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Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Fitness & diet > Exercise & workout books

The New Power Program - New Protocols for Maximum Strength (Paperback): Michael Colgan The New Power Program - New Protocols for Maximum Strength (Paperback)
Michael Colgan
R837 R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Save R177 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is not a book about body building! It is a book about achieving maximum strength, speed and endurance. Unlike bodybuilders, who do not have to perform on the playing field, athletes should never train heavy all year long.The most a body can take of any heavy weight program is about 60 minutes. After that, hormone levels start to decline, neural fatigue sets in, and further weight work will not increase muscle power, or even muscle mass. And to back up his claims, Colgan sites mountains of scientific evidence.

Iyengar Yoga (Hardcover): Smith Judy Iyengar Yoga (Hardcover)
Smith Judy
R283 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R55 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title features classic yoga postures for mind, body and spirit. Calm the mind, increase concentration and relieve stress with the beneficial powers of yoga. This is a practical, easy-to-follow yoga course, with step-by-step guidance and postures especially chosen for beginners and intermediates. You can learn how to tone the muscles, acquire suppleness, stimulate the circulation, improve posture and benefit your overall health. It includes Iyengar basics, standing asanas, seated asanas, twists, inverted asanas, supine and prone asanas, routine practice and yoga therapy. Iyengar yoga is a practical philosophy and system of asanas, or postures, promoting physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. This book explains the origins and philosophy of Iyengar yoga. The classic asanas are grouped into type for easy reference, and graded by difficulty, with variations to suit all levels of fitness and flexibility. There are sequences to follow for certain times and conditions of your life that will benefit illnesses and common problems, such as headaches, backache and arthritis.The book combines expert guidance with over 400 inspirational photographs to create the perfect yoga manual for all ages and abilities.

A Little Book of Self Care: Sleep - Harness the Power of Sleep for Optimal Health and Well-Being (Hardcover): Petra Hawker A Little Book of Self Care: Sleep - Harness the Power of Sleep for Optimal Health and Well-Being (Hardcover)
Petra Hawker
R318 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Anatomy of Cycling - A Cyclist's Guide to Strength, Flexibility and Conditioning (Paperback): Anatomy of Cycling - A Cyclist's Guide to Strength, Flexibility and Conditioning (Paperback)
R458 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R71 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Anatomy of Cycling is a unique aid to your cycling training. It uses stunning 3D colour illustrations to guide you through a complete range of strengthening exercises, each highlighting exactly which muscles are used and how. This is an ideal resource for everyone interested in cycling - from those new to the sport who are looking for clear and simple guidance to students and health and fitness professionals looking for a detailed guide to anatomy. There is a logical progression through training and every exercise is fully supported with a detailed written description, photograph of the exercise being performed by a leading personal trainer and a 3D anatomical illustration to show which muscle groups are being used. Beginners, intermediate and advanced - whatever your level, Anatomy of Cycling will help you find your perfect training routine on and off the bike.

Anatomy of Core Stability (Paperback): Anatomy of Core Stability (Paperback)
R462 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R70 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A strong core is crucial to injury prevention in most sports and has the added benefit of giving the body a trimmer shape around the waist and torso. An essential part of any complete fitness programme, building core stability could not be simpler with this clear and accessible illustrated guide to strength and balance in the muscles of the trunk. With the anatomical illustrations incorporated into the exercises you cannot help but get the whole-body perspective on your workout, and keep abdominal training in check with the muscles of the back and obliques - a revelation to anyone who takes their exercise seriously. The Anatomy of Core Stability provides the reader with a wealth of information, illustrating the stretches and exercises step-by-step. Also included are sidebars showcasing relative difficulty levels and a quick 'Do It Right' checklist.

