• Fiction

Strength


Author: Carrie Butler
Publisher: Carrie Butler
ISBN: 0991042107
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 2497
**Winner of "Best New Adult" and "Best Series" in the 2014 eFestival of Words - Best of Independent eBook Awards** When Rena finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, she's stunned. Wallace is everything she's ever wanted in a man--except he can't touch her. His uncontrollable strength makes every interaction dangerous. And with a secret, supernatural war brewing among his kind, there's no time to work it out. To keep Wallace in her life, Rena will have to risk a whole lot more than her heart. Keywords: Paranormal romance, urban fantasy, romantic comedy, new adult, college, dorm life, coming of age, rumors, speculative, supernatural

    • Science

The Science of Gymnastics

Advanced Concepts
Author: Monèm Jemni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351789120
Category: Science
Page: 380
View: 2599
The Science of Gymnastics provides the most comprehensive and accessible introduction available to the fundamental physiological, biomechanical and psychological principles underpinning performance in artistic gymnastics. The second edition introduces three new sections: applied coaching, motor learning and injury prevention and safety, and features contributions from leading international sport scientists and gymnastics coaches and instructors. With case studies and review questions included in each chapter, the book examines every key aspect of gymnastic training and performance, including: physiological assessment diet and nutrition energetics????????? kinetics and kinematics spatial orientation and motor control career transitions mental skills training and perception injury assessment and prevention, with clinical cases advanced case studies in rotations, vault approach and elastic technologies in gymnastics. A fully dedicated website provides a complete set of lecture material, including ready-to-use animated slides related to each chapter, and the answers to all review questions in the book. The book represents an important link between scientific theory and performance. As such, The Science of Gymnastics is essential reading for any student, researcher or coach with an interest in gymnastics, and useful applied reading for any student of sport science or sports coaching.

    • Health & Fitness

Complete Calisthenics

The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Exercise
Author: Ashley Kalym
Publisher: Lotus Pub
ISBN: 9781905367542
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 335
View: 3363
Using solely their bodyweight for resistance and relying on minimal equipment, readers will learn how to perform a range of exercises, such as push-ups, pull-ups, core exercises, and lower body exercises. Read this book, and develop the strongest and most capable physique ever. Complete Calisthenics includes everything you need to know, such as; Step-by-step instructions with over 500 photographs to guide you through the exercises. Nutritional advice with simple-to-follow diet plans and sample diets. Program creation to suit your needs. "Complete Calisthenics" is the most detailed and comprehensive bodyweight exercise manual available on the market today. It is for anyone; male or female, beginner or advanced who is interested in building complete strength and taking their workouts and themselves to the next level.

    • Extreme sports

Parkour Strength Training

Overcome Obstacles for Fun and Fitness
Author: Ryan Ford,Ben Musholt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517670894
Category: Extreme sports
Page: 272
View: 3973
In Parkour Strength Training, you will learn how to: - Accelerate your athletic development with three fundamental bodyweight exercises - Promote the flexibility and mobility necessary for safe obstacle-based fitness - Prepare and condition your joints to avoid injuries - Train safely outdoors - Remedy the common faults and errors that plague parkour newcomers - Incorporate ground-based exercises, such as quadrupedal movement, bounding, and jumping into your workouts - Use low obstacles such as benches, handrails, and walls for full-body strength training - Fly over barriers using three basic vaults - Mount, traverse, and overcome head-high walls and bar structures - Master proper climb-up technique using many supplemental exercises - Design an effective strength training program - Combine skill-based drills and games to become a more well-rounded practitioner - Dominate obstacle courses

