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Yoga is an ancient practice, harnessing the breath and strengthening the body to boost physical health and mental wellbeing. Whether you want to relax, become more flexible or get in touch with your spiritual side, this book will show you the way. Find out which type of yoga is right for you, experience the calming effects of yoga breathing techniques and learn simple daily practices that will make you feel strong, calm and focused. In this book, expert practitioner Lucy Lucas shows you how to integrate yoga into your life, simply, every day.
This title offers instant energy and relaxation exercises using easy-to-follow yoga techniques. It offers a clearly explained guide, illustrated with specially commissioned step-by-step photographs. Counteract the stresses and strains of today's hectic lifestyle with quick yoga sequences that leave you feeling calm and refreshed, supple and renewed. Exercises include tired and aching leg revivers; abdominal tension relievers; instant fatigue revitalizers; tension and backache relievers; flexibility enhancers; waking-up stretches; and exercises to relieve anxiety, aid breathing, increase blood flow and improve posture. Tried and tested ways to ease tension and restore energy whenever you need to, using simple exercises that are easy to perform in your everyday life. Over 200 photographs clearly show each yoga sequence in detail. Drawing on the ancient art of yoga, this clear and simple book guides you through a series of exercises to help you achieve a fit, supple body and relieve your body of strain and tension. The main part of the book consists of invigorating exercises that will stretch, tone, revive, enhance or relax different parts of the body, to leave you feeling calm, refreshed and better able to cope with stress. After a warm-up routine, special stretches are shown for a multitude of purposes and to treat a variety of aches, pains and ailments. The exercises are simple to do, and take around 10 minutes. Clear instructions, combined with step-by-step photographs, will guide you confidently through the quick-and-easy sequences. Whether you wish to counteract the pressures of a hectic daily routine, improve your posture and muscle tone or become more supple, this practical handbook will set you on your way.
Millions have experienced the benefits of the kettlebell, the ultimate training tool for fat loss, strength, stamina, and coordination. Effective and inexpensive, kettlebells are a training staple for top athletes and trainers around the world. Now, it's your turn to see the impact and feel the results.
"Kettlebell Training" is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense guide that will get you started setting goals, assessing fitness, and selecting exercises. You'll learn how to exercise safely and efficiently to maximize results. Each of the 95 exercises is accompanied by step-by-step instruction, detailed photo sequences, and training tips--instantly accessible and perfect for at home or in the gym.
Author Steve Cotter, a renowned kettlebell expert, martial artist, and certified strength and conditioning specialist, has trained elite athletes, professional football teams, Navy SEALs, and members of the U.S. Marine Corps. He has provided instruction to other kettlebell trainers in more than 40 countries, and now he is making this expertise available to you.
More than exercises, "Kettlebell Training" contains proven programs that will produce results. You'll learn how to create a routine based on your individual needs, goals, and schedule. Or simply follow the sample fitness, strength, and conditioning programs or one of the sport-specific routines, such as football, soccer, mixed martial arts, or tennis. Whether you are training for performance, appearance, or general fitness, "Kettlebell Training" has the exercises, programs, and advice you need for the results you want. It's a complete guide that you'll turn to again and again.
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.
CrossFit celebrity Christmas Abbott shows how to attain the body of your dreams with a targeted eating strategy and total-body workout plan that will whip glutes and hips-and every problem area-into top shape. As a formerly "skinny fat" woman, Christmas Abbott knows what real women need to get the butt and body of their dreams. In The Badass Body Diet, she dispels the myth of the health benefits of a "pear shape" body, teaches readers how to spot-reduce excess fat with targeted meal plans and recipes that zap cellulite, and galvanizes them with a quick and simple workout plan for a toned butt-the key to total body fitness. Your "glutes" (the technical term for booty) are the body's largest and most powerful muscle group-and one of the most beautiful-but they can go dormant, flat, and flabby. Packed with essential information, and inspirational before-and-after photos of her clients, The Badass Body Diet shows how to whip that butt into shape and provides essential information on how to: * Select essential "booty foods"-the right proteins, fats, and carbs * Experience a total body workout with an easy-to-follow, powerful exercise program * Improve posture and functional mobility and enhance overall health * Target cellulite through diet, workout strategies, and other proven tips * And much more. Unlike most "one approach fits all" diet and exercise books, The Badass Body Diet identifies the three types of dieters that Christmas has discovered working with hundreds of clients at her CrossFit gyms-Modifiers, Gainers, and Maintainers-and tailors her approach to each, providing specific goals for maximum results. Stop obsessing about a flat belly, Christmas advises. A Badass Body is a birthright, and it starts at the bottom-with a trim and tight tush.
