The quest for knowledge in athletic development and manual therapy does not simply stop at perusing various blogs, but also following the suggestions of people who have been around the industry. In the coming days and weeks I’ll be sharing the recommendations of a number of athletic development professionals from different backgrounds who answered the question: “What are your 3 to 5 recommendations for athletic development books and why?”
The first in the series came from my good friend and performance manager of Brent Callaway at Athletes’ Performance-Los Angeles. Brent has a track background and was an elite pole vaulter, who is an excellent coach with a knack for developing speed-related skills.
1. Movement by Gray Cook – Movement is an awesome resource for functional training, and the integration of physical therapy & performance training.
2. Running by Frans Bosch – This is the best book and DVD resource for constant low speed running and sprinting.
3. Supertraining by Dr. Mel Siff – Its legendary and has to be in a coaches collection. I call it Strength Coach 101.