Weight training is the most popular type of fitness training activity in the world. But if you are new to the weight room, how can you ensure you are training properly to reap the most benefits while also avoiding injury?
The top resource for strength band training is now expanded, updated, and better than ever! Strength Band Training shows you how to maximize strength, speed, and flexibility in the gym, at home, or on the road. With more than 160 exercises and predesigned workouts for fitness and sport specific training, you will discover why strength bands are the ultimate tool for targeting, isolating, rehabilitating, and developing every major muscle group.
Maximize the development of your athletes and team throughout the year, and just maybe win a postseason title in the process. Coaching Better Every Season: A Year Round System for Athlete Development and Program Success presents a blueprint for such success, detailing proven coaching methods and practices in preseason, in season, postseason, and off season.
Using step by step instructions for 27 of the most effective foam rolling techniques for muscle preparation and recovery you will reduce pain and restore function with therapeutic movements that help rehabilitate your body and reduce the risk of injury.
This guide to Suspension Training(R) includes instructions for more than 115 exercises. Complete with photo sequences, variations, and safety recommendations, you'll learn how to develop and integrate strength, power, core stability, flexibility, and balance with the use of a Suspension Trainer (TM).
The definitive resource dedicated to increasing athletic power. It includes research-based recommendations from the world's leading experts on power development and ready-to-use programs for 12 of the world's most popular sports with assessment protocols, step-by-step instructions, and multiple training methods.
The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains.
This brand new sixth edition helps readers understand the latest research and practices related to training theory. Plus, it provides scientific support for the fundamental principles of periodization. Updates include expanded chapter content on methods for developing muscle strength. As well as, more detailed explanations of speed and agility training for individual and team sports.
For many runners, running technique is an after thought one they don't think about until an injury or plateau keeps them from achieving their goals. Running Form underscores the importance of proper form and shows you how to elevate your performance to the greatest possible extent with the smallest risk of injury.
This book is aimed at girl surfers of all ages and abilities, from beginner to pro. Illustrated with step-by-step exercises and packed with tips and advice. It offers a complete training program to increase fitness, power and endurance for surfing. Using the latest training techniques, it covers everything from stretching and flexibility exercises to core strength enhancement, nutrition and resistance training.
Show your athletes how yoga can propel their performance to the next level. Teaching Power Yoga for Sports prepares you to develop and teach yoga programs that are directly relatable to specific sports and player positions, resulting in more resilient athletes who consistently compete at the top of their game.
Athletes do not all train the same way, but it is rare to see any athlete at any level exercise or compete without warming up. Although the warm-up can take many forms, smart coaches and athletes know that the warm-up should be a part of any training session. The Warm-Up is the first book to describe the science of the warm-up and provide guidelines to maximize its effectiveness through the process of constructing effective RAMP based warm ups.
Many people suffer from temporary or chronic musculoskeletal issues that cause pain and discomfort when performing even the simplest forms of physical activity. The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise With Online Video is designed to help fitness professionals, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and physical therapists to identify and correct underlying imbalances so their clients and patients can resume pain-free movement.
From the gridiron to the hard court, today's top athletes know the benefits of yoga. It's why so many have made it an essential component in their training and conditioning programs. Step-by-step instruction, expert advice, and pose variations focus on active muscles and movements across sports such as football, soccer, running, swimming, cycling, tennis, golf, basketball, baseball and softball.
Swimming is often touted as one of the most accessible workouts low impact, low tech, and beneficial at any stage of life. Yet each time you suit up and dive in, your body's moving parts must work together to propel you through dozens of pounds of water resistance, somehow emulating the movements of species that evolved specifically for the water.
Sport coaches have a tremendous influence positive or negative in the lives of athletes. Too often, however, the delivery of quality coaching is left to chance. Athletes deserve coaches who create positive environments, In Coach Education Essentials, leading coach educators and professionals from around the world cover the core elements of coach education and development, and describe how best to understand, cultivate, and evaluate quality coaching.
Aquatic fitness is not just for older adults or those with physical limitations. Water exercise is a proven fitness activity that is challenging and fun for all age groups and abilities. It offers reduced impact options for group exercise, small group fitness, and personal training. As the primary preparation resource for the certification exam of the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual.
Running a personal training business is not easy. From marketing and sales to budgets, staffing, and clientele issues there is much to consider. Getting it right takes time, time that you would probably rather spend improving your clients' fitness and wellness. The Business of Personal Training walks you through the business-based side of personal training while teaching you the valuable skills you'll need to start, build, and grow your business.
This book will assist students undertaking SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, studying to become fitness instructors. The text contains all the core units and elective units to support a range of fitness specialisations. Students gain an understanding of basic anatomy and nutrition and of varying types of fitness and exercise programs.
