The Flexible Body (Sampler)

Move better anywhere, anytime in 10 minutes a day
Author: Roger Frampton
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911595881
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 20
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Just 10 minutes of training per day can help you work towards unlocking your body’s full potential. Beginning with a basic squat (which we as children do naturally but then as adults struggle to perform), ‘The Flexible Body : Move better anywhere, anytime in 10 minutes a day’ guides you through a series of positions, stretches, rolls and balances that re-train your body to move like it once could. Forget everything you think you know about exercise. International model and fitness expert Roger Frampton has developed a revolutionary new approach to movement, designed to get your body working in the way it was designed to. We are born with perfect spines that can move in millions of ways. But our sedentary western lifestyles rob us of our natural range of motion and leave us with stiff bodies, bad posture and a high incidence of back pain. Inspired by advanced yoga practitioners and Olympic gymnasts, and in consultation with leading figures from both fields, Roger has developed a simple but highly effective set of exercises known as the Frampton Method, designed to de-restrict your body and help you reach optimum strength and flexibility with no need for any kind of equipment, weights or gym membership. Split into method and movement sections, the movement sections covers a range of positions from hip actions to headstands, and then explain how to take each movement to the next level as you become more advanced. With a thorough explanation of the philosophy and science behind the method, plus hacks for incorporating it into your day-to-day life, this book will inspire you to put down the weights, forget HIIT, reclaim your body and achieve a level of fitness you’ve only ever dreamed of.

The Flexible Body

Move better anywhere, anytime in 10 minutes a day
Author: Roger Frampton
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911595873
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
View: 388

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Just 10 minutes of training per day can help you work towards unlocking your body’s full potential. Beginning with a basic squat (which we as children do naturally but then as adults struggle to perform), ‘The Flexible Body : Move better anywhere, anytime in 10 minutes a day’ guides you through a series of positions, stretches, rolls and balances that re-train your body to move like it once could. Forget everything you think you know about exercise. International model and fitness expert Roger Frampton has developed a revolutionary new approach to movement, designed to get your body working in the way it was designed to. We are born with perfect spines that can move in millions of ways. But our sedentary western lifestyles rob us of our natural range of motion and leave us with stiff bodies, bad posture and a high incidence of back pain. Inspired by advanced yoga practitioners and Olympic gymnasts, and in consultation with leading figures from both fields, Roger has developed a simple but highly effective set of exercises known as the Frampton Method, designed to de-restrict your body and help you reach optimum strength and flexibility with no need for any kind of equipment, weights or gym membership. Split into method and movement sections, the movement sections covers a range of positions from hip actions to headstands, and then explain how to take each movement to the next level as you become more advanced. With a thorough explanation of the philosophy and science behind the method, plus hacks for incorporating it into your day-to-day life, this book will inspire you to put down the weights, forget HIIT, reclaim your body and achieve a level of fitness you’ve only ever dreamed of.

Anywhere, Anytime, Any Body Yoga

A Practical Guide to Using Yoga in Everyday Life
Author: Emily Slonina
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897935195
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 132
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An illustrated primer explains how practitioners can safely and effectively customize yoga postures in accordance with their physical condition, flexibility, and schedule, sharing step-by-step instructions that include coverage of pain prevention, stress management, and adjusting for illness. Original.

Fit in 5


Author: Gregory P. Whyte
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736082716
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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The whys and hows of quick simple exercises, in easy, medium, and hard intensity levels, with and without exercise bands.

Gold Medal Fitness

A Revolutionary 5-Week Program
Author: Dara Torres
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0767931963
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
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Dara Torres has been to the Olympics five times, she's won twelve medals, and now, at the age of 42, she still competes with girls half her age and is one of the most celebrated swimmers of all time. But you don't need to list her accolades to understand why people admire her athleticism so much—just look at her! Perfect abs, enviable arms—she's as strong as can be and continues to redefine established wisdom about staying in shape at any age. So, what's her secret? In Gold Medal Fitness you'll find all of Torres's tips for getting back into the game and staying in shape for many years to come. Her unique combination of stretching and strengthening exercises both tone and elongate your muscles, leaving you with that perfectly sculpted and slender shape. And in this revolutionary 5-week program, she's adapted her workout plan for you! Torres will take you step by step through a nutrition plan to prepare for the workouts. She'll walk you through the strengthening and stretching exercises, including the Ki-Hara method that has transformed her body. She'll give you hints on how to enjoy your cardiovascular activities. And, finally, she'll share her wisdom about rest and recovery and why it is as essential for your body as your training. Whether you're looking to lose those last ten pounds or get back into a sport that you used to love, Gold Medal Fitness will produce the results that you want, reignite how you feel in your own skin, and change your lifestyle. From the Hardcover edition.

