Every Day Is Game Day: Train Like the Pros With a No-Holds-Barred Exercise and Nutrition Plan for Peak Performance (Anglais) Broché – 2 décembre 2014
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Revue de presse
—Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL and author of Lone Survivor
"Mark Verstegen has been the most innovative voice in player health and safety that I have known. As the NFLPA’s Director of Performance for over a decade, he has transformed the paradigm for overall player health and has been a trusted advisor to the Union. He and his world class team at Athletes’ Performance have not only improved our Players’ performance but protected them by focusing on total player wellness.”
—DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, National Football League (NFL) Players Association
Présentation de l'éditeur
As founder and president of EXOS, Mark Verstegen has trained the world’s top athletes in sports including the NFL, Major League Baseball, and worldwide soccer powers, along with the most elite “tactical athletes”—U.S. Special Operations Forces personnel.
More than a decade ago, Verstegen’s groundbreaking book Core Performance revolutionized the fitness industry and made core conditioning and functional training mainstream. In his new book, Verstegen presents his most hardcore program yet: a demanding system that challenges readers to perform at the highest level.
Borrowing heavily from his regimens used by the military and NFL-combine hopefuls, Verstegen breaks the system down into tough but easy-to-follow workouts that help readers become faster, more explosive, and more powerful while moving with greater efficiency and with far less potential for injury. If you’ve ever wanted to perform like the top sports champions or elite fighting forces, this is the book for you.
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Open this book and find out what is possible in you...
This book offers a closely integrated, well-researched and up to date resource. Its far from the last word and some of the claims made for its treatment of sleep, rest and nutrition are exaggerated. There is little that is truly original or paradigm shifting here, to my mind. But what you do get is a well-organised and clearly written and presented "integrated" program plus a smattering of NLP-based "mind science" that will help you "optimise" your efforts. I really do like the emphasis on form, technique and "efficiency" in movement and the development of plyometric capacity, flexibility and "cardio" safely and quickly.
My one knock is that the sections containing the "session templates"- to my mind the guts of the book that the reader will be using daily after the initial ideas are understood - is horribly tiny. The presentation is clear and thorough but it all looks like someone took an Excel spreadsheet series and then "reduced size" to the point where the file-sheet could "fit" on the printed page. However, the resulting fonts are tiny. Tiny, tiny, tiny! Probably legible to a keen-eyed 21 yr old , but not to this old boy. Nor I suspect to many readers past 40! You will need, not only your reading glasses but a magnifier when you go to the gym!
Bit of a shame! Makes this resource "difficult to use" So a 4 rather than a 5!
Many ideas from this book will be familiar to those who have read a book from the "Core Performance" series, but you will also find new material. The program consists on 7 units: "Pillar Prep", "Mov Prep", "Plyometrics", "Movement Skills", "Medicine Ball", "Relative Power", and "Energy Systems Development (ESD)".
The workout lasts 15 weeks and there is some room to choose your weekly schedule which consists in 5-6 training days. The days are classified as "Power" (at least 3 such days per week), "Movement skill" (at least one weekly day), "Regeneration" (at least one weekly day), "Complementary" (optional activities like yoga, pilates, etc), and "Off days" (at least 1 per week).
I have not yet tried the workout, but it seems quite good, but I would not try it unless you already have a good fitness base. Some of the exercises (such as those in "Movement skills") seem to specifically address athletes (including "tactical athletes" like military personnel, firefighters, etc.).
A challenge with this workout is the variety of equipment it requires. For example it requires a wall where you can throw medecine balls. I'm not sure this is easy to find, at least without disturbing neighbors and I guess most gyms won't allow it. Also you have power days where you have to lift weights and in the end you have to do some ESD by, for example, doing 50 yard sprints a certain number of times. This is not something to do on the treadmill, so you need to find a gym which is conveniently located near a track field or near some place where you can perform your ESD. Also you are required to use elastic bands with weights in some lifts. I'm not sure if gyms allow this for "security reasons".
The book has some typos (at least the kindle version). For example there are 7 types of "Regeneration sessions": "General Regeneration", "Self-massage", "Flexibility", "Upper back/shoulder pain", "Low back pain", "Hip pain", and "Knee Pain". But the description of the "Self-massage" and "Hip Pain" sessions are missing, while the description of the "Low back pain" session appears repeated 3 times.
It reinforces that training excellence is not random and brings a fine awareness to rest and nutrition.
The aging athlete benefits by having a roadmap to do everything right.
Verstegen is a true pro and Williams writes with a flair to make the applications for the science of training and the art of living.
The rest /recovery section is the best reminder that exercise benefits require rest to rebuild and restore the body. There are wonderful sections on the practical tools to use for fascia and trigger point therapy.
Food for fuel provides the most current information on whole foods as well as supplements. The power performance page should be on every athletes grocery cart list.
And finally there are enough good training exercises listed with the appropriate coaching keys to make professional trainers use this as both a guide and resource.