    • Gymnastics

The 15-Second Handstand

A Beginner's Guide
Author: Chris Salvato
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692232606
Category: Gymnastics
Page: 184
View: 1547
The 15-Second Handstand: A Beginners Guide is the ANSWER to the questions we all really have about the handstand. It is the ONLY book on the market to address the big handstand problem: fear. When learning to handstand, you are normally dealing with a fear of falling over; and The 15-Second handstand lays out a progression that conquers fear, builds strength and ENABLES you to HIT YOUR GOAL in record time. Just look at what others are saying about it... "I basically couldn't put the book down. It really tremendous. I get the feeling that you REALLY know what you're talking about. It's really neat the way you present the 6 Challenges right away, then leave all the WHY for later. Plus, you really clarified for me what I need to pay attention to: locked elbows and active shoulders. And getting past my fear by learning to bail. The rest is gravy for going from 15s to one minute. I never had this feeling before of knowing what to do." - Dan R. "I found the book very clear and simple, never boring. It is perfect for people who want to know why and how something works, but the step-by-step progression is perfect for people who don't care about the details." - Giacomo B. "I finished your book in one day I like it, it's very helpful for me and the progression is very good I changed my training following your progression and trained much more face to the wall, every day the 'holy' five minutes. I trained 4 months before, but had fear to move to freestanding, without any wall." - Dr. Jurgen Fohlinger "As a kid I remember my father standing on his hands and walking up and then down a flight of stairs on his hands. At 67 years old I doubt I will ever be able to duplicate that feat, but thanks to Chris Salvato's systematic approach I'm now able to stand freestanding] on my hands for a few seconds (and get off my hands without destroying myself and nearby furniture) a feat that has eluded me for years. Using his program I'm looking forward to extending that time into minutes." - Marshall R. Peterson "Chris Salvato did a really good job with The 15-Second Handstand book. You can start your way into the progressions within 10 minutes of reading, and learn the why and how later through the book. The finer points of technique are spot on and prevent bad habits from developing (bent arms, sagging shoulders). Also, the pirouette progression makes you understand the act of bailing, and saves you from having to rollout, which may be troublesome depending on the kind of surface you are training in. This book is definitely going to help in building a handstand addiction." - Lucas Serur "This is the third or fourth handstand book I bought, and the first one I have liked. The other ones were complete garbage. This one stands out by having a straightforward progression towards a clearly defined final goal, and no detours. There are clear, realistic targets for every step. I love how everything is sliced into small, doable pieces, such as your advice on adding the four form cues one at a time. Best of all I liked that there's a step in the progression dedicated to bailing. I'm actually starting to lose my fear of falling now."- Barry L. "I have not read any other books about the handstand. This book is very easy to follow. It is also very detailed about what to do, and what not to do. It convinces me that it is possible for me to learn it." - Anders I.

    • Health & Fitness

You Are Your Own Gym

The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises
Author: Mark Lauren,Joshua Clark
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 034552859X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
View: 7649
From an elite Special Operations physical trainer, an ingeniously simple, rapid-results, do-anywhere program for getting into amazing shape For men and women of all athletic abilities! As the demand for Special Operations military forces has grown over the last decade, elite trainer Mark Lauren has been at the front lines of preparing nearly one thousand soldiers, getting them lean and strong in record time. Now, for regular Joes and Janes, he shares the secret to his amazingly effective regimen—simple exercises that require nothing more than the resistance of your own bodyweight to help you reach the pinnacle of fitness and look better than ever before. Armed with Mark Lauren’s motivation techniques, expert training, and nutrition advice, you’ll see rapid results by working out just thirty minutes a day, four times a week—whether in your living room, yard, garage, hotel room, or office. Lauren’s exercises build more metabolism-enhancing muscle than weightlifting, burn more fat than aerobics, and are safer than both, since bodyweight exercises develop balance and stability and therefore help prevent injuries. Choose your workout level—Basic, 1st Class, Master Class,and Chief Class—and get started, following the clear instructions for 125 exercises that work every muscle from your neck to your ankles. Forget about gym memberships, free weights, and infomercial contraptions. They are all poor substitutes for the world’s most advanced fitness machine, the one thing you are never without: your own body. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Sports & Recreation

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance
Author: Kelly Starrett,Glen Cordoza
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 1628600888
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 480
View: 3633
Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul. Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body. Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard. This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to: - Move safely and efficiently in all situations - Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions - Restore normal function to your joints and tissues - Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition - Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch - Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises - Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns - Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow - Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries - Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations - Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency

    • Science

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy


Author: Bret Contreras
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450429297
Category: Science
Page: 224
View: 6960
Going far beyond standard pull-ups, push-ups, and squats, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 unique exercises that work every muscle in the body. Detailed anatomical artwork accompanies step-by-step instructions for performing each exercise anytime, anywhere, without the need for equipment or machines.

