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Thursday, December 4, 2003

By Gregory "Graig" White
SJSports Physical Fitness Advisor

I have learned a great deal with my relationship with Human Kinetics, and one of the things I have learned is how much a publication will help me. While reading this book I never got the sense that it was written for me, I got the sense that Mr. Kinakin was writing for another type of audience. This book, which also came with DVD, was difficult to follow and at times very frustrating.

The good thing about this package were the tests. There were 3 levels of testing, self-tests, exercise tests and functional tests, which determine muscle specific strength and flexibility and can steer you toward a results oriented exercise prescription. It also includes a risk-benefit ration analysis of 140 different exercise variations that allow you to keep training effectively while your muscle imbalances are being corrected and restored to an improved function.

Now understand this is just one person's opinion, I'm sure that there is an audience out there for a publication like this but there are other books that create a less frustrating learning environment. If you are a coach or athlete looking for books and other media assistance in the enhancement of athletic performance then I suggest that you go to the Human Kinetics website and search through other publications because this one will probably not get it done.

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