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The most comprehensive Pilates book is now even more comprehensive

The most comprehensive Pilates book is now even more comprehensive

Covering mat work and apparatus, Pilates is the most respected and comprehensive guide available. Exercises include photo sequences, level of difficulty ratings, recommended resistance ranges, and instructions and reasons for performing the movements. Many exercises include variations for increasing or decreasing the challenge. read more
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Why Recovery is Such an Essential Element of High-Intensity Interval Training

Why Recovery is Such an Essential Element of High-Intensity Interval Training

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is among the top fitness trends reported by the American College of Sports Medicine over the past two years. And thanks to the increasing popularity of programs like P90X and CrossFit, HIIT will likely remain at the top of that list for years to come. That’s why recognizing the importance of recovery is crucial for people taking up a HIIT program. read more
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Three principles that explain why high-intensity training is so effective

Three principles that explain why high-intensity training is so effective

Advocates of high-intensity training (HIT) rave about the constant variety and lack of boredom in the workouts while being amazed at the results the programs deliver. Far from being a mystery, the performance and aesthetic benefits people gain can be explained through a few scientifically researched mechanisms. read more
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HIIT Workouts

HIIT Workouts

The HIIT workouts in this section are broken down into 20-, 30-, and 45-minute workouts. You can choose based on how much time you have to exercise, your level of fitness, and your training goals. read more
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High-octane workout for a knockout physique

High-octane workout for a knockout physique

Featuring full-color photos, step-by-step descriptions of exercises and fundamental boxing skills, and a DVD depicting workouts, variations, and training tips, this special package contains everything you need in order to burn calories, increase power and strength, sculpt muscles, and transform your body. read more
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How athletes can use pacing as their secret weapon

How athletes can use pacing as their secret weapon

In virtually every type of athletic endeavor, pacing is a prerequisite for success. Athletes must maintain enough metabolic capacity to avoid fatiguing before the end of an event or game, requiring the implementation of a pacing strategy. read more
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The Recreational Sport Profession

The Recreational Sport Profession

The broader sport industry represents a continuum of sport opportunities, programs, services, and venues ranging from primarily participation focused on one end to primarily performance focused on the other (Coakley, 2004). Figure 1.2 depicts this relationship in connection with the sport development pyramid. read more
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Social Dance Positions and Steps

Social Dance Positions and Steps

This genre of dance has its roots in early courtship dances. Social dances are partner dances; they reflect our need to be socially connected to others. Ballroom dance is one form of social dance, as are contemporary partner dances like the tango and the Lindy. read more
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Training the Swing

Training the Swing

The baseball swing is complex, to say the least. The swing is a mental and physical series of actions that must work through the total body in precise harmony. read more
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Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises

Kettlebell and Medicine Ball Exercises

In a shoulder-width stance with a kettlebell between your feet, squat to grasp the kettlebell with your left hand while keeping your torso at a 45-degree angle with the floor. Explode up by extending at the hips, knees, and ankles. Drive your heels into the floor as you pull the kettlebell up, keeping it close to your body. read more
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