Take your performance to the next level with Functional Training. Author Juan
Carlos Santana brings you his revolutionary approach to training and conditioning
methods sure to improve your function in any sport or activity. Functional Training
covers the recent breakthroughs, the most exercises, and proven programs that
you can follow or incorporate into your existing training plan.
Offering strength, endurance, power, and sport-specific exercises and programming, Functional Training is a comprehensive resource for every athlete, coach, and athletic trainer. Covering the concepts, exercises, progressions, and sequencing on which a sound functional training program is based, it addresses the needs of more than 11 sports and features 135 exercises, including body weight, bands and pulleys, dumbbells and kettlebells, medicine balls, and stability balls.
Functional Training features a three-tier approach for integrating functional movements into an existing strength program. Through assessment and analysis, you’ll identify the movements and muscles involved in your sport, then select the best exercises and programs based on desired results and performance goals. In addition to quick exercise sequences and personalized programming to address the big four sport skills, more comprehensive programs can be developed to address your athletic and performance needs and goals.
No matter what your sport, Functional Training will help you achieve optimal results.
Part I Function and Functional Training
Chapter 1. Functional Training Defined
Chapter 2. Foundations of Functional Training
Chapter 3. Performance Continuum
Part II Exercises
Chapter 4. Essentials
Chapter 5. Supporting Cast
Part III Programs
Chapter 6. Program Design
Chapter 7. Pure Functional Programs
Chapter 8. Hybrid Programming
Chapter 9. Sport-Specific Programs
About the Author
Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS, is the founder and director
of the Institute of Human Performance (IHP) in Boca Raton, Florida. IHP has
been recognized as one of the top training facilities in the world and the best
core-training facility in the United States.
Santana has been part of the strength and conditioning programs for several Florida Atlantic University sports teams over the last two decades. He is responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for men’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, track and field, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s swimming.
A member and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Santana is also a member and certified health fitness instructor with the ACSM. In addition, he is a certified senior coach and club coach course instructor with the U.S. weightlifting team and a level I coach with USA Track and Field.
Santana currently is on the NSCA Board of Directors and is a sport-specific conditioning editor for the NSCA Journal. His professional responsibilities have included serving as NSCA vice president, chairman of the NSCA Coaches Conference, a member of the NSCA Conference Committee, and the NSCA Florida state director. As a college professor, he has taught sports training systems and strength training at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). An FAU graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science, Santana is involved in several ongoing research studies with numerous universities and is working on his PhD in exercise physiology.
Founded in 2001, IHP provides an unparalleled training environment for elite athletes, including Olympic athletes in a variety of sports; world-class tennis champions; NFL, NHL, and MLB players; world champion Brazilian jujitsu and mixed martial arts fighters; numerous NCAA Division I teams; and hundreds of nationally ranked teen hopefuls from a cross-section of sport disciplines.