Good to Go - What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery (Hardcover): Christie Aschwanden Good to Go - What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery (Hardcover)
Christie Aschwanden
R574 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R113 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers. In Good to Go, acclaimed FiveThirtyEight science writer Christie Aschwanden takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world. She investigates whether drinking Gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, from NFL star Tom Brady's infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles' pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps's "cupping" ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, float tanks, and infrared saunas. At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, Good to Go seeks answers to the fundamental question: Do any of them actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance?

This is it II - Enlightenment with Cyoga (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Catherine Foroughi This is it II - Enlightenment with Cyoga (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Catherine Foroughi
R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is I. This is the definitive yoga guide II. Catherine Foroughi presents this indispensable Gift for understanding yoga and Enlightenment. With this gift one is all. This is CYoga. This is It. Be the yoga expert as natural understanding from the teacher within and a relaxation in That space presents.

Asanas for Autism and Special Needs - Yoga to Help Children with Their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness... Asanas for Autism and Special Needs - Yoga to Help Children with Their Emotions, Self-Regulation and Body Awareness (Paperback)
Shawnee Thornton Thornton Hardy
R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Teaching yoga to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs is easy using this visual how-to handbook. Breaking down yoga instruction pose by pose, body part by body part, breath by breath, this book uses easy-to-understand language and clear photographs to show parents, teachers, yoga instructors, and other professionals how to introduce the life-long benefits of yoga to a child with special needs. These benefits include gaining greater awareness and understanding of the body, learning to self-regulate the nervous system, and developing coping skills to work through difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety. Creative yoga games, activities, relaxation exercises, and chair yoga poses are included to make learning yoga a fun, interactive, and calming experience for children with a wide range of abilities.

Mindfulness Yoga - The Awakened Union of Breath Body and Mind (Paperback): Frank J Boccio Mindfulness Yoga - The Awakened Union of Breath Body and Mind (Paperback)
Frank J Boccio
R435 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R93 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This groundbreaking book introduces an entirely new form of yoga, Mindfulness Yoga, which seamlessly integrates the Buddha's teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with traditional asana yoga practice. "Mindfulness Yoga" emphasizes the spiritual side of yoga practice, an aspect often overlooked in a culture that tends to fixate solely on the physical benefits of yoga. Unlike any other Buddhism-meets-yoga book, "Mindfulness Yoga" presents the two disciplines as a single practice that brings health to the body and liberates the mind and spirit, awakening compassion and fostering equanimity and joy. Author Frank Jude Boccio offers a superb and lively introduction to the Buddha's teachings and locates them within the larger context of the Indian spiritual traditions, then offers three complete Mindfulness Yoga sequences, including over 100 pictures, with detailed guidance for body, breath, and mind. Special lay-flat binding makes this book even more useful as a practice aid.

Pilates for Sexual Enhancement - 8 Weeks to a New You and a Great Sex Life (Paperback): Berlinda McDonald, Dana Hershman Pilates for Sexual Enhancement - 8 Weeks to a New You and a Great Sex Life (Paperback)
Berlinda McDonald, Dana Hershman
R352 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R22 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Pilates is known for many things, weight loss, flattening your stomach, shaping your buns. But never before has it been discussed that it can enhance sexual performance. Our year-long study showed that Pilates does stimulate the nervous system, improved the pelvis muscles and have an enhancement on sexual enjoyment. By performing a simple program on a daily basis for only 8 weeks, you will experience a great change in your sex life -- improved libido and stronger in all aspects.

The Ultimate Diet Revolution - Your Metabolism Makeover (Paperback): Jim Karas The Ultimate Diet Revolution - Your Metabolism Makeover (Paperback)
Jim Karas
R324 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R21 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

#1 New York Times bestselling author and fitness expert Jim Karas reveals the surprising truth about your metabolism, and how you can change it forever, following the radically different weight loss and fitness plan he calls The Ultimate Diet REVolution.

In The Ultimate Diet REVolution, the ever iconoclastic Jim Karas reveals little-known truths about human metabolism. Dismissing the latest cleansing and detoxing trends, he teaches you how to transform your metabolism and blast-through calories.

