With targeted programs for fast and effective off-the-court conditioning, this book provides exercises for maintaining the flexibility, strength and speed you need to stay competitive. By following the regimen in Total Sports Conditioning for Athletes 50+, you’ll see results where they matter most—on the playing field. The combination of aerobic, strength, plyometric and functional training in this book is sure to keep your body game-ready and injury-free. You’ll discover how small doses of the right exercise allow you to continue enjoying your favorite sports for years.
Total Sports Conditioning for Athletes 50+ includes beginner, intermediate and advanced exercises, over 200 Step-by-Step photos plus more than a dozen sport-specific workouts for:
Dr. Karl Knopf has been involved in the health and fitness of older adults and the disabled for more than forty years. During this time he has worked in almost every aspect of the industry, from personal training and therapy to consultation.
While at Foothill College, Karl was the coordinator of the Adaptive Fitness Technician Program and Lifelong Learning Institute. He taught disabled students and undergraduates about corrective exercise. In addition to teaching, Karl developed the “Fitness Educators of Older Adults Association” to guide trainers of older adults. Currently Karl is a director at the International Sports Science Association and is on the advisory board of PBS’s Sit and Be Fit show.
In his spare time he has spoken at conferences, authored many articles, and written numerous books on topics ranging from water workouts to fitness therapy. He was a frequent guest on both radio and print media on issues pertaining to senior fitness and the disabled.