This book has been written for Certificate III. The text provides you with a background in anatomy, physiology and nutrition. It also introduces you to fitness orientation and programming, types of equipment and working with specific groups. It includes lots of real-world examples and activities plus illustrations and colour diagrams to help you apply what you've learnt
Ensuring high levels of performance and safety in hot climates is a key consideration for sport scientists and coaches. Maximising Performance in Hot Environmentsis the first book with a project based approach to focus solely on exercise in this common climactic condition, providing students and coaches with a clear and concise introduction to working with athletes in the heat. Rigorous in its physiological underpinnings, the book adopts a problem based learning approach, encouraging students to engage with the science and apply it to practical, real world scenarios.
AFAA's Group Fitness Instructor certification is built on the foundation of AFAA's reputation of more than 30 years as a leader and innovator of group based fitness. Taking the theory from the exercise library to bring it where it is needed most the fitness center, the home gym, the street this new text takes the group fitness industry's successes of the past and realigns them with modern scientific research to effectively help a new instructor navigate a career in fitness.
ain the competitive edge with the innovative training methods in Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes. This science-based, multidimensional approach to athletic conditioning helps you build a strong and flexible foundation by infusing Pilates into your training regime.
The popularity of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which consists primarily of repeated bursts of high-intensity exercise, continues to soar because its effectiveness and efficiency have been proven in use by both elite athletes and general fitness enthusiasts. Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training provides practitioners and athletes an understanding of the foundational principles of HIIT programming.
Volunteers are central to providing opportunities to play sport, whether helping to run sports clubs, helping in school sport or at sports events. This volume focuses on the volunteers who support clubs.
Every workout is intended to do one thing: maximize results. Whether that result is fitness, function and performance, fat loss, or physique improvements, you want your efforts to pay off. What if you had the opportunity to have the NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year observe your workout and show you how you could make it better? Now you do have access to that expertise, with Your Workout PERFECTED.
Dynamic Human Anatomy, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, is back with a new title, significant new material and learning aids, and the same goals: to cover concepts not found in traditional anatomy texts and to help students apply those concepts.
Contains step by step instruction to work with 290 full-colour illustrations describing 157 exercises and variations and 49 programs for strengthening, sculpting, and developing your arms, chest, back, shoulders, abs, legs , and glutes.
The revised and expanded edition of the bestseller that changed millions of lives The science is clear. The results are unmistakable. You can dramatically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes just by changing your diet. More than 30 years ago, nutrition researcher T. Colin Campbell and his team at Cornell, in partnership with teams in China and England, embarked upon the China Study, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.
Following the bestselling The China Study Cookbook, LeAnne Campbell brings together top names in the plant based community to share their favorite and most delicious recipes in The China Study All-Star Collection. Featuring your favorite chefs and cookbooks authors, includes foods from Happy Herbivore chef Lindsay S. Nixon; Del Sroufe, author of the New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives Cookbook; Laura Theodore, host of PBS' Jazzy Vegetarian; and pioneering researcher Dr. John McDougall, which all follow the nutrition standards set forth by The China Study.
The China Study Cookbook by LeAnne Campbell
Publication Date: 2018
Indulge in the revised and expanded edition of the bestselling China Study Cookbook with more than 175 mouthwatering recipes and stunning all new photography With 2 million copies sold, The China Study has been hailed as one of the most important health and nutrition books ever published. It reveals that a whole foods, plant based diet is the best way to stop widespread growth of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
In 2005, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Thomas Campbell, MD, co authored The China Study, in which they detailed the groundbreaking research results showing that a whole food, plant based diet has the potential to prevent and reverse many chronic diseases. The China Study became a worldwide phenomenon, selling more than a million copies and inspiring countless readers to reinvigorate their health by making better food choices. In The China Study Solution, Dr. Thomas Campbell, goes beyond why and shows you how to make the transition and enjoy the journey with practical guidance and a simple plan to make a whole food, plant based lifestyle easy and sustainable.
Michelin starred chef, world champion athlete and leading sports nutritionist Alan Murchison presents more than 75 delicious, easy to make and nutritionally balanced meals to help cyclists of all levels reach their cycling performance goals. An optimized diet, whatever your potential, will help you reach your personal performance ceiling or cycling level.
This book is updated throughout and featuring the new Dietary Guidelines, striking the perfect balance of scientific research, core concepts, and relevant applications. With a lively and approachable writing style, the authors dispel existing misconceptions and empower you to make better nutrition choices and enact real, lasting behavior change.
Gain the plant-based advantage! Join the thousands of runners, bodybuilders, and athletes from virtually every sport who rely on foods and beverages made without animal products. Every day an increasing number of athletes, even those who are not fully vegetarian or vegan, incorporate a plant-based diet when training or recovering from competition.
All athletes, from Olympians to weekend warriors, must find the balance between training and recovery to maximize the benefits of workouts and reach optimal performance. For the longest time, coaches and training manuals have emphasized training. However, studies show that recovery is a crucial component of exercise training and it may even be the most important one. Good to go is the first definitive account of this new frontier in sports and exercise, from ice baths and cryogenic freezing chambers, to Usain Bolt's love of chicken nuggets and Tom Brady's recovery pyjamas.
