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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.
"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
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.