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Step up to the barre and strengthen your core with 100 at-home barre exercises! Infused with elements of ballet, barre classes were introduced by Lotte Berk in the 1970s as a new way to combine dance with traditional exercise. Just about any barre class will involve a lot of reps of small, pulsing movements (lifting and lowering limbs a mere inch or two) at the barre, with a heavy focus on the legs, glutes, and core and emphasis on form and alignment. Barre Fitness provides 100 at-home barre exercises from the fundamentals to more complex moves with a focus on building strength and improving technique--no barre required! Trained at the ground floor of the prestigious Lotte Berk Method NYC (where barre fitness originated), Fred Devito and Elisabeth Halfpapp bring first-generation teaching and training experience and the acclaim of the Core Fusion(R) brand to this guide to at-home exercise, geared toward your fitness goals. This book breaks down the set ups, progressions, and sequences for all of the classic barre exercises to empower you to perform them at home with clear photographs and easy-to-follow descriptions and program routines. Each exercise explains the benefits and how they can be combined for different results. Learn how to integrate these barre exercises into your daily workout routine, while mindfully incorporating healthy eating and stress reduction habits, for living a healthier lifestyle regardless of your age or fitness level. Whether you want to tone and shape your muscles (without gaining muscle mass), build your core strength, lose weight, increase flexibility, combat aging, rehab from injury, or supplement your current fitness routine (or any combination of these), Barre Fitness offers the solutions you're looking for.
Dating back to the 11th century Vedic Indian tradition, the practice of yoga didn't gain prominence in the Western world until the 20th century. Fast forward to the present day, and yoga communities are huge - and still showing steady growth. Yoga is as good for the mind as it is for the body, and its benefits include flexibility, weight loss, stress reduction, pain relief, and spiritual growth. This yoga book for beginners covers the origins of yoga including its philosophy, history, and the various styles of yoga schools as they apply to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The Simpkins, neuroscience professionals with over 40 years teaching experience, address the curiosities and concerns of the beginning student, such as: Where do I begin? How do I find a teacher? How do I prepare for my first class? What do the unfamiliar terms mean? And many, many more. Yoga Basics focuses on the yoga essentials of breathing, balance, and the yoga poses themselves. Meditation and relaxation techniques are also discussed to complement your yoga exercises or yoga workouts. This easy and comprehensive introduction is everything you need to learn yoga with confidence and success.
Show your athletes how yoga can propel their performance to the next level. Teaching Power Yoga for Sports prepares you to develop and teach yoga programs that are directly relatable to specific sports and player positions, resulting in more resilient athletes who consistently compete at the top of their game. Author Gwen Lawrence shares her approach, developed through years of work with sports' top professional teams; NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, and MLB coaches; and elite athletes. She takes into account the athlete's training cycle, the position they play, and common movements and injuries in the sport. In this book, she offers detailed, easy-to-implement instruction on the following: * Safe and effective poses that complement common movements in sport * Yoga routines, organized by sport and season * Ways to spot and fix posture and alignment imbalances before injury occurs * Five restorative sequences to facilitate recovery and long-term stability * Six facets of Power Yoga for Sports: balance, strength, flexibility, focus, breathing, and mental toughness * Mindfulness tools for developing focus, clarity, and determination Exclusive to this book are invaluable sport-specific sequences for athletes participating in a range of sports: football, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball, hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, wrestling, golf, tennis and racket sports, skiing, swimming, running, cycling, and mixed martial arts. For each sport, you'll find the top five poses that most closely mimic that sport's movements, along with accompanying images that compare each pose to an athlete in action. Gain valuable teaching and coaching skills you can immediately put into practice with your athletes. Learn to train the whole body and mind with powerful yoga poses, breathing techniques, and mental focus activities. With Teaching Power Yoga for Sports you will develop balance, strength, flexibility, and performance in your athletes and help them thrive in a long and successful sporting career. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Teaching Power Yoga for Sports CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Teaching Power Yoga for Sports With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.