The World's Fittest Book

The Sunday Times Bestseller
Author: Ross Edgley
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0751572535
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER How to train for anything and everything, anywhere and everywhere The World's Fittest Book is set to become every fitness enthusiast's bible. Dubbed the body's complete user guide, it will become the go-to resource for learning all you need to know about building muscle, losing fat, eating (healthy) cake and unlocking your superhuman physical potential. Packed with workouts the author tried and tested in the pursuit of multiple world records, it's more than a book, it's the greatest training tool ever written! Designed for anyone who wants to make permanent and lasting changes to their food and fitness, it's the first book to combine the teachings, tips and tricks of Olympic and World Champions into one, easy to follow resource. This book will show you how it's possible to: Live below 10% body fat with the aid of chocolate and Mayan secrets Add 27% more muscle mass, courtesy of tips from world heavyweight champions Increase speed by 10%, thanks to gold medal winning Olympic sprinters Squat, deadlift and bench weights you never dreamed of lifting, with the guidance of the world's strongest men Improve endurance capacity by 60%, thanks to the knowledge of world champions in multi endurance-based sports ...all of which the author has achieved during the 10-year 'Fitness Pilgrimage' that has taken him around the globe. Aiming to be the most eclectic and comprehensive fitness guide ever created, The World's Fittest Book is the sum and substance of over a decade of research and the collective wisdom of some of the greatest minds and athletic bodies in history. By learning the lessons within it, readers will understand 'fitness' better than the vast majority of the population. Every chapter will have an easy to digest workout within it and can be read individually. But if you want to read the stories and the science behind the routines, that's there too. Until now, there hasn't been a book covering such an ambitious range of areas, catering for the casual fitness enthusiast seeking clarity and guidance in their own gym routine and kitchen habits as well as the seasoned sportsperson who's hit a plateau and is searching for tips, tricks and tweaks they can make to their training and diet. This book changes that, and will take you on a journey to whatever level of fitness you want to find.

ConBody

The Revolutionary Bodyweight Prison Boot Camp, Born from an Extraordinary Story of Hope
Author: Coss Marte
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250126037
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 272
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An incredible bodyweight-only fitness book written by Coss Marte, a former Lower East Side drug dealer who found purpose and inspiration in prison—by developing a kick-butt workout. ConBody is former Lower East Side drug dealer, Coss Marte’s, bodyweight-only approach to fitness. Created in prison with only the space of his own cell and no equipment to work with, Coss designed a plan that helped him go from dangerously obese with a five year prognosis to losing 70 pounds and training other inmates. Before prison, Coss was flying high, dealing drugs, and making money hand over fist as a teenager. But after watching his life and those of his loved ones fall apart, he realized things had to change. Once he saw that his workout plan was not only effective, but accessible, he knew he’d found a pathway to health and ultimately to a new life. When he left prison, he returned to the Lower East Side where any betting person would tell you he’d be back slinging crack in no time. But instead he worked out in his old hangouts and gained a small following that turned into an acclaimed business winning entrepreneurial awards and the support of Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran. Coss’s method works. Just ask the thousands of clients who attend his classes. These exercises are for anyone, anywhere. Male, female, rich, poor, all you need is yourself and the space of a jail cell to get to work. It’s perfect for busy lifestyles on the go and can be done in hotel rooms, small apartments, and in your backyard. With fun, engaging exercises, ConBody will help you get and stay healthy.

The Burst! Workout

The Power of 10-Minute Interval Training
Author: Sean Foy
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761183132
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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Here from Sean Foy—exercise physiologist and coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Daniel Plan—is The Burst! Workout, a complete program for 10-minute interval and circuit workouts that can be done practically anywhere, anytime. Study after study proves the effectiveness of high-intensity interval training. Now, here’s exactly how to do it: four minutes to raise the heart rate and metabolism; three minutes of resistance training to strengthen muscles and bones; two minutes of core movements for the abs and back; one minute of deep breathing and stretching (a vital component missing from other popular highintensity circuit programs). The book features three four-week programs: Level 1, with no equipment required, perfect for the office (and fighting the “sitting disease”); Level 2, with minimal equipment; and Level 3, which brings interval training to the gym. The simple, scientifically devised exercises are illustrated with step-by-step photographs and are easy to master. The results are astonishing: The workouts boost metabolic rate, promote weight loss, target all the major muscle groups, increase cardiovascular endurance, have a positive effect on cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and deliver a sense of well-being. All in just a few minutes a day.