But as Karas makes clear, it's not just about losing weight--it's about shedding fat. Using his high-octane REV exercise plan, easily tailored for individual needs, you will build the long, lean calorie burning muscles you need to lose inches and keep them off. Tailored to work in balance together, the REV eating plan is the perfect ingredient to supercharge the REV exercise program.

Feel more energetic, reduce your stress, and increase your oxygen flow and strengthen your body and your brain with this REVolutionary plan tailor-made for anyone looking for real and rapid results and lasting change in their lives.

The Ultimate Diet REVolution features 50 photographs.

Nawa Yogini Tantra - Yoga for Women (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Swami Satyananda Saraswati Nawa Yogini Tantra - Yoga for Women (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Incomplete Guide to Yoga - The Only Book You Need to Read About Yoga ... First (Paperback): Charlotte Carnegie The Incomplete Guide to Yoga - The Only Book You Need to Read About Yoga ... First (Paperback)
Charlotte Carnegie
R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether you are completely new to yoga, a more advanced practitioner who feels they can't see the wood for the trees or simply someone who would like to know what all these people who seem to go on about yoga are actually talking about, this is the first book you need to read. The Incomplete Guide to Yoga is a comprehensive introduction and guide to yoga, covering everything from the philosophical background and history to the nuts and bolts of how to practice - and pretty much everything in between. There are hundreds of books about yoga, covering hundreds of topics and viewpoints, many conflicting with each other. If you have ever stood in a bookshop and thought I AM JUST A NORMAL PERSON WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOGA IS AND WHAT ON EARTH I AM SUPPOSED TO DO WITH IT, then reading this book will do the job nicely. The Incomplete Guide to Yoga is a unique synthesis of the many aspects of yoga, and its relationship with modern thinking. It provides clear, unbiased explanations and will leave you with your own coherent picture of yoga and how it will work for you.

100 Yoga Activities for Children - Easy-to-Follow Poses and Meditation for the Whole Family (Paperback): Shobana R Vinay 100 Yoga Activities for Children - Easy-to-Follow Poses and Meditation for the Whole Family (Paperback)
Shobana R Vinay
R279 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Fun and healthy yoga exercises for kids and adults. Many children do not instinctively understand the importance of relaxation and meditation. It can be a difficult concept to grasp for someone at a young age. Yoga can be an accessible and fun way for children to learn the advantages of de-stressing and relaxing. By starting yoga early, your children will develop their natural flexibility and balance while simultaneously releasing mental and physical tension. With the fun activities featured in this book, learn one hundred ways to introduce them to this healthy exercise, which could develop into a lifelong practice. Included in this book are sections discussing: Relaxation Meditation Breathing Mudras (Sanskrit for "gesture" or "attitude") Standing and sitting postures Elongated postures Games incorporating yoga Additionally, 100 Yoga Activities for Kids features full-color illustrations and diagrams on every page to aid in the explanation and instruction of each pose. Discover the amazing benefits of these elaborate and simple postures, and explore a fun and healthy activity to share together.

Teach Your Child Yoga - Fun & Easy Yoga Poses for Happier, Healthier Kids (Paperback): Lisa Roberts Teach Your Child Yoga - Fun & Easy Yoga Poses for Happier, Healthier Kids (Paperback)
Lisa Roberts 1
R401 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R121 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Help children calm down, relieve stress, and achieve greater mindfulness with this fun, illustrated, step-by-step guide to teaching kids yoga. It's a stressful world--even for children. Yoga can help, and this fun, hands-on guide shows parents and other caregivers how to give kids the tools to relieve anxiety, gain focus, cultivate mindfulness, and feel healthier. Filled with step-by-step illustrations and instructions, Teach Your Child Yoga features practices that focus on improving posture, allergies, sleep, digestion, and more, as well as games that foster teamwork and communication. There's even a special sequence to counter the effects of sitting in front of a computer or tablet. Tips explain how to adapt the exercises for different ages, from toddlers to teens, so every child can experience and enjoy the many benefits that yoga has to offer.

