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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.
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 & coordinations. 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.)
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.
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