Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy
Paperback ISBN: 1770856927
"This useful title, which will also work well as a circulating item, presents that something extra for fitness enthusiasts who want to become serious about their conditioning." -- Library Journal (starred review) The revolutionary series Anatomy of Exercise includes eight specialized titles that followed the first title, Anatomy of Exercise, each focusing on a specific sport or exercise program. Since the release of the first book, the titles in this innovative series have sold 250,000 copies in North America. Compiling content from all nine titles, Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy enables the reader to tailor a personalized and professional program that will meet specific needs. A runner can dip into yoga to improve his breathing; a muscle builder can shape her legs with cycling workouts; a gymnast can combine yoga with core stability and strength exercises, and a woman over 50 can design a program that fits into her busy life. Comprehensive and informative, this big compendium includes these standard features: - Full-body anatomy illustrations, front and back - Annotated full-color anatomical illustrations for all exercises - Full-color photographs of exercises - Visual identification of active and stabilizing muscles - Concise step-by-step how-to instructions and guidance - Level-of-difficulty modifications - "Best For" information boxes - Safety tips boxes - Pre-designed workouts - Visual index of exercises - Glossary of anatomical terms. For anyone who works on their fitness routines, whether at a gym, health club or in a sport personally, professionally or academically, Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy is the ideal resource for a lifetime of healthy living.
Power Yoga for Athletes
More Than 100 Poses and Flows to Improve Performance in Any Sport
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1592336159
"Hockey, football, baseball, golf, swimming, lacrosse - whatever your sport of choice, yoga will help you to improve focus, flexibility, and performance. Power Yoga for Athletes is perfect for those who want a total body and mind workout. Yoga is the ideal cross-training tool and a perfect stand-alone exercise, whether you're looking to improve balance, focus, control, breathing, posture, or flexibility; strengthen your back, joints, or core; or reduce or heal from injury.Yoga benefits athletes of all types, helping you to improve your athletic prowess and hone new strengths. You'll find many poses ideal for the sport of your choice, including:RunningSwimmingCyclingGolfingBaseballBasketballSoccerFootball/rugbyHockeyTennisFeaturing more than 100 yoga poses from instructor Sean Vigue, Power Yoga for Athletes incorporates more than just poses. It describes a whole-body program for cross-training and conditioning. Each yoga pose features step-by-step directions, instructional photography, muscles being worked, overall benefits, and the sports for which each pose is ideal. Get the balance, strength, and focus you need to perform at your best"--
Thinner This Year
A Younger Next Year Book
Paperback ISBN: 0761177469
A follow-up to Younger Next Year shares strategies for implementing the lifestyle recommended in the first book, outlining scientifically based approaches to steady and permanent weight loss through nutrition and exercise. Reprint.
Everyday Exercises to Stretch and Strengthen Your Posture
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1784881449
Our modern lives mean that most of us spend too long sitting, whether at our desks, watching TV, or travelling. Sit Strong highlights how everyone can strengthen their body and improve their flexibility to specifically counteract the risk of long hours spent sitting. The book is divided into body areas – Head & Neck, Upper Back & Shoulders, Arms, Lower Back & Bottom, Legs, and Full Body Exercises. Former nurse Harriet Griffey explains 50 practical step-by-step exercises that you can easily do at home, at work, or even on your commute – and concludes with a chapter on specialist help, which focuses on when and to whom you can turn for help. This book will give you the knowledge and guidance to walk tall, stand straight, and sit strong.
The Complete Step-by-step Guide to a Stronger, Sculpted Body
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0756654475
Presents a training guide to improving muscle strength and overall appearance, providing detailed diagrams of over 125 exercises for both men and women, programs using both free and fixed weights, and advice on nutrition and warming up exercises.
Rolfing In Motion
A Guide To Balancing Your Body
Compact Disc ISBN: 1594770743
This CD presents 38 structural awareness exercises featured in the author's book, Balancing Your Body. The exercises teach you to recognize and respond in appropriate ways to your body's inner messages. Beginning with an exploration of your existing habitual standing and walking patterns, the exercises offer a variety of experiences that will contribute to your standing, sitting, and walking with fluidity and ease, creating new freedom in your physical expression and improving your well-being and overall vitality.
Secrets of Pilates
Paperback ISBN: 1782404651
Whether you're a professional dancer or a complete beginner, Secrets of Pilates offers a comprehensive introduction for anyone wanting to develop body strength, reduce stress levels and enhance both psychological and physical well-being.
Your Home Practice Companion
Paperback ISBN: 1465473181
Practice hatha yoga at home with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels for each asana (pose), anatomical illustrations, a vegetarian diet transition plan with recipes, and mindfulness techniques. Achieve a healthy body, mental alertness, and inner serenity through the practice of hatha yoga. Combining step-by-step asanas, detailed anatomical illustrations, programs, mindfulness techniques, plant-based diet advice, and recipes, this is the complete practice and lifestyle guide for students of all abilities. Progress your way through the 12 classic asanas (poses), then continue your practice with 9 programs with 20-, 40-, or 60-minute sequences for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Master breathing and mindfulness techniques to recharge your energy levels and combat stress. Embrace a healthier way of eating with diet advice and more than 40 nutritious recipes. Written by the experts from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, this book has everything you need in one complete package.