Yoga Mat Companion 2:  Hip Openers & Forward Bends (Paperback): Ray Long Yoga Mat Companion 2: Hip Openers & Forward Bends (Paperback)
Ray Long
R732 R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Save R151 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Aqua Yoga - Harmonizing Exercises in Water for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond (Paperback): Francoise Barbira Freedman Aqua Yoga - Harmonizing Exercises in Water for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond (Paperback)
Francoise Barbira Freedman
R232 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R41 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title features harmonizing exercises in water for pregnancy, birth and beyond. It is an inspiring guide offering ideal exercise and routines for easing pregnancy and preparing for a water birth. It also includes energizing postnatal exercises that will help to close up the pelvis, tone the body, and strengthen the abdomen, and will aid in recovering strength and muscle tone after giving birth. Accessible text, easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs guide you through all the exercises. Water is a medium especially suited to pregnant women, and wonderfully soothing to those who have just given birth. It is therapeutic and supportive, allowing stretching and breathing to a greater degree than on dry land. Yoga promotes balance, energy, deep breathing and relaxation, and in water provides the optimum workout. The book starts with exercises and techniques designed to open the pelvis, develop breathing, ease aches and pains and develop positive energy. Postnatal exercises help to close up the pelvis, tone the body and strengthen muscles. All the sequences are short, simple, effective and safe, and are clearly illustrated throughout.

Boxing Fitness (Paperback): Clinton McKenzie, Hilary Lissenden Boxing Fitness (Paperback)
Clinton McKenzie, Hilary Lissenden 1
R456 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R70 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Boxing is well-known for its training regime, which produces some of the strongest, fittest athletes in the world. 'Boxing fitness', a recent development in personal fitness, has adapted elements of this training into a safe, enjoyable and effective workout. A non-contact discipline, it's fun and suitable for everyone.
In essence, it's a great cardiovascular workout that also helps develop strength, speed, coordination, balance and flexibility. In this book, two experts describe the techniques involved - a circuit that includes shadow boxing, skipping, punch bag and focus-pad work - and explain how a regime can be tailored to address each individual's fitness goals, whether it be weight loss, general toning, increased stamina or improved strength.
The unique structure of a boxing fitness session evokes the traditional boxing experience, adding an authentic touch to a modern exercise regime that's suitable for men and women, young and old. Whether you're a cross-training athlete or simply want to enjoy a great workout, this clear and well-illustrated guide will help you reach the top of your game.

Yoga for Your Type - An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice (Paperback): David Frawley, Sandra Summerfield-Kozak Yoga for Your Type - An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice (Paperback)
David Frawley, Sandra Summerfield-Kozak
R773 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R276 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first book that details how to choose Yoga asanas (Yoga poses) most appropriate for your unique body type according to the five thousand year old system of Ayurvedic medicine. These two systems of healing and energy management have long been regarded as effective methods of relieving stress, creating personal balance, eliminating ailments, and relieving chronic pain. Yoga for Your Type presents a fundamental understanding of both Yoga and Ayurveda and provides the information needed for you to balance your energy and feel healthy.

The One Minute Workout (Paperback): Martin Gibala The One Minute Workout (Paperback)
Martin Gibala 1
R455 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R131 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We all know we should exercise more - but many of us just don't have time. The current NHS guidelines advise 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, and for people with busy lives that can feel like an impossible challenge. But what if you could get all the health and fitness benefits of that 150 minutes in far less time? Martin Gibala is one of the world's leading researchers into High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), the training protocol which has helped Joe Wicks sell 795k copies of Lean in 15. Gibala has spent decades studying the effect of this approach on everyone from college athletes to middle-aged couch potatoes, and his work demonstrates that very short, intense bursts of exercise may be the most potent form of workout available. In The One Minute Workout he explains the science behind this approach and offers new strategies for achieving fitness in astonishingly little time, including twelve interval workouts and four micro-workouts customized for individual needs, fitness levels and preferences. He also answers the ultimate question: How low can you go? (clue - it's in the title...)

