Author(s): Gray Cook
This book includes exercises and programmes to improve stability, mobility, agility, strength, power, speed and endurance. Readers are shown how to identify functional weaknesses in the body and correct them for improved sports performance. Sport specific movements such as hitting, striking, cutting and turning are also addressed.
Gray Cook is a physical therapist, board certified in orthopedics. He also is a certified strength coach with experience in several sports at the youth, college, and professional levels. Cook is a nationally recognized lecturer and consultant to the NFL, NBA, NHL, and WNBA as well as numerous college sports medicine and conditioning facilities. His innovative research and applied work are found in many rehabilitation and conditioning publications. Cook is the director of orthopedic and sports physical therapy at Dunn, Cook & Associates. He also serves as the creative director of sport-specific training for Reebok(R) and is Reebok's(R) first master coach. Gray Cook received his graduate degree in physical therapy education at the University of Miami School of Medicine with a focus on orthopedics and sports rehabilitation and research in motor learning. Cook is a faculty member of the North American Sports Medicine Institute and is the codeveloper of the course titled Functional Exercise Training and Rehabilitation.
Part I. Athletic Movement; Chapter 1. Mind and Movement; Chapter 2. Identifying Weak Links; Chapter 3. Analyzing Movement; Chapter 4. Developing Resistance to Injury; Part II. Mobility and Stability; Chapter 5. Mobility and Stability Testing; Chapter 6. Balance Training; Chapter 7. Core Training; Part III. Strength and Endurance Chapter 8. Strength and Endurance Testing; Chapter 9. Movement Imbalance Training; Chapter 10. Strength and Endurance Exercises; Part IV. Power, Speed, and Agility; Chapter 11. Power, Speed, and Agility Testing; Chapter 12. Speed and Quickness Training; Chapter 13. Power, Speed, and Agility Drills; Part V. Performance Programs Chapter 14. Rotation and Swinging; Chapter 15. Throwing and Striking; Chapter 16. Jumping and Kicking; Chapter 17. Cutting and Turning; Chapter 18. Progress Evaluation