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
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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.

Stand Up Straight!

A History of Posture
Author: Sander L. Gilman
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780239645
Category: Medical
Page: 424
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Our bodies are not fixed. They expand and contract with variations in diet, exercise, and illness. They also alter as we age, changing over time to be markedly different at the end of our lives from what they were at birth. In a similar way, our attitudes to bodies, and especially posture—how people hold themselves, how they move—are fluid. We interpret stance and gait as healthy or ill, able or disabled, elegant or slovenly, beautiful or ugly. In Stand Up Straight!, Sander L. Gilman probes these shifting concepts of posture to explore how society’s response to our bodies’ appearance can illuminate how society views who we are and what we are able to do. The first comprehensive history of the upright body at rest and in movement, Stand Up Straight! stretches from Neanderthals to modern humans to show how we have used our understanding of posture to define who we are—and who we are not. Gilman traverses theology and anthropology, medicine and politics, discarded ideas of race and the most modern ideas of disability, theories of dance and concepts of national identity in his quest to set straight the meaning of bearing. Fully illustrated with an array of striking images from medical, historical, and cultural sources, Stand Up Straight! interweaves our developing knowledge of anatomy and a cultural history of posture to provide a highly original account of our changing attitudes toward stiff spines, square shoulders, and flat tummies through time.

7 Minutes to Fit

50 Anytime, Anywhere Interval Workouts
Author: Brett Klika
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452141495
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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Whether you have just a few minutes to dedicate to exercising or are looking for a daily routine, 7 Minutes to Fit has a plan that will work for you! Rooted in scientific research about the benefits of high intensity interval training, this book features 50 illustrated interval circuits that only require a chair and your body weight to complete. Award-winning personal trainer Brett Klika provides step-by-step explanations of basic exercise movements paired with helpful illustrations so you can get started moving your way to a healthier, more energized body. With circuits devoted to full body, arms, legs, and core, 7 Minutes to Fit is all you need for a quick and effective workout.

3 Minutes to a Pain-Free Life

The Groundbreaking Program for Total Body Pain Prevention and Rapid Relief
Author: Joseph Weisberg,Heidi Shink
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416506780
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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Relieve and prevent chronic pain forever with this simple, safe, and sure-fire three-minute daily program! Imagine a world free of aches and pains...no back pain, headaches, joint stiffness, or arthritis; no expensive ergonomic equipment or pain medications. With Dr. Joseph Weisberg's revolutionary new system, a pain-free life is now within reach of everyone—even those who have endured chronic pain for years. At the heart of Dr. Weisberg's system is the 3-Minute Maintenance Method--a unique program for all ages and fitness levels that eliminates the conditions that cause pain in the first place. By utilizing six different thirty-second therapeutic movements the program makes it possible for the body to keep itself free of pain. Thanks to Dr. Weisberg's groundbreaking program, relief—and a lifetime of healthy muscles and joints--is finally at hand. In fact, it's just three minutes away!

Hit Reset

Revolutionary Yoga for Athletes
Author: Erin Taylor
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716775
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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HIT RESET offers athletes new ways to find more speed, power, and endurance. Yoga coach Erin Taylor’s HIT RESET program uses yoga to solve the specific problems you face as an athlete. Her revolutionary approach to yoga can improve functional strength, flexibility, muscle recruitment, breathing and focus, core strength, and durability. HIT RESET starts by defining 10 problems that hold athletes back and the yoga solutions that can fix them. Each chapter shows you how your body should work, how to self-diagnose flaws in your movement and functional strength, and how to apply just a few specific yoga poses so you can “hit reset” and get back to athletic form. The yoga solutions in HIT RESET take just a few minutes before or after your workout, and you won’t need a mat or studio classes. Armed with these key, highly effective yoga fixes, you’ll begin a radical redefinition of balance that can make you a healthier, stronger, and faster athlete. HIT RESET can help you solve: Imbalances that lead to injury by redefining balance from head to toe Feeling easily winded with deep breathing exercises Feeling distracted or nervous with focus exercises Poor posture with core activating and strengthening poses Sleepy feet and stiff calves for a stronger foundation Knee pain with better form and strength poses Stiff hamstrings and sleepy glutes with activation exercises Unstable hips and IT band problems with hip helpers Stiff shoulders and sides with opening poses Yoga can help you in your sport, but only if your yoga is solving the problems you face as an athlete. HIT RESET offers a yoga revolution for athletes by making yoga work for you. Join the HIT RESET revolution and you'll find a no-nonsense approach that will make you a stronger, more resilient athlete.

