by Matthew Palfrey (email@example.com)August 16, 20120 Comments
It doesn't matter how fit and strong you are if your mobility and flexibility suck - sooner or later it's going to bite you in the ass. It's far more important to me that I'm able to move well, enjoy good health and be able to do the things that I want to do than just blindly follow some ultra-intense "athletic" programme. I think there are a lot of people who following the blog that feel the same way.
So, today I'm happy to be able to share with you a new ebook from Tom Furman. Activate Your Dynamic Range Of Motion is the follow up to his DVD Activate! and it's packed full of effective drills that will dramatically improve your ability to move well. And guess what? You'll find that working on your mobility also means that your performance improves, your recovery rate speeds up and you'll experience far fewer injuries. So this is also a great book for the die-hards that normal scoff at anything even vaguely related to stretching!
Tom takes a systematic approach to the topic, working through a range of different techniques for each area of the body. He also covers the basic theory behind stretching - something that is vitally important if you really want to see results. If you stretch at the end of every gym session and you've never actually improved your flexibility (you know who you are) then this is for you. And Tom is also currently selling a special double-pack with both the DVD and ebook!
Tom Furman has been involved in martial arts and conditioning since 1972. With an early background in wrestling and a student of the methods of the York Barbell Club, Tom immediately separated fact from fiction growing up outside Pitts- burgh. Eleven members of his family were combat veterans, the most famous one being “Uncle Charlie” Charles Bronson.
Tom’s down to earth training methods are derived from his decades long practice of martial arts and his study of exercise science. The application of force, improvement of movement and durability rank high on his list of priorities when training. He gives credit to hundreds of hours of seminars, training sessions, and ‘backyard’ workouts, including training time with many martial arts legends. He also credits his incredibly gifted training partners who came from varied backgrounds such as Exercise Physiologists, Airborne Rangers, Bounty Hunters, Boxing Trainers and Coast Guard Rescue Divers.
Tom is the creator of the popular DVD “Concrete Conflict & Conditioning” which integrates strength, movement, and physical combat. He also created an- other DVD called “Activate Your Dynamic Range of Motion” which introduces Tom’s excellent program of flexibility. Tom was one of the first American trainers to become RKC certified for Kettlebell Training and is quoted twice in “The Naked Warrior” by Pavel Tsatsouline, the founder of RKC. Tom has done workshops with Kettlebell legends Mike Mahler and Steve Cotter.