Training and Optimal Health for SporTraining and Optimal Health for Sport

Galway-based fitness and martial arts instructor Shane Fitzgibbon has recently published what many have described as “a must-have resource” to sports people of all levels.

The author of Training and Optimal Health for Sport, Shane Fitzgibbon, has drawn on his 20 years of international competitive and coaching experience to produce a book that eradicates many exercise myths, promoting proven training methods.

“Shane Fitzgibbon has compiled an informative and easy-to-read text in Training and Optimal Health for Sport. It is an excellent introduction to the field of fitness and conditioning, ideal for those wishing to start on the journey of understanding the principles and methods of training for greater fitness, in general, or in sport”—Dr Liam Hennessy, BA, MSc, PhD, FRAMI; academic director of Setanta College; director of fitness with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU ) 2000-2010; fitness coach to Padraic Harrington and former chief exercise physiologist to the Irish Olympic Team.

“Shane shares his lifelong passion and knowledge of training principles in his book. In doing so he has produced a most important easy to understand resource which I can wholeheartedly endorse and recommend to everyone involved in sports from recreational athlete to Olympic athlete including teachers, coaches, athletic trainers and indeed for anyone interested in improving their health and fitness”— Gerard Hartmann, seven times Irish trialthlon champion 1984 to 1991; physical therapist to Olympic Council of Ireland sports medicine and sports science team; physical therapist to 67 Olympic medal winners including world record holders, and the director of the Hartmann International Sports Injury Clinic, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Training and Optimal Health for Sport is available from all good bookshops, Amazon, and directly from (with free shipping ).


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