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Core Strength For 50

Author : Karl Knopf
ISBN : 9781612431376
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A fully illustrated guide to strengthening every aspect of the core muscles tailored to the unique needs of aging adults A strong core is vital for staying fit and healthy at any age. It's not about showing off six-pack abs, its about having the balance, agility, and posture that come with a toned and powerful core. For aging adults it can be a tough challenge to keep this crucial area strong, so "Core Strength for 50+" provides the exercise and workout schedules that guarantee anyone, regardless of fitness level, can build and maintain strong muscles in the abs, obliques, lower back, butt, and hips. Featuring more than 100 step-by-step exercises, detailed fitness plans, techniques on proper core stability and tips on avoiding injury, this guide makes it easy to achieve optimal results while developing a strong, balanced core. Noted fitness author Dr. Karl Knopf includes a full range of workouts for all levels, from basic mat work to unstable training as well as advanced moves using straps, foam rollers, and the BOSU(R).

Stretching For Fifty Plus

Author : Karl G. Knopf
ISBN : 9781569754450
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Offers a variety of modified stretches to meet the needs of the 50+ person, with customized programs for such ailments and activities as arthritis, back pain, golf, and gardening.

Weights For 50

Author : Karl Knopf
ISBN : 9781569750988
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 53. 23 MB
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Weight training is one of the fastest, most effective ways to lose fat, improve muscle tone, and strengthen bones. It also helps guard against osteoporosis, diabetes, and heart disease. "Weights for 50+" shows how easy it is for anyone -- at any age -- to get started with weights. It teaches exercises that are suited to varying ages and degrees of strength, including super-easy, easy, intermediate, and advanced. The program in "Weights for 50+" focuses on the use of small free weights (starting at just 3 lbs.), and includes stretches and release moves -- everything readers need to design a personalized weekly exercise plan. "Weights for 50+" also describes proper training methods and explains how to achieve specific goals by varying the workout and carefully monitoring the number of repetitions. Last but not least, the author shows how to have fun and enjoy a workout for staying young.

Core Envy

Author : Allison Westfahl
ISBN : 9781937716752
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 27. 42 MB
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Allison Westfahl's Core Envy will tone and sculpt your abs, back, stomach, and sides—and build a strong, sexy core you'll love showing off. Her Core Envy program solves the problems other abs programs ignore with a three-part approach to slim down and tone up. You'll clean up your diet, fire up your metabolism, and tighten up all the muscles of your core without a gym or equipment. In just three weeks, you'll start seeing results. Westfahl is an acclaimed personal trainer who developed her effective core sculpting program for women at several of the nation's most prestigious health clubs. Her clients came to her because they were frustrated by traditional abs programs that involved impossible diets, endless cardio and crunches, sketchy supplements, and tedious calorie counting. Allison's 8-week Core Envy program is a better way to tone and sculpt. Core Envy lays out a triple threat of cardio workouts, sculpting routines, and a diet makeover. It's a balanced approach that promotes both fitness and weight loss, and you won't need a gym to make it happen. Allison's cardio and sculpting workouts average just 30 minutes and don't require special equipment. Her high-intensity cardio workouts coupled with full core functional exercises will make sure you slim down while you sculpt all the muscle groups you need for a sleek, toned core. Three levels let you amp it up or tone it down to match your current fitness level. Allison streamlines dieting with healthy, flavorful foods and snacks that will keep you energized as you rev up your metabolism. Her tasty recipes and complete meal plans simplify calorie counting and make weight loss painless. Core Envy will help you get the sleek, sculpted core you want. After Westfahl's 8-week program, you'll look great and feel confident rocking a fit and feminine look. Allison Westfahl is an exercise physiologist, certified personal trainer, and fitness nutrition specialist. After earning an undergraduate degree from Yale, Westfahl moved to Denver to pursue a career in helping people live a healthy, active lifestyle. She quickly made her mark on the industry, becoming the youngest-ever Director of Personal Training at a nationally top-rated health club. She has managed and directed personal training teams at high-end health clubs in Boulder and Denver since 2003. Westfahl is known for for creating innovative, effective core strength and sculpting routines. She has trained elite professional athletes, helped choreograph workout videos for Gaiam, and been featured in publications ranging from Shape to Bicycling to the Denver Post. She holds an MS in exercise science and a coaching certification from USA Triathlon, and has earned a CPT, PES, and FNS from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Getting Back In Shape

Author : Bob Anderson
ISBN : 9780936070414
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 39. 12 MB
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Four world-class athletes co-author the world-class book on getting fit:* Bill Pearl, 4-time Mr. Universe - weight training* Bob Anderson, author of STRETCHING - how to stretch* Ed Burke, Olympic cycling team - aerobic exercise* Jeff Galloway, Olympic runner - running off fatWith an epidemic of obesity and heart disease and diabetes on the rise, Americans need simple, compelling strategies for getting in shape more than ever. This practical guide answers that need with advice from four experts: Mr. Universe Bill Pearl (weight training); Stretching author Bob Anderson (stretching); Olympic cyclist Ed Burke (aerobic exercise); and Olympic runner Jeff Galoway (how to run off fat). Part One features 32 exercise programs of stretching, lifting, and moving, customizable for readers' health considerations, schedule, and level of commitment. It also covers injuries and other health problems. Part Two discusses healthy eating, exercise during pregnancy, and ergonomics, and gives advice about choosing a gym. This edition includes new information on beginning running, and how to lose weight by running, by Jeff Galloway. In addition to the programs, 100 pages of the book are devoted to teaching basic information about the body, how it works, healthy eating, and how exercise benefits health.

Kettlebells For 50

Author : Karl Knopf
ISBN : 9781612430461
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 86. 3 MB
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Designed to meet the unique needs of active adults, Knopf presents functional exercises carefully adapted and tested to provide a comprehensive total-body workout, using kettlebells.

Age Defying Fitness

Author : Marilyn Moffat
ISBN : 1561453331
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 85. 20 MB
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