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From powerful blows to explosive kicks, "Delavier's Mixed Martial Arts Anatomy" takes you inside the action and impact of one of the world's most popular, grueling, and challenging sports.
Over 230 full-color photos and 120 anatomical illustrations allow you to go inside more than 120 exercises specifically selected for the neuromuscular demands of the sport. You'll see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and how variations and sequencing can isolate specific muscles to enhance the full arsenal of combat skills.
"Delavier's Mixed Martial Arts Anatomy" features an anatomomorphological approach to allow you to choose the most effective exercises for your body type, physical conditioning, and fighting style. From boxing to ground fighting, you'll enhance your strengths and minimize your weaknesses with more than 20 proven programs.
Featuring the latest exercises for injury prevention and foam roller techniques for muscle regeneration, it's all here and all in the stunning detail that only Frederic Delavier can provide.
What if your lack of mobility isnt due to your age, but simply the number of years you havent been moving well? Dynamic Aging presents a new paradigm in senior fitness: your age isnt responsible for your lack of mobility; your habits are! In this powerful and effective guide to moving better, geared specifically for those 50-plus, biomechanist and movement teacher Katy Bowman details how readers can regain their balance, maintain their ability to drive, keep their feet healthy and functional, and regain mobility and reduce pain throughout their bodies. Bowmans exercises are straightforward, require no special equipment, and include modifications for readers of all fitness levels. The book also contains information on moving more in your daily life. To combat the idea of being too old to make great improvements, Dynamic Aging is filled with stories and advice from four septuagenarians who have been following Bowmans program for a decade, avoiding surgeries, eliminating pain, and regaining freedom and ease in their bodies they thought they had lost permanently to old age. From hiking mountains to climbing ladders and walking on cobblestones with ease, each of these women embodies the books message: No matter where you are starting, if you change how you move, you can change how you feel.
The Dragon Dao-Yin exercises are a set of four short sequences designed to work with the subtle energies of the spine. Damo Mitchell teaches and explains the exercises in detail, within the context of a larger discussion of Dao Yin. He covers the theory, history and development of Dao Yin exercises in general, and the effects of the process which a student can go through if they practise them. He also explains the difference between Qi Gong and Dao Yin, including the qualitative differences, and their effects upon the body, as well as the concept of purging as opposed to nourishing or regulating, and how Chinese medical theory relates to Dao Yin training. One chapter is devoted to problems related to stagnation and the the flow of Qi, and covers the different causes and forms of stagnation (including the location of stagnation along the meridian pathways, stagnation in the Qi Men, and in the psyche), and the Chinese medical theory of the process of damage caused by stagnation. Later chapters look at breathing patterns and the extension of Yi, opening the joints, and rotating the bones and spine.The author also discusses stillness as the source of movement, and the philosophical significance of the Dragon and the pearl, as well as the means of hardwiring Dao Yin exercises into the energetic body. Central to the discussion is the concept of the spine, and how to wake it up. The Dragon exercises - Awakening, Swimming, Soaring and Drunken - are described in detail, with photographs and step-by-step instructions on each of the exercises as individual therapeutic exercises and as a form.
Stunningly innovative. . . . This is the first book in which the different causes of back pain are identified and assigned appropriate yoga poses. Individuals of any age, even those unfamiliar with yoga, will be able to follow Dr. Fishman s simple instructions. Joan White, Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States
Let internationally renowned rehabilitation specialist Loren Fishman, MD, be your personal instructor for a healthier back With down-to-earth techniques and instruction for all levels, Cure Back Pain with Yoga helps you: distinguish between the nine major causes of backache; target your source of pain through diagnosis-specific yoga poses; manage, reduce, and ultimately end your pain. Depending on the severity and chronicity of your pain, the postures in this guide, described in detail and illustrated by photographs, will help you determine how to start your own yoga practice or alter your existing practice in order to achieve lasting comfort and strength."
