Who says the best can’t get better? The third edition of Strength Ball Training delivers more exercises, programs, assessments, and videos for better results.
Preferred by elite athletes, fitness experts, and strength and conditioning specialists, stability and medicine ball exercises are essential to developing core power, strength, balance, coordination, and stability. Strength Ball Training presents those exercises along with instruction and advice on achieving results.
Inside you will find assessments to help you determine your current ability level and corrective exercises that address deficiencies. The exercises can be sequenced to create individual programs that target specific regions or enhance total-body performance. You’ll learn to incorporate equipment such as cables, bands, and dumbbells for added versatility and increased resistance. And you’ll be granted exclusive access to online videos demonstrating the most complex and advanced exercises.
Strength Ball Training also includes sample programs with a full array of strength, flexibility, and balance challenges that will test you to your very core.
Chapter 1 The Strength Ball Advantage
Chapter 2 Training With the Strength Ball
Chapter 3 Assessment
Chapter 4 Core Stabilization
Chapter 5 Core Rotation
Chapter 6 Legs and Hips
Chapter 7 Chest
Chapter 8 Shoulders and Upper Back
Chapter 9 Abdominals, Lower Back, and Glutes
Chapter 10 Biceps, Triceps, and Forearms
Chapter 11 Whole Body
Chapter 12 Flexibility
Chapter 13 Programs
Lorne Goldenberg is the director of the UPMC Sports Performance Complex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Sports Performance Complex provides services to athletes of all ages, skill levels, and sports along with nonathletes and others seeking to improve their fitness. He works with athletes in all sports, making them total-body strong and breaking new ground in targeted injury prevention, surgery, rehabilitation, training, and performance. Goldenberg is the former owner of the Athletic Conditioning Center and Strength Tek Fitness and Wellness Consultants, which provides service to more than 20,000 people throughout North America in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Boston.
Goldenberg has been active in the field of sport performance for over 30 years. Having worked in the National Hockey League (NHL) and Canadian Football League (CFL), he has served the Montreal Canadiens, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators, Ottawa Rough Riders, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks, Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, Windsor Spitfires, Owen Sound Attack, Ottawa 67’s, and the University of Ottawa football team. Players such as Daniel Alfredsson, Daniel Briere, Zach Bogosian, Steven Stamkos, and Matt Bradley are just a few who seek out his expertise.
Goldenberg graduated from the University of Ottawa with an honors degree in physical education and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a strength and conditioning specialist. He is also a certified exercise physiologist (CEP) through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
Goldenberg has published numerous articles in journals and magazines, including Men’s Journal, Physical, and Ironman. As a conference presenter, he has established himself as one of the key sources for the major fitness and health conferences in North America. He has presented for organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, IDEA Health & Fitness Association, CanFitPro, American Fitness Professionals & Associates, Perform Better, Twist Conditioning, Yale University, and Dalhousie University.
Peter Twist is the president and CEO of Twist Conditioning, an athlete conditioning company with franchised centers in the United States and Canada. His company offers one-on-one and team training, a line of 350 sport fitness products, and sport conditioning specialist certifications delivered by Twist master coaches throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. A frequent guest lecturer at international fitness conferences and coaching clinics, Twist delivers workshops on sport conditioning to personal trainers, conditioning coaches, sport coaches, teachers, and medical professionals.
Twist has coached more than 700 professional athletes, including Hakeem Olajuwon, Mark Messier, and Justin Morneau, and was the NHL conditioning coach and exercise physiologist for the Vancouver Canucks (Stanley Cup finalists 1994) for 11 years. An NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist and CanFitPro personal training specialist with a master's degree in coaching science from the University of British Columbia, Twist served as president of the Hockey Conditioning Coaches Association, editor of the Journal of Hockey Conditioning, and NSCA provincial director for British Columbia.
Twist has authored 10 books, 16 DVDs, and more than 400 articles on sport-specific conditioning. A previous honoree of the CanFitPro Specialty Presenter of the Year and recipient of the Business Excellence Award as Business Person of the Year, Twist was the 2013 IDEA World Fitness Inspiration Award honoree for his leading example of living life to its fullest.