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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.
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
This book is the best-ever practical guide to the identification and biology of beneficial organisms that control pests. Growers, pest control advisers, landscape professionals, home gardeners, pest management teachers and students, and anyone fascinated by natural enemies and their prey will want this book to find, identify, and use natural enemies to control pests in almost any agricultural crop, garden, or landscape. The "Natural Enemies Handbook" is superbly illustrated with 180 high-quality color photographs and 140 expertly rendered drawings, showing hundreds of predators, parasites, and pathogens that attack pest insects, mites, nematodes, plant pathogens, and weeds. The handy Quick Guide allows readers to locate natural enemies that they are likely to find on almost any crop or in the garden and landscape. They can then go to the main text for clear, detailed information. Natural enemies are organisms that kill, decrease the reproductive potential, or otherwise reduce the numbers of other organisms. Biological control is the practical use of natural enemies to manage pests. Living natural enemies are the agents of biological control. Virtually every pest has natural enemies that reduce its populations under certain circumstances. The book features chapters on biological control of plant pathogens, nematodes, and weeds as well as individual chapters on parasites, predators, and pathogens of arthropods. References, suppliers, and a comprehensive index make this an indispensable source book. The up-to-date review of applied biological control literature will appeal to scholars.
Pilates Personal Trainer Getting Started with Stretching Workout: Illustrated Step-By-Step Matwork Routine
Ideal for beginners, Pilates exercises in this book offer a gentle workout of light strength movements and key stretches. An easy-to-use format includes step-by-step photo sequences and a lay-flat binding.
Pilates Workbook offers a straightforward way to learn Joseph Pilates's authentic techniques. Unlike other books based on Pilates's teachings, this book illustrates the core matwork movements exactly as he intended them to be performed. Divided into two sections, Pilates Workbook begins with 15 two-page spreads that answer readers' questions about Pilates and the core principles of the program. The bulk of the book is then dedicated to the exercises. Readers learn each movement by simply following the photographic sequences and explanatory captions. There are also abbreviated movements to help beginners get started.
From the large-rumped Karakul sheep to the wrinkled Fengjing pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock breeds. Increasingly, a rare breed renaissance celebrates heritage breeds for their contribution to biodiversity, adaptation to specific environments, curious appearance, or ability to produce singular meat, milk, or fiber. At the same time, people continue to need up-to-date information about the major domestic breeds. Finally, a single resource offers detailed information about both common and heritage breeds: "Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs" by Carol Ekarius. This attractive, at-a-glance reference, written by one of America's foremost livestock experts, covers 194 of North America's most significant breeds of cattle, goats, sheep, and swine -- from the common Guernsey cow to the near-extinct Guinea hog. For each breed, Ekarius provides full-color photographs, a brief history, and details about the breed's unique qualities and quirks. Readers will enjoy reading about major breeds such as the iconic Holstein cow, and Icelandic sheep, as well as hundreds of lesser-known varieties, like the long-legged, ginger-colored Tamworth pig; the lilac-spotted Jacob Sheep; the deerlike San Clemente goat; and the powerful, droopy-eared Guzerat cow. Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, this definitive, in-depth guide is informative enough to aid farmers in breed selection, but beautiful enough for fanciers to browse as a coffee- table book. "Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs" will appeal to anyone interested in North American livestock -- small-scale farmers, conservationists, agricultural historians, gourmets, biodiversity champions, animal lovers, and anyone dreaming about crafting fibers from sheep and goats. This indispensable reference showcases North American livestock breeds for what they truly are: fascinating, stunning, and endlessly varied.
The best just got better. Readeras Digestas best-selling gardening book is totally revised and updated with hundreds of new plant varieties and all 4-color photos illustrations, plus ALL-ORGANIC solutions and simple projects for eco- friendly gardening. Written by experts, this full-color edition contains all new illustrations, photos, tips, and tricks for everything from organic fertilizing and composting to rotating a vegetable garden. Diagrams on beneficial bugs, weeds, and plant disorders, sections on bulb care for both outdoor and indoor planting, proper sowing of annuals, and properly planting perennials help make your garden beautiful, every year. And itas all presented in clear, easy-to-understand language. This practical guide is a refreshing gardening sourcebook that features: *All-new 2,500 full-color stunning photographs and 800 full-color practical step- by-step diagrams and illustrations *An extensive plant directory of more than 700 plantsaplus hundreds of new plant varietiesalisted by common and botanical names *New information on eco-friendly gardeningaincluding recipes for non-toxic fertilizer and disease & pest controlsaas well as recommendations for planting to attract hummingbirds or repel deer *Over 200 pages of charts that provide easy-to-access information on the latest trends in plants, problem-solving tips, new hardiness zone maps, and more *All-new organic garden guidanceahow to garden safely without nasty chemicals, from planting and fertilizing to pest control *Directions for specialized and trustworthy gardening websites where gardeners can get additional information *Comprehensive index that features cross-referenced common and botanical names for absolute accuracy With "All New Illustrated Guide to Gardening" as your guide, youall be designing and implementing a gorgeous organic garden in no time.
"The ancient martial art thatas swept the nation." The most popular form of exercise in the world, Taai Chi can slow the aging process, increase balance and flexibility, lower stress levels, and enhance the bodyas natural healing powers. Now, with over 300 illustrations, this updated #1-selling guide has been expanded so that readers can create a practice for themselves. Based on the latest research, this new edition includes: -A DVD that demonstrates 64 groups of movements that are difficult to learn from print alone -A new illustrated format -An expanded and updated Taai Chi yellow pages resource -Expanded health/medical benefits