"Martin has done it again! Anyone interested in performing at his/her best has to read this informative text." -- Dave Tate, Elite Fitness Systems, September 15, 2002
About the Author
Martin was a member of the United States Bobsled team from 1995-1997, 2000 and a four-time All Conference, MVP performer in Track and Field at Furman.
Martin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist under NSCA and a member of the Society of Weight Training Injury Specialists. He is also certified in Active Release Technique for the upper extremity and certified in the lower extremity by the Institute of Flexibility Sciences. He also currently writes for the Elite Fitness Systems Website and is a columnist for Brazil's Gracie Magazine.
Martin has lectured for the American College of Sports Medicine and has been commissioned by Nike to run speed testing camps at a number of major universities. He has also coauthored two other books on the forty yard dash and the vertical jump. He has traveled as far as the Middle East to train in the United Arab emirates as well as to help prepare fighters in Japan.
Currently, Martin is the director of the Parisi Speed School in Fair Lawn, NJ. Martin has been a speed consultant to the New York Giants as well as other athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA and numerous top Division I colleges across the country. He has also trained Olympians including one gold, and one silver medalist. In addition to this, Martin also trains some of the top mixed martial artists in the world.
Over the last few years Martin has helped to develop one of the top NFL combine training programs in the country producing the fastest athlete at the 2001 NFL Combine and first place finishers at eight different positions, including three all-time records.
Martin is married and lives in Fair Lawn, NJ. He and his wife, Amanda, are expecting their first child a few months from the time this book was written.