An illustrated, anatomical guide to improve the benefits of your Pilates workout while also preventing injury- Examines the correct movements, specific risks, and common mistakes associated with 8 fundamental Pilates exercises, including practices using Pilates exercise equipment - Offers guidelines to increase the effectiveness of your Pilates workout, maintain correct alignment, improve stability, and prevent injury to the pelvis, back, wrists, and ankles Developed in the early 20th century by accomplished boxer and gymnast Joseph Pilates, the Pilates Method aligns the body, builds long, lean muscles, and develops core abdominal strength. However, practiced improperly, Pilates exercises can lead to injuries such as pinched discs, hyperextension of the wrists, or low-back pain. No-Risk Pilates reveals how to minimize the risk of injury and maximize physical benefit for a strong, toned, and aligned physique. Using Blandine Calais-Germain's signature anatomical style, this illustrated guide examines the body's movements during 8 fundamental Pilates exercises, including practices using the Pilates Reformer, and explores the specific risks and common mistakes associated with each exercise. Detailing how injuries occur to the pelvis, back, wrists, and ankles during Pilates, the authors offer tips and guidelines to maintain correct alignment, improve stability, and prevent injury as well as increase the effectiveness of your Pilates workout.
Feel-Good Fitness from pro runner Alysia Monta o offers a year of fun and fresh fitness challenges that will build your strength and endurance. Alysia's fitness challenges will make you smile while you sweat because Alysia's not your typical fitness trainer. She's a mom of two who knows real workouts don't require a pricey gym membership. With Alysia's practical workout program, you can get fit in 30-60 minutes a day while tackling achievable fitness challenges. Each challenge takes on a different goal over 3-4 weeks, which means you'll achieve new fitness with every new program and never get bored--all while building confidence.
But make no mistake--these aren't fluffy workouts Feel-Good Fitness is packed with the same badass exercises that helped Alysia win 7 U.S. national running championship titles, place 5th at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Trials. With her unmatched spunk and athleticism, Alysia makes the challenge of getting fit fun, rewarding, and totally achievable.
● A basic overview of healthy running, with emphasis on developing a strong kinetic chain
● The science behind improving your running form and performance
● Prescriptions for preventing and treating a multitude of running injuries and maladies
● Dozens of step-by-step stretches and exercises to help strengthen and increase the flexibility of key running muscles
● Useful information on proper nutrition and hydration
● And much more
Much of what we experience as physical tension or stress is the result of an imbalanced body. In this CD, Mary Bond presents a selection of 26 structural awareness exercises from her book, Balancing Your Body, that teach the listener to recognize and respond in appropriate ways to the body's inner messages. Beginning with an exploration of your habitual standing and walking patterns, these exercises guide the listener through a variety of experiences that contribute to standing, sitting, and walking with fluidity, balance, and ease. This unique self-help program will help to create new freedom in your physical expression and improve your well-being and vitality.
Now in paperback, the latest book in the New York Times bestselling, one-million-copy-plus Younger Next Year franchise. The book that tells every reader how to lose weight, discover new vitality, and get in the best shape of your life. The book with the no-nonsense, no-BS, no-shortcuts approach. The book that shows that there's a revolution in aging going on. The book that is the how-to of that revolution.Chris Crowley, the memorable patient and coauthor of Younger Next Year, partners with Jen Sacheck, a nutritionist and fitness expert from Tufts University, and in lively, alternating chapters they spell out a weight-loss plan that will have readers losing up to 25 pounds in the first six months--and, much more significantly, keeping it off next year, and the year after, and so on, for life. The message is straightforward and based on the most up-to-date nutritional science: resist the added-fat, added-sugar concoctions created by the food industry; skip the supplements; pile on fruits and vegetables to your heart's content, but it's OK to eat lean meats, too; and don't drink your calories. And exercise With its simple, fully illustrated program of 25 "sacred exercises," here is everything the reader needs to build muscle, protect joints, add mobility, and put off 70% of the normal problems associated with aging and eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury. "Clear, concise, well-balanced nutritious diet plan. Realistic exercise . . . and] the combo of the authors--nutrition scientist and witty writer--makes this an easy-to-read volume with loads of timely, science-based information."
--Madelyn Fernstrom, Diet and Nutrition Editor, TODAY and NBCNews.com "Chock-full of easy recipes, meal plans, and exercise diagrams."
