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Strength Band Training-2nd Edition

Strength Band Training-2nd Edition


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    The best guide for strength band training is now expanded, updated, and better than ever!

    In this new edition, Strength Band Training shows you how to maximize strength, speed, and power in the gym, at home, or on the road. With more than 160 exercises and predefined fitness and sport-specific workouts, the book shows you why strength bands are the ultimate tool for targeting, isolating, and developing every major muscle group.

    Portable and easy to adjust, the bands provide resistance for any level of strength, fitness, or ability. The exercises allow you to add resistance in multiple directions—something free weights and machines cannot do—for resistance routines that can simulate sport-specific demands, strengthen and tone your core, or target muscles to help you prevent or recover from common injuries.

    Whether you are seeking to improve athletic performance or wish to redefine, sculpt, or shape your physique, Strength Band Training provides the most effective exercises and workouts for results you can see and feel.

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Basics of Elastic Resistance Training
    Chapter 1: Strength Training With Elastic Resistance
    Chapter 2: Stretching Exercises

    Part II: Elastic Resistance Training for Stability, Strength, and Power
    Chapter 3: Joint Isolation Exercises
    Chapter 4: Chest, Upper Back, and Shoulder Exercises
    Chapter 5: Abdominal, Core, and Low Back Exercises
    Chapter 6: Hip, Thigh, and Lower-Body Exercises
    Chapter 7: Total-Body Exercises
    Chapter 8: Power, Speed, and Agility Exercises

    Part III: Programming
    Chapter 9: Functional Fitness Training Programs
    Chapter 10: Programs for Rotational Sports
    Chapter 11: Programs for Strength and Power Sports
    Chapter 12: Programs for Endurance Sports

    About the Author

    Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is the director of the Thera-Band Academy.

    Page has worked with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks and athletic teams at Tulane University and LSU. He has lectured internationally on the scientific and clinical use of elastic resistance and developed an educational course on elastic resistance that is being taught in over 30 countries.

    He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and was awarded the NATA’s Otho Davis Postgraduate Scholarship in 1991. He is the coauthor of two other textbooks, including The Scientific and Clinical Application of Elastic Resistance.

    Page lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife and four children.

    Todd S. Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, PT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, is the clinic director at Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is the director of sports medicine for the ATP World Tour. A licensed physical therapist, he has researched and taught in the field for 18 years.

    Ellenbecker is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as both a sports clinical specialist and orthopedic clinical specialist. The APTA also honored him with its Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Teaching Award in 1999. He was chairman of the APTA’s Shoulder Special Interest Group and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and American Journal of Sports Medicine.

    Ellenbecker is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In 2003, the NSCA named him the Sports Medicine Professional of the Year. He also serves as chairman of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) National Sport Science Committee.

    Ellenbecker lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Gail.


    Strength Band Training has everything you need to implement resistance band training into your workout. Well written and loaded with exercises, this book makes it easy for the beginner as well as the seasoned professional to add variety to any workout."

    Tommy Moffitt -- Director of Strength and Conditioning, Louisiana State University