Strength and conditioning specialist Joe Kenn draws upon the three strength disciplines; weightlifting, powerlifiting, and body building -- as well as training principles of traditional periodization and high-intensity training, to define the "Tier System" of athletic-based strength training. The tier system promotes training athletes on a rotation of movements (total body, upper body, lower body) rather than training body parts. The result is an integrated, "whole-body" strength training program with greater real-world and sport-appropriate applicability. The book explores an overview of the tier system and provides annual plan development, training cycles, and daily and weekly plans. Ideal for coaches and trainers of football, basketball, track and field, wrestling, gymnastics, and any sport requiring maximum and explosive strength.