Books, Strength & Conditioning

Functional Training: A revolutionary approach

Functional Training

Functional TrainingFunctional Training is the revolutionary approach to training and conditioning which will improve performance in any sport or activity.

Offering strength, endurance, power and sport-specific exercises and programming, this book is a comprehensive resource for every athlete, coach and athletic trainer.

It covers the concepts, exercises, progressions and sequencing on which all sound training programmes are based.

The book addresses the needs of 11 sports and features 135 functional training exercises. These include exercises for body weight, bands and pulleys, dumbbells and kettlebells, medicine and stability balls.

Functional Training is available to buy now from, priced at £16.99 / €20.40 (HK Rewards members £13.59 / €16.32).

About the author

Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS, is the founder and director of the Institute of Human Performance (IHP) in Boca Raton, Florida. IHP has been recognised as one of the top training facilities in the world and the best core-training facility in the United States.

Santana has been part of the strength and conditioning programs for several Florida Atlantic University sports teams over the last two decades. He is responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for men’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, track and field, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s swimming.

A member and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Santana is also a member and certified health fitness instructor with the ACSM. In addition, he is a certified senior coach and club coach course instructor with the U.S. weightlifting team and a level I coach with USA Track and Field.

Santana currently is on the NSCA Board of Directors and is a sport-specific conditioning editor for the NSCA Journal. His professional responsibilities have included serving as NSCA vice president, chairman of the NSCA Coaches Conference, a member of the NSCA Conference Committee, and the NSCA Florida state director. As a college professor, he has taught sports training systems and strength training at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). An FAU graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science, Santana is involved in several ongoing research studies with numerous universities and is working on his PhD in exercise physiology.

Founded in 2001, IHP provides an unparalleled training environment for elite athletes, including Olympic athletes in a variety of sports; world-class tennis champions; NFL, NHL, and MLB players; world champion Brazilian jujitsu and mixed martial arts fighters; numerous NCAA Division I teams; and hundreds of nationally ranked teen hopefuls from a cross-section of sport disciplines.

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