Anatomy of Exercise for 50+
Paperback ISBN: 1770851569
A new addition to the best-selling series, for the burgeoning over 50 population. Studies abound confirming what we all know: use it or lose it. Exercise of any kind has a profound positive effect on health, longevity, disease prevention and a sense of well-being. The exercises in Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ will support good health at any age, but for those over fifty they can help in the prevention of age-related problems like joint mobility, balance and fatigue, as well as medical conditions like heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis and Alzheimer's. Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ follows the successful format of the "Anatomy of" books--Anatomy of Exercise, Anatomy of Muscle Building, Anatomy of Yoga--which have together sold more than 100,000 copies. Their revolutionary approach is the combination of photographs and lifelike anatomical drawings that reveal in colorful detail exactly which muscles are engaged and benefitting from each exercise. The book's organization allows the user to approach the exercise according to his or her needs or by the type of exercise. The contents are: - Introduction: Staying Fit at Any Age - Full-Body Anatomy - Warm-Ups - Stretches - Upper-Body Exercises - Core Strengthening Exercises - Core Stabilizing Exercises - Healthy Back Exercises - Lower-Body Exercises - Yoga-Based Exercises - Swiss Ball Exercises. Those who want to take control of their health (at whatever age), fitness trainers, physiotherapists, and activity managers in community care facilities, retirement homes and nursing homes will find Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ an instructive and practical resource.
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.
Anatomy of Strength & Conditioning
A Trainer's Guide to Building Strength and Stamina
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1770853030
Offers step-by-step instructions for exercises to increase strength, speed, aerobic capacity, and accuracy, with annotated anatomical illustrations identifying targeted muscles and corresponding photographs.
Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Cyclists
A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Bicycle Workouts
Paperback ISBN: 1628736348
Full of Exercises, Training Tips, and Injury Remedies That Every Cyclist and Coach Should Have! Every year, more and more people take up cycling to get in shape and stay fit. Thousands of people are buying new bikes with the latest technology, entering races, and even forgoing rush hour traffic and crowded public transportation to ride to work. But the joy and thrill of cycling are often marred by injuries that can bother you for a few weeks or for years. That’s why every cyclist needs to have Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Cyclists. Lisa Purcell includes a detailed exercise program that is designed for cyclists from beginner to advanced levels and that is devised to strengthen and stretch the major muscle groups used in cycling. She provides answers and tools for training, including: ? Step-by-step photos ? Tests to assess your form ? An assessment of cycling gear ? Exercises to improve your core ? The truth about stretching ? And much more! Featured are targeted stretches to increase flexibility and a wide-ranging selection of exercises that thoroughly strengthen the legs and arms and build both core strength and stability, as well as hone your balance and posture on the bike. A handy guide lets you know which muscles are the main targets of each exercise, as well the exercise’s benefits and cautions, along with tips on perfecting your form. With a series of sample workouts that show you how to devise a training program to suit your unique goals, Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Cyclists is the ultimate reference for anyone wanting to achieve optimal cycling fitness.
Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Marathoners
A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Running Workout
Paperback ISBN: 1628736364
Showcases stretches that target the primary running muscles, complementing each with anatomical illustrations identifying the muscles being worked, and includes information on preventing and treating common injuries.
Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga
A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Yoga Practice
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1628736372
Presents illustrated instructions for key Yoga asanas along with anatomical drawings showing the muscles affected by each pose and the proper form to be followed to prevent injuries, with a discussion of the benefits of Yoga for bodily strength, flexibility, and posture.
The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport
Causes, Consequences, Solutions
Paperback ISBN: 1138681679
The sense of crisis that pervades global sport suggests that the war on doping is still very far from being won. In this critical and provocative study of anti-doping regimes in global sport, Paul Dimeo and Verner M
Any Given Monday
Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them, for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches - Based on My Life in Sports Medicine
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1451667086
One of the most renowned sports surgeons in the country uses his extensive experience with athletes across all sports for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries—especially among young athletes. Every year, more than 3.5 million children under the age of fourteen require medical treatment for sports-related injuries. More than a fifth of traumatic brain injuries in children are a direct result of athletics. Now, Dr. James Andrews—a leading expert in sports medicine—offers this essential compendium of knowledge as a solution to curb these daunting statistics. Any Given Monday is a guide for parents, coaches, athletes, and sports fans familiar with Dr. Andrews’s work with some of the biggest names in sports—from Drew Brees and Jack Nicklaus, to both Manning brothers. Dr. Andrews’s goal is that every athlete—and those involved in an athlete’s life—take positive steps towards safety by preventing the injuries that can be prevented, and properly treating the ones that can’t. Prescriptive and invaluable, this book is a tool for both maximizing talent and protecting the body for a lifetime of physical activity and health. It also emphasizes and promotes the importance of the American Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society’s “STOP Program
Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport
Hardcover ISBN: 163149127x
An exploration of the modern American sports stadium traces the stories of iconic stadiums and fields as well as the rowdy customs that have become related traditions, from scalper turf wars and tailgate parties to fighter-jet flyovers and death-defying halftime shows.
The Art of War
The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy for Themartial Artist
Paperback ISBN: 0804830800
Sun Tzu's Art of War is perhaps the best known and highly regarded treatise on strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is over two thousand years old, its principles are timeless for today's boardroom battlefields. Thirteen sections present incisive strategems from assessing the foe to proper treatment of troops to espionage. Hanshi Steve Kaufman, the widely acknowledged "Founding Father" of American Karate, translates this classic with respect for its powerful martial applications. Kaufman packs the power of the original text into straightforward prose for the benefits of all martial artists and corporate warriors.