    • Sports & Recreation

Breaking Parallel

A Guide to CrossFit Gymnastics and Body Movement
Author: Jeff R. Tucker
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 9781936608805
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 4626
Breaking Parallel is a detailed body movement and strength-training guide designed to challenge your limits and develop solid, functional strength. Created by Jeff Tucker (director for the CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course), the book offers hundreds of bodyweight movements rooted in elemental gymnastics, as well as numerous fitness programs that have proven successful for CrossFit athletes worldwide. Most fitness books focus on achieving one specific goal, such as lifting heavy weights or running long distances. Breaking Parallel is designed to develop the type of strength that allows you to do a broad assortment of tasks for a prolonged period of time—the type of strength needed in everyday life. Breaking Parallel is more than a book filled a series of movements. It teaches you the elements of basic gymnastics, allowing you to breakdown inefficient movement from a visual perspective. However, in addition to supplying you with the 'gymnastics eye,' Breaking Parallel also teaches you how to fix a broad assortment of problems, including those that arise from strength issues, mobility issues, coordination issues, and issues caused by a lack of spatial awareness. Whether you are a coach, an athlete, or someone simply wanting to get into better shape, Breaking Parallel will not only teach you how to execute an array of highly functional movements, but also how to perfect them. The book includes: il - Conditioning drills for developing basic strength. il - Mobility exercises needed for sports and daily life. il - Handstand exercises that develop balance and upper body strength. il - Ring drills that allow you to develop stability control. il - Hollow form techniques for developing solid core strength. il - Parallette exercises for lower body development, core strength, and arm strength. il - Inverted forms for developing keen spatial awareness.

    • Health & Fitness

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance
Author: Kelly Starrett,Glen Cordoza
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 9781628600834
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 480
View: 2010
Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul. Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body. Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard. This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to: Move safely and efficiently in all situations Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions Restore normal function to your joints and tissues Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency

    • Health & Fitness

Free+Style

Maximize Sport and Life Performance with Four Basic Movements
Author: Carl Paoli,Anthony Sherbondy
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN: 9781628600209
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 432
View: 2490
Everyone cares about physical performance and the fitness industry offers an infinite number of solutions to improve it. But who has the best solution and how do we know if and how it will work for us? After over 15 years of training as an elite gymnast and over a decade of coaching, Coach Carl Paoli offers a fresh philosophy on training by connecting movement styles to fit your specific purpose, while also giving you a simple framework for mastering the basics of any human movement. Freestyle: Maximize Your Sport and Life Performance with Four Basic Movements is an interactive way to learn how the body is designed to move through space and how to interact with our constantly changing surroundings. Using this framework and four basic movements, Paoli will help you maximize your efforts in sport and life, regardless of specialty. Despite Carl's experience as an elite gymnast and a renowned CrossFit coach, this is not a book about gymnastics, CrossFit, or any specific fitness program. Rather, it is a unique take on how Carl studies and teaches human movement and how you can better understand how to move yourself. Carl is not going to teach you the specifics of a movement or sport; instead, he gives you a template that you can use to develop any specific movement. For example, instead of teaching you how to throw a baseball, this book teaches you a universal foundation that will help you further develop your pitching skills. Human movement is intuitive, but not always perfect. This book shows you how to: * Turn on and trust your intuition about movement * Use tools that help optimize imperfect movement * Tap into the universal movement patterns and progressions underlying all disciplines * Use Carl Paoli's movement framework to create roadmaps for your physical success * Learn what being strong really means Freestyle is a practical manual to develop human movement regardless of your discipline. It is equally applicable to veteran athletes, weekend warriors, fitness enthusiasts, people trying to pick up a new sport, and people who are simply curious about improving their health. By developing your awareness and learning to see across other disciplines, you can tailor any training regimen to meet your unique goals.

    • Gymnastics

Men's Gymnastics Coaching Manual


Author: Lloyd Readhead
Publisher: Crowood Press
ISBN: 9781861260765
Category: Gymnastics
Page: 199
View: 9835
This manual represents the first comprehensive overview of all the techniques and aspects of gymnastics coaching for both men and boys. The book is fully illustrated throughout and makes an excellent ongoing reference for anyone involved in coaching.