Ashtanga Yoga (Hardcover): ,Richard Pilnick Ashtanga Yoga (Hardcover)
,Richard Pilnick 1
R845 R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Save R271 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Photographer Richard Pilnick has created an unprecedented study of the asanas in the first four series by working with four of the leading teachers from the global community, all of whom studied under the guidance of the father of Ashtanga yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji). Both a detailed reference of the practice, and an elegant gift for its practitioners, this book curates over 150 inspirational images, all photographed using a large format camera and black-and-white film. They present the asanas in a detail that captures the mindful nature of the practice. The photographs are given the space to speak for themselves, each accompanied merely by its name in English and Sanskrit. The book proceeds from the Sun Salutation and Fundamental Postures, through the Primary and Intermediate series, to two Advanced series and a Finishing sequence. The backgrounds used for the portraits progress from dark to light, reflecting the progression of the inner self from darkness to light through the journey of the Ashtanga yoga movement meditation. Each chapter is introduced by an accompanying poem and a portrait of the internationally respected teacher demonstrating the postures and the fluid movements and breaths that connect them.

Encyclopedia Of Yoga And Tantra (Hardcover, 2 Revised Edition): Encyclopedia Of Yoga And Tantra (Hardcover, 2 Revised Edition)
R947 R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Save R274 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ever-increasing popularity of Yoga and related practices makes a desktop reference like this indispensible. With over twenty-five hundred entries and extensive illustrations, it combines comprehensiveness with accessibility. The book is arranged and written in a manner that will inform rather than overwhelm the lay reader, while at the same time offering valuable references for the professional researcher and the historian of religion. This new edition includes information about contemporary Yoga teachers. It also provides fuller descriptions and illustrations of Yoga poses, and features additional cross references.

Food & Fitness Journal - Stay on Track & Achieve Your Goals (Hardcover): Sterling Food & Fitness Journal - Stay on Track & Achieve Your Goals (Hardcover)
Sterling
R340 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R137 (40%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Get fit easily and effectively. This journal includes everything you need to figure out what works for you. Consult the formulas for determining calorie consumption, success-tracking graphs, nutrient lists, exercise tables, and more. Then record your food intake and workouts on the tracker pages, see what you're doing right and what needs adjustment.

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras - Gateway to Enlightenment Book Two (Paperback, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras by Rama; Book 2 ed.):... Patanjali's Yoga Sutras - Gateway to Enlightenment Book Two (Paperback, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras by Rama; Book 2 ed.)
Rama Jyoti Vernon
R600 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R114 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Notes on Yoga - The legacy of Vanda Scaravelli (Paperback): Diane Long, Sophy Hoare Notes on Yoga - The legacy of Vanda Scaravelli (Paperback)
Diane Long, Sophy Hoare
R395 R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vanda Scaravelli, legendary yoga teacher, developed an approach to yoga which is quite unlike any other being taught today. Her book, Awakening the Spine, exposes the subtle nature of this radical practice. It inspires through its philosophy and images, but does not go into detail when describing the practice of asana. Notes on Yoga: The Legacy of Vanda Scaravelli is written and compiled by Diane Long and Sophy Hoare. Diane was the first of Vanda's regular students and remained so until Vanda's death in 1999. Sophy began working with Vanda during the period when she was writing Awakening the Spine. In Notes on Yoga: The Legacy of Vanda Scaravelli, they share their experiences and memories of being taught by Vanda and offer instructive advice for practising asana, challenging many preconceptions about yoga. Diane and Sophy have been teachers for many years. In this book they provide a direct and illuminating insight into their work and practice. Written from the perspective of both student and teacher, it is a unique and indispensable guide for anyone interested in this approach to yoga.

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