Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Author: Thomas R. Baechle,Roger W. Earle

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736058032

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 641

View: 6144

Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioningis the most comprehensive reference available for strength and conditioning professionals. In this text, 30 expert contributors explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their applications to athletic performance. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioningis the most-preferred preparation text for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The research-based approach, extensive exercise technique section, and unbeatable accuracy of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioningmake it the text readers have come to rely on for CSCS exam preparation. The third edition presents the most current strength training and conditioning research and applications in a logical format designed for increased retention of key concepts. The text is organized into five sections. The first three sections provide a theoretical framework for application in section 4, the program design portion of the book. The final section offers practical strategies for administration and management of strength and conditioning facilities. -Section 1 (chapters 1 through 10) presents key topics and current research in exercise physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, biomechanics, endocrinology, sport nutrition, and sport psychology and discusses applications for the design of safe and effective strength and conditioning programs. -Section 2 (chapters 11 and 12) discusses testing and evaluation, including the principles of test selection and administration as well as the scoring and interpretation of results. -Section 3 (chapters 13 and 14) provides techniques for warm-up, stretching, and resistance training exercises. For each exercise, accompanying photos and instructions guide readers in the correct execution and teaching of stretching and resistance training exercises. This section also includes a set of eight new dynamic stretching exercises. -Section 4 examines the design of strength training and conditioning programs. The information is divided into three parts: anaerobic exercise prescription (chapters 15 through 17), aerobic endurance exercise prescription (chapter 18), and periodization and rehabilitation (chapters 19 and 20). Step-by-step guidelines for designing resistance, plyometric, speed, agility, and aerobic endurance training programs are shared. Section 4 also includes detailed descriptions of how principles of program design and periodization can be applied to athletes of various sports and experience levels. Within the text, special sidebars illustrate how program design variables can be applied to help athletes attain specific training goals. -Section 5 (chapters 21 and 22) addresses organization and administration concerns of the strength training and conditioning facility manager, including facility design, scheduling, policies and procedures, maintenance, and risk management. Chapter objectives, key points, key terms, and self-study questions provide a structure to help readers organize and conceptualize the information. Unique application sidebars demonstrate how scientific facts can be translated into principles that assist athletes in their strength training and conditioning goals. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioningalso offers new lecture preparation materials. A product specific Web site includes new student lab activities that instructors can assign to students. Students can visit this Web site to print the forms and charts for completing lab activities, or they can complete the activities electronically and email their results to the instructor. The instructor guide provides a course description and schedule, chapter objectives and outlines, chapter-specific Web sites and additional resources, definitions of primary key terms, application questions with recommended answers, and links to the lab activities. The presentation package and image bank, delivered in Microsoft PowerPoint, offers instructors a presentation package containing over 1,000 slides to help augment lectures and class discussions. In addition to outlines and key points, the resource also contains over 450 figures, tables, and photos from the textbook, which can be used as an image bank by instructors who need to customize their own presentations. Easy-to-follow instructions help guide instructors on how to reuse the images within their own PowerPoint templates. These tools can be downloaded online and are free to instructors who adopt the text for use in their courses. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Third Edition,provides the latest and most comprehensive information on the structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, program design, and organization and administration of facilities. Its accuracy and reliability make it not only the leading preparation resource for the CSCS exam but also the definitive reference that strength and conditioning professionals and sports medicine specialists depend on to fine-tune their practice.
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Fitness Weight Training 3rd Edition

Author: Thomas R. Baechle,Roger W. Earle

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450474055

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 931

Featuring 75 programs for muscle toning, body shaping, and pure strength training, this full-color guide uses color-coded workout zones—levels of difficulty and intensity—to help you achieve your weight training goals at your own pace. Includes 63 exercises and sample workout plans that can be used as is or customized to formulate a personalized program.
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Functional Training

das Erfolgsprogramm der Spitzensportler

Author: Michael Boyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868830286

Category:

