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Functional Training


Take your performance to the next level with Functional Training. Author Juan Carlos Santana brings you his revolutionary approach to training and conditioning methods sure to improve your function in any sport or activity. Functional Training covers the recent breakthroughs, the most exercises, and proven programs that you can follow or incorporate into your existing training plan.

Offering strength, endurance, power, and sport-specific exercises and programming, Functional Training is a comprehensive resource for every athlete, coach, and athletic trainer. Covering the concepts, exercises, progressions, and sequencing on which a sound functional training program is based, it addresses the needs of more than 11 sports and features 135 exercises, including body weight, bands and pulleys, dumbbells and kettlebells, medicine balls, and stability balls.

Functional Training features a three-tier approach for integrating functional movements into an existing strength program. Through assessment and analysis, you’ll identify the movements and muscles involved in your sport, then select the best exercises and programs based on desired results and performance goals. In addition to quick exercise sequences and personalized programming to address the big four sport skills, more comprehensive programs can be developed to address your athletic and performance needs and goals.

No matter what your sport, Functional Training will help you achieve optimal results.


Kelli A. Calabrese says:

Juan Carlos has been the father of functional training and … Juan Carlos has been the father of functional training and a leader in the area of performance for decades. His experience and passion for performance is unmatched. In this book he has poured out all of the tools you will need to improve strength, endurance, power and sport specific conditioning that is practical and proven. With 135 exercises featured, and his 3 tired approach for integrating functional movements, you are guaranteed not only to learn something, but break personal records for…

Kado T. says:

Whether you are a coach, personal trainer or individual interested in reaching your full potential, this book is a MUST HAVE! I have been a member of The Institute of Human Performance since its inception in 2001, and have trained under the master himself JC Santana. I have first hand experience of all the material covered in this book and have a copy of it myself as my personal encyclopedia of functional training, to serve me as an essential reference and guide. Whether you are a coach, personal trainer, or someone interested in keeping yourself in the best shape possible, I highly recommend it as it will provide…

Jerry Gladstone says:

I am a life long athlete and when I say … I am a life long athlete and when I say this book with help you achieve greatness as far a physical fitness and mental strength I have absolutely no doubt. What you will find in this book is the history of functional training and how we can all benefit from it.The graphics are simple to understand and the exercises can be performed by a beginner or an elite athlete. This book is now the gold standard for getting in shape, staying in shape injury free and performing at the highest level! Thanks…

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