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HIT a new level of intensity and get maximum results in the weight room! High-Intensity Training is the modern era’s version of one-set-to-failure strength training, producing even greater muscle mass and power in less time.
This complete training system teaches how to perform the perfect rep, minimizing momentum and maximizing muscle tension to develop optimal strength in the targeted muscles. Triple progressive overload and other advanced training techniques will push you beyond muscle failure to help you reach your next level of performance, boost power and strength, and break through plateaus.
Also learn to manipulate rest, recovery, time under tension, and load to match the demands of your sport. You’ll see why many National Football League teams and college athletic programs prefer this training method. With High-Intensity Training you can push your body to its limits and produce fast, safe results!
Chapter 1. Brief History of Strength Training
Chapter 2. The HIT Perfect Rep
Chapter 3. Genetics and Muscle Physiology
Chapter 4. Triple Progressive Overload Process
Chapter 5. Periodization Plan for the HIT Program
Chapter 6. Creating the Competitive Edge
Chapter 7. Structuring a HIT Workout
Chapter 8. Developing Sport-Specific Programming
Chapter 9. Advanced Overload Training
Chapter 10. Precision Exercise Technique
Chapter 11. Manual Resistance Exercises
John Philbin is the founder and president of the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA), a nationally recognized strength and conditioning and personal training certification organization. He has 25 years of experience working with athletes at all levels. He was a strength coach for the Washington Redskins football organization under the legendary Dan Riley for eight years and was the Olympic head coach and director of sports science and conditioning for the U.S. bobsled team from 1988 to 1992. Additionally, Philbin was director of strength and conditioning for the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York, and was the conditioning coach for Fernando Vargas, WBA world junior middleweight boxing champion.
Philbin was on the U.S. national bobsled team in 1984 and was an All-American decathlete. He has written four training manuals used in courses taught through NSPA, and he teaches on a regular basis with Dr. Wayne Westcott, fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Philbin lives in Damascus, Maryland.
"High-Intensity Training is safe, time efficient, and compatible with the muscular needs of most athletes. In this outstanding resource, John Philbin teaches sound techniques to maximize results using HIT. Athletes, coaches, and the strength training community will benefit significantly from his advice and programs."
Dan Riley Strength and conditioning coach, Houston Texans