Page: 223

View: 7949

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Be Fit to Ski

The Complete Guide to Alpine Skiing Fitness

Author: S. Kramer, MS

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499083351

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

View: 4697

Every winter, world-class racers schuss down race courses at speeds upwards of 80 mph, going all-out for 2 minutes of racing. Die-hard recreational skiers spend weekends exhausting themselves to catch that last chair-lift ride. Professional ski instructors devote their free time to honing skills in technique and tactics to meet specific national standards. Regardless of the number of days spend on snow, all participate in a sport that demands a balanced combination of peak conditioning in targeted fitness areas, called performance abilities- endurance, strength, power, speed and agility. As part of a thesis for the completion of a Masters degree in kinesiology, Be Fit to Ski incorporates over 30 years of research on alpine skiing and athletic training toward the development of a year-round fitness program. The idea of periodization, a block-training approach using microcycles and macrocycles, forms the basis of four training phases that begin in the spring and culminate with the end of the ski season. Divided into three sections, Basics of Training, Performance Abilities, and The Training Year, this book provides all the necessary answers to develop year- round fitness training for skiing that will result in quicker skill improvement and guaranteed more vertical per day.
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Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

Author: Baechle

Publisher: Human Kinetics 10%

ISBN: 0736084657

Category: Muscle strength

Page: 641

View: 3812

From the Publisher: Now in its third edition, Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most comprehensive reference available for strength and conditioning professionals. In this text, 30 expert contributors explore the scientific principles, concepts, and theories of strength training and conditioning as well as their applications to athletic performance. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the most-preferred preparation text for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. The research-based approach, extensive exercise technique section, and unbeatable accuracy of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning make it the text readers have come to rely on for CSCS exam preparation. The third edition presents the most current strength training and conditioning research and applications in a logical format designed for increased retention of key concepts. The text is organized into five sections. The first three sections provide a theoretical framework for application in section 4, the program design portion of the book. The final section offers practical strategies for administration and management of strength and conditioning facilities. Section 1 (chapters 1 through 10) presents key topics and current research in exercise physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, biomechanics, endocrinology, sport nutrition, and sport psychology and discusses applications for the design of safe and effective strength and conditioning programs. Section 2 (chapters 11 and 12) discusses testing and evaluation, including the principles of test selection and administration as well as the scoring and interpretation of results. Section 3 (chapters 13 and 14) provides techniques for warm-up, stretching, and resistance training exercises. For each exercise, accompanying photos and instructions guide readers in the correct execution and teaching of stretching and resistance training exercises. This section also includes a set of eight new dynamic stretching exercises. Section 4 examines the design of strength training and conditioning programs. The information is divided into three parts: anaerobic exercise prescription (chapters 15 through 17), aerobic endurance exercise prescription (chapter 18), and periodization and rehabilitation (chapters 19 and 20). Step-by-step guidelines for designing resistance, plyometric, speed, agility, and aerobic endurance training programs are shared. Section 4 also includes detailed descriptions of how principles of program design and periodization can be applied to athletes of various sports and experience levels. Within the text, special sidebars illustrate how program design variables can be applied to help athletes attain specific training goals. Section 5 (chapters 21 and 22) addresses organization and administration concerns of the strength training and conditioning facility manager, including facility design, scheduling, policies and procedures, maintenance, and risk management. Chapter objectives, key points, key terms, and self-study questions provide a structure to help readers organize and conceptualize the information. Unique application sidebars demonstrate how scientific facts can be translated into principles that assist athletes in their strength training and conditioning goals. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning also offers new lecture preparation materials. A product specific Web site includes new student lab activities that instructors can assign to students. Students can visit this Web site to print the forms and charts for completing lab activities, or they can complete the activities electronically and email their results to the instructor. The instructor guide provides a course description and schedule, chapter objectives and outlines, chapter-specific Web sites and additional resources, definitions of primary key terms, application questions with recommended answers, and links to the lab activities. Training and Conditioning, Third Edition, provides the latest and most comprehensive information on the structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, program design, and organization and administration of facilities. Its accuracy and reliability make it not only the leading preparation resource for the CSCS exam but also the definitive reference that strength and conditioning professionals and sports medicine specialists depend on to fine-tune their practice.
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Bending the Aging Curve

