Is this a book about strength and conditioning or functional fitness? No. Can you learn anything about training from this book? No. So what’s it doing on my blog? After reading this book, you’ll be inspired to accomplish any goal you’ve set. You’ll understand the human ability to overcome obstacles. That’s what I want for all of my clients and readers: for you to know that you can do anything, and that nothing can stop you. Boom.
Charles Poliquin is a world famous strength coach whose résumé includes many Olympic athletes from around the world. He has also published several books on strength training. In his book “German Body Comp Program”, Poliquin outlines his methods for using strength training for fat loss. This book is not really a book about sports performance. It’s great, however, as a versatile and effective program for weight loss.
Now, let’s talk some more about the book. Then, we’ll dig a little deeper into the program itself.
Vern Gambetta is a world renowned strength and conditioning coach with over 40 years of experience. He has worked with athletes in many sports including experience in high school, the NCAA, NBA, and extensive work with Major League Baseball teams. He’s certainly someone worth listening to if you’re serious about sports performance training. In his book, Athletic Development, Gambetta summarizes all his years of research and experience. He covers all aspects of a fully integrated plan for sports performance training.
In the beginning of the book, Gambetta takes the time to point out that coaching is a unique blend of science and art. He notes that every athlete, coach, and circumstance is different. It’s worth considering each of these variables when designing training programs. While science is hugely important, there’s always that “human” factor, right?