Feel-Good Fitness from pro runner Alysia Montano offers a year of fun and fresh fitness challenges that will build your strength and endurance. Alysia's fitness challenges will make you smile while you sweat because Alysia's not your typical fitness trainer. She's a mom of two who knows real workouts don't require a pricey gym membership. With Alysia's practical workout program, you can get fit in 30-60 minutes a day while tackling achievable fitness challenges. Each challenge takes on a different goal over 3-4 weeks, which means you'll achieve new fitness with every new program and never get bored-all while building confidence. But make no mistake-these aren't fluffy workouts! Feel-Good Fitness is packed with the same badass exercises that helped Alysia win 7 U.S. national running championship titles, place 5th at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Trials. With her unmatched spunk and athleticism, Alysia makes the challenge of getting fit fun, rewarding, and totally achievable.
We all know that exercise is good for physical health. Improved fitness has been proven to increase longevity and stave off illness. Recently, there has been a wealth of data proving that exercise also contributes to overall mental well-being. Routine exercise alleviates stress and anxiety, moderates depression, relieves chronic pain, and improves self-esteem. Christina G. Hibbert, an expert on women's mental health, grief and self-esteem issues, here offers readers step-by-step strategies for sticking to fitness goals, overcoming motivation challenges and roadblocks to working out, and maintaining a physically and emotionally healthy exercise regimen. The techniques she offers will benefit readers at any stage of life or fitness level. Whether you have worked out periodically in the past or have never hit the gym, this book will help you get moving, stay moving, and maintain the inspiration you need to reap the mental health benefits of regular exercise.
The complete Pilates programme includes more than 100 mat and standing exercises for absolutely everyone - beginners to advanced, plus workouts for special needs and groups such as back and neck problems, pregnancy, young people and seniors. All the sequences are easy to follow, fully illustrated and accompanied with the key benefits of each move. Also included is a comprehensive section on the principles and concepts of Pilates, including stance, breathing, control and safety.
Qigong is an aspect of traditional Chinese medicine that involves coordinating breathing patterns with physical postures to maintain health and well-being. Ba Duan Jin: Eight-Section Qigong Exercises is an accessible, fully-illustrated guide to this particular qigong exercise, which has been shown to improve the respiratory, cardiovascular and immune systems. The Ba Duan Jin exercise dates back to the Song Dynasty, and is broken down into eight sections, each of which focuses on a different physical area. The routine enhances limb strength and flexibility of the joints, and also fortifies the nerves. It can help in the treatment of illnesses such as osteoporosis and is also beneficial for mental health. Each routine is described step-by-step, and is illustrated with photographs and key points. The authors also point out common mistakes and offer advice on how to correct these. Complemented by an appendix of acupuncture points and accompanied by access to online video material, this book will be of interest to Qigong and Tai Chi practitioners at all levels, students of martial arts and anyone interested in Chinese culture.
*** THE NO-EQUIPMENT WORKOUT PERFECT FOR YOUR SMALL SPACE *** CELL WORKOUT is a bodyweight training guide devised from a prison cell but accessible to anyone who wants to get fit in a small space using no specialist equipment. Using your own body weight - the oldest exercise equipment out there - CELL WORKOUT guides you through understanding how to make bodyweight training work for you, helping you to achieve any personal training goal or maintain a healthy physical condition. With workouts for those of varying ability and fitness, the step-by-step exercise instructions and accompanying photographs for LJ's 10 Week Cell Workout are easy to follow and tailor to you, improving all aspects of your physical fitness. This is CELL WORKOUT; get the body you want - inside and out.
Functional Awareness and Yoga is an essential book for all who wishes to deepen their yoga practice and discover strategies to reduce strain or discomfort on the mat as well as in daily life. It is also an excellent book of introductory concepts in anatomy as applied to yoga required during a yoga teacher training. Each chapter provides essentials in functional anatomy with over 60 practical illustrations. The chapters also apply specific postures in yoga with cues to support the practice on the mat. Finally, each chapter contains a mindful practice section to help readers integrate anatomical imagery into daily life in order to release unnecessary tension, improve posture, and support ease of movement. The reflective practice of Functional Awareness (R) changes how one goes through simple daily tasks in living and demonstrates how these small simple shifts can have a profound effect on ease in action and resilience in movement both on and off the yoga mat. Guiding readers through the essentials in body alignment by providing engaging explorations in body/mind awareness, the book offers a pathway to improve resilience and balance in action.
