14-Minute Metabolic Workouts
The Fastest, Most Effective Way to Lose Weight and Get Fit
Paperback ISBN: 1510717943
Time. It is the thing that most people claim they don’t have enough of, and the lack of it is the most common excuse for not exercising. But everyone has fourteen minutes. 14-Minute Metabolic Workouts is the solution to everyone’s time problem, in that it offers fitness-conscious people a variety of compact, science-based workouts that target the five components of physical fitness?cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, body composition, and flexibility. This complete guide includes information on cardio intervals, strength circuits, sprint intervals, muscle power workouts, and flexibility workouts?for people of different fitness levels to address everyone’s individual needs. The book, which features photos to accompany the exercise descriptions, also includes workouts that can be done at the gym, at home, or outside. If that’s not enough, the last chapter contains a cleverly-crafted ?menu
ABS on the Ball
A Pilates Approach to Building Superb Abdominals
Paperback ISBN: 089281098x
A Pilates approach to building abdominal muscles uses an exercise ball as part of more than one hundred exercises featured in fifteen- and thirty-minute workouts designed for all ability levels.
Anatomy of Core Stability
Paperback ISBN: 1770851704
A strong, stable core is the foundation of virtually all physical efforts. Pilates and yoga practitioners as well as dedicated athletes are familiar with the concept of "core stability." They understand its importance in achieving and maintaining superior fitness. A strong and stable core improves athletic performance, increases power and endurance, reduces stress on the body and minimizes the chances of injury. It helps to improve balance and posture, alleviates back pain and minimizes fatigue. Even everyday actions are easier, whether climbing stairs or lifting a box or holding a baby. The muscles most responsible for core stability run the length of the trunk and torso. They include the famous "six pack" abdominal muscles, the muscles that underlie the spinal column and neck and which help to rotate the back, the oblique muscles, and the muscles of the hips and thighs. Exercises designed specifically to address these muscles are the only way to build a stable core. Anatomy of Core Stability features such exercises. They are designed to work the entire core musculature, from the major muscles in the abdomen, spine, lower back, torso, hips and thighs, which endure the greater effort, to the smaller assisting muscles, which support the larger. Many exercises use inexpensive equipment such as a stability ball, medicine ball, free weights and wobble board. American Reference Books Annual praised this series' first book, Anatomy of Exercise, as "fascinating" and recommended it to "medium-sized and large public libraries as well as high school and undergraduate collections." This latest addition to the series will prove equally commendable and is an important purchase. The "Anatomy of..." series has revolutionized how people can approach their fitness needs. The books are ideal references for beginning exercisers and amateur athletes, elite competitors, trainers, physiotherapists, coaches, sport injury clinics, yoga, pilates and fitness instructors, team doctors and specialist professionals.
Anatomy of Exercise for Women
A Trainer's Guide to Exercise for Women
Paperback ISBN: 1770851801
Women are joining gyms and running in marathons in record numbers. They are also learning about the preventive effect of exercise on diseases and conditions, including depression, heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia and breast cancer. Anatomy of Exercise for Women provides women of all ages with exercise programs that will bring great benefits in physical fitness, psychological well-being and meeting the challenges of daily life. Like all of the books in the series, this title contains: - Detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations for all the exercises - Annotations identifying the active and stabilizing muscles - Concise how-to instructions for each exercise - Identification of the specific muscles that benefit the most from each exercise - Suggested modifications for different levels of difficulty - A glossary of anatomical terms. Exercises are presented individually and then also in pre-designed workouts that let women focus on what they want most to improve: Leaner Legs, Thighs and Glutes; Arm Toner; Core Strength and Stability; All-Over Toner; and Working the Waistline. The Beginner's and Back to Basics Workouts are excellent overall programs. Stretching exercises help to alleviate stress and fatigue, improve posture and increase flexibility. The "Anatomy of..." series has revolutionized how people can approach their fitness needs. The books are ideal references for beginning exercisers and amateur athletes, elite competitors, trainers, physiotherapists, coaches, sport injury clinics, yoga, pilates and fitness instructors, team doctors and specialist professionals.
Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men
Paperback ISBN: 0671531638
A guide to achieving and maintaining physical fitness through weight-resistance training demonstrates routines and necessary equipment and has special sections for teenagers, older men, and professional bodybuilders
The Art of Expressing the Human Body
Paperback ISBN: 0804831297
Beyond his martial arts and acting abilities, Bruce Lee's physical appearance and strength were truly astounding. He achieved this through an intensive and ever-evolving conditioning regime that is being revealed for the first time in this book. Drawing on Lee's own notes, letters, diaries and training logs, bodybuilding expert John Little presents the full extent of Lee's unique training methods including nutrition, aerobics, isometrics, stretching and weight training.
The Art & Science of Functional Sports Conditioning
Paperback ISBN: 0736051007
Athletic Development offers a rare opportunity to learn and apply a career full of knowledge from the best. World-renowned strength and conditioning coach Vern Gambetta condenses the wisdom he's gained through more than 40 years of experience of working with athletes across sports, age groups, and levels of competition, including members of the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, and U.S. men's 1998 World Cup soccer team. The result is an information-packed, myth-busting explanation of the most effective methods and prescriptions in each facet of an athlete's physical preparation. Gambetta includes never-before-published and ready-to-use training approaches in - sport-specific demands analysis, - work capacity enhancements, - movement skills development, - long- and short-term training program progressions, and - rest and regeneration techniques. Athletic Development explains what works, what doesn't, and why. Gambetta's no-nonsense approach emphasizes results that pay off in the competitive season and reflect his work at the highest echelons of sport. Merging principles of anatomy, biomechanics, and exercise physiology with sports conditioning applications and four decades of professional practice, this is the definitive guide to performance-enhancing training.
Real Muscle/Real Fast
Paperback ISBN: 0071495762
Prepare to look, feel, and perform better than you ever have before! Why bodybuilding? Put simply, lifting weights--or resistance training--is one of the best ways to achieve total body health and fitness. Research has shown time and again that pumping iron provides a host of benefits: Bigger muscles, of course, but also greater strength, higher bone density, and deeper cardiovascular capacity. Adding muscle also naturally ignites your body's internal fat-burners, increasing your metabolism while lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol. Oh yeah, and you'll look terrific. Here's all you need to start building serious muscle, including crucial information on: - Complete workouts and techniques to maximize results - Specific tips on achieving more defined abs, arms, legs, chest, and back, - How bodybuilding is different and better than other training methods - Basic anatomy and physiology - “Gym jargon” via a special decoder - How long and often you should work out--and how much recovery time your body needs