Absolute Body Power: A Total Circuit Training and Aerobic Workout
Author: Alan Harris
The only workout that combines the best elements of all the newest fitness trends.
With weight-consciousness rising every day, Americans are turning to a variety of new trends to stay trim and healthy. Everyone has a different idea about what type of exercise is best for your health and fitness. Some swear by Pilates and yoga, others go with classic weight training. Some routines focus on building a firmer physique, while others work on less aesthetic goals, such as strengthening your joints or improving your heart rate. With so many routines out there, choosing an exercise regimen can be the hardest part of getting in shape.
Absolute Body Power makes the decision easier by combining the best elements of the newest exercise trends to create a blend of fitness that will work for almost everybody. Based on the bestselling Absolute Body Power and Total Circuit Training workout videos, this new book gives you a simple yet powerful plan to maximize the benefits of aerobics, strength training, yoga, and Pilates. Including two easy-to-follow workouts on one deluxe 40-minute DVD, getting in shape couldn't be easier.
Exercising is not the only element of healthy living. Absolute Body Power also gives you a healthy eating plan and an interactive fitness journal to help you keep track of your progress, empowering you with the fundamentals of a fit and healthy lifestyle. 200 photos; 40-minute DVD included.
Keep-fit Exercises for Kids
Author: Hermann Aschwer
The number of postural defects among school children today is alarming. Despite this, physical education classes at school are continuously dropping in importance. This book's aim is to offer assistance to all those people actively involved in putting a stop to postural deficiencies, among children and youth in three different steps: After an introduction into the basic principles, and a detailed discussion of the positive effects of gymnastic exercises specifically for children and adolescents, comes a wide variety of easy-to-follow exercises which are clearly explained and illustrated. Gymnastic forms of exercise which are tailor-made for children and adolescents should imply fun and pleasure for those concerned. This practice oriented book enables professional and experienced work by trainers and sports instructors alike.
Table of Contents:
|1||Why Gymnastic Exercises for Young Children and Adolescents?||13|
|1.2||Strengthening the Support Apparatus||17|
|2||The Complex Locomotor System||21|
|2.1||What Belongs to the Passive Apparatus of Locomotion?||22|
|2.2||What Belongs to the Active Apparatus of Locomotion?||24|
|3||Development - From a Child to an Adolescent||25|
|3.2||Characteristic Forms of Behavior||28|
|3.3||The Holistic Method of Observation||33|
|4||Causes of Postural Defects and Deficiencies||35|
|5||Timing and Content of a Gymnastics Lesson Specifically for Children and Adolescents||38|
|6||Tips and Sample Exercises for Warming up||41|
|6.1||Greeting or Getting-to-Know Games||41|
|7||Exercises for Strengthening and Stretching the Lower Extremities||45|
|7.1||Strengthening and Stretching Foot and Calf Muscles||46|
|7.2||Strengthening and Stretching Leg and Hip Muscles||58|
|8||Exercises for Stabilizing and Stretching Trunk Muscles||89|
|9||Exercises for Strengthening and Stretching the Upper Extremities||109|
|10||Exercises for Strengthening the Whole Body||125|
|11||Identifying Disturbances in Balance||130|
|11.1||Exercises for Balance Training||131|
|12||Identifying Disturbances in Coordination||136|
|12.1||Exercises for Coordinative Training||138|
|13||Perception - Physical and Spatial Orientation||144|
|13.1||Exercises for Perception||146|
|14||Sample Exercise Programs||151|
|15||Games with that Extra Something||154|
|16||Some Words of Advice in the Case of Sports Injuries||159|
|16.2||Consequences of Overstrain||161|
|17||Important Principles for Nutrition||163|
|Photo & Illustration Credits||168|