Secrets of Yoga brings you all the insight and information you need to get the most from your practice. Whether you're a dedicated yogi looking to perfect your asanasat home or an absolute beginner, this comprehensive, illustrated guide will teach you how to unite body and mind to enhance health, wellbeing and awareness through a combination of breathing, stretching and spiritualand mental focus. * Discover different styles and schools of yoga * Detailed instructions to a series of classic yoga poses * How to deepen your understanding and enhance your practice * Guidance on planning your own yoga practice If you like this, you might also be interested in Secrets of Meditation,Secrets of Chakras and Secrets of Ayurveda.
Keep fit, tone-up and lose weight with Try It! Walking for Fitness. Walking is the perfect way to achieve optimum health, hassle free, for all ages and abilities. Power-walking expert Nina Barough reveals there is a world of difference between a casual stroll and an energising, body-sculpting power walk. Founder of the annual Moonwalk, Nina explains how this low-impact form of exercise can be done by anyone, anywhere at anytime and her total walking programme will help you achieve health, vitality and weight-loss. Improve your wellbeing as well as your step count with 12-week walking programmes, as well as plans for warm-up, cool down, stretches, and how to reach your 10,000 steps a day. This book was made for walking! Previous edition ISBN 9781405366397
"Senior Fitness Test Manual, Second Edition," offers the most comprehensive and reliable test battery for assessing physical fitness in adults ages 60 and older. The tests in this resource assist health practitioners and fitness and rehabilitation specialists in identifying weaknesses that cause mobility problems, developing exercise programs that improve functional fitness, preventing future mobility issues, and evaluating progress.
The Senior Fitness Test (SFT) is a simple, economical method of assessing the physical attributes that older adults need in order to perform daily activities. It consists of seven tests--covering lower- and upper-body strength, aerobic endurance, lower- and upper-body flexibility, agility, and balance--that can be conducted with minimal space, equipment, and technical requirements, making it easy to administer in most clinical and community settings or in the home environment. The manual presents clear instructions on preparing and administering the tests and interpreting and using the test results. Readers will find guidelines on creating senior fitness programs as well as exercises to recommend for improving functional fitness scores.
The second edition of the "Senior Fitness Test Manual "offers new tools to help facilitate the Senior Fitness Test. It includes expanded information on ways to modify test protocols for older adults with limiting conditions such as osteoporosis, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, stroke, fibromyalgia, heart conditions, multiple sclerosis, hip and knee replacements, chronic renal failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoarthritis, and blindness or low vision. Ready-to-use materials such as reproducible forms, large-print instructions (complete with photos) to post at testing stations, and large versions of performance charts make the testing process more effective, and an expanded chapter on improving test scores includes illustrated instructions for exercises that can be prescribed to seniors to help them improve their fitness.
In addition, the manual retains national normative data based on age and sex for over 7,000 adults ages 60 to 94, but it now includes criterion-referenced, clinically relevant fitness standards. Based on the authors' continued groundbreaking research on aging and functional fitness, these new criterion-referenced standards allow practitioners and older adults to identify the test scores at a specific age that are correlated with maintaining adequate functional mobility into the 90s, providing a new and deeper understanding of the test scores. This allows practitioners and their clients to focus on maintaining or improving functional fitness with customized goals meant to preserve and improve individual abilities.
The second edition of the "Senior Fitness Test Manual "is now packaged with a DVD that contains visual demonstrations of the tests, including setup, execution, evaluation, and modification of testing protocols to accommodate clients' limitations. Throughout the text, DVD icons indicate when to view the DVD for live demonstrations.
Maintaining strength, endurance, flexibility, agility, and balance is critical to seniors whether their later-life interests are playing golf, running marathons, or performing daily tasks such as climbing stairs or getting out of a chair without assistance. The "Senior Fitness Test Manual, Second Edition, " offers a user-friendly means of evaluating physical capacity in the growing population of older adults and helping them to maintain and improve their functional fitness.
Few pastors or Christian writers have dared to approach the subject of how proper eating and an active lifestyle can affect how we serve God. Author Gary Thomas does just that. And he reaches all the way back to the apostle Paul, who wrote that we need to prime our bodies to become, 'an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.' To illustrate the body/soul correlation, Thomas presents engaging and diverse stories that include a young mom who got fit through volleyball and reaped spiritual rewards in her marriage, a 300-pound pastor who realized his obesity was eroding his ministry impact, and a woman who gained the spiritual strength to survive a contentious divorce by training for a marathon. In every instance, Thomas makes a direct connection between the physical challenge and its spiritual consequence. This book is a must read for anyone seeking new and compelling motivation for strengthening their bodies and fortifying their souls. Visit http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOJVmFwlYbA for more
Increase muscle strength, improve flexibility, and reduce pain and stiffness. Each year, millions of people worldwide discover the incredible physical and mental benefits of tai chi. Now, with "Tai Chi Illustrated," you can, too.
Internationally renowned instructor Master Pixiang Qiu and mind-body exercise expert Weimo Zhu demonstrate the most effective forms for harnessing the healing power of chi, or energy. Follow their lead and improve balance and coordination, relieve stress, and reduce pain and muscle stiffness.
"Tai Chi Illustrated" is a step-by-step guide complete with detailed instructions and full-color photo sequences for the basic movements and popular forms, such as Grasp Sparrow's Tail and Part the Wild Horse's Mane. You will connect the forms to follow the yang-style sample routines, or create your own to address your health and fitness needs.
Whether you are completely new to tai chi or have practiced for years, "Tai Chi Illustrated" will you be your guide to the path of better health and self-awareness.
THE FIRST BOOK DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE BALANCE BOARD FEATURING OVER 200 STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS Unleashing the power of the balance board, this guide provides highly effective workouts that quickly produce noticeable results. Whether you're looking to sculpt a stunning physique, tone muscles, or improve general fitness, there's a specifically designed program to address your individual needs. Stability Workouts on the Balance Board offers over 100 safe, straightforward exercises that teach beginners good posture, balance and strength while helping more advanced athletes enhance their sporting lives. With your balance board and this book, you'll quickly learn how to build strength in both primary and secondary muscles throughout the body as well as: * Increase core strength * Improve balance * Tone muscles * Release tension * Rehabilitate Injuries
Blast through training plateaus, add lean muscle, and achieve your best body ever with "The M.A.X. Muscle Plan."
M.A.X. is an acronym for Mitogen Activated Xtreme training, a scientifically proven program to help you maximize your muscle potential and transform your physique. No gimmicks, no expensive supplements, just results.
Developed by renowned strength and fitness expert and bestselling author Brad Schoenfeld, Mitogen Activated Xtreme training is a six-month periodized program that manipulates exercise variables to generate clear and steady muscle growth. Each phase of the plan--strength, metabolic, and muscle--is explained in detail and insights and advice for optimal performance and immediate results are provided.
With step-by-step instructions for 108 of the most effective exercises, guidance for incorporating cardiorespiratory workouts into the program, and nutrition recommendations for fueling muscle growth and recovery, "The M.A.X. Muscle Plan" is your complete guide to total-body transformation.
