Coach's Guide To Sport Specific Strength Training

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9780979699016: Coach's Guide To Sport Specific Strength Training

Coach's Guide to Sport Specific Strength Training: How Effectively & Quickly Increase Players' Weight, Strength, Power, and Athletic Ability is a 110-page, 8½ -11, soft cover book. Strength & Power training is now a prerequisite for any coach who wants to be successful. This book describes functional weight training in detail with a special emphasis in muscular weight gain. Olympic-style lifts have long been known to produce great gains in power and athletic ability. They are described in this book in detail, along with correct body positioning, cues, teaching progressions, and trouble-shooting. This book also offers a comprehensive program of weight training for year-round training. The knowledge presented serves as an equalizer to the less talented team with a strong work ethic. Coaches from any sport can use this book to better their players athletic ability, power, strength, and/or size.

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Robert McAdams has played football at the Junior High, High School, Amateur (Marine Corps), and College levels. He has played on a Championship Team in the Marine Corps as a Linebacker and Fullback. McAdams has coached 7 different football teams. He has head-coached 3 teams, 2 of which were Championship Teams. He is very familiar with unorthodox offensive and defensive strategies from extensive research and experiences. Robert McAdams has 15 years experience in weight training. He has increased his bodyweight and strength consistently over this time. He has gone from a 125lb 8th grader, who could clean 95lb, to a 227lb college linebacker and weightlifter, who could clean over 400lb. He competed at the 2004 Olympic Trials for Weightlifting, and was ranked in overall men at #21 that same year. He has competed in Olympic weightlifting in the 85k, 94k, and 105k weight classes over his 5 year career. He has also coached both small-group junior weightlifters and large-group high school & junior high football players. Robert McAdams has a Masters degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) from Midwestern State University. His degree was coupled with invaluable experience as an intern coach and competitive weightlifter for Wichita Falls Weightlifting Club. This club is a perennial power in the Olympic weightlifting world. His coaches and mentors, Glenn Pendlay and Mark Rippetoe, have many years of collective experience and education. Both have done extensive research into the realm of strength, power, physiology and performance. McAdams thesis covered the topic of strength and power training for optimal results.


I think I have probably read 100's of books on strength training and your approach in the book is so simple and the way you teach the various aspects of power, strength, and the fatigue aspect are simply outstanding. I really enjoyed being able to compare the various fatigue and volume training aspects as well. I read that section nearly a dozen times and it was very informative. You did a great job with it. --Jack Gregory

I loved the last is and was a tremendous help to me with my athletes. The book is well written, no nonsense, funny, and down to business. And I will most definately purchase any strength training book written by you. The part I personally enjoyed the most was the practically of it, your first hand experience of coaching with High School athletes, not some made up of programs that 'might work' or 'think they will' as with many other books out there. --West Texas Barbell

I was on my first cruise last March. Thought I would hate it, being bored and all. I wore my coaches polo from the Seattle Seahawks the day I boarded which had my name embossed 'Coach Holland' on it. As I headed down the hall to my state room I had to step aside to let Bobby Bowden of FSU fame pass. He saw the shirt, wanted to talk shop. We ended talking four or five evenings before dinner of the cruise----nothing but football. He was there with the booster club. All they wanted to know was how many games he'd win, not the least bit interested in learning any football. I think I was an outlet for him to spill out some of that knowledge he thought he be sharing. No way to improve on that cruise! To the point... He asked me, Do I know when championships are won?" It was rhetorical. He replied it was in January. All championships are won in the weight room during the off-season. Size, speed, and strength improvements are helpful, but it is the work ethic and commitment that weld a team together happen there. He suggested it was the single best way to build a program. Maybe you should change the title to: 'Build the Best Football Team one individual at a time'. I'm committed to it, my son is and your suggestions we are going to put to work starting Monday. --Rich Holland

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Robert McAdams
Editore: Robert McAdams (2006)
ISBN 10: 0979699010 ISBN 13: 9780979699016
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Murray Media
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Descrizione libro Robert McAdams, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110979699010

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