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In the seven years since the publication of his first book, Functional Training for Sports, new understanding of functional anatomy created a shift in strength coaching With this new material, Coach Boyle presents the continued evolution of functional training as seen by a leader in the strength and conditioning field....

Title : Advances in Functional Training (English Edition)
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Format Type : Other Book
Language : Englisch
Publisher : On Target Publications 5 Dezember 2011
Number of Pages : 367 Pages
File Size : 982 KB
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Advances in Functional Training (English Edition) Reviews

  • Tobias
    2020-03-17 13:16

    Ich habe viel über dieses Buch gehört, bevor ich es mir angeschafft habe. Rückblickend kann ich nichts davon verstehen.Grob zusammengefasst muss man sagen, dass der Buchtitel unvollständig ist. Aus Advances in Functional Training muss Advances in my functional Training werden. Das Buch stellt eine biographieähnliche Zusammenfassung von Gedanken und Schilderungen des Autors zu seinen Trainingsmethoden dar. Grundlegende Punkte (Intervalltraining statt LISS Cardio, Lobeshymnen über olympisches Gewichtheben, Trainingspläne im klassischen Split uvm.) lassen sich genauso in jedem anderen Buch nachlesen. Begründungen sachlicher Art fehlen hier, die gegebenen Begründungen sind durch und durch empirischer Art (ich habe während meiner Zeit als Trainer festgestellt, dass...)Des Weiteren muss man beanstanden, dass die im Buch angesprochenen Punkte nicht ohne weiteres auf den normalen Trainierenden übertragen werden können. Der Autor gibt Argumente dafür, Kreuzheben und Kniebeugen nur in Abwandlung bis garnicht ins Programm zu nehmen. Stattdessen werden unilaterale Übungen empfohlen (die zwar funktionieren, aber lange nicht so effizient sind wie Grundübungen).Fazit:Als Einsteigerbuch ganz gut geeignet, nicht zu selbstloblastig, aber bedarf durchaus einer kritischen Überlegung um die Inhalte auf das eigene Training anzuwenden

  • Andrea Becker
    2020-03-08 14:11

    Es ist ein sehr gutes Buch, wie alle Bücher von M. Boyle. Gute praktische Hinweise und Übungen. Bin sehr begeistert.

  • D. Antosik
    2020-03-14 11:11

    my first book introduction to functional training. I have a lot heard about it and read also on internet. I am rather training with weights old style but this has made me thought and rethink some of the strategies/exercises.To understand how you can most benefit from the book you need to take the title literally, it does not present the functional training bible A-Z, rather it builds up on already released books and this discusses only the changes in the author thinking since publishing them. Still, it has a good overview and one can design a very good training plan based on the book.For me the most important things - eye openers were- I have always thought functional training is about small weights and balance boards. The author is not against heavy weights, it is just that perfect technique and difficult environments which are kind of his prerequisites - stability boards - are making it very difficult to use heavier weights. Still, the author says even his clients would use heavy weights regularly to develop the required strength - so I believe there is a misconception out there that is clarified when reading this book- the first chapter, particularly the section on which joint is responsible for flexibility and which for stability - and the impact of this knowhow on exercise selection is invaluable- for me as a runner, the section on running being not healthy actually does make sense, and I realized that I am not doing running because it is healthy but because I like it - honestly how many time do you hear bikers talk about injuries and injury preventionExcellent and I would definitely look into this together with some sort of functional movement screen assessment - you do not necessarily buy one, you can see some stuff on internet, but this is absolutely helpful to understand what are your inherent limitations, that you should work on, to make sure you reduce risk of injury when doing sports.

  • Kornelius Kraus
    2020-03-08 13:21

    Michael Boyle is one of the guys who inspired me to think about the idea of functional training. A coach with an exciting background. He studied athletic training and progressed over the years to become a performance enhancement specialist.Since 4 years I am working with the functional approach. To put it in a nutshell, functional training is all about movement and posture training with the goal of healthy movements and healthy athletes or clients.Mr. Boyle's work aims at a deeper understanding in the field of functional training. His knowledge of functional anatomy helped him finding some injury mechanisms. It is maybe only anectotal, but, fact is that he coached a soccer team for over 6 years with no ACL- injuries during that time.The new book shows the development since his book "Functional Training for Sports", covering over a decade. It also includes some interesting facts about his progress as coach.I am truly fascinated by the author's honest words, because development means making mistakes. Boyle is straightforward and admits that he made some while doing and shows his readers how he found new solutions. He is still on his way to find the perfect system. This desire helps him progressing and learning from other professionals like physical therapists Sahrmann and Gray Cook, performance enhancement specialists like Mark Verstegen or the research of Stuart McGill.The coach livings by his approach. He performed nearly all exercises by himself to serve as a model for the book.The books includes many interesting ideas which are worth thinking about. It also describes a new core concept and the related change in choice of exercise.. Boyle, for instance, writes that performance is more reliable than physiological testing and his argumentation makes sense in my eyes. It does not mean that he denies physiological testing, but his approach is that for athletes it has to be more performance based. Over the years of coaching he observed some interesting things. Especially concerning injuries. He says that pain is mostly one step away from the source of the problem.He also shares a lot of coaching experiences he has made. I like his teaching rules for movement techniques for Olympic Lifting. Experiences he made with runners result in the devolopment of the endurance cycle.Mike Boyle offers his colleagues helpful advices for programming with the arranging the programs of his facility Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning.His experiences with testing and his tips for choosing of the appropriate equipment are worth reading. If you are an athlete studying only the part of developing single-leg strength and adapt for instance the single-leg squat to your program than this book would be a great investment for your body and, of course, for your performance, too.His shared knowledge is a very good base to work with. For me as a young man in the field it is very beneficial working with the knowledge of the experts.