Yin yoga not only strengthens your body-makes it more vital and powerful in a yin way-it can also help with a lot of typical ailments, may they be allergies, teeth grinding, menstrual pain, headaches, infertility, skin problems, or back pain. In Be Healthy with Yin Yoga, best-selling author Stefanie Arend puts together many Yin yoga sequences to activate the self-healing powers of body and mind. She offers a holistic approach that includes Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine, breathing techniques, meditation, nutrition, fascia therapy exercises, and self-reflective questions to encourage deeper explorations of the roots of readers' ailments. Suited for both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, and replete with high-quality pictures that make the poses and sequences easy to follow and understand, Be Healthy with Yin Yoga is a wonderful support for anyone who wants to take their health back into their own hands.
No one likes to live with aches and pain. Whether the pain is caused by poor posture, repetitive movements, injury, or sedentary behavior, Prescriptive Stretching, Second Edition, can help put you on the path to feeling better and living without the pain. Prescriptive Stretching features full-color anatomical illustrations and step-by-step instructions for dozens of the most effective stretches to eliminate pain, alleviate muscle soreness, improve balance and flexibility, and prevent common injuries. You'll find various types of stretches and techniques, including individual unassisted stretches, the use of a tennis ball to target troublesome areas like the shoulder and feet, and partner stretches to ease pain caused by poor posture or sitting for long periods of time. Most importantly, Prescriptive Stretching offers ready-to-use stretching sequences to target specific problem areas. These pain release programs will help address many common ailments: Back pain Neck stiffness Headaches Shoulder soreness Tennis or golfer's elbow Runner's knee Whether you're looking to increase range of motion or simply alleviate muscle pain and discomfort, Prescriptive Stretching will help you feel better from head to toe. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Prescriptive Stretching Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Prescriptive Stretching With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.
Female, Fit and FiftyExercise is not optional: You don't have to run a marathon to be fit and healthy or suffer through a triathlon that includes a half-mile swim in the ocean. But you do need an exercise habit. Especially as we age, exercise is not optional. Yet unless we had been athletes as kids or young adults, and few of us were, we do not know how to find our edge. Learning how to carve out time to meet our fitness needs or to push ourselves physically and mentally is one of the greatest challenges to aging well. Finding the inspiration to exercise: Inspired by her highly popular blog "Be the Dog", Carolee Belkin Walker's Getting My Bounce Back is a relatable story of what it's like to be a successful professional woman encountering all things fitness for the first time. Even if readers have never put on a pair of running shoes or tried again and again to get a fitness habit, they'll relate to the highs and lows of Walker's journey to the back of the pack and ultimately stumbling on a path to resilience and well-being. Happier more confident woman: You could fit two of Walker inside what her body looked like in February 2014. But it is the powerful sense of confidence and resilience that's had the greatest impact on Walker and inspires others. This book is about Walker digging in, discovering who she is, and seeing how far she can push herself to be strong, fit, healthy, and most important, resilient. Her writing is full of humorous situations as she decides to be an active participant in life and not take the setbacks, or herself, too seriously. Benefits of reading Getting My Bounce Back: Learn how to make time for exercise Get inspired to get fit Learn how you can be more confident and happier
An inspirational speaker, author, and former Wall Street rainmaker, Jim Owen was 70 when he decided he had to get fit. Years of a chair-bound lifestyle were taking their toll. Realizing that the old bodybuilding approach was no way to tackle the stiffness, weakness, and aches and pains that come with age, he set off on a journey of discovery and transformation. With help from the experts, he developed a common-sense, step-by-step program that can be tailored to any level of physical ability. Along the way he learned why cardio machines aren't enough, what it takes to be "functionally fit" for daily life, and how to stay motivated. Today, Owen is in better shape than he was at 25, and he is a passionate evangelist for fitness as a way of life. He has proved that you don't have to be powerless in the face of advancing years: if you make a commitment to "just move," you can take charge of the aging process and make your coming years the best they can be.
