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Strength Band Training
Strength Band Training, Third Edition, ebook
- Continuing education exam
gives you the tools to help your clients maximize their strength, speed, and flexibility whether they are in the gym, at home, or on the road. With more than 160 exercises and 27 predesigned workouts for fitness and sport-specific training, you will discover why strength bands are the ultimate tool for targeting, isolating, rehabilitating, and developing every major muscle group.
The third edition includes a strength assessment index to measure progress, chapters addressing training for older adults and rehabilitation, training tips connecting research to specific exercises, and injury prevention guidelines throughout. The book is organized to group exercises by upper and lower body strengthening, joint and muscle isolation, core stability, flexibility, and total body fitness. The full-color photos throughout the book showcase both flat bands and tubing.
The elastic resistance 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 the core, or help your clients prevent or recover from common injuries. The book has a total of 27 different programs designed for optimal fitness, team sport training, individual sport training, or rehabilitation.
Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Explain four benefits of using elastic resistance for strengthening exercises.
- Describe the difference between force and torque when applied to elastic resistance.
- Design an exercise band workout for clients of different ages with different goals and levels of conditioning.
- Differentiate between various types of flexibility exercises and explain the appropriate use of each.
- Evaluate and select appropriate single-joint or multiple-joint elastic band exercises for different situations.
- Determine the best exercises for improving strength in the upper body.
- Determine the best exercises for improving strength in the lower body.
- Compare the benefits of elastic band resistance to those of body weight resistance used for core strengthening.
- Design a resistance program for the whole body that uses elastic resistance.
- Select appropriate exercises to safely build a conditioning program for older adults.
- Demonstrate how to effectively manipulate a circuit exercise program to target different body parts and varying levels of fitness.
- Understand how to create training programs for teams and individuals, including injured athletes, using elastic resistance equipment.
A continuing education course for fitness instructors, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, and physical therapists.
Part I. Basics of Elastic Resistance Training
Chapter 1. Elastic Resistance Explained
Chapter 2. Band Basics
Chapter 3. Application and Assessment
Part II. Elastic Resistance Exercises and Workouts
Chapter 4. Flexibility
Chapter 5. Joint and Muscle Isolation
Chapter 6. Upper Body Strength
Chapter 7. Lower Body Strength
Chapter 8. Core Stability
Chapter 9. Total Body
Chapter 10. Older Adults
Part III. Elastic Resistance Programs
Chapter 11. Optimal Fitness
Chapter 12. Team Sports
Chapter 13. Individual Sports
Chapter 14. Rehabilitation
Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, LAT, CSCS, FACSM, is the global director of clinical education and research for Performance Health, the company that manufactures the TheraBand, Biofreeze, and Cramer product brands. He is also an adjunct instructor for the physical therapy doctorate program at Franciscan University and a clinical instructor of orthopedics for the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He studied physical therapy at Louisiana State University (LSU), received his master’s degree in exercise physiology from Mississippi State University, and then returned to LSU to earn his doctorate in kinesiology. He has received the Lifetime Excellence in Education Award from the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, and he serves as chair of the research committee. Dr. Page is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Page’s clinical and research interests include the role of muscle imbalance in musculoskeletal pain and the promotion of physical activity for health-related physical fitness, particularly for chronic disease management. He is editor in chief of the Journal of Performance Health Research, is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, and serves as a member of several national advisory boards.
Page lectures extensively and provides workshops on a variety of topics around the world. He has authored over 100 publications, including three books. He has worked with the athletic programs at LSU and Tulane University and has worked with the New Orleans Saints, the Seattle Seahawks, and the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. He lives with his wife and four children in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Todd S. Ellenbecker, MS, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience, joined Rehab Plus Sports Therapy–Scottsdale in August 2018. He serves as the vice president of medical services for the ATP Tour and is a member of the TheraBand Research Advisory Committee (TRAC). He holds several certifications, including Sports Clinical Specialist (from the American Physical Therapy Association [APTA]), Orthopaedics Clinical Specialist (from APTA), and Strength and Conditioning Specialist (from the National Strength and Conditioning Association [NSCA]). He is a USPTA-certified tennis teaching professional.
Ellenbecker earned an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, a master's degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University, and a doctorate of physical therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Well recognized for his vast expertise, he has been the recipient of many industry awards, including the NSCA’s Sports Medicine Professional of the Year in 2003 and the Sports Physical Therapy Section’s Ron Peyton Award in 2007. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Samuel Hardy Award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
He is a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, serves on three editorial boards, and is the author or editor of 15 books, more than 75 book chapters, and over 55 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. Ellenbecker lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Gail.