Bodyweight Workouts for Men

75 Anytime, Anywhere Exercises to Build a Better Body
Author: Sean Bartram
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465450300
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Bodyweight Workouts for Men is a step-by-step guide to one of the hottest fitness trends that truly gets results. Created specifically for men, the workouts in this book can be done anywhere, anytime - gravity and body weight is all guys need. With this convenient - and free - workout method, you can say goodbye to unwanted pounds and hello to definition as you work through more than 100 bodyweight exercises and 40 routines that blast every muscle in the body. Full-color photos guide you step-by-step through all the favorites: squats, planks, pull-ups, push-ups, leg raises, dips, and horizontal pulls. Regressions and progressions are outlined, allowing you to adjust the exercises to match your skill level and move on to the next level when you are ready. Guidelines on stretching, form, rep frequency and holding time, resting, and structuring a program are all featured to ensure the exercises in Bodyweight Workouts for Men are done correctly and without risk of injury.

Power Yoga for Athletes

More Than 100 Poses and Flows to Improve Performance in Any Sport
Author: Sean Vigue
Publisher: Fair Winds Press (MA)
ISBN: 1592336159
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 208
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Perfect for those who want a total body and mind workout.

Cell Workout


Author: L Flanders
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1473656028
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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*** THE NO-EQUIPMENT WORKOUT PERFECT FOR YOUR SMALL SPACE *** CELL WORKOUT is a bodyweight training guide devised from a prison cell but accessible to anyone who wants to get fit in a small space using no specialist equipment. Using your own body weight - the oldest exercise equipment out there - CELL WORKOUT guides you through understanding how to make bodyweight training work for you, helping you to achieve any personal training goal or maintain a healthy physical condition. With workouts for those of varying ability and fitness, the step-by-step exercise instructions and accompanying photographs for LJ's 10 Week Cell Workout are easy to follow and tailor to you, improving all aspects of your physical fitness. This is CELL WORKOUT; get the body you want - inside and out.

Men's Health Your Body Is Your Barbell

No Gym. Just Gravity. Build a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You in 28 Days!
Author: BJ Gaddour
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623363845
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 288
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With Men's Health Your Body Is Your Barbell, a reader will have no excuse not to get into the best shape of his or her life...simply, easily, and in just 6 weeks in the convenience of his or her own home. Metabolic training expert BJ Gaddour, CSCS, whom Men's Health magazine calls one of the 100 fittest men of all time, has created a remarkably efficient and effective body-transforming workout and nutrition program based on just a handful of simple moves, the Bodyweight Eight. These no-equipment-required exercises are all one needs to build a strikingly symmetrical, perfectly proportioned, and classically beautiful physique, just like BJ's. Once readers master each legendary fitness feat with perfect form, they will use BJ's scalable, step-by-step progressions to go from ground zero to superhero. From these exercise variations, readers can construct hundreds of personalized workouts. Dozens of sample routines are already demonstrated through big, bold how-to photographs within the book and organized by goal, duration, intensity, and targeted body zone. This is the only book a man or woman needs to achieve the body he or she has always wanted anywhere... nd without gear.

Ultimate Plank Fitness

For a Strong Core, Killer Abs - and a Killer Body
Author: Jennifer DeCurtins
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 1627883053
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 160
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A safe, challenging, and effective method of core conditioning, planking is one of the best ways to get fit and toned. Variations of planks are used across many fitness domains including traditional group exercise, personal training, home workouts, yoga, pilates, barre, CrossFit and more. Not only are planks perfect for crafting six-pack abs, they also target shoulders, pectorals, biceps, triceps, glutes, quads, and hamstrings. They increase the heart rate, offer calorie-busting cardio exercise, and create healthy muscle tone. Ultimate Plank Fitness features 100 different variations of planks that can be used to customize your workout. Easily increase the difficulty of your core strengthening exercises by adding stability balls, gliders, and weights. Each exercise includes a step-by-step photo demonstration, points of performance, where to engage, along with common faults to detect ways to improve your fitness. Finally, CrossFit coach, personal trainer, and fitness instructor, Jennifer DeCurtins provides you with ten 5-minute workouts incorporating several planks that you can use to target trouble areas and build strength. With countless variations of the exercise, ranging from traditional planks to side plank variations and planks using external weights or unstable surfaces, your entire workout can be programmed around the plank! Work your way to a healthy core with Ultimate Plank Fitness.

Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Author: David Allen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161866
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles. From the Trade Paperback edition.