The Complete Exercise Guide for Older Adults

Author: Joseph F. Signorile

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736074457

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 3605

"Bending the Aging Curve" provides fitness professionals with a multifaceted periodized training program specifically for older adults. You will learn to use tests to diagnose your clients' needs and then prescribe training cycles with the appropriate mix of work, active recovery, and skill practice to maximize functional improvements.
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EuropeActive's Essentials for Fitness Instructors

Author: EuropeActive

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450423795

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 5262

Endorsed by EuropeActive, this text includes fundamentals and best practices of concepts, duties and responsibilities that fitness instructors perform on the job. The content applies to level 3 of the European Qualifications Framework.
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Strength Training Past 50

Author: Wayne L. Westcott,Thomas R. Baechle

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492585246

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 8405

Increase your strength to improve your health, your appearance, and your performance with Strength Training Past 50. Strength training offers many benefits for active adults, including enhanced athletic performance, reduced risk of disease, and decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Whether you are just getting started or have been training your entire life, Strength Training Past 50 has you covered. In the third edition of this best-selling guide, you’ll find these topics: - 83 exercises for free weights, machines, bands, and balls - 30 workouts for increasing size, endurance, and strength - Sport-specific programs for tennis, golf, cycling, running, and more - Eating plans and nutrition advice for adding lean muscle and losing fat Strength Training Past 50 will keep you active, healthy, and looking great with workouts and programs designed just for you.
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NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training

Author: NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 149258276X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 696

View: 2828

Comprehensive and research based, the second edition of NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training is the resource to rely on for personal training information and guidance. With state-of-the-art knowledge regarding applied aspects of personal training as well as clear explanations of supporting scientific evidence, NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition, is also the authoritative preparation text for those preparing for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) exam. This essential reference was developed by the NSCA to present the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for personal trainers. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, the text will assist both current and future personal trainers in applying the most current research to the needs of their clients: •A discussion on nutrition outlines the role of the personal trainer in establishing nutrition guidelines, including the application of nutrition principles for clients with metabolic concerns. •The latest guidelines on client assessment from prominent organizations—such as the American Heart Association (AHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—keep personal trainers up to speed on the latest assessment protocols. •New information is presented on flexibility training and cardiovascular exercise prescription as well as a discussion of research on the effectiveness of stability ball training. •Revised information on design of resistance training programs incorporates the latest information on the application of periodization of training. •New information addressing injuries and rehabilitation prepares personal trainers to work with clients with special concerns such as orthopedic conditions, low back pain, ankle sprains, and hip arthroscopy. •New guidelines for determining resistance training loads will assist those whose clientele includes athletes. •An variety of fitness testing protocols and norms allows readers to select from several options to evaluate each component of fitness. •A new instructor guide and image bank aid instructors in teaching the material to students. NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition, focuses on the complex process of designing safe, effective, and goal-specific resistance, aerobic, plyometric, and speed training programs. Featuring over 200 full-color photos with accompanying technique instructions, this resource offers readers a step-by-step approach to designing exercise programs with special attention to the application of principles based on age, fitness level, and health status. Using comprehensive guidelines and sample clients portrayed in the text, readers can learn appropriate ways to adjust exercise programs to work with a variety of clients while accommodating each client’s individual needs. Personal trainers will appreciate the book’s presentation of detailed exercise programming guidelines for specific populations. Modifications and contraindications to exercise are given for prepubescent youth, older adults, and athletes as well as for clients who are overweight or obese or have eating disorders, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipedimia, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsyIn addition, the book provides clear, easy-to-understand guidelines for initial client consultation and health appraisal. For those preparing for the NSCA-CPT exam, this second edition features new and revised study questions at the end of each chapter. These questions are written in the same style and format as those found on the NSCA-CPT exam to fully prepare candidates for exam day. For efficient self-study, answers to study questions and suggested solutions for the applied knowledge questions are located in the back of the text. Chapter objectives and key points provide a framework for study and review of important information, while sidebars throughout the text present practical explanations and applications of scientific concepts and theory. The second edition of NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training is the most comprehensive resource available for current and future personal trainers, exercise instructors, fitness facility and wellness center mangers, and other fitness professionals. Unmatched in scope, this text remains the leading source for personal training preparation and professional development.
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Die Laufformel