  • Taxodium
    2020-03-05 14:23

    This is a tough book to review. I had one rieview up, but took it down because it did not flow right. I'll try again. This time I'm just going to create a list of observations and add to it from time to time.1. Do not buy this book unless you have access to the internet to find out what some of the exercises are. Maybe if you already know what a "Heiden and stick" exercise is you won't need the internet, but I doubt it.2. Boyle works mainly with ice hockey players and American football players. While many of his recommendations may be valild for your sport they could be contraindicated for other sports. For instance, big quadriceps could be detrimental to a gymnast working on the high bar.3. You can find out the kind of training facility Boyle has by searching the internet and youtube under "Michael Boyle", "Joe DeFranco", "Parisi Speed School", etc. Boyle himself demonstrates some of his favorite exercises on youtube.4. Some of the equipment Boyle uses can be found in the Perform Better paper catalog or online catalog. Perform Better sells such things such as slide boards and sleds which might be hard to find at most commercial "fitness" gyms and be hard to use in most homes.5. Boyle himself says he is a 90% person, meaning, I guess, that being right 90% of the time is more efficient and achievable than going for perfection. In reading this book I found myself agreeing with him 90% of the time, but there were other times not so much. So, although there are some real nuggets and gems of training wisdom there are other times when Boyle's biases lead him to minimize or even discredit other training methods.His reluctance to recommend Jump Bands(TM) -- these are huge rubber bands used by themselves or in conjunction with weights -- is notable. He gives safety as his reason for not using them, and it is obvious that it could be an issue. It is also obvious that their use could be made safe.more to follow

  • Von Roschke
    2020-03-08 12:04

    Mike Boyle is the best of the best and this book is a testimonial to that fact. The greatest part about this book in my opinion is that Boyle gives formulaic answers to both athletes and recreational exercisers. Most fitness professionals don't have or use a template which is adaptable to their trainees, but Boyle lays it on the line and exposes his approach honestly, clearly, logically, and practically. Most strength coaches and the best in the industry are missing at least one of these crucial elements. I've already redesigned my own template for working with my target population and I have observed directly the reduction and elimination of back pain and overall better movement.There really is only one part of this book which is missing - effective strength exercises for the glutes. This is Mike Boyle's sample template for the hip dominant exercises for lower body strength:"Level 1: First Three Weeks: Cook Hip Lift, Slideboard Leg Curl (eccentric only), Hyperextension, Hyperextension HoldLevel 2: Foot-Elevated Hip Lift, Modified Straight-Leg Deadlift, One-Leg Straight-Leg Deadlift (Progressions)Level 3: One-Leg Hyperextension, One-Leg Good Morning, Slideboard and Stability-Ball Hip Extension VariationsLevel 3: Slideboard Leg Curl (eccentric and concentric phase), Stability-Ball Leg Curl"These exercises all work the hamstrings and glutes, but work the hamstrings much more (except possibly for the level 1 exercises). If you read the book, it also does a lot more than just work the hamstrings and glutes, but that's a different story. Unless I missed something, the purpose for activating the glutes and strengthening them is so they can do their job and not be overtaken by the low back and hamstrings. A more functional template to encourage glute strength should have the glutes having at least the same amount of work at least in hip extension (but not possibly in knee flexion). Boyle lays out beautifully the template for activating the glutes and he does a superb job of this as I have used just this approach to activate the glutes and improve lumbar movement or one could say anti-movement. An example template which uses glute strengthening exercises could be (and is the one I use with my clientele): Level 1: Progressively Heavy Bird Dog's (to balance strength assymetries and further enhance lumbar stability versus mobility). Level 2: Glute Bridge with Heavy Weight. Level 3: Hip Thrust with Shoulders off Bench. Level 4: Hip Thrust with Shoulders and Feet of Bench. Based on these levels, high step ups off of a pad could be used at any one of these levels to minimize quad and hamstrings involvement, to provide frontal plane stability training, utilize the obliques, etc..99% of Mike Boyle's book is great and I could write about 10 pages raving about this book, but I encourage anyone fitness professional to read this book from beginning to end to learn how great exercise programming is done.

  • Ludwig
    2020-03-12 09:11

    I can't say enough good things about this book. The only qualms I have is that the programming examples in the back of the book are sometimes not too clear, but if you read and study the rest of the book, you should be able to figure things out - which is the goal of the book. Boyle is dogmatic to some, but those who have followed his approach over the years know that he is constantly trying to figure out where he is making mistakes and finding ways to make his training techniques and programs better. Mike is a student of training and an excellent teacher.