If you're ready to take your body to the next level, turn to Mitogen Activated Xtreme training - the scientifically based and most effective muscle building program available. Use "The M.A.X. Muscle Plan" and the results will speak for themselves.
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"An ideal book for beginners and a spur to more experienced students" Yoga Magazine This is a complete, illustrated practical guide that takes a traditional, holistic approach combining yoga postures with a healthy lifestyle, especially with regards to diet and meditation. It shows how these teachings are as appropriate today as they were in the past - helping you to cope with stresses and strains of modern life. Develop your own personalised yoga practice following the detailed descriptions of how to work safely and progressively with the postures and breathing exercises of hatha yoga. The author explains the essentials in plain, simple language and uses over 200 step-by-step colour photographs to take you through the essential asanas (postures) and sequences. Special 'box outs' suggest how beginners can adapt the classic postures to make them easier to perform - while more experienced students are shown how to progress towards more challenging asanas as they build up their skills. The practical core of the book is complemented by coverage of yoga's traditional physiological, philosophical and spiritual context, and its roots in ancient India. The idea that the body has its own energy pathways and centres in the form of nadis and chakras is explored in a way that is clear and inspiring to Western readers.
Combining years of experience as certified speech-language pathologists and as qualified yoga teachers, the authors of this pioneering book explain how yoga can be used to aid speech-language development in children up to age 12. The book includes a range of yoga-based exercises for improving pre-linguistic communication, vocabulary development and motor planning for speech. The text is enriched by illustrations of children in each yoga pose, so no prior experience of yoga is necessary to help children carry out each activity. The book also provides information on using this approach with children with neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities, including ADHD and autism.
A collection of essays gleaned from Yoga International magazine with delightful stories from everyday people showing yoga in daily practice.
Obesity is a public health and policy problem because of its prevalence, costs, and health effects. In this book, the authors gather topical research on calories and their role in weight loss/gain and nutrition as well as the patterns, risks and psychosocial effects of weight change. Topics discussed include out-of-home eating and weight gain; effects of structured exercise and food take in weight loss and the combined effect of a protein diet and exercise training in beating obesity.
Heartbreak is a universal experience, and self-compassion is vital to healing. In this moment of truth lies the opportunity to find action-oriented ways to love yourself." Building on the concepts in her New York Times best-selling book Yogalosophy , Mandy Ingber, fitness and wellness instructor to the stars, now gives us Yogalosophy for Inner Strength ,a revolutionary and inspiring self-care program to uplift and strengthen the alignment of mind, body, heart, and spirit during times of adversity like loss, transition, grief, or heartbreak. Yogalosophy for Inner Strength is a twelve-week wellness program, which includes five exercise routines for strength, happiness, and cardiovascular health, as well as meditations, recipes, playlists, and rituals designed to support the healing of the heart and build lasting resilience.In Yogalosophy for Inner Strength , Ingber incorporates anecdotes from her personal journey through loss and trying times, and stories from experts within her inner circle of friends. Whether you're experiencing crisis or simply feeling adrift, Yogalosophy for Inner Strength will help guide and carry you through your transition by providing a path to emotional strength, inner balance, and ultimately, to a greater capacity for true joy.
By studying the application of fascial anatomy to yoga the yoga teacher will be able to expand each individual yoga student's optimum adaptability and mobility. This new contextual presentation of applied anatomy will provide the teacher with the tools to promote freedom and confidence in every student of yoga. By using insights from scientific research presented through case studies, the tendency to overwork the tissue and decrease vulnerability to soft tissue injury in the long-term, can be lowered. The visual design and presentation through metaphor embody the difference between sitting statically at a desk reading about movements and parts - and moving through the environment being animated, in action. Between these two experiences is a divide that this book seeks to cross.
Proven research overseen by back pain experts and written by experienced qualified yoga teachers, this book's yoga is gentle, simple, and effective. It contains pain relief poses, yoga for your daily life, core posture sequences for heading and back pain prevention and progressive sequences for extra strengthening and mobilising.
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