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A unique series of Pilates strength-building exercises using the Swiss exercise ball, resistance bands, and weights- From the bestselling author of Pilates on the Ball and Abs on the Ball- Features specialized strength-training workouts for readers of all ages and fitness levels- Chapters include check points to help readers set realistic goals and tips for physical educators, coaches, and Pilates teachersIn Strength Training on the Ball Colleen Craig shows readers of all fitness levels how to build strong bones, improve balance, and reduce body fat while toning and defining the body. Combining the unique functions of the exercise ball with the endurance- and flexibility-building benefits of strength training, Craig presents 75 ball exercises using weights, resistance bands, and the body's own resistance. Her exercise variations make strength training safe for beginners, children, teenagers, and seniors and challenging enough for the seasoned athlete.Strength Training on the Ball is modeled after Craig's groundbreaking and bestselling works Pilates on the Ball and Abs on the Ball. It contains step-by-step photographs for each of the exercises, check points to help readers set realistic yet motivating goals, and teaching tips for physical educators, coaches, and Pilates teachers. The book concludes with three specialized strength workouts: a therapeutic workout for those recovering from injuries, a basic workout for absolute beginners, and a challenging workout for athletes and gym enthusiasts.
Speed training-the most essential skill for any sport Whatever the sport, speed is what sets rising stars apart from the rest of the competition. No longer a trait that some have and others want, speed is what makes the difference between first-string starter and a bench-warming backup. Speed-training techniques represent the latest trends in exercise science and knowing what it takes to be fast is the quickest way to get off the bench and into the starting lineup. "Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training for Speed "takes an in-depth and illustrated look at the most necessary of athletic skills and shows you not only how to achieve greater bursts of speed but also its' effects as you push yourself to outpace the competition. Gain the edge over the opposition Get the ultimate inside look at what happens to your body during speed-training, along with plyometric and agility exercises, general lower-body and core development, and stretching activities-each accompanied by a four-color illustration highlighting which muscles are being worked and how. Focus on Primal Pattern (R) Movement and gait improvement for precise and effective results Develop a year-round custom conditioning program perfect for your needs and goals Increase and maintain speed in any sport with the help of 90 full-color anatomical illustrations detailing engaged muscles If you have the need for speed, then "Anatomy of Strength and Fitness Training for Speed "gives you everything you need to know to utilize and sustain speed the smart way.
Learn how your muscles work before you work your muscles Perfect for beginning and advanced fitness practitioners alike, this is an in-depth look into the most magnificent machine ever created--the human body. Using detailed anatomical illustrations, "Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training" provides you visual insight into what happens to this organic machine during exercise--muscles and tendons working in concert to strengthen your body's building blocks. With a basic knowledge of how the body works, you can buff up your body with the book's 90 exercises, grouped by body region and involving gym machines, free weights, and body weight/stretching, as well as yoga and Pilates. Each exercise is vividly illustrated by a full-color anatomical illustration of the targeted muscles, together with instructions on execution and technique.
Kettlebell Training for Athletes: Develop Explosive Power and Strength for Martial Arts, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports, P
Improve performance in any sport with Russia's most guarded training secret For elite sports training, nothing compares to the impact that kettlebells have on the entire body, and author and trainer Dave Bellomo now brings the power and benefit of these Russian-inspired controlled weights to any athlete. Working the entire body at different angles, this popular training program provides you with faster weight-loss, and rapid gains in strength, speed and endurance-all necessary factors for any sport. With and 8 week workout plan, this powerhouse program even gives you customization tools for setting personal goals and tailored programs to answer the needs of a specific sport. "Kettlebell Power Training for Athletes: " Presents over 80 illustrated exercises for quicker learning on how to train with the weights Helps you gradually build a training foundation for a healthier lifestyle Tailors to sport and goal specific programs so you can go directly to that section of the book for your needs Features photographs from award-winning photographer Bruce Curtis Whether you are a great athlete or a great grandmother, these simple tools will help you produce the most extraordinary results you have ever seen.
Regardless of your age or ability, daily use of a balance board or wobble board is an asset to your fitness, health and well-being. Using this board you will experience increased core strength & stability. Heightened sense of body awareness. Improved balance & coordination. Available in different sizes. 17 in. L x 17 in. W x 4 in. H (5 lbs.). 21 in. L x 21 in. W x 4 in. H (7 lbs.)
See How Your Muscles Work Before You Work Your Muscles "Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training for Women" provides magnificent visual insight into what happens to your muscles when you exercise. You'll be able to isolate specific muscle groups and design the most targeted program possible. "Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training for Women" gives you: 100+ muscle-by-muscle illustrations for an inside look at how exercise affects your muscles 70+ exercises--ranging from free weights to machines to yoga and aerobics--that will sculpt your entire body and will give you a sexy chest, toned arms and legs, slimmer hips, a strong back and shoulders, and flat abs Tips for good form to maximize safety and effectiveness Expert commentary on each exercise, covering everything from history to cautions and benefits Specific exercise programs for muscle tone and strength A difficulty rating for every exercise, ranging from beginner to advanced
Runners will agree that a resistance chute is one of the most efficient ways to build strength, speed, stamina, acceleration and strength. More experienced athletes will appreciate the 48 in diameter shoot, and the carrying case makes training away from home a breeze. * Excellent resistance to sprinter for improving speed, stamina, strength, and acceleration. Chute releases while to provide resistance. Supplied with carrying bag
Body by Science: A Research-Based Program for Strength Training, Body Building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week
Building muscle has never been faster or easier than with this revolutionary once-a-week training program In "Body By Science," bodybuilding powerhouse John Little teams up with fitness medicine expert Dr. Doug McGuff to present a scientifically proven formula for maximizing muscle development in just 12 minutes a week. Backed by rigorous research, the authors prescribe a weekly high-intensity program for increasing strength, revving metabolism, and building muscle for a total fitness experience.
Benefits in developing lateral strength, power and endurance for all levels of athletes. Aids in improving balance, agility, speed and flexibility. Provides a wide variety of lower, middle and upper body exercises. 1/4 in. solid core polymer board constructed with an extremely slick 'fresh ice'. Each board comes with speed booties and an instruction book. The underlay is a non-slip reinforced rubber that holds firm on floor or carpet 100 in. L x 28 in. W x 1 in. H (23 lbs.) SlideBoards have been a preferred off-ice and dry land training tool for years. Get in prime shape for skating and skiing with this time tested classic
Track your progress, maximize results, and create a healthier lifestyle With vivid new photography and fresh information on strength and fitness training, this revised and re-designed edition of the popular weightlifter's diary gives you 132 undated training log pages for tracking progress, along with more than 25 pages of training tips and workouts.
"Strength Training for Beginners" gives women of 35 and up a chance to look and feel younger, tone up, reverse symptoms of osteoporosis, and increase energy, all through a simple, scientifically sound, strength-training program that can be easily incorporated into even the busiest lifestyle. Whether you're a bona-fide couch potato or a more active fitness buff, you'll find it easy to follow these exercises, which are cleverly laid out in large print and in full color, step-by-step photographs, in a unique spiral-bound, stand-up package that can be conveniently placed on the exercise mat or a table top. Starting with simple warm-up stretches, the program includes a series of shaping, toning, and flattening exercises, with and without simple weights, all of which can be performed at home and easily modified for beginners and older women. Each exercise is accompanied by important information on the exercise's purpose, the correct technique, and how to customize the movement if you suffer from weak or swollen joints. With just two sessions per week, research has proven that you'll be on your way to looking and feeling as much as 20 years younger