Last Christmas my face lit up like a 6-year old ripping through wrapping paper to discover a toy fire truck (or iPhone in today’s kids) when I opened my presents. I got 5 AWESOME Physical Therapy textbooks.
It was probably the most excited I’ve been about Christmas presents in over a decade. My family thinks I’m strange, and they’re right, but that was all I wanted!
So for the fellow Athletic Development Enthusiasts out there that can never have enough great training information (or the significant others/family members of such enthusiasts), here is a list of some of the incredible books, DVDs, and websites I recommend to everyone:
1) Assess and Correct by Bill Hartman, Mike Robertson, and Eric Cressey: I just wrote a review on this. If you don’t have it already, get it now!
2) Precision Nutrition by Dr. John Berardi. This is still BY FAR the best nutrition resource for EVERYONE, competitive athletes to stay at home parents.
3) StrengthCoach.com with Michael Boyle. Coach Boyle’s membership site has the most current information from the Strength and Conditioning Industry’s most successful coaches.
4) SportsRehabExpert.com with Joe Heiler. This is a great resource for physical therapists and athletic trainers to stay current on the practices of some of the greatest minds in the world.
5) StrengthandConditioningWebinars.com with Anthony Renna. This is one of the most brilliant advancements in the history of strength and conditioning continuing education. Without taking credit away from any of the other great sites out there, this is my favorite site on the internet. Learning great education from incredible presenters without leaving my home..what’s not to love?
There are a ton of great products out there. Among others, I can attest that anything from Nick Tumminello, Kim McCullough, Brijesh Patel, Eric Cressey, Michael Boyle, Mike Robertson, and Bill Hartman will be packed with incredible information.
If you have specific questions about other products, please don’t hesitate to email me.
Kevin has rapidly established himself as a leader in the field of physical preparation and sports science for ice hockey. He is currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. He also spent 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey.