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#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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover Qi Gong's Secrets for More Energy, Less Stress, and Better Health The qi gong masters say that looking for happiness in the outside world is like trying to catch the wind in a net. If we want true fulfillment, tranquility, and joy, we must cultivate them from within. It was for this very reason that the ancient sages first developed the art of qi gong-or working with life-force energy to bring forth healing, inspiration, and wisdom. Qi Gong for Health and Healing immerses you in a comprehensive training course in the essential techniques of this celebrated practice. Your instructor is Lee Holden, a teacher respected worldwide for his ability to make these transformational skills accessible to modern students. All the Tools for a Personalized Qi Gong Practice Qi Gong for Health and Healing contains everything you need in order to create and sustain a customized practice rooted in centuries of tradition. Five DVDs provide your qi gong workouts, with six hours of foundational exercises for morning, evening, self-healing, emotional balance, and spiritual qi gong. Six CDs complement the video instruction offering a series of qi-infusing guided meditations. The beautiful deck of qi cards gives you on-the-spot inspiration along with practice themes and pointers. Your workbook features energy self-assessments, a glossary of acupressure points, practice overviews, and tips for "qi gong cross-training," namely combining exercises to address specific areas of concern. All of these tools support the primary goals of qi gong: increasing the flow of life-force energy, boosting immunity, and clearing out stress and tension to help us reach our full potential. The Benefits Are Limitless People who regularly practice qi gong report truly remarkable results, from starting every day full of vitality, to overcoming serious illness, to genuine spiritual awakening. "One thing is certain," explains Lee Holden, "The more you engage in the practice of qi gong, the greater your return will be." With Qi Gong for Health and Healing, you can begin to experience for yourself this gentle, natural, and complete method for discovering life's greatest treasures from within. Qi Gong for Health and Healing Highlights Qi gong for self-healing-simple acupressure techniques for activating your body's healing points Emotions as energy-qi gong movements and meditations to balance and heal emotions The Healing Sounds Practice-detoxify your major organ systems while cultivating mental calmMeridians and the microcosmic orbit-learn how to circulate energy throughout the body as you open to spiritual insights
Long before Tai Chi and Qigong became household names in the West, an American sailor visiting Shanghai discovered a gentle Chinese exercise called Jiangan - The Chinese Health Wand. This exercise system is simple yet potent and involves the manipulation of a lightweight pole traditionally made of bamboo. Jiangan co-ordinates slow diaphragmatic breathing with graduated stretching and strengthening exercises to promote circulation and stimulate the cardiovascular system. This book offers a concise practical guide to Jiangan exercises, providing detailed instructions and illustrations while also exploring the Chinese philosophy behind the art. Although a gentle and meditative form of exercise, the book shows that Jiangan has the muscle-toning and weight-loss potential of more robust gym workouts and is an ideal daily exercise routine or warm-up for a range of sports and martial arts classes. This book will be a valuable resource for teachers and students of Tai Chi and Qigong, as well as anyone looking for a simple and effective way to improve health and fitness using Eastern health arts.
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.
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...)
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.
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.
Fascia in Motion is a comprehensive guide to fascia oriented training in original and contemporary Pilates mat, reformer, and studio applications. It will broaden the movement teacher's understanding of fascia and incorporates the latest research and its impact on training. The book includes a comprehensive exercise compendium and chapters covering specialised applications such as fascia-focused training for ageing well, correcting computer posture and more.
In the tradition of the bestselling Workouts from Boxing's Greatest Champs, this sequel volume will KO all boxing/combat sport enthusiasts. Featuring a classic coterie of international boxing legends, this superb anthology is illustrated throughout by some of the best photos of them at work in the ring or training in the gym. Our celebrated present-day fighters and former champions range from the instantly recognisable Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jnr, Mike Tyson, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran to such respected international figures as Danny Williams and Vitali Klitschko. Incorporating career biographies for every fighter, the reader is introduced to the fitness and training regimes of some of the world's most physically powerful men. Culled from the author's original research and interviews, the greatest ever champion pugilists grant us a fly-on-the-wall look at their 'Typical Day' and their personal workout regimes.
When we are in pain or have a mobility problem, our muscles, joints and tendons start to distort and tighten. To protect ourselves we take smaller, more cautious steps, our muscles tighten to improve balance, and even when the original injury has cleared up, we find it difficult to rectify the ensuing stiffness. Multiple sclerosis can cause severely debilitating muscle spasm and stiffness. This series of straightforward yoga exercises and breathing techniques have been developed especially to benefit people with MS, and can help to ease and manage these problems. The book describes and illustrates step-by-step exercises to suit all ability levels, and even provides a collection of hints and tips to remedy problems such as headache, bloating, constipation and sleeping difficulties. Yoga Tips for People with Multiple Sclerosis shows you how to use simple techniques to: *Unblock and loosen tight muscles *Encourage deeper, more natural breathing *Improve posture and energy levels *Experience less pain and greater mobility Yoga is a gentle and controlled method of getting the best from your body despite health problems. It improves breathing, relaxes tense muscles, improves posture and helps to calm the mind. This book is spiral-bound for ease of use. "I am sure it will be a popular way of exercising for many people with MS." Jane Petty, Strategic Lead Physiotherapy, MS Society About the Author: Sue Lee has 44 years experience of teaching yoga and has developed a method tailored especially for people with MS.
Combine fitness, Pilates, yoga, and barre, and what do you get? An incredible workout that will engage you, challenge you, and change the way you exercise. Welcome to Fusion Workouts: Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and Barre, the program shaped around your preferences, needs, and goals. You'll discover an approach combining four disciplines that will help you gain strength, muscle definition, flexibility, balance, and overall mind-body health. Fusion Workouts guides you through a five-step system accounting for your fitness level, goals, time available, activity preferences, and more. Then select from 15 ready-to-follow workouts, or mix it up and create your own. You'll find more than 100 exercises and poses along with easy-to-follow guidelines for sequencing them for maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and enjoyment. More Pilates and yoga with less barre? Less yoga and more fitness? No problem. This is your workout!
Practiced regularly, Pilates can improve every aspect of one's physical and mental health, and in Easy Pilates readers will find routines of varying lengths to suit even the most frantic lifestyles. Designed to inspire people to gain control of their own body and well-being with a "back to basics" approach to mind-body fitness, this book presents Pilates in its most basic form, with easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations that demonstrate the muscle groups that are worked in each exercise. The author shows how anyone can improve all aspects of their physical and mental condition: posture and core strength, back and abdominal muscles, breathing and circulation, flexibility and coordination, reduction of aches and pains--the list goes on and on. It sounds too good to be true, but it really works The core of the book is the specific sequences which are designed to enable readers to structure their fitness regime around a busy schedule. The forty-five-minute session provides a well-balanced routine working every muscle in the body and building endurance, flexibility, and body awareness. Once they have gained confidence, readers are encouraged to move on to the shorter sessions for more specific needs. "Wake Up and Go " gets you energized, relaxed, and ready to face the challenges of the day and for tense shoulders or lower back, there are simplified ten-minute sessions to strengthen and stretch those problem areas. And, to inspire daily practice, the book jacket folds out into a wall chart showing the poses in sequence.
Praise for Move Yourself "Move Yourself is a timely and user-friendly guide to better health. I could go on, but it's time for me to get up and get moving " --Tom Brokaw "The science is clear: staying healthy means moving our bodies more, choosing more of the right foods in the proper portions, and avoiding unsafe behaviors like smoking. In Move Yourself, you'll find the kind of sound advice and strong motivation you'd expect from an expert personal coach." --Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., 17th Surgeon General of the United States and Vice Chairman of Canyon Ranch "Being fit has always been important in my career, both as a martial artist and as an actor. But what I learned long ago is that a physically active lifestyle also improves every aspect of living. The good news is that you don't have to train like an athlete to receive these tremendous benefits; you just have to make it a priority. In Move Yourself, Drs. Mitchell and Church explain just how easy it can be. With just a little commitment and a little know-how, you too can make yourself feel like a champ " --Chuck Norris "Move Yourself shows that you don't have to become a gym rat--here's everything you need to get moving at your own reasonable pace." --Jack Challem, author of Stop Prediabetes Now and The Food-Mood Solution Think you don't have the time--or the energy--to do what it takes to look and feel better? Now you can take control of your health and be happier and stronger--and you don't need to join a gym to do it Move Yourself is the breakthrough program you've been waiting for. Based on cutting-edge research from the medical director of the world-renowned Cooper Clinic, this practical, easy-to-follow guide gives you the strategies and advice you need to improve your strength, flexibility, mood, weight, and overall health. All it takes is a few minutes of low-dose physical activity each day to start seeing results.
This book is for anyone who has begun to notice his or her body is aging and is interested in living a longer, stronger, happier life. It utilizes the three most important components of exercise - variety, proper technique, and intensity - to show followers of the program solid results, beginning in as little as four weeks if they stick with the clearly written, easy-to-implement fitness and nutritional guidelines the book contains. The back of the book contains a glossery, resources list, and a reference section. Exercises are accompanied by detailed instructions, and photographs.
The Whole Body Breathing offers a clear practice. The simplicity of this practice will have a profound effect on your whole body, and will guide you in the gradual discovery of the vitality of your spine. Sequences of walking, standing, sitting and lying down will nurture and revitalise the whole body, uncovering and awakening special places along the spine. Explore the reality of rooting into the earth and expanding into space at the same time. Following in the footsteps of Vanda Scaravelli's teaching, where awareness, breath and freedom are the essential elements, The Whole Body Breathing stimulates and supports yoga students and teachers alike in the lifelong yoga journey, with joy and playfulness.
"Body Sculpting with Yoga"'s innovative new approach to strength building combines unique body-weight and resistance training exercises with traditional yoga practices. A fresh take on endurance and strength-building workouts, "Body Sculpting with Yoga" represents the next step forward for reaching your physical peak. Even if you have never tried a yoga workout, you can still feel comfortable with this dynamic approach to training. Including nutritional guidelines, warm-up routines, and motivated guidance, Gwen Lawrence's revolutionary program empowers you to achieve defined arms and shoulders, lean sexy abs, and a strong, sculpted body. With easy to follow instructions, clear photographs, and extensive information on yoga techniques and strength-building tips, "Body Sculpting with Yoga" provides a comprehensive guide to this unique fitness approach, making these powerful workouts accessible to people of all fitness levels.
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