Discover: How to get super strong without training to muscle failure or exhaustion. How to hack into your 'muscle software' and magnify your power and muscle definition. How to get super strong without putting on an ounce of weight. Or how to build massive muscles with a classified Soviet Special Forces workout. How to mould your whole body into an off-planet rock with only two exercises. How to increase your bench press by ten pounds overnight. How to get a tremendous workout on the road without any equipment. How futuristic techniques can squeeze more horsepower out of your body-engine. How to maximise muscular tension for traffic-stopping muscular definition. How to minimise fatigue and get the most out of your strength training. How to ensure high energy after your workout. How to get stronger and harder without getting bigger. How to become super strong and live to tell about it.
A modern, pocket-sized guide to the art of yoga -- the exercise for the new millennium. This book covers topics of history, tradition, yoga today as well as health, nutrition and general well-being. Complete with black and white line drawings to guide you through the most popular yoga poses, you will be well on your way to breathing, stretching and feeling better in no time
The Skiing Manual offers instructions on technique and skills from an author with over 30 years of skiing experience. It will cover every type of skiing from cross-country to mountaineering, highlighting the important differences between genres. It explains the clothing and equipment required for every type of skiing and of course the skis, boots, bindings and poles, as well as skills, snow science, and safety and rescue.
Finally, a research-based book that covers all facets of optimizing the development of muscle and strength. "Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, Second Edition," is a comprehensive training guide and reference that provides
* definitions of key terms and concepts;
* evaluations of equipment options, including TRX, BOSU, and kettlebells;
* explanations of the role and importance of each muscle group;
* latest nutrition information for losing fat and increasing muscle mass;
* presentations of the best exercises, including body weight, for adding strength and mass; and
* descriptions and examples of many types of workouts and programs and their effects.
Choose from 382 exercises presented for 13 muscle groups and the whole body. Proper technique for each exercise is tailored to the type of resistance used, be it free weights, weight machines, or body weight. Plus, each of the 116 training programs is rated according to workout duration, the projected time frame for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty, and overall effectiveness.
"Muscle & Fitness" senior science editor Jim Stoppani covers each topic in detail. His advice will help you conquer any problem or plateau you encounter. So build your knowledge base to build a better body. "Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength" is the ultimate resource for pinpointing and achieving the results you're seeking.
Ashtanga Yoga is a popular and athletic type of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, one of the great modern gurus. In this book, Kino MacGregor, one of Jois's disciples, explains Ashtanga's history and tradition; the essential connection of breath, posture, and gaze that is the core of the practice; how Ashtanga philosophy manifests in dietary and lifestyle choices; and how Ashtanga is fundamentally a path of spiritual transformation and development. MacGregor draws from her own personal experiences to illuminate this fascinating practice. She also describes and demonstrates the entire Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series in 125 halftones, which includes standing, seated, backbending, opening, and closing postures. This book is appropriate for those who are new to Ashtanga Yoga and want a solid, engaging introduction to the practice, and for more experienced practitioners who will be inspired by MacGregor and interested in her expertise and her holistic view of the practice.
Orthopaedic surgeon Ray Long blends modern science and the ancient art of hatha yoga to create an indispensable resource for every yoga practitioner -- from beginners to experts. A scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits. Specific anatomical descriptions highlight which muscles to activate in each pose, bringing the experience of the pose to new sensory heights. A novel approach to learning yoga poses: each of the four mat companions focuses on one type of yoga pose: standing poses, forward bends and hip openers, back bends and twists, and arm balances and inversions. The illustrations and descriptions describe the major movements that enable the poses, how to deepen the posture, and sequences of muscle activation. The concealed wire-bound pages make the books perfect mat resources during practice.