Author: Jack Daniels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783902712233

Category:

Page: 285

View: 2412

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Krafttraining – Die Enzyklopädie

381 Übungen und 116 Trainingsprogramme für optimalen Muskelaufbau, maximale Kraftsteigerung und Fettabbau

Author: Jim Stoppani

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864138728

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 592

View: 6828

Dieses auf wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen basierende Handbuch ist der umfassende Trainingsratgeber zur Maximierung von Muskelmasse und Kraft. Es behandelt alle Aspekte der optimalen Kraftentwicklung und des Muskelaufbaus, erklärt wichtige Begrifflichkeiten und Konzepte, bespricht alle einsetzbaren Trainingsgeräte, darunter auch Kettlebells, TRX oder BOSU, erläutert die Bedeutung jeder Muskelgruppe und zeigt Ernährungsstrategien auf, die den Fettabbau und Muskelaufbau effizient unterstützen. Die 381 in Bild und Text erklärten Übungen decken 13 Muskelgruppen und den ganzen Körper ab. Bei jeder Übung wird die richtige Technik gezeigt, angepasst an die jeweilige Art des Widerstands, seien es freie Gewichte, Trainingsgeräte oder das eigene Körpergewicht. Darüber hinaus bietet das Buch 116 detaillierte Workout-Programme für Anfänger, Fortgeschrittene und Profis und die unterschiedlichen Trainingsziele Muskelaufbau, maximale Kraftsteigerung oder Fettabbau. Außerdem lernt der Leser, eigene Programme zusammenzustellen. Jim Stoppani, Sportphysiologe und viele Jahre Senior Science Editor der Zeitschrift Muscle & Fitness, bespricht alle Themen im Detail. Seine Ratschläge helfen, jegliches Problem oder Plateau zu überwinden und das gewünschte Trainingsziel in kürzestmöglicher Zeit zu erreichen.
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Das Men's Health Muskelbuch -

In nur 4 Wochen sichtbar schlank, stark und sexy

Author: Adam Campbell

Publisher: Südwest Verlag

ISBN: 3641556171

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 8538

Das ultimative Übungsbuch für starke Muskeln Auf nahezu 500 Seiten bietet "Das große Muskelbuch" alles, was für ein perfektes Training erforderlich ist: Mehr als 600 Übungen für alle Muskelgruppen, übersichtlich gegliedert, werden mit mehr als 1300 Fotos anschaulich und nachvollziehbar dargestellt. Bestechend sind die Übungsalternativen, die für viel Abwechslung sorgen und die sowohl für Anfänger wie für Fortgeschrittene geeignet sind. Dazu gibt es wichtige Informationen und neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse zum Thema Muskelaufbau, Fettabbau, Ernährung und Steigerung des Leistungsvermögens sowie spezifische Workouts und einen 4-Wochen-Diät-und-Trainingsplan. Das wirklich ultimative Übungsbuch zur Kräftigung der Muskeln.
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Krafttraining