Pilates for Children and Adolescents is the first comprehensive manual of guidelines and formal curriculum for teaching Pilates to young people. This book includes: * Guidelines for teaching Pilates to young people * Why Pilates is beneficial for children age 5 - 11 and adolescents age 12 - 18 * Crucial anatomical and cognitive development considerations for working with young people * Additional relevant topics designed to equip the Pilates teacher with tools for creating relevant and safe programs for different age ranges, such as: - safety considerations, exercise contraindications, scope of practice, and ethics - considerations for working in a variety of environments within both the public and private sectors - working with children with special needs - age appropriate exercises from the Pilates repertoire - a formal curriculum for teaching Pilates in schools including sample lesson plans - appendices which include the study results for the Pilates in the Schools PMAr initiative.
Hockey, football, baseball, golf, swimming, lacrosse - whatever your sport of choice, yoga will help you to improve focus, flexibility, and performance. Power Yoga for Athletes is perfect for those who want a total body and mind workout. Yoga is the ideal cross-training tool and a perfect stand-alone exercise, whether you're looking to improve balance, focus, control, breathing, posture, or flexibility; strengthen your back, joints, or core; or reduce or heal from injury. Yoga benefits athletes of all types, helping you to improve your athletic prowess and hone new strengths. You'll find many poses ideal for the sport of your choice, including: Running Swimming Cycling Golfing Baseball Basketball Soccer Football/rugby Hockey Tennis Featuring more than 100 yoga poses from instructor Sean Vigue, Power Yoga for Athletes incorporates more than just poses. It describes a whole-body program for cross-training and conditioning. Each yoga pose features step-by-step directions, instructional photography, muscles being worked, overall benefits, and the sports for which each pose is ideal. Get the balance, strength, and focus you need to perform at your best. "Talk about a perfect pitch! Sean Vigue has the moves, mojo, and motivation you need to reach that next level of fitness. His energy is contagious and his pipes are sublime. Go Sean, go!" - Brooke Siler, bestselling author and Pilates "trainer to the stars" "Power yoga is a perfect example of functional training. [It] increases your flexibility, strength and balance in such a way that you will feel more in balance doing your everyday tasks. [This is] a well-written book by Sean Vigue that demonstrates exercises you can do wherever you like. [It is] filled with instructional tips for the best exercises power yoga has to offer you. I definitely recommend this book to my followers, whether they are gymnasts, martial artists, or non-athletes!" - Jerome Fishermen, JeromeFitness.com "Sean is a talented and knowledgeable fitness instructor that I am proud to have had the privilege of working with. Beyond his technical skill and knowledge, he also has a personality that makes him easy to get along with, and helps him inspire everyone, regardless of age, skill level, or gender, to become active through yoga and Pilates. This book is going to be a standard for athletes that are interested in taking their game to the next level in non-traditional fitness areas." - Dean Pohlman, owner Man Flow Yoga "Sean teaches a challenging yet super fun yoga class. He is a master at what he does." - Heather Kapande, owner Nick's Pro Fitness in Evergreen, Colorado
AS HEARD ON THE CHRIS EVANS BREAKFAST SHOW - "It's not just for runners. It's for life! It's a great story." When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.
Achieve a healthy body, mental alertness, and inner serenity through the practice of hatha yoga. Combining step-by-step asanas, detailed illustrations, programmes, mindfulness techniques, diet advice, and recipes, Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion is the complete practice and lifestyle guide for students of all abilities. Master breathing and mindfulness techniques to recharge your energy levels and combat stress. Embrace a healthier more yogic way of eating with diet advice and more than 40 nutritious plant-based recipes. Written by the experts from the world-renowned Sivananda Yoga Vedana Centres, Yoga: Your Home Practice Companion has everything you need in one complete package.
