Great athletes make difficult moves look effortless with a combination of skill, strength, and balance. Traditional conditioning builds a fitness base, but modern sports training takes into account athletic movement patterns. Athletic Body in Balance is the first guide of its kind to show you how to train for smooth, fluid movement and prevent muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, stability problems, and injuries. Physical therapist and sports conditioning expert Gray Cook has proven the effectiveness of this approach through the performances of athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL and WNBA. His methods will help you identify functional weaknesses; correct imbalances; and refine sport-specific movement skills such as jumping, kicking, cutting, and turning. You will see where your client's conditioning is breaking down and how to get their program back on track. Whereas other books concentrate simply on maximizing obvious strengths, Athletic Body in Balance focuses on exposing and overcoming weaknesses to form a foundation for long-term training gains. Learn how to maintain what your client's gain and build on their improvements. 222 pages, softcover. Course includes soft-cover textbook, separate testing booklet and free, instant grading.