Praxis und Wissenschaft

Author: Vladimir Zatsiorsky,William Kraemer

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 3898999459

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 3978

Das Buch Krafttraining – Praxis und Wissenschaft wurde in der zweiten Auflage erheblich erweitert und verändert. Zusammen mit seinem neuen Koautor, Dr. William Kraemer, stellt Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky ausführlich die Prinzipien und Konzepte des Trainings von Sportlern vor. Die dargelegten Konzepte, die sowohl von der osteuropäischen als auch der amerikanischen Sichtweise beeinflusst sind, werden durch solide Prinzipien, praktische Einsichten, Coaching-Erfahrungen und auf wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen basierende Richtlinien ergänzt. Da die vorliegende Auflage noch wesentlich praxis-orientierter als die vorangegangene Auflage ist, vermittelt das Buch dem Praktiker das für die Entwicklung individuell zugeschnittener Krafttrainingsprogramme erforderliche Verständnis. Dem Leser werden die aktuellsten Informationen zur Theorie und Praxis des Krafttrainings vermittelt. Drei komplett neue Kapitel helfen dabei, sichere und effektive Krafttrainingsprogramme für Frauen, junge Sportler und Senioren zu entwickeln. Darüber hinaus präsentieren die Autoren beispielhafte Krafttrainingsprogramme, an denen sie die in diesem Buch erklärten Prinzipien und Konzepte demonstrieren. Diese Ausgabe des Werkes vermittelt dem Leser ein grundlegendes Verständnis zur Entwicklung geeigneter Krafttrainingsprogramme für jeden einzelnen Sportler.
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Aufmerksamkeit und motorisches Lernen

Author: Gabriele Wulf

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437487101

Category: Motorisches Lernen - Aufmerksamkeit

Page: 172

View: 5244

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Kettlebell-Training

Das Fitnessgeheimnis der russischen Spezialeinheiten

Author: Pavel Tsatsouline

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864132355

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 1265

Die Kettlebell ist die Kalaschnikow unter den Fitnessgeräten: schlicht, urtümlich und enorm wirksam, um Kraft, Stärke und Ausdauer zu entwickeln. Einst das heiß geliebte und bestgehütete Geheimnis russischer Spitzensportler, Kraftathleten und Soldaten, ist die Kettlebell heute in Fitnessstudios und Privatwohnungen rund um die Welt anzutreffen – dank Pavel Tsatsouline, dem ehemaligen Sportausbilder der sowjetischen Sondereinsatzkräfte, der 2001 in den USA die erste Kugelhantel nach traditioneller russischer Art fertigen ließ. In den vergangenen zehn Jahren hat Pavel das Kettlebell-Training zur Perfektion gebracht und zugleich mit The Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) ein zertifiziertes Ausbildungssystem entwickelt, das heute mit über 1500 Instruktoren in 43 Ländern die weltgrößte und erfolgreichste Kettlebell-Schule darstellt. In seinem Buch Kettlebell-Training stecken zehn Jahre Forschung und Entwicklung, in denen Pavel herausgefunden hat, wie man mit der Kettlebell auf sichere Weise die überzeugendsten Ergebnisse erzielt. Sein Trainingssystem ist der State of the Art und funktioniert garantiert – man muss sich nur daran halten!
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Sports Medicine

Study Guide and Review for Boards

Author: Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO,Mark A. Harrast, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1617050547

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 7338

Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for Boards is a comprehensive review text surveying the breadth of nonsurgical sports medicine. Covering topics pertinent to (and found on) the Sports Medicine board examination, the book is intended as a primary study tool for candidates preparing for certification. All of the subject areas tested on the boards are represented, including basic science and general procedures; health promotion and preventive aspects; emergency assessment and care; and diagnosis, management, and treatment of the full range of sports-related injuries and conditions. The editors have used the exam content outline as a blueprint for organizing the book so the space allotted to each chapter reflects the corresponding emphasis of the topic on the exam. Sports Medicine also provides the concise, high-yield facts that residents, fellows, trainees, and clinicians in any discipline need to supplement their training in non-operative sports medicine. Features of Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for Boards Include Written in outline format for ease of use Comprehensive review of all topics covered on the Sports Medicine board examination Mirrors organization of the offi cial exam content outline; material is weighted according to space allotted on the actual test Editors and authors are noted experts and teachers in the field of sports medicine and come from multiple specialties Includes numerous figures and tables to illustrate key points and enhance learning Recommended reading for further study Can be used for board preparation or as a concise clinical text
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Trainieren wie im Knast