Rupa Mehta, called a pint-sized guru" by Vogue and the Rachael Ray of Fitness" by the New York Post , has helped thousands of people on their journey to physical and emotional wellness from her New York fitness studio. Now, with The Nalini Method , Rupa brings her revolutionary techniques for shedding emotional weight and achieving balance of body and mind to the wider world with a gorgeous and fun full-colour book. The Nalini Method is an innovative mood-based fitness plan that fuses yoga, Pilates, strengthening exercises, and barre work to help participants lose emotional weight and find emotional fitness,transforming both mind and body in the process. Rupa's dynamic techniques synthesize Western and Eastern approaches to create an accessible program that's as challenging as it is fun. The workouts of The Nalini Method help participants find balance within seven different moods: Anger Energy Stress Chill Happiness Doubt AnxietyIn addition, Rupa includes recipes for six unique and delicious mood foods" to help maintain energy and balance along the way.With tips and resources to help any woman achieve her fitness goals every day, The Nalini Method blazes a new and exciting trail to physical and emotional well-being.
"Do you want to better your mind and body through yoga? This comprehensive guide equips you with all the yoga poses, routines, and breathing techniques you'll need on your lifelong journey toward well-being, vitality, mindfulness, and calm. Four themed sections are specially designed to help you feel: RELAXED: Unknot tight muscles, ease tension, and quiet your mind with yoga exercises to relieve physical and emotional stress. ENERGETIC: Build and sustain energy reserves to fuel you as you meet the challenges of daily life. YOUNG: Tailor-made techniques enable you to live positively and actively, maintain flexibility of body and mind, and look and feel younger for longer. CONFIDENT: Achieve balance and self-awareness so that you can focus on your strengths, nurture your self-esteem, and stand your ground with quiet poise. With 25 step-by-step yoga poses and seven yoga sequences, plus extensive advice on breathing practice, relaxation, meditation, and lifestyle, Yoga for a New You is the only yoga guide you'll ever need."
Everyone is looking for happiness, but very few really know where to find it. Maybe it's that house you've been dreaming of buying, or a new car, or the perfect relationship? Despite what advertisers have been telling us all our lives, the answer to finding true happiness isn't in having more, more, more. It turns out the answer is much simpler-and profound-than we could have imagined. In Yoga and the Pursuit of Happiness, you'll discover that lasting happiness is already at your fingertips-in the small, everyday moments inherently infused with purpose and meaning-and yoga will show you how to find it. The philosophy of yoga boils down to one fundamental process: overcoming suffering by coming to know ourselves and aligning our actions with our own intrinsic sense of spiritual purpose. And yoga gives us the tools to address two basic existential questions: Who am I? What should I do? In this thought-provoking, challenging, and entertaining guide, celebrated yoga instructor Sam Chase blends ancient wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras with modern psychology to show you how to deepen your understanding of yourself and the world around you, end the cycle of materialism and greed that can get in the way of cultivating stillness of mind, and achieve lasting happiness and joy. A fabulous read for both the seasoned yogi and the novice alike!
This volume offers a complete introduction to Yantra yoga, a traditional form of Tibetan yoga that originated from an eighth century Tibetan Buddhist sacred text. Passed down from teacher to student, Yantra yoga's current lineage holder is Dzogchen Buddhist master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu who has been teaching the method in the West since the 1970s. This book describes the 108 sets of movements (yantras) and presents each yantra as a sequence of seven phases of movement connected with seven phases of breathing.
What is the Fascial Network? How does fascia-specific training affect the quality of the body's network of connective tissue? The Fascial Network, a new resource for exercise trainers and instructors, closes the knowledge gap in exercise science regarding fascia-a long-neglected structure that deserves far more attention than it has received, until now.The fascial network is a web of connective tissue that surrounds the body's muscles and organs. It gives the body integrity, providing the tensional network in which our muscles work. Fascia-specific training makes the body more resilient, more flexible, and more energetic.This new approach of looking at our own anatomy provides a primarily scientific explanation for the physiological processes that make up the energy-related holistic thinking of Eastern concepts such as acupuncture, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong. Thus, two doctrines that could not be more different in their approach find common ground and offer mutual ways of explanation.The Fascial Network explains the function of the body's connective tissue by offering insight into its formation, physiology, and anatomy. This resource includes exercises for fitness as well as for recreational and competitive sports. With fully illustrated examples for practical implementation, it also serves as a training aid for instructors and physical therapists.Develop a healthier, stronger you with The Fascial Network.
