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Anatomy of Core Stability: A Trainer's Guide to Core Stability
Anatomy of Core Stability
A Trainer's Guide to 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: A Trainer's Inside Guide to Your Workout
Anatomy of Exercise
A Trainer's Inside Guide to Your Workout
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1554073855

Anatomy of Exercise is revolutionary for its insights into how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise. The book is organized by body area and shows common sequences in the progression of a typical workout. Lifelike anatomical illustrations demonstrate each exercise and reveal in colorful detail exactly which muscles are engaged, which are being conditioned and how those muscles respond.

The following features help the reader gain the greatest benefit from each exercise and thereby improve fitness and well-being:

  • 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
  • Instructions on stabilizing the body throughout each movement
  • A visual index of exercises that allows easy navigation through the book
  • A glossary of anatomical terms.
  • No other book provides such rich detail tailored to the general reader. Beginners, those already committed to exercise, competing athletes, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists and the many others involved in fitness will find Anatomy of Exercise fascinating, instructive and practical.

    Anatomy of Exercise for 50+: A Trainer's Guide to Staying Fit Over Fifty
    Anatomy of Exercise for 50+
    A Trainer's Guide to Staying Fit Over Fifty
    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
    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
    Anatomy of Strength & Conditioning
    1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1770853030

    Reviews for Anatomy of Exercise (in the same series):

    Fascinating ... useful for anyone interested in enhancing their fitness routine as well as fitness instructors who want to visually show their customers the benefits of each exercise. --American Reference Book Annual

    One of the best books written as a reference manual for understanding exercise... Great how-to instructions. --Men's Exercise

    The winning format of the Anatomy of... series was established quickly with the first title, The Anatomy of Exercise. The success of the series lies not only in the innovative presentation but in the variety of titles offered, which gives readers the opportunity to pick and choose according to their needs and goals.

    Anatomy of Strength and Conditioning is a great how-to reference for those who wish to "up their game" and train for activities requiring high performance -- strength, speed, aerobic capacity and accuracy -- all essential to success in such sports as soccer, hockey, skiing, climbing and rowing as well as marathons and other endurance activities. The book is also an ideal way to achieve overall fitness.

    Like each of the other titles in the series this book:

    • Opens with two (front/back) full-body annotated anatomical drawings
    • Shows specific exercises with instructions and annotated anatomical drawings and corresponding photographs
    • Labels all muscles used with bold text to indicate target muscles
    • Provides helpful notes throughout to amplify the how-to instructions: Best For (the muscles getting the maximum effect), Targets (muscles worked), Benefits (effect of the exercise).

    Anatomy of Strength and Conditioning offers 29 Strength Exercises and 28 Conditioning Exercises, plus a full set of Warm-Up Exercises. There are six specialized Workouts to choose from: Beginner's, Sports, Mixed-Modalities, Range, Melting-Pot and Kamikaze. Lifelike anatomical illustrations demonstrate each exercise and reveal in colorful detail exactly which muscles are engaged -- a great way to focus exercises to a specific problem area.

    No other book provides such rich detail tailored to the general reader. Athletes of all experience levels, fitness trainers, coaches, physiotherapists and many others will find Anatomy of Strength and Conditioning instructive and extremely practical.

    Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Golfers: A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Golf Workout
    Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Golfers
    A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Golf Workout
    Paperback      ISBN: 1628736356
    With training tips, exercises, and injury remedies, this is a book that every golfer and coach should have

    There are few things more satisfying than a great round of golf. But the joy and thrill of golf are often marred by injuries that can bother you for weeks and ruin your game. A strong, fluid golf swing uses muscles in the legs, hips, lower back, and shoulders--all areas prone to serious, painful injury. That's why every golfer needs to read Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Golfers, which offers expert advice on how to maximize your game without the risk of getting hurt.

