the scientific and clinical use of elastic resistance
and developed an educational course on elastic resistance that is being
taught in over 30 countries.
He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)
and was awarded the NATA’s Otho Davis Postgraduate Scholarship in 1991.
He is the coauthor of two other textbooks, including The Scientific
and ClinicalApplication of Elastic Resistance.
Page lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife and four children.
Todd S. Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, is the clinic
director at Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in
Scottsdale, Arizona, and is the director of sports medicine for the ATP
World Tour. A licensed physical therapist, he has researched and taught
in the field for 18 years.
Ellenbecker is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association
(APTA) as both a sports clinical specialist and orthopedic clinical
specialist. The APTA also honored him with its Sports Physical Therapy
Clinical Teaching Award in 1999. He was chairman of the APTA’s Shoulder
Special Interest Group and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal ofOrthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and American
Journal of Sports Medicine.
Ellenbecker is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine
(ACSM) and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through
the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2003, the
NSCA named him the Sports Medicine Professional of the Year. He also
serves as chairman of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA)
National Sport Science Committee.
Ellenbecker lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Gail.
“Strength Band Training has everything you need to
implement resistance band training into your workout. Well written and
loaded with exercises, this book makes it easy for the beginner as well
as the seasoned professional to add variety to any workout."
Tommy Moffitt -- Director of Strength and Conditioning, Louisiana