Water Aerobics Instructor Training Manual With Specific Exercise Programs
Paperback ISBN: 1480972827
Water aerobics provides safe and fun exercise for a wide variety of people. This instruction manual will help the new instructor become certified in water aerobics and learn to implement and adapt programs for a wide variety of individuals. A senior health advocate, Rob Thomason knows the healing benefits of water therapy. Many people who, through age or injury, have troubles exercising on land will benefit from water aerobics. Detailed and accessible, this manual is a valuable guide. Original.
Water Skiing and Wakeboarding
Paperback ISBN: 073608634x
Whether you're a crafty vet on the water looking to take your skills to the next level or a recreational rider interested in doing some eye-opening tricks for fun, Water Skiing and Wakeboarding is your guide to tearing up the water. Ben Favret's 25 years of competitive experience have produced numerous gold medals at all levels of competition. In Water Skiing and Wakeboarding, Favret teaches you how to perfect the skills and turn some heads---and do it safely. In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn Hit the water and ride like the pros. Most important, have fun while doing it. Let Water Skiing and Wakeboarding be your one-stop resource to endless fun and an exhilarating experience on the water!
Waves of Resistance
Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii
Paperback ISBN: 0824835476
Surfing has been a significant sport and cultural practice in Hawai‘i for more than 1,500 years. In the last century, facing increased marginalization on land, many Native Hawaiians have found refuge, autonomy, and identity in the waves. In Waves of Resistance Isaiah Walker argues that throughout the twentieth century Hawaiian surfers have successfully resisted colonial encroachment in the po‘ina nalu (surf zone). The struggle against foreign domination of the waves goes back to the early 1900s, shortly after the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, when proponents of this political seizure helped establish the Outrigger Canoe Club—a haoles (whites)-only surfing organization in Waikiki. A group of Hawaiian surfers, led by Duke Kahanamoku, united under Hui Nalu to compete openly against their Outrigger rivals and established their authority in the surf. Drawing from Hawaiian language newspapers and oral history interviews, Walker’s history of the struggle for the po‘ina nalu revises previous surf history accounts and unveils the relationship between surfing and colonialism in Hawai‘i. This work begins with a brief look at surfing in ancient Hawai‘i before moving on to chapters detailing Hui Nalu and other Waikiki surfers of the early twentieth century (including Prince Jonah Kuhio), the 1960s radical antidevelopment group Save Our Surf, professional Hawaiian surfers like Eddie Aikau, whose success helped inspire a newfound pride in Hawaiian cultural identity, and finally the North Shore’s Hui O He‘e Nalu, formed in 1976 in response to the burgeoning professional surfing industry that threatened to exclude local surfers from their own beaches. Walker also examines how Hawaiian surfers have been empowered by their defiance of haole ideas of how Hawaiian males should behave. For example, Hui Nalu surfers successfully combated annexationists, married white women, ran lucrative businesses, and dictated what non-Hawaiians could and could not do in their surf—even as the popular, tourist-driven media portrayed Hawaiian men as harmless and effeminate. Decades later, the media were labeling Hawaiian surfers as violent extremists who terrorized haole surfers on the North Shore. Yet Hawaiians contested, rewrote, or creatively negotiated with these stereotypes in the waves. The po‘ina nalu became a place where resistance proved historically meaningful and where colonial hierarchies and categories could be transposed.
West of Jesus
Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief
Paperback ISBN: 1596913444
The author of The Angle Quickest for Flight shares his spiritual quest in search of the ultimate sport of surfing in the wake of a devastating bout with Lyme disease, detailing his three-year surfing odyssey around the world in search of a mysterious legend about a mystical surfer with the power to control the weather. Reprint.
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1909911542
Women Who Surf
Charging Waves With the World's Best
Paperback ISBN: 149302485x
A collection of the world’s top female surfers Mavericks and more, a celebration of feminine beauty, athleticism, wisdom, and skill when the surf is bombing—Women Who Surf profiles twenty of the world’s most inspiring female surfers ranging from Makani Adric to Savannah Shaughnessy. Each surfer tells her story in her own words, highlighting her personal challenges, accomplishments, and philosophy, as well as inspiring readers and providing them with practical how-to suggestions on maximizing not only their own potential in surfing but in life as they lead the charge and push their limits at infamous big-wave spots like Teahupoo in Tahiti, Waimea Bay, and Peahi/Jaws in the Hawaiian Islands. The profiles by accomplished author and editor Ben Marcus are complemented by stunning color photography by leading adventure photojournalist Lucia Griggi.
Workouts, in a Binder
for Swimmers, Triathletes, And Coaches
Paperback ISBN: 1931382743
Written by two former coaches for the U.S. National Swim Team, "Workouts in a Binder for Swimmers, Triathletes, and Coaches extends beyond freestyle to include other strokes for masters and collegiate swimmers and coaches, as well as triathletes seeking skill-building in the off-season. The workout categories, which are more diverse than "Swim Workouts for Triathletes (the previous book in this series), include distance, middle distance, sprint, individual medley, and stroke. Competitive swimmers and coaches can build a training plan using a variety of workouts from each category to improve speed and skills. Recreational swimmers, on the other hand, can realize new fitness levels by introducing greater variety to their swimming routines. Printed on large, durable cards, this new entry in the popular "Workouts in a Binder series was specially designed for swimmers to use at the pool and can be easily read, even through foggy googles and flip-turn splashback.
The World's Richest Wrecks
A Wreck Diver's Guide to Gold and Silver Treasures of the Seas
Paperback ISBN: 0981899110
This is Bob Marx's most significant book concerning the shipwrecks of the world and is literally a culmination of more than 50 years of experience and research. He covers all known shipwrecks of both the Old World and New World whose cargoes contained at least $10 million worth of treasures. The World's Richest Wrecks contained many maps collected by Marx and more than 100 photos of shipwrecks treasures and diving salvage operations, many in full color!
Yoga for Paddling
Kayakers, Canoeists, and Stand-up Paddlers
Paperback ISBN: 1493028685
Yoga for Paddling is a visual, instructional guide designed to walk readers through 30 -35 yoga poses that are effective in stretching the muscles that paddlers use most, and strengthening the muscles that they use least. The book includes chapters on anatomy and alignment principles specific to the movements of paddling for kayakers, canoeists, and SUPers, and includes tips on proper paddling technique, performance focus, relaxation, and short stories about paddling injuries healed via yoga. One to three photos demonstrate each pose, with clear, concise text on how to get into and hold the poses.