Advances in Functional Training

This new book presents the continued evolution of functional training. Ten sections present everything a strength coach or personal trainer may need to understand modern training theory.


Book Overview

Boyle updates the reader on the current thinking in core training, back pain, and on how the hip musculature works. Further material on cardiovascular training, and what has worked for the athletes training in his facility continues the journey.

In the second half of the book, the author discusses training strategies, including exercises equipment and tools in use on the gym floor, how he develops speed, and a section on his single-leg training methods. Finally, he puts the entire package together with program design, covering the basic objectives of a sound program, and showing you exactly which programs to use in a variety of circumstances.

Michael Boyle is internationally known for his pioneering work in the field of strength and conditioning, as well as being one of the top experts in sports performance training. In both 2004 and 2005, Men’s Journal named Boyle as one of the top 100 trainers in the USA. For further information, see

Contents: Introduction, Advances in Functional Training, Mobility and Flexibility, Injuries, The Core, The Hips, Cardiovascular Training, Developing Athleticism, Equipment Choices, Exercise Choices: The Basics and Single-Leg Training, Program Design, Sample Programs, In Closing.