The Athlete's Guide to Diabetes has the training and performance advice you need to remain active while effectively managing your condition. Renowned researcher and diabetes expert Dr. Sheri Colberg offers best practices and tips for managing blood glucose levels for athletes of all ages with type 1 and type 2 diabetes...
The first ever comprehensive guide to exercise after life-changing weight-loss surgery Bariatric surgery is a highly effective way to take control of your weight. But it's only one part of the solution. The helpful advice and proven fitness program in this book provide the tools you need to make sure your bariatric surgery produces sustained weight loss. Packed with easy to follow instructions and step by step photos, Bariatric Fitness for Your New Life informs, educates and outlines functional exercise programs.
Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive text available for current and future fitness professionals who want to design and implement effective, safe, and fun physical activity programs for older adults with diverse functional capabilities. Along with an updated review of the research and literature, the second edition introduces a new chapter on the concept of whole-person wellness. It offers strategies for integrating the six dimensions of whole-person wellness.
Exercises for Parkinson's Disease is the authoritative exercise guide for men and women who suffer from Parkinson's Disease. Studies have found exercise improves fitness and energy levels as well as relieves pain in people with Parkinson's Disease. Exercises for Parkinson's Disease features easy to follow exercises and workout plans that optimises mobility, increases strength, and minimises pain. Designed with safety as its number one priority, the exercises in the book are clearly photographed in easy to follow sequences and contain complete descriptions.
Following seven years of consultations, on 1st January 2019 the governing bodies of the Rules of golf will implement the most comprehensive Rules changes seen in the game for 37 years. In a bid to make the Rules more accessible and straightforward The R&A and USGA have reworded every Rule and made alterations that will affect the way every golfer in the world plays the game - some 60 million people. The Rules will be reduced from 34 to 24 and some of the changes will create ripples throughout the world of sport. They include: Reduction of 'ball moved' penalties. Relaxed putting green rules. Relaxed bunker rules.....
Most competitive sports require rapid whole-body movements in which athletes need to accelerate, decelerate, and change direction in response to game situations. That's why coaches, athletes, and strength and conditioning professionals are constantly searching for the most effective ways to improve agility and quickness.
The leading textbook in sport and exercise psychology is back in a revised seventh edition, and it again raises the bar with its engaging introduction to the field. Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide, offers both students and new practitioners a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology, drawing connections between research and practice and capturing the excitement of the world of sport and exercise.
Move Your DNA explains the science behind our need for natural movement right down to the cellular level. It examines the differences between the movements in a typical hunter gatherer's life and the movements in our own. It shows the many problems with using exercise like movement vitamins instead of addressing the deeper issue of a poor movement diet.
Only about a third of children and under half of adults are meeting Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines. Most children exceed the recommended amount of screen-based activity time, while time spent sitting at leisure goes up in adults as they get older...
This textbook presents a comprehensive overview of the environmental impacts of various types of outdoor recreation, and how these can be best managed. As a field of study, recreational ecology is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, and the authors seek to develop a deeper understanding of both the role and function of the factors that influence visitor numbers and their impact. An accessible and comprehensive textbook...
Contemporary sport is both a sophisticated and complex international business and a mass participatory practice run largely by volunteers and community organisations. Now in a fully revised and expanded second edition, this authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of sports management helps to explain the modern commercial environment that shapes sport at all levels and gives clear and sensible guidance on best practice in sports management, from elite sport to the local level.
Sport Facility and Event Management provides readers with a working knowledge of how to manage sport facilities and how to plan, manage, implement, and evaluate sport events. The text integrates timely theoretical insights with real world practicality and application, affording readers a strong foundation in facility and event management.
This book critically explores sport related tourism drawing on the fields of sport management, the sociology of sport, consumer behavior, sports marketing, economic, urban and sports geography, and tourism studies. It presents multidisciplinary perspectives of sport tourism, as structured by the geographical concepts of space, place and environment.
A definitive guide to self-assessment and rehabilitation which guides you through a self-assessment of your pain triggers, then shows you how to avoid these roadblocks to recovery. Then effective exercises are coached in a step by step progressive plan.
The first ever comprehensive guide to exercise after life changing weight-loss surgery Bariatric surgery is a highly effective way to take control of your weight. But it's only one part of the solution. The helpful advice and proven fitness program in this book provide the tools you need to make sure your bariatric surgery produces sustained weight loss. Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos, Bariatric Fitness for Your New Life informs, educates and outlines functional exercise programs.
This one-stop manual for treating and preventing sports injuries covers everything you need to know, including first aid and physiotherapy. Produced in collaboration with the British Medical Association, this fully illustrated sports injury manual ensures reliable, up to date information.
Your clients and athletes demand and deserve customized, adaptable solutions when injury or chronic pain impairs movement and performance. Known for its whole body approach to fitness, Pilates is the perfect way to help your patients recover, rehabilitate, and reach their goals.
Scientific evidence on back exercise - what helps and what hurts, and why, from a world renowned authority. Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance provides professionals with the evidence base to design and prescribe the best exercise programs for the back. A complete description of a 5-stage program is provided.