Breaking the Jump


Author: Julie Angel
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
ISBN: 178131554X
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 5786

    • Health & Fitness

The Lean Muscle Diet

A Customized Nutrition and Workout Plan--Eat the Foods You Love to Build the Body You Want and Keep It for Life!
Author: Lou Schuler,Alan Aragon
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623364183
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
View: 6099
Research shows that although people can lose 5 to 10 percent of their body weight on any given diet, dieting itself is a consistent predictor of future weight gain. Why? At some point, everyone stops dieting. The Lean Muscle Diet solves the sustainability problem while offering immediate results. It’s simple: act as if you already have the body you want. If a reader is, say, a 220-pound man who wants to become a muscular 180-pounder, he then uses The Lean Muscle Diet's formula to eat and train to sustain a 180-pound body. The transformation begins immediately, and the results last for life. Lou Schuler, who has sold more than one million copies of his fitness books worldwide, and Alan Aragon, nutrition advisor to Men's Health, have created an eating and "metabolically expensive" exercise plan designed to melt fat while building muscle. The best part? The plan allows readers to eat their favorite foods, no matter how decadent. With full support from Men's Health, The Lean Muscle Diet delivers a simple--and simply sustainable--body transformation plan anyone can use.

    • Health & Fitness

Relax Into Stretch

Instant Flexibility Through Mastering Muscle Tension
Author: Pavel Tsatsouline
Publisher: Dragon Door Publication
ISBN: 9780938045281
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 138
View: 4564
Conventional stretching attempts to literally elongate your tissues, which is dangerous and ineffective. Relax into Stretch simply teaches your muscles to relax into a stretch. If you compare traditional training to a messy hardware reorganization, then Relax into Stretch is an efficient software upgrade.While stretching tissues may take years, changes in the nervous system are immediate! Your muscles will start noticeably elongating from your first Relax into Stretch practice-and within months you will have achieved a level of flexibility uncommon in our species.-Pavel Tsatsouline. Own an illustrated guide to the thirty-six most effective techniques for super-flexibility. How the secret of mastering your emotions can add immediate inches to your stretch. How to wait out your tension-the surprising key to greater mobility and a better stretch. How to fool your reflexes into giving you all the stretch you want. Why contract-relax stretching is 267% more effective than conventional relaxed stretching. How to breathe your way to greater flexibility. Using the Russian technique of Forced Relaxation as your ultimate stretching weapon. How to stretch when injured-faster, safer ways to heal. Young, old, male, female-learn what stretches are best for you and what stretches to avoid. Why excessive flexibility can be detrimental to athletic performance-and how to determine your real flexibility needs.Plateau-busting strategies for the chronically inflexible

Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia (2nd Edition)

An Illustrated Guide to 1000+ Bodyweight and Free Weight Movements
Author: Ben Musholt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977641557
Category:
Page: 374
View: 7761
Are you hungry for more variety in your training? Do you want to become a more well-rounded athlete? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then this book is for you. The Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia is an illustrated guide to over 1000 bodyweight and free weight movements. Within its covers you will learn how to: - Warm-up before a training session - Master bodyweight and calisthenics-type exercises - Perform classic weight lifting techniques - Build strength with barbell and kettlebell lifts - Challenge yourself with whole body movements - Incorporate single arm and single leg drills - Fashion a rock-solid core for better athletic performance - Improve your mobility with yoga postures and stretching variations - Have fun with partner-based skills - Design killer at-home and garage gym workouts - Never be bored with fitness again!

Ultimate Athleticism

Zero to Hero Guide to Strength, Health, and Flexibility
Author: Max Shank
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508721444
Category:
Page: 204
View: 4967
Ultimate Athleticism breaks down complex strength movements into simple progressions and variations for the beginner and the experienced athlete alike, providing the key to strength, flexibility, and health over the long term. Included in this book: -How a few simple movements will give you a grip that could crush a potato and help keep your elbows healthy -The simple key to gaining the endurance you need for YOUR sport -The easiest way to cut through all the programming confusion and set up your workouts for ultimate efficiency and success -How to convince your nervous system it's safe to give you up to 50% more strength instantly! -The fastest way to improve your posture and flexibility -The two muscle groups you need to be focusing on to unlock all of your athletic potential *Book purchase includes 14 day access to step by step instructional videos-register at www.ultimateathleticism.com/amazon Whether you are a personal trainer or someone who is simply looking to better yourself, you care about results. If you are a trainer your livelihood actually depends on it. The #1 reason why a person will stay with a trainer is that they continue to get results and avoid injury. The main reason the average person stops working out? Injury. This is why it is so important that you have a way to guide your journey in health and fitness. I take a great deal of pride in finding what works the best and forgetting the rest. That's what I want to always provide you with-my absolute best. I was very fortunate to find something I love at a very young age. This is what lets me dedicate the time to learn, evolve and get better every single day. It's important to me to share this and help as many people as possible.