    Taking you through stretches that both warm you up before a game and cool you down after, Dr. Philip Striano focuses on working the primary muscles involved in the mechanics of the golf swing--stance, backswing, transition, downswing, and follow-through--as well as the secondary muscle groups that help support and balance you. Alongside each exercise are detailed, true-to-life anatomical illustrations showing which muscles of the body are targeted. A handy guide lets you know 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 Golfers is the ultimate reference for anyone wanting to improve their game by improving their fitness.
    Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Marathoners: A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Running Workout
    Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Marathoners
    A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Running Workout
    Paperback      ISBN: 1628736364
    With training tips, exercises, and injury remedies, this is a book that every runner and coach should have

    Running has become more and more popular in recent years, with thousands of people entering marathons, buying new running shoes with the latest technology, and going for a daily jog. But the joy and thrill of running are often marred by injuries that can bother you for a few weeks or for many years. That's why every runner needs to have Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Marathoners. In this comprehensive workout guide for marathon runners, Striano and Purcell create a detailed exercise program devised to strengthen and stretch the major muscle groups used in running and jogging, including:

    - Warm-up and cool-down stretches
    - Stretches that target both the primary and secondary muscle groups
    - Step-by-step photos
    - How to get started, what to wear, and what running surfaces are best
    - How to identify, prevent, and treat common running injuries
    - And much more

    Alongside each exercise you will find remarkable, true-to-life anatomical illustrations showing which muscles of the body are targeted. A handy guide lets you know the exercise's benefits and cautions, along with tips on perfecting your form. Find out how to get started; what to wear and what running surfaces are best; and how to identify, prevent, and treat common running injuries. With a series of sample workouts that show you how to devise a training program to suit your unique goals, Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Marathoners is the ultimate reference for anyone who wants to get the most from their running regimen.
    Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga: A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Yoga Practice
    Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga
    A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Yoga Practice
    1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1628736372
    With training tips, exercises, and injury remedies, this is an essential book for every yogi and instructor

    Yoga is more than just an exercise; it's a way of spiritual living that has been growing in popularity throughout the years. But nothing ruins the tranquility of yoga faster than an unfortunate injury. Yoga focuses on almost every muscle in the body, from the core of the abdomen, to the muscles of the back, right down to the delicate muscles in the neck. All of these are prone to injury, and all of those injuries can keep you off the mat. That's why every yogi needs Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga. Amy Auman and Lisa Purcell provide expert advice on how to achieve perfect flexibility while minimizing injury, with tools and training on the following subjects:

    - Finding the proper equipment: which mat works best for you
    - Warm-up stretches and why they are important
    - Corrective exercises to improve your balance and flexibility
    - Step-by-step photos
    - And much more

    Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga details how to achieve each pose, or asana, and properly align your body to begin a daily routine that will provide you with a calm focus while improving your strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. A handy guide lets you know which muscles are the main targets of each asana, each asana's benefits and cautions, and tips on perfecting your form. Here you'll find all the information you need to help you avoid common injuries and become the best yogi you can be

    The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport: Causes, Consequences, Solutions
    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 ller argue that the current system is at a critical historical juncture.

    Reviewing the recent history of anti-doping, this book highlights serious problems in the approach developed and implemented by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), including continued failure to accept responsibility for the ineffectiveness of the testing system, the growing number of dubious convictions, and damaging human-rights issues. Without a total rethink of how we deal with this critical issue in world sport, this book warns that we could be facing the collapse of anti-doping, both as a policy and as an ideology.

    The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport: Causes, Consequences, Solutions is important reading for all students and scholars of sport studies, as well as researchers, coaches, doctors and policymakers interested in the politics and ethics of drug use in sport. It examines the reasons for the crisis, the consequences of policy strategies, and it explores potential solutions.

    The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport: Causes, Consequences, Solutions
    The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport
    Causes, Consequences, Solutions
    Hardcover      ISBN: 1138681652

    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 ller argue that the current system is at a critical historical juncture.

    Reviewing the recent history of anti-doping, this book highlights serious problems in the approach developed and implemented by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), including continued failure to accept responsibility for the ineffectiveness of the testing system, the growing number of dubious convictions, and damaging human-rights issues. Without a total rethink of how we deal with this critical issue in world sport, this book warns that we could be facing the collapse of anti-doping, both as a policy and as an ideology.

    The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport: Causes, Consequences, Solutions is important reading for all students and scholars of sport studies, as well as researchers, coaches, doctors and policymakers interested in the politics and ethics of drug use in sport. It examines the reasons for the crisis, the consequences of policy strategies, and it explores potential solutions.