Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes
BookGain the competitive edge with the innovative training methods in Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes. This science-based, multidimensional approach to athletic conditioning helps you build a strong and flexible foundation by infusing Pilates into training, resulting in complete training programs that tap into the seven pillars of training needed for success:
Then follow detailed instructions for 124 Pilates mat and traditional conditioning exercises to strengthen your core, improve your posture, increase flexibility, and correct muscle imbalances. You will learn the following:
- Breathing exercises to increase lung capacity and reduce stress
- Stretching routines to open your hips, hamstrings, and back
- Joint articulation to improve range of motion and balance
- Resistance training for strength and power
- Medicine ball training for working in diagonal and transverse planes
- A dynamic warm-up series to begin each training session
Successful athletes never leave their training to chance: Every workout is planned, every exercise is done for a specific reason, and each movement and program builds upon the previous one. Whether you are a weekend warrior, a college or professional athlete, or a 70-year-old triathlete, Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes will help you incorporate Pilates training to become a stronger, faster, healthier, and better-equipped athlete.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceAthletes, strength coaches, and professional trainers looking to enhance athletic performance and overall conditioning with innovative training methods such as Pilates.
Table of ContentsPart I. Pilates Conditioning for Your Body
Chapter 1. Functional Philosophy
Chapter 2. Goal Setting, Primary Assessment, and Visualization
Chapter 3. Daily Movements That Enhance Performance
Chapter 4. Movement Prep: Dynamic Warm-Up
Part II. Foundational Movement
Chapter 5. Pilates Exercises
Chapter 6. Training With Medicine Ball and Resistance Bands
Chapter 7. Fundamental Strength Exercises
Part III. Pick Your Program
Chapter 8. Foundational Workouts
Chapter 9. Intermediate, Advanced, and Sport-Specific Workouts