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This highly engaging landmark work, a natural history of exercise--by the author of the best seller The Story of the Human Body--seeks to answer a fundamental question: were you born to run or rest The first three parts of Exercised roughly follow the evolutionary story of human physical activity and inactivity, even as each chapter shatters a particular myth about exercise. Because we cannot understand physical activity without understanding its...
Encourages the reader to exercise by following the movements of various animals; presented in a question and answer format.
Discover how to use your body in the way it was designed to be used, working a range of muscles concurrently to improve flexibility, balance, and your range of motion. This book shows you how to effectively train your entire body in unison, using movements that we encounter every day to reach optimal fitness.
The Anatomy of Fitness series offers the total fitness experience, with a comprehensive catalogue of step-by-step exercises. These user-friendly titles feature detailed, full-colour anatomical illustrations of the muscles used in each exercise, so you're always familiar with what your body should be doing. Detailed tips on the correct form and what to avoid mean you'll be exercising effectively and safely. Includes information on exercise basics,...
A Pilates-based exercise system that uses simple, low-impact exercises and high-energy movements to help people improve flexibility, strength, posture, and overall health.
Shares stories about people who have successfully followed the Body-for-Life program, in an expanded and recipe-complemented guide that relates the progress of two individuals who tailored a twelve-week plan to reach specific goals.
7) Men's health power training: build bigger, stronger muscles through performance based conditioning
Presents a series of exercises geared toward functional strength that emphasize short, intense, and highly effective sessions, along with compound, multijoint workouts and nutritional guidelines designed to optimize physical well-being.
A program designed to increase overall physical fitness and self-esteem and to foster healthy eating habits to protect children from obesity, heart disease, and cancer.
10) Strong as Sandow
Little Friedrich Müller was a puny weakling who longed to be athletic and strong like the ancient Roman gladiators. He exercised and exercised. But he to no avail. As a young man, he found himself under the tutelage of a professional body builder. Friedrich worked and worked. He changed his name to Eugen Sandow and he got bigger and stronger. Everyone wanted to become "as strong as Sandow." Inspired by his own experiences body-building, Don Tate...
Yoga provides not only an excellent, low-impact workout, it also helps young people in key areas such as body awareness, flexibility, concentration, stress reduction, and self-expression. The exercises and games in this easy-to-follow guide are specifically designed to fit the needs of teenagers and to show teens how to work out and train their bodies in a relaxed way. It requires no advance knowledge or preparation and can be used by anyone working...
Part three of Leslie Sanson's complete, total-body in-home walking program that emphasizes fat-burning, muscle-conditioning and stretching.
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