Strength & Conditioning
Before We Go
If you’re looking for tested ideas to transform your training, Dan John’s new book is for you.
Before We Go is a collection of some of Dan John’s best articles on all things training—covering programming, diet, fat loss, mass building, individual exercises, mobility, correctives, balancing training with life, and much more.
Having spent over 40 years coaching and training himself and others, there are few in the strength field who have Dan’s breadth of quality of experience.
Dan has tried everything, and the chapters of Before We Go share those insights he’s learned along the way so you don’t have to spend years discovering them for yourself.
This book will throw so many new ideas at you, you’ll likely have more than a few ‘eureka’ moments and be inspired to try them in your training right away.
Whether you’re stuck in a rut and are looking for something new to get you unstuck, or you’re looking for insights from a master coach that will help give you the edge you need in your sport, pick up Before We Go and learn from Dan John’s enormous wealth of wisdom.
Just one of the ideas inside could forever change the way you train.
Advances in Functional Training
Over the past 30 years, Michael Boyle has coached athletes in every major collegiate and professional sport. His clients have come from the MLS, MLB, NHL, NFL, PGA, Olympic teams and many others.
In Advances in Functional Training, Mike unveils the insights he’s learned about training athletes in all major sports, from the junior level, all the way up to the professional level.
Advances in Functional Training is a comprehensive guide that brings together a volume of information on current athletic training trends and concepts. Inside you’ll get the latest insight from a top coach who’s spent decades carefully thinking about and testing better ways to train his clients and athletes.
You’ll learn how to—
- Reduce and prevent common problems like low back pain, knee pain, neck and shoulder pain by identifying compensations, improving mobility and flexibility and focusing on movement patterns
- Minimize the risk of common injuries like lifting-related back injuries, tendinitis, upper-body injuries, ACL injuries and sports hernias
- Unlock greater power and performance by learning how to properly train the hips and core
- Help your athletes stay in top shape all season long with the right conditioning methods in the preseason, offseason and inseason
- Develop explosiveness to improve forty-yard dash times and overall game speed
- Select the right equipment for your gym room—Mike gives his recommendations of the equipment you do and don’t need to improve strength, conditioning and overall athleticism
- Select the right exercises for your athletes—Learn to pick the exercises that have the biggest payoff and minimum risk
- Build safer, more effective programs for your athletes—Mike provides insight into how to program for speed, power, strength, hypertrophy, and more. He even gives sample programs and templates so you can see how he puts programs together, so you can go from there to build your own.
… and much more.
Whether you train elite athletes looking for an extra edge in performance without compromising safety, or everyday men and women looking to maximize their time in the gym so they can enjoy their life outside of it…
…If you’re a serious coach or trainer always looking for a better and safer way to train the people you work with, Advances in Functional Training is a “must have” resource to add to your library.
Essentials of Coaching and Training Functional Continuums
There is no question that tapping into the right movement can radically change an athlete.
In Essentials of Coaching and Training Functional Continuums, Dan John and Gray Cook will show you the approach you need to identify and work on hidden weaknesses in your training programs that are holding back the athletes you coach.
They’ll show you how to take information from assessments, and categorize your training priorities to ensure that you have no holes in your athletic base, and are working on the activities that will give you a bigger return on athletic performance.
- Exercise choices for power, work capacity and metabolic load
- How to evaluate movement health, competency, capacity and complexity
- The difference between an exercise continuum and a training progression
- Minimum standards to progress, hold or regress
- When to correct and when to coach
- The metrics of the 4 Bs—Breathe, Bend, Balance, Bounce
- What it means to play, practice or train, and who needs which
- Postures and patterns, and drills to develop both
Can You Go?
In Can You Go, Dan John lays out a straightforward assessment method gleaned from over thirty years experience coaching and training.
Using his 1-2-3-4 Assessment, he’ll show you what your clients need to do. And with his Five Tools of Fitness and Nutrition, he’ll then show you what they need to do next.
Wondering if your client should focus more on mobility? Great, Dan will show you how to find out.
Wondering if your client should focus more on strength? Great, Dan will show you how to find that out, too.
Wondering if your client should focus more on improving body composition? Yep, he’s got that covered.
Whether you train competitive athletes trying to break into a higher level in the sport they play…
Or average Joes and Janes who just want to look better, feel better and enjoy their favorite activities for as long as possible…
…Dan will give you the assessments you need to create the right programs for them.
You’ll never be left confused about how you should train your clients and most importantly, you’ll be able to help your clients cut through all the confusion and realize for themselves how they should be training.