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The Path to Athletic Power: The Model Conditioning Program for Championship Performance

Saturday, September 11, 2004

By Gregory "Graig" White
SJSports Physical Fitness Advisor

All I can say is this publication can make a huge difference in the life of athletes, coaches and athletic programs. This model has proven to be successful, so successful that it is one of the most copied models in the world. I met Coach Epley in the early 90's and had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with him and his staff, talk about a group of guys who were built to do what they were doing, the passion and desire that his coaches worked with was contagious.

The strength training facility in Lincoln at that time was better than quite a few NFL weightrooms I had been in. The attention to detail was actually kind of frightening, but also it shows that if you take care of the small things the big things will take care of themselves. There is talk that the Nebraska model is outdated and that the rest of the world has finally caught up. Well that may be true, but go through the book and if you are a high school program looking for an edge then this could be the book for you.

The detail in which Boyd goes into leaves little room for mistakes to be made, but he left enough room for the reader to make adjustments that may have to be made. Reading this book took me back to the first time we met, a lot of the stuff he was teaching me is in the book. (We all know that he is smart enough to not put everything he knows into this book). The principals that have created a program that for quite some time may have been one of the more feared programs in the country. There are lots of books out there that talk about turning good programs into great programs, and they just might but know this, this is the book that all of those other books will be measured by. If you are a coach and you are looking for an edge, the list price for this book is $21.95 U.S. dollars, a small price to pay to put your team in position to dominate opponents for years to come.

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