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My Off-Season with the Denver Broncos: Building a Championship Team (While Nobody's Watching) Hardcover – October 5, 2012

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Tim Tebow once engineered spectacular fourth-quarter comebacks, and Centennial's star swimmer Missy Franklin has her eyes set on the Olympic podium. What do these superstars have in common? The man who drills, pushes, and whips them into shape. (5280: The Denver Magazine)

...[A]n incredible read that provides inside information like no other. Landow and Klis talk about workouts with Tebow, the major role that Brady Quinn had in leading this team through the off season, and what it took to run a sort of grassroots workout program for a professional team. Included in the book are also tips for minimizing injury and motivational strategies that can be applied to any sport.

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About the Author

Loren Landow has trained more than four hundred professional athletes (including seventeen NFL All-Pros) in numerous sports to maximize their athletic potential while reducing their risk of injury. In addition, Landow serves as a consultant for several professional organizations and serves on the S.P.E.E.D. advisory counsel, a position reserved for the top performance coaches in the country. Landow was also named performance coach for Shane Carwin's team on the upcoming season of TheUltimate Fighter, airing on FX beginning in September 2012. He lives in Aurora, Colorado.

Mike Klis covers the Denver Broncos for the Denver Post and was one of the few reporters allowed into Landow’s off-season training sessions. He was also named the 2012 Colorado Sportswriter of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA).



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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing (October 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589797515
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589797512
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,367,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I should have paid more attention to the description before wasting money on this. At least the book description is an honest reflection of what this book is about: "....this story tells how Landow brought a disparate group of players together to form the 2011 Denver Broncos—the team everyone had written off from the start—that went on to win the AFC West." If I had been more careful, I would have stopped right there since I am pretty sure the GM and head coach formed the 2011 Broncos and not an unofficial strength coach.

Read this only if you think 232 pages of self-aggrandizement is interesting. Another example to quote from the book: "Forgive Landow if he felt a warm measure of satisfaction. These were his guys. He would never say this, of course." Beg to differ - you just published an entire book of self-praise.
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Format: Kindle Edition
This book weaves the story of how the author worked with members of the team during the NFL lockout, with descriptions of their workouts. The author's descriptions of the players their motivations, and some of the insights into their personalities was the best part of the book. But, it isn't quite a workout book, and the story really isn't extensive enough for a novel, so it really isn't successful from either perspective. The Kindle edition formatting is poor; the photos and sidebars aren't integrated well with the mainline text. Sorry that I can't recommend it to others, despite the great title.
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Format: Hardcover
I, who knew next to nothing about football, now understand the sacrifices and hard work i.e. training that goes into building a team. Everyone had written off the 2011 Bronco team, but they went on to win the AFC West. How a disorganized group of men turned into a championship team is told from the inside by Loren Landow, the unofficial pre-season trainer and journalist Mike Ktis of the Denver Post Newspaper. Training tips and photos are included and can be applied by the reader to any sport to maximize athletic potential but reduce risk of injury. Page after page paints picture for the reader to understand the dynamics of training. Easy reading as I found myself reading and learning. Using the lockout to build a team was a challenge shared now with the reader, and showed me that the author went beyond what was required to build this team..

I recommend this book for anyone interested in sports, but especially those who eat and sleep football. An insider's view is a rarity; this book is a gem and a great gift for any age
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I purchased and read My Off-Season with the Denver Broncos because I am distantly related to one of the authors. I am not a huge fan of the Bronco's or any other sports team, for that matter. I am a huge fan of Loren Landow and the work he does with his atheletes. Loren's techniques and approach are the best in the business. Loren is dedicated to his profession and to the success of his atheletes like no other trainer I've met. While I immensely enjoyed the story of the lock-out, and how the daily work outs with the team came about, I was mouch more fascinated with the depth of information for anyone wanting to use their body to it's full abilities. This book was a great read with a glimpse inside the workings of a professional sport, but more importantly, contains real world tips to prepare your body for the sport of life. This was a great read!
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Not as much hoopla and more of the day to day workings of what the Broncos have been doing to try to climb back up
to the team they once were. It's fascinating to see how the coaches and management struggle with personalities and the talent
they put together. The road to the Super Bowl can be bumpy and heartbreaking.
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