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Yoga for Wellness
Author: Gary Kraftsow
Format: Paperback | 334 pages
Dimensions: 213.36 x 276.86 x 25.4mm | 816.46g
Publication Date: 13 Feb 2002
Mainstream America is finally catching on to what Eastern countries have known for thousands of years–that yoga is not only a great, low-impact way to increase flexibility and reduce stress, it is also useful in healing any number of afflictions, from common aches and pains to chronic diseases and emotional setbacks. In this easy to follow guide for practitioners at all levels, America’s leading teacher of Viniyoga emphasizes the physical as well as the spiritual components of healing through yoga. Beginning with a general introduction, he then includes case studies and specific yoga sequences designed to address individual ailments. Best of all, each step of each posture in a sequence is clearly illustrated with its own photograph. The exercises in this book are truly transformative and certain to help those searching for alternatives to mainstream medicine and those looking for a way of becoming more involved in their own physical well-being.
Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible : 101 Best Workouts to Build Muscle, Burn Fat, and Sculpt Your Best Body Ever!
Author: Sean Hyson
Format: Paperback | 368 pages
Dimensions: 187.96 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 884.5g
Publication Date: 14 Jan 2014
Build muscle, burn fat, and sculpt the body you want wherever, whenever you want with the world s most respected fitness experts as your personal trainers. THERE ARE NO MORE EXCUSES With “The Men s Fitness Exercise Bible, “you will always have time to get in great shape even if you only have no time at all.” “You will always have the equipment you need even if you have no equipment at all.” “You will never grow bored or stop seeing progress and your workout will never become routine. Whether you have access to an upscale gym or just a dumbbell in your garage, whether you re an elite athlete or a complete beginner, there s a workout in this book 101 of them, in fact that will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Discover how to accomplish in 8 minutes what most people do in 80 because top exercise pros give you “only” the most effective and efficient workouts in the world. “The Men s Fitness Exercise Bible” gives you: Routines for barbells, dumbbells, bands, machines, a suspension trainer, and body weight alone Muscle and strength building full-body workouts, plus body-part-specific, and upper/lower split r…
Anatomy of Fitness Yoga
Author: Goldie Karpen Oren
Format: Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions: 208.28 x 256.54 x 17.78mm | 793.78g
Publication Date: 01 Feb 2014
Comprehensive guide full of instructional exercises and diagrams. The Anatomy of Fitness series offers the total fitness experience, with a comprehensive catalogue of step-by-step exercises. These user-friendly titles feature detailed, full colour anatomical illustrations of the muscles used in each exercise, so you’re always familiar with what your body should be doing. Detailed tips on the correct form and what to avoid mean you’ll be exercising effectively and safely. Information on exercise basics, nutrition and training at home. Comprehensive sections on the different types of exercises or poses. Tailored workouts and routines to suit your fitness and exercise needs. Modifications and variations on many of the exercises to simplify or intensify the challenge. Anatomical information and labels to complement the detailed drawings of the body’s muscle system that accompany each exercise. Produced in partnership with Moseley Road, the creators of Hinkler’s bestselling Anatomy of Exercise range of titles: over 100,000 titles sold! Surveys have found there are 11 million people practising Pilates regularly in the United States alone. Yoga is a common alternativ…
The Essential Guide to Fitness for the Fitness Instructor with Student Resource Access 12 Months
Author: Rosemary Marchese
Format: Mixed Media Product
Publication Date: 17 Dec 2015
Tone your students’ understanding of the fitness industry This Australian text has been designed to assist students undertaking the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness qualification, studying to become fitness instructors. The text contains all the core units and elective units to support a range of fitness specialisations. The Essential Guide to Fitness provides students with the knowledge, skills and hands on practice required to work as fitness professionals. Students gain an understanding of basic anatomy and nutrition and of varying types of fitness and exercise programs. This textbook is the first step towards building a career in fitness. There’s so much to learn and some of it can be tricky. In this 3rd edition, you will find: ‘ New and revised content ensuring students are receiving the latest evidence-based information to support the updated fitness standards ‘ Deeper explanations of key topics and trends ‘ An abundance of new real life examples, cases and stories ‘ Powerful full colour images, charts and tables ‘ Additional online learning content.
Pilates : Anatomy of Fitness
Author: Isabel Eisen
Format: Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions: 205.74 x 264.16 x 15.24mm | 793.78g
Publication Date: 01 Feb 2014
The Anatomy of Fitness series offers the total fitness experience, with a comprehensive catalogue of step-by-step exercises. These user-friendly titles feature detailed, full colour anatomical illustrations of the muscles used in each exercise, so you’re always familiar with what your body should be doing. Detailed tips on the correct form and what to avoid mean you’ll be exercising effectively and safely. Information on exercise basics, nutrition and training at home. Comprehensive sections on the different types of exercises or poses. Tailored workouts and routines to suit your fitness and exercise needs. Modifications and variations on many of the exercises to simplify or intensify the challenge. Anatomical information and labels to complement the detailed drawings of the body’s muscle system that accompany each exercise. Produced in partnership with Moseley Road, the creators of H…
The Sports Gene : Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
Author: David Epstein
Format: Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions: 138 x 212 x 30mm | 320g
Publication Date: 22 May 2014
The New York Times bestseller with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism”.
Key Muscles of Yoga : Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga
Author: Ray Long
Format: Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions: 203.2 x 276.86 x 17.78mm | 929.86g
Publication Date: 15 Nov 2009
This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume I of the series describes the key muscles of hatha yoga and how they are utilised. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.
Tai Chi : Anatomy of Fitness
Author: Loretta M Wollering
Format: Hardback | 192 pages
Dimensions: 210.82 x 264.16 x 20.32mm | 793.78g
Publication Date: 08 Apr 2014
Tai Chi is more than just an excellent form of exercise. It allows you to relax, heal, and rejuvenate your mind and body. Increase your strength, coordination, and flexibility with Tai Chi.