--The Wall Street Journal
A New York Times bestseller for 14 weeks in 1978, Running & Being became known as the philosophical bible for runners around the world. More than thirty years after its initial publication, it remains every bit as relevant today.Written by the late, beloved Dr. George Sheehan, Running & Being tells of the author's midlife return to the world of exercise, play, and competition, in which he found "a world beyond sweat" that proved to be a source of great revelation and personal growth. But Running & Being focuses more on life than it does, specifically, on running. It provides an outline for a lifetime program of fitness and joy, showing how the body helps determine our mental and spiritual energies. Drawing from the words and actions of the great athletes and thinkers throughout history, Dr. Sheehan ties it all together with his own philosophy on the importance of fitness and sport, as well as his knowledge of training, injury prevention, and race competition. Above all, he describes what it means to experience the oneness of body and mind, of self and the universe. In this, he argues, we have the power to discover "the truth that makes men free."
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.
Mindful walking can help us face the existential questions of 'Who am I?', 'Where have I come from?', What am I doing here?' and 'Where am I going?' Through a series of 25 succinct meditations on walking, Adam Ford presents an enlightening guide to how mindfulness and walking can help us improve our conscious living, including:
- Taking time to breathe
- Finding your rhythm
- Being aware of your surroundings -
- Long-distance walking
- Walking with others
- Walking by night, by rivers and canals, and exploring the city
From a gentle daily stroll to a brisk hike across the mountaintops, this is a powerful reading companion for rural and urban walker alike.
If you like this, you might also be interested in Mindful Thoughts for Runners, Mindful Thoughts for Gardeners and Mindful Thoughts for Birdwatchers.
Does Anyone Else Want to Be a Highly Successful Personal Trainer-And Truly Live Your Dream? Most folk who embark on a career as a trainer, do so initially out of a personal passion for fitness and a strong desire to help other achieve results. Be it weight loss, conditioning, strength gains, flexibility or enhanced performance. But a passion for working out and an earnest desire to help others-alone-does not a successful personal trainer make. The sad fact is that the turn over rate for personal trainers after one year is over 80%. Why? It's almost always because the trainer didn't have a proper understanding of the BUSINESS of being a fitness professional. The bottom line is that without the appropriate success blueprint, the most skilled and knowledgeable personal trainer is usually doomed to failure. Unfortunately, until now, there has been no such battle-tested blueprint available either to the novice trainer or the professional struggling to stay alive. Now, however that's all changed, thanks to Danny Kavadlo's Everybody Needs Training. Follow the hard-earned wisdom within these pages and failure will no longer be an option. Danny Kavadlo's training helped me to discover strengths I never knew I had, and I can take those lessons with me wherever I go, for the rest of my life. The wisdom and insight contained in Everybody Needs Training not only relates to being a successful fitness trainer, but can be applied for peace and success in many of life's ventures. Danny is the best -ELIZABETH GILBERT, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author, Eat, Pray, Love. One of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World Everybody Needs Training is quite 'something.' I don't think I have ever seen this kind of depth in the field. It's both obvious and 'wow' as you read it. Amazing stuff. It fills a gap in the community that, frankly, surprises me no one has really filled.-DAN JOHN, author, Never Let Go Christmas wishes DO come true.Danny Kavadlo has written a training book Imagine if you could squeeze all the hard-earned wisdom, secrets and tactics of one of the world's hottest personal trainers between the covers of a beautifully illustrated tell-all manual, and you have imagined Everybody Needs Training. Like Danny himself, this groundbreaking book is incredibly smart, brutally honest, laugh-out-loud funny, and totally out of left fieldif you train others (casually or professionally), want a career training others, or if you just love the now-famous Kavadlo approach to getting in shape, you owe it to yourself to grab a copy of this masterpiece. I cannot recommend it highly enough.-PAUL WADE, author of Convict Conditioning Danny Kavadlo strikes the right tone: if you are built for it, personal training is one hell-of-a-satisfying career: do it right and you are literally transforming people's bodies and lives. So if you think you're built for it and considering jumping into the shark tank of personal training, Everybody Needs Training will be invaluable. And the tattooed Gonzo vibe is priceless.-MARTY GALLAGHER, author of The Purposeful Primitive, 3-time World Masters Powerlifting Champion Danny Kavadlo has personally helped me become a more successful trainer and coach. I cannot recommend Everybody Needs Training enough. It's the best book I've ever seen on the subject of being a professional trainer.-ADEL GABER, World Class Trainer & 3-Time Olympic Wrestling Coach Everybody Needs Training is a must-read for every personal trainer wanting to take it to the next level, and everyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a personal trainer. This book allows you to get inside the genius PT mind of Danny Kavadlo, a master of his craft, speaking off the cuff to you about training-priceless -ERRICK MCADAMS, Personal Trainer, Model, Fitness Personality A solid collection of tried-and-true best practices that can help personal trainers on any level reach their full potential in their chosen field. -ROLANDO GARCIA, RKC II, CK-FMS