A strong core is crucial to injury prevention in most sports and has the added benefit of giving the body a trimmer shape around the waist and torso. An essential part of any complete fitness programme, building core stability could not be simpler with this clear and accessible illustrated guide to strength and balance in the muscles of the trunk. With the anatomical illustrations incorporated into the exercises you cannot help but get the whole-body perspective on your workout, and keep abdominal training in check with the muscles of the back and obliques - a revelation to anyone who takes their exercise seriously. The Anatomy of Core Stability provides the reader with a wealth of information, illustrating the stretches and exercises step-by-step. Also included are sidebars showcasing relative difficulty levels and a quick 'Do It Right' checklist.
A Trainer's Guide to Building Strength and Stamina
Author: Hollis Lance Liebman
Pubpsher: Firefly Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Reviews for the print edition of Anatomy of Exercise (in the same series): Fascinating ... useful for anyone interested in enhancing their fitness routine as well as fitness instructors who want to visually show their customers the benefits of each exercise. --American Reference Book Annual One of the best books written as a reference manual for understanding exercise... Great how-to instructions. --Men's Exercise The winning format of the Anatomy of... series was established quickly with the first title, The Anatomy of Exercise. The success of the series lies not only in the innovative presentation but in the variety of titles offered, which gives readers the opportunity to pick and choose according to their needs and goals. Anatomy of Strength and Conditioning is a great how-to reference for those who wish to "up their game" and train for activities requiring high performance -- strength, speed, aerobic capacity and accuracy -- all essential to success in such sports as soccer, hockey, skiing, climbing and rowing as well as marathons and other endurance activities. The book is also an ideal way to achieve overall fitness. Like each of the other titles in the series this book: Opens with two (front/back) full-body annotated anatomical drawings Shows specific exercises with instructions and annotated anatomical drawings and corresponding photographs Labels all muscles used with bold text to indicate target muscles Provides helpful notes throughout to amplify the how-to instructions: Best For (the muscles getting the maximum effect), Targets (muscles worked), Benefits (effect of the exercise). Anatomy of Strength and Conditioning offers 29 Strength Exercises and 28 Conditioning Exercises, plus a full set of Warm-Up Exercises. There are six specialized Workouts to choose from: Beginner's, Sports, Mixed-Modalities, Range, Melting-Pot and Kamikaze. Lifelike anatomical illustrations demonstrate each exercise and reveal in colorful detail exactly which muscles are engaged -- a great way to focus exercises to a specific problem area. No other book provides such rich detail tailored to the general reader. Athletes of all experience levels, fitness trainers, coaches, physiotherapists and many others will find Anatomy of Strength and Conditioning instructive and extremely practical.
To excel as a cyclist you need a well-rounded fitness approach - one that strengthens a wide range of muscles and tones your whole body from head to toe. In Anatomy of Cycling, you will find an array of exercises selected to benefit the muscle groups cyclists use most. Beginning with targeted stretches that will increase flexibility, you will then begin specifically designed exercises that thoroughly strengthen the legs and arms, fire up your core, refine your balance and posture on the bike, challenge your stamina, and much more. Designed for all cyclists - from weekend warriors to those training for events - Anatomy of Cycling provides clear, step-by-step illustrated instructions, each with helpful tips on how to perform the exercise correctly and what to avoid. Packed with detailed, true-to-life anatomical drawings showing the muscles that benefit from most from each movement, and exercises and training programs specifically designed for cyclists, Anatomy of Cycling provides everything you need to achieve optimal cycling fitness.
For anyone who works on their fitness routines, whether at a gym, health club or in a sport personally, professionally or academically, this compendium is the ideal resource for a lifetime of healthy living.
Release on 2016-01-19 | by Evan Osar,Marylee Bussard
An Illustrated Guide to a Safe and Effective Core Training Program
Author: Evan Osar,Marylee Bussard
Pubpsher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
This book is the first to illustrate the essential connection between the functional anatomy of the body’s core and its application during Pilates’ fundamental core exercises. Focusing on the inherent potential of the human body to stabilize and move, Dr. Evan Osar and Marylee Bussard combine the most current research around core stabilization with six fundamental Pilates principles to offer simple, easy-to-use strategies for relieving discomfort and improving pain-free movement. With more than 290 full-color illustrations, Functional Anatomy of the Pilates Core provides both Pilates practitioners and professional teachers with a comprehensive understanding of how the core functions and how stabilization helps promote health and proper movement patterns through the development of balanced muscles, joint alignment, and core control. The authors apply current research on neuroplasticity, the brain's capacity to reorganize itself by developing new neuronal connections, and on the function of fascia, the matrix-like connective tissue of the body, to explain the six fundamental principles of Pilates—Centering, Concentration, Control, Precision, Breath, and Flow. They show how to avoid muscle imbalances, chronic tightness, and pain by incorporating the principles of functional anatomy during exercise. Readers learn how to: • Achieve the alignment, breathing, and control required for developing optimal posture and movement • Alleviate non-optimal habits that relate to common postural dysfunction, muscle imbalances, and chronic tightness • Integrate the fundamental Pilates exercises in order to develop a more stable core and eliminate the risks of common injuries while accomplishing one’s health and fitness goals From the Trade Paperback edition.
Get strong and get fit with these exercises! Working out can be fun and rewarding, but if you're not doing it correctly, it can seem pointless, and even painful. Knowing the best way to build your strength—and knowing why it's the best way—can mean the difference between a lifelong devotion to exercise or giving up in frustration. In Ultimate Guide to Strength Training, you'll find information on exercises targeted for flexibility or body weight, exercises using weights or equipment, and workout routines specifically for body improvement, sports, and everything in between. Embark on a journey of fitness and health—from basic movements to information on how to build a complete exercise plan. With step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations, it's like having your very own personal trainer.
Written for coaches and fitness professionals, "Core Assessment and Training" includes photos, illustrations, and instructions for more than 120 exercises. A DVD accompanying the text features video demonstrations that help readers review proper techniques and protocols for the exercises.
An instant visual guide to developing strong core muscles in your body. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fitness novice or an elite athlete, or whether or not you have a gym membership. Developing a strong core is key to maintaining good health and balance, and you can do it within the comfort of your own home. It can be difficult to know which exercises to do for different parts of the body without the expertise of a professional trainer. In Exercise in Action: Core, fitness expert Hollis Lance Liebman shows everyone how to build a strong core and prevent injury. Gain a whole new perspective on your body and how to increase its performance. Learn how to get a full-body workout without leaving your home. Exercise in Action: Core provides you with everything you need to know in order to develop a strong body core.
Back Stability: Integrating Science and Therapy, Second Edition aids practitioners in recognizing and managing back conditions using proven clinical approaches to help clients and patients stabilize their spines.