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The traditional approach to strength and conditioning has always been about getting bigger and stronger, but at what cost?
Joint pain, tendinitis, bursitis, non-contact sports injuries, and lower back pain are just a few of the potential by-products. In Return to Center, Rocky Snyder takes an innovative approach to improving human performance without the drawbacks of pain and reduced mobility. This new methodology bases each program on the individual, their posture, and their unique gait pattern. No two people have identical lives, so why should they have identical programs?
Featuring over 100 photographs and more than 150 YouTube video links, Return to Center provides instructions for self-myofascial release techniques, mobility drills, and strength motions.
“In Return to Center, Rocky Snyder has done it again! Providing world class functional health instruction & information in a user friendly, informative way, all the while conveying his deep knowledge and caring for his reading audience. A must-read for athletes and the general population alike!”
--GERARD “GP” PEARLBERG, professional running coach, USATF; author of Run Tall, Run Easy; head coach, Boomer Esiason Foundation NYC
“The fitness industry is currently undergoing a revolution. Going to the gym is no longer simply about getting pumped or just for looking good in the mirror. It has become a place for developing true physical fitness and restoring healthy, pain-free lifestyles. Rocky Snyder is at the forefront of this revolution, and this book provides a clear guide to discovering your individual needs for mobility and strength. It is ideal for both trainers and people who want to take charge of their physical fitness. It is packed with great storytelling, case studies, the importance of self-assessment/reassessment, and goes into great detail on how the nervous system rules the roost. Rocky has taken over 25 years of experience and has integrated the brilliance of Gary Ward’s Flow Motion Model® to provide the best exercise selection for every individual, based on his/her current movement profile. I’ve started applying the concepts of this book to my own mobility and strength programs, and I’m noticing dramatic improvements already! Rocky’s approach, clearly outlined in this book, needs to become the standard of modern-day fitness and training.”
--ERIC LAZAR, physical therapist, Madrid College of Chiropractic
“Return to Center is an essential book for understanding how to live and perform well in your body for a lifetime, whether in daily activities or high-level athletics. The soundness of the principles Rocky writes about in this book, and his skill and expertise in applying them, has made it possible for me to achieve every one of my goals as an older athlete in water polo, without injury; including two world championships and multiple national championships.”
--JOEL F. WADE, PH.D., author of The Virtue of Happiness
“Rocky’s journey, deep investigation, and discoveries for what’s actually useful in the pursuit of health, fitness, and function is distilled down in these pages. Learn to upgrade your movement patterns and discover a new model for life-long fitness.”
--TOM McCOOK, founder and director, Center of Balance Master Movement Educator
“Utilizing this method of training & conditioning has helped me continue to compete in several marathons and shaved fifteen minutes off of my Big Sur half marathon time to achieve a personal best! This approach allows me to pursue my passion without career-ending injuries.” --KATHERINE BEIERS, Boston Marathon winner in the over 80 age category
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