With content targeted specifically toward the college-age population, Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life With Web Study Guide presents evidence-based physical and mental health guidance to point students toward healthy choices that will develop into healthy lifestyles. Authors Carol K. Armbruster, Ellen M. Evans, and Catherine M. Laughlin have more than 80 years of combined health and wellness professional experience, the majority of which has focused on the college population. This enables them to present the material in a contemporary manner that is easily relatable and understood by students. Relevant information on topics such as cardiovascular exercise, strength training, stretching, nutrition, weight management, stress management, substance abuse and addiction, and sexual health will start students on the path to developing a healthy mind and body, which can lead to a better quality of life. Additionally, because Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life emphasizes behavior modification to develop desired habits, students are armed with the tools they need to make healthy lifestyle changes-for both the present and future: * A web study guide offers 48 video clips and practical learning activities to provide real-life context to the material * Behavior Check sidebars help students integrate health and wellness concepts into their daily lives * Now and Later sidebars encourage students to consider how their actions today will affect them in the future * The Functional Movement Training section shows exercises to strengthen specific muscles and explains their importance for common activities * Infographics, evidence-based tables, and figures illustrate and reinforce key concepts so they are easy to understand The companion web study guide offers students the unique opportunity to engage directly with the content and practice the exercises and strategies presented. Lab activities for each chapter will guide students in completing individual assessments, setting goals, and identifying the pros and cons of modifying their behavior. Video clips of 48 exercises demonstrate proper exercise technique, and additional learning activities and quizzes gauge student comprehension of the content. In addition, students will benefit from learning aids such as key terms, a glossary, and review questions for each chapter. Instructors will benefit from an abundance of online ancillaries: a presentation package plus image bank, test package, chapter quizzes, and an instructor guide that includes chapter summaries, chapter objectives, class outlines, sample answers to the chapter review questions, and suggested class project activities. The primary goal of Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life is to provide a personal, evidence-based tool to help students embrace living well. They will learn how to make healthy choices and positive behavior changes to lead and sustain healthier, happier, and more productive lives, now and in the future.
Yoga Sequences is a compilation of Vani Devi's previous three yoga books, with additional sequences. Drawing on the author's decades of experience teaching yoga to students of all levels of skill (including prisoners, children, and adults with special needs), these sequences are practical, easy-to-follow and will provide inspiration for every student and teacher. Beautifully illustrated with the author's hand-drawn images of her students as well as images from the natural world, this is a uniquely imaginative yet substantial yoga book, and a valuable addition to any yoga library.
Transform your body as you build muscle, lose fat, and maximize performance with The New Power Eating. Author Susan Kleiner delivers the proven strategies she's used with male and female professional athletes and Olympians in one practical, effective resource that gives you the know-how to reach your personal goals. In The New Power Eating, Kleiner brings together the latest scientific research on nutrition planning and explains not just what to eat but also when and how to adjust eating plans for your body and specific energy needs. Whether it's a heavy or light training day, in peak season or off-season, you'll learn how to achieve your physique and performance goals safely, legally, and effectively. New recipes pack a nutritional punch into every meal or snack, and sample meal plans for each meal of the day help you easily put it all together-you'll even find a food group template to help you customize your own menus. Plus, updated details on safe supplements guide you through the maze of marketing claims to help you select the best options in view of the scientific evidence. Dr. Kleiner also walks you through how she evaluates products and brands based on testing for purity, potency, digestibility, and absorption. Based on the author's research, you'll also find fascinating facts that explain how your relationship with food and the gut-to-brain axis can affect your physical and emotional health and performance. Both males and females will discover gender-specific guidance and strategies to help you take advantage of your body's benefits and overcome unhealthy triggers or habits to create and maintain an effective power eating program. Incorporate The New Power Eating into your training and find out what thousands of athletes already know: The New Power Eating is more than a book. It's your path to power excellence. CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The New Power Eating Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of The New Power Eating With CE Exam, a package that includes both the book and the exam.
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