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Strength Band Training 3rd Edition epub

Strength Band Training 3rd Edition epub

$38.95 CAD


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    The top resource for strength band training is now expanded, updated, and better than ever!

    Strength Band Training shows you how to maximize strength, speed, and flexibility in the gym, at home, or on the road. With more than 160 exercises and 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, new 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 your core, or help you 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.

    Portable and easy to adjust, strength bands provide resistance for any level of strength, fitness, or ability. If you’re an athlete, fitness enthusiast, older adult, or someone recovering from injury, you will find the exercises and programs you need to improve strength, shape your physique, and regain movement.

    Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.


    Athletes and strength and fitness enthusiasts, personal trainers, physical therapists, and other health and fitness professionals who incorporate resistance bands into their programming.
    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.
    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.
    “This book is a great resource that I refer back to all the time.”
    —Mike Reinold, PT, CSCS, Founder of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance

    “Phil Page and Todd Ellenbecker are two of the most renowned practitioners in the field, and Strength Band Training is a must-have resource.”
    —Mark Kovacs, CEO of Kovacs Institute and Executive Director of International Tennis Performance Association

    Strength Band Training is the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to understand the science of resistance bands and apply it in their programming.”
    —Sue Falsone, MS, PT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, Owner and Founder of Structure & Function Education and Associate Professor at A.T. Still University

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Linda Yearwood
    Strength band training 3rd edition

    It is good. I would have appreciated more 'less complex' and yet interesting ideas for beginners and older adults.