Der progressive Ganzkörperplan für Muskeln, Kraft und einen eisernen Willen

Author: Paul Wade

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864137500

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 9086

Die meisten Fitnessprogramme zielen darauf ab, den Körper zu verschönern oder für den Sport fit zu halten. Beim Militär verlassen sich die Soldaten heute viel mehr auf ihre Waffen als auf ihre eigene Körperkraft. In einem Gefängnis jedoch, wo die Einschüchterung der Schwächeren an der Tagesordnung ist, kann bloße Muskelstärke über Leben und Tod entscheiden. Paul Wade hat dies am eigenen Leib erfahren. 19 Jahre verbrachte der ehemalige Heroindealer hinter Gittern und entwickelte dort sein eigenes Trainingsprogramm. Auf kleinstem Raum stählte er täglich seinen Körper und wurde so vom eingeschüchterten Schwächling zu einem allseits respektierten Insassen, der sich gegenüber gefährlichen Mithäftlingen zu behaupten wusste. Dieses Buch erklärt, wie man sich anhand von sechs kontinuierlich gesteigerten Basisübungen nur mithilfe seines eigenen Körpergewichts und einiger Alltagsgegenstände in Topform bringen kann, und zeigt, dass auch der kleinste Raum genug Platz für ein effektives Training bietet.
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Pilates Anatomie

Der vollständig illustrierter Ratgeber für Stabilität und Balance

Author: Rael Isacowitz,Karen Clippinger

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767910667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

View: 4596

Presents a visual perspective on correct alignment, posture, and movements. It offers an inside look at your workout by providing a customisable approach and combining full-color anatomical illustrations with step-by-step instructions for the most effective mat exercises ; aim: to build a stronger, more articulate body.
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Bigger Leaner Stronger

Muskelaufbau und Fettverlust ohne Hungern und ohne komplizierte Trainingspläne - der natürliche Weg zum idealen Männerkörper

Author: Michael Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783946566205

Category:

Page: 391

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Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology

Author: Dr. Dale L. Johnson, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826106943

Category: Psychology

Page: 488

View: 807

"This book, in both its direct and indirect inferences, points to the need for disease-specific neurocognitive methods in broadly occurring CNS and non-CNS cancers... All in all, this is a beautifully conceptualized book that should be on the bookshelves of many specialists who work in the very challenging field of Oncology."--Carol L. Armstrong, PhD, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology Interest in the neurocognitive and sensory impairments resulting from many cancers and their interventions has grown considerably over the past decades as an important aspect of quality of life issues for cancer patients and survivors. The Neuropsychology of Cancer and Oncology features current findings on the neuropsychological effects of these cancers and their treatments along with the most promising neuropsychological and behavioral health interventions available to mitigate these deficits. This edited volume, part of the Contemporary Neuropsychology series, bridges the gap between the knowledge of neuropsychologists, who are grounded in the biological and physiological bases of cognition and behavior but not in pathology, and that of oncologists, who often lack expertise in the neuropsychological aspects of cancer. This text first addresses the biological components and medical care of these cancers, and issues relating to bioimaging. It then discusses the neurological impact of these cancers as they affect different functions, such as memory, learning, and sensory-motor ability, as well as discusses the effects of childhood cancers on neurological development. State-of-the-art neuropsychological and behavioral health interventions are considered, including neuropsychological/cognitive rehabilitation and habituation, pharmacological interventions, and collaborative medical practices. This text is a unique and timely resource for clinical neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neurologists, oncologists, oncology nurses, and neurorehabilitation professionals. Key Features: Bridges the gap of knowledge between neuropsychologists and oncologists Explores the most current research on the neuropsychological effects of various cancers and their treatments Provides state-of-the-art information on promising neuropsychological and behavioralñhealth interventions for impairments created by cancers and their treatments Represents a collaboration between some of the foremost scholars and practitioners in neuropsychology and oncology
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