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44 video clips highlight guide to core conditioning

Serious athletes train for results—results that make them winners on the field, pitch, course, or court. And the key to getting those results, to improving performance in any sport and at any level, is no secret. A strong, well-conditioned core is the lynchpin to athletic success.


Highlighted by 44 video clips, Conditioning to the Core: Enhanced Edition is the definitive guide to training the torso. There are 39 clips that demonstrate exercises, while five feature author and strength and conditioning coach Greg Brittenham discussing the importance of and proper methods for training the core. Co-written with Daniel Taylor, the book teaches you these concepts:


  • The core's central role in originating and transferring  strength and power, two requirements for superior performance
  • The energy systems, the strength and power foundations, and the movement mechanics for any sport
  • Over 300 of the most effective exercises for strength, stability, and power
  • The way to design a comprehensive program based on athlete assessment and analysis, followed by several sport-specific sample programs for reference


Detailed photo sequences and expert instruction ensure you're performing each exercise safely and efficiently.  Color-coded stability, strength, and power training exercises, programs, and assessments provide all the tools for achieving high-performance goals. You will quickly identify and organize each component that addresses your needs, your sport, and your high-performance goals.


If you are serious about performance, Conditioning to the Core: Enhanced Edition will help you get serious results. Whether you're an athlete, trainer, or coach, this guide should be the centerpiece of your sport training program.


This enhanced e-book with video is now available for purchase through the Apple iBookstore and Amazon's Kindle store and is compatible with iOS devices—iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch—using the iBooks or Kindle app. It is also available via Barnes & Noble for use on the NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet.




Introduction  Unleashing Your Core Potential


PART I    Core Benefits

Chapter 1.    Key Sports Performance Factor

Chapter 2.    Anatomical Lynchpin

Chapter 3.    Injury Reduction

Chapter 4.    Strength and Power Source

Chapter 5     Exercise Selection and Training Considerations


PART II   Core Stabilization Training

Chapter 6.    Anti-Extension Exercises

Chapter 6.    Anti-Rotation Exercises

Chapter 8.    Scapulothoracic Exercises

Chapter 9.    Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Exercises


PART III  Core Strength Training

Chapter 10.   Anti-Extension Exercises

Chapter 11.   Anti-Rotation Exercises

Chapter 12.   Scapulothoracic Exercises

Chapter 12.   Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Exercises 

Chapter 14.   Total Core Exercises


PART IV   Core Power Training

Chapter 15.   Anti-Extension Exercises

Chapter 16.   Anti-Rotation Exercises

Chapter 17.   Lumbo-Pelvic Hip Exercises


PART V    Core Testing and Program Design

Chapter 18.   Core Assessment Tools

Chapter 18.   Complete Core Program

Chapter 20.   Advanced Core Programs

Chapter 21.   Sport-Specific Core Programs