In the constantly evolving world of fitness and exercise, it is challenging to become-and remain-an effective group exercise instructor. Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Fourth Edition With Online Video, offers expert guidance in a variety of group exercise formats so current and aspiring instructors can hone their skills and create demand for their services. The authors-who have dozens of years of experience-thoroughly explain group exercise training principles, correction and progression techniques, and safety tips. They also have taught this course within a university setting. This research-based text will enhance the skills of group exercise leaders and prepare them to lead more dynamic, safe, and effective classes for clients of differing ages, abilities, and interests. Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Fourth Edition, goes beyond theory to help fitness instructors and managers understand the why behind class and program design, the proper way to cue participants, and the variety of modalities they can use in their teaching. Revised and reorganized based on current industry best practices, this edition includes the following: Over 100 minutes of online video demonstrating warm-ups, routines, drills, and 15 new class formats A new chapter dedicated specifically to instructing older adults New coverage of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) Two additional sample class plans for featured group exercise formats The text also features a number of additional learning aids to help readers retain and apply the content. Pro Tips offer insights and expertise from industry veterans; boxes and sidebars highlight important topics, research findings, and technique and safety checks; practice drills offer opportunities to apply the information; and evaluation forms are provided to self-assess teaching success. Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Fourth Edition, will prepare any group fitness instructor for a successful career. Students will gain a strong foundation to earn their group fitness certification, and veteran instructors will be able to refine their skills to increase their marketability and success.
Elite-level athletes take great pride in their fitness and physical strength. You can't help but notice the muscular legs or well-defined arms. However, whether they are known for a powerful golf swing or a hard hockey slap shot, the best athletes all have one thing in common--a strong and well-conditioned core.
The world's leading organization in the field of sport conditioning, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), brings you the authoritative resource on strengthening the core to maximize sport performance. With contributions by 17 of the top names in sport training, conditioning, and science, "Developing the Core" features over 50 of the most effective exercises, science-based assessment tools, sport-specific programs, and expert advice for developing a personalized core program.
Basketball, football, soccer, golf, baseball, tennis--no matter what your sort, "Developing the Core" will place you on the path to success and your strongest midsection ever.
'Some guys think yoga makes you less of a man, the truth is it makes you a better one.' In today's society, being a man is tough. There is a set of unspoken rules that govern the way men are supposed to act and behave - act tough, don't cry, win at all costs and these rules are passed down from generation to generation. BUT a shift has happened and the world has opened up to a more conscious way of living, a more compassionate way of living. Boys of Yoga's Sit Down, Be Quiet is a straightforward book for the modern male who's ready to step in and start taking control of their own identity and mental well-being. It's time to smash the stereotypes and appreciate that It's cool to be kind, self- aware and non-judgemental. Through practising yoga - working inside as well as out and adopting a mindful approach to the everyday, this book celebrates the way in which guys can take the first steps to a healthier, happier life in the here and now.
Finalist - 2014 IndieFab Book Awards The Internal Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan Tai chi chuan is an internal martial art that uses soft/round movements to redirect an opponent's incoming force. Qigong exercises are an internal method of increasing and circulating your body's energy (qi). This book teaches tai chi qigong exercises that are useful for improving your tai chi skills and overall health. If you already know a tai chi form, here are a few ways you will use tai chi qigong to reach new levels of skill and ability: *To feel qi*To regulate body, breathing, and intention*To learn how to use intention to lead qi*To learn how to circulate qi*To learn how to expand qi*To learn how to use qi to energize muscles*To accelerate the health benefits of tai chi If you don't know tai chi, but want to benefit from qigong exercises, here are a few ways tai chi qigong can help you: *The exercises are short and easy to learn*They help reduce stress*They loosen muscles and joints*They stimulate qi flow*They can help develop a strong immune system*They sharpen concentration*They build a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination
Nei Gong has been a well-kept secret within the Daoist sects of China for centuries. Based upon the original teachings of the great sage Laozi, it has only ever been taught to close students of the masters chosen as the heads of the ancient orders. This book provides a breakdown of the entire Nei Gong process, and explains in plain English the philosophy which underpins Nei Gong practice, and which is based on the original teachings of the ancient Daoist priests. The methodology of Sung breathing, an advanced meditative practice which has until now been reserved for 'inner-door' students is described, and the book contains an entire set of Qigong exercises accompanied by instructional photographs and drawings. This book will be of interest to all practitioners of Qi Gong, martial arts and meditation, and will be a rewarding read for anyone interested in Eastern philosophy.
In The Synthesis of Yoga Sri Aurobindo unfolds his vision of an integral yoga embracing all the powers and activities of man. First, he reviews the three great yogic paths of Knowledge, Works and Love, along with Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and Tantra, and then integrates them all into a great symphony. Index.
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