When speaking to groups of coaches, athletes, fans or talking with representatives of the media, most of the questions Mark McKown receives are in reference to Karl Malone. The reasons for these questions are obvious. Karl is one of the best athletes to ever play the game of basketball, he is a perennial all star, one of the strongest athletes in professional sport, and he has, without a doubt, the best physique in the NBA. In addition to all these attributes his ability to control his 6'9" 265lb body is legendary. Karl gives credit for much of his physical success to his solid work in the weight room, which consists of 70% dumbell training. It is the intent of this book to help you to reach your peak via the fastest, safest and most efficeint route - dumbell training. The benefits of, and best approaches to, dumbell training will be addressed in detail. In short, training with dumbells is an excellent route to good muscle balance and symmetry, thus a better physique, increases in muscle size and strength, and an improved overall body control. This book will introduce you to the means of developing a great individualized program and the keys to focusing your efforts.
Included in this book is information that should be of assistance to you in your journey up the (your personal) mountain. There are no unfounded or misleading guarantees presented. The only guarantee we make is that if you adhere to the concepts presented the result will be a healthier and more-fit body, as well as enhanced athletic abilities. This book is for male and female readers aged 17-55, athletes, coaches, weekend warriors, body builders/sculptors, and folks interested in general fitness.
Mark McKown is the Player Development Coach for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association and has been in this position since 1997. He has also worked with the New York Knicks in their training and pre-playoff camps, as well as serving as president of Peak Performance Sport Health Inc. Prior to joining the Jazz he was an Assistant Athletics Director, Director of Sports Performance, and Adjunct Professor at the College of Charleston (NCAA Div 1), where he helped train athletes from 17 different intercollegiate teams. He has also worked as an assistant basketball coach and strength coach at Jacksonville (FL) University (NCAA Div. 1), and at the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg (USCS).