Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness-3rd Edition
BookToday’s athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, and more agile than ever before. Exhibiting a combination of power, speed, and quickness, they’ve raised the bar on performance, competition, and training. Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is the complete workout guide you need in order to perform a step ahead of the competition.
With this total training package, you’ll have exclusive online access to a video library of the most effective drills and exercises for developing movement skills, and you’ll see how to perform key tests and execute the best and most complex drills from the book. Sample training programs are included for these sports:
- Baseball and softball
- Football and rugby
- Basketball and netball
- Combat sports
- Track and field
- Tennis and Badminton
- Racquetball and squash
If you’re serious about elevating your performance, Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is a must have.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not an official book from SAQ™ INTERNATIONAL. For details of books including ‘SAQ™ Soccer’, and SAQ™ Rugby’ and official SAQ™ Resources visit www.saqinternational.com.
A conditioning and training guide for players of all sports, strength and conditioning enthusiasts, athletic trainers, conditioning coaches, personal trainers, and parents of athletes.
Table of ContentsPart I Training Essentials
Chapter 1 How the Training Works
Chapter 2 Athlete Assessment
Chapter 3 Incorporating Mental Training
Chapter 4 Speed Training
Chapter 5 Agility Training
Chapter 6 Quickness and Reaction Time Training
Part II Training Programs
Chapter 7 Developing a Customized Program
Chapter 8 Baseball and Softball
Chapter 9 Football and Rugby
Chapter 10 Basketball and Netball
Chapter 11 Combat Sports
Chapter 12 Track and Field
Chapter 13 Soccer
Chapter 14 Lacrosse
Chapter 15 Tennis and Badminton
Chapter 16 Racquetball and Squash
About the Editor
Lee E. Brown, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA, FACSM, is a previous President of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Board of Directors. In 2014 Brown received the NSCA’s Lifetime Achievement award for his work with the Association. Brown holds both a master’s degree in exercise science and a doctorate in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University. Formerly a high school physical education teacher and coach of many sports, Brown is now a professor of strength and conditioning in the department of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. He and his wife, Theresa, reside in Buena Park, California.
Vance Ferrigno is President of F3 Training Systems, LLC and is also a Nike NG 360 Golf Performance Specialist for the Cliffs Clubs overseeing the golf performance program. Ferrigno earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Florida State University and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute. His certifications include American College of Sports Medicine’s Health Fitness Specialist and Health Fitness Director, National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weight Lifting Club Coach, USA Cycling Level 2 Coach and Nike NG 360 Golf Performance Specialist. He resides in Travelers Rest, SC.
“Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is one of the books that I use frequently when designing training programs for my athletes.”
Allen Hedrick, MA, CSCS, RSCC, FNSCA-- Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Colorado State University at Pueblo, Author of Dumbbell Training
“Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness is a comprehensive resource that will benefit all readers. The recommendations are backed by research and are easily adjusted to the needs of each athlete.”
Boyd Epley-- Founder of National Strength and Conditioning Association, U.S. Collegiate Strength and Conditioning, Coaches Hall of Fame, Nebraska Football Hall of Fame, Lindy’s Sports Top 100 Most Important College Football Sports Figures of the Century
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