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: 5493

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.
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The Flexible Body

Move better anywhere, anytime in 10 minutes a day

Author: Roger Frampton

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911216940

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 6898

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.
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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

View: 9250

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.
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Gold Medal Fitness

A Revolutionary 5-Week Program

Author: Dara Torres

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767931963

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 2449

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.
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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

View: 1359

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.
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Fit in 5

Author: Gregory P. Whyte

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736082716

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 9980

The whys and hows of quick simple exercises, in easy, medium, and hard intensity levels, with and without exercise bands.
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Stand Up Straight!

A History of Posture

Author: Sander L. Gilman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780239645

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 2315

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.
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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: 4805

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.
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Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits

A 4-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health

Author: Eiko

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1635651786

Category:

Page: 176

View: 8467

Experience amazing health benefits by learning how to do the splits in just 4 weeks! Whether you spend your days running marathons or slouching over a keyboard, everyone can benefit from stretching and the increased flexibility that comes along with it. With only five minutes of stretching a day, you'll be doing perfect splits in four weeks and experiencing a host of health benefits such better circulation, fewer joint injuries, toned muscles, improved balance, and much more! With world-renowned yoga teacher Eiko's revolutionary program, people of any age and fitness level can say goodbye to those mysterious aches and pains that are caused by stiff, contracting muscles, and see unbelievable results. All you need is this book, two legs, and a floor, and you're on your way to doing the splits!
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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

View: 4317

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!
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Fit in 10: Slim & Strong—for Life!

Simple Meals and Easy Exercises for Lasting Weight Loss in Minutes a Day

Author: Jenna Bergen Southerland

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623369959

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 5490

Based on the successful video franchise from Prevention, Fit in 10 is a plan for even the busiest woman: exercise for 10 minutes per day and prep clean recipes in 10 minutes or less. Most women already know, more or less, what they should be doing to keep their bodies healthy and strong. Eat right, work out, and be mindful--but who really has the time for all of that when work is crazy, the kids are waiting for dinner, and there just aren’t enough hours in the day? It turns out, you don’t need hours: just 10 minutes! Based on cutting-edge research and designed for real women, the 60-day Fit in 10 plan offers proven results without endless hours at the gym or cooking elaborate meals. Working out for just 10 minutes per day and spending 10 minutes or less creating healthy, delicious meals will result in a faster metabolism, slimmer waistline, reduced pain, and overall improved health and mood. Fit in 10 is a lifestyle, not a diet. Prevention has developed this program to help you boost your commitment to a healthy, active life. The book includes a 10-day clean-eating jumpstart meal plan, 85 healthful, delicious recipes to the 60-day training plan that will help you form new exercise and eating habits that will improve your health and tone and tighten your body. The 10-minute “Life Changers” throughout the book encourage and empower you to prioritize yourself and stay on track to meet those goals long past those first 60 days.
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The Burst! Workout

The Power of 10-Minute Interval Training

Author: Sean Foy

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761183132

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 8626

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.
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Hit Reset

Revolutionary Yoga for Athletes

Author: Erin Taylor

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716775

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 5577

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.
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Two-Meal Day

Burn Fat, Boost Energy, Banish Hunger

Author: Max Lowery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857834294

Category: Fasting

Page: 192

View: 1445

In The 2 Meal Day, Max Lowery introduces intermittent fasting - eat just two meals a day, either breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner - to burn fat and get fit fast. Rather than grazing on food all day or having to do complicated calorie calculations for two days of the 5:2 diet, simply eat two meals to lose weight, reduce hunger and feel more energised. Choose your two meals from Max's delicious, nutritious and easy-to-prepare recipes; start the day with Salmon Mini Frittatas or a Breakfast Burrito; Lunch on Thai Green Chicken Curry or Tuna Casserole or enjoy Creamy Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto or Sea Bass Sauce Vierge for Dinner. There are even healthier desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth without over-indulging - choose from Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse or Banana Pancakes. Max shows how to combine your 2-meal day with High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) - short duration and maximum effort exercises - and resistance workouts to help you drop fat and get fit quickly. So ditch the calorie-counting and the sugar highs and lows and enjoy two meals a day alongside Max's workouts for a leaner, fitter, healthier body.
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Yoga Fitness for Men

Author: Dean Pohlman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465477632

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 5738

A no-nonsense introduction to yoga for men who want to build strength, improve performance, and increase flexibility. Maximize your athletic performance, reduce your post-workout aches, and help prevent injuries with yoga. With more than 25 yoga routines and over 50 key postures, you'll discover how yoga can make you stronger, fitter, and more flexible. Professional athletes are making yoga a regular part of their fitness routines, and GQ, HuffPost, and Men's Health have all advocated yoga for men. Flexibility is one of the most important yet overlooked elements of fitness, and stretching has been proven to help you improve your gains in the gym, prevent and relieve injuries, and help you beat your competition on the field. If your muscles are tight, they won't let your body move as it should. Yoga increases flexibility, building a bigger range of motion and allowing you to work more muscle fibers with every movement. With straightforward language and easy-to-follow steps, Yoga Fitness for Men will teach you how to execute the key yoga postures you need for greater endurance, flexibility, balance, and strength--no chanting required. It also includes yoga routines and programs tailored to help you meet specific performance and health goals, such as increased core strength and back pain relief. You'll find that incorporating yoga into your training will help you get stronger, play harder, and feel better.
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The Core Programme

Fifteen Minutes Exercise a Day that Can Change Your Life

Author: Peggy (Long Island University Brill,Peggy W. Brill,Gerald Secor Couzens

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780091882419

Category: Exercise for women

Page: 242

View: 7095

Peggy Brill understands that being a woman equals being busy, with the demands of family, career, friends, homemaking, commuting etc. etc. Realistically the way we live isn't going to change but we can change how we use and take care of our bodies. She believes the Core Programme is a daily investment for lifelong health. The benefits include getting rid of aches and pains, beating tiredness, boosting day-long energy, building strength and stamina and looking and feeling good. The Core Programme has been specifically evolved for women, unlike other fitness regimes designed for the male physique which may even damage women. It will help build strength in the core of a woman's body: the neck, back, shoulders, pelvis, abdomen and hips. Each exercise is illustrated with detailed photographs and reader self-tests throughout help women identify their own core needs and track improvement. Dozens of case histories are included, illustrating both the common problems women face and the near-instant benefits of this simple programme.
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Bulletproof Bodies

Body-Weight Exercise for Injury and Resilience

Author: Ross Clifford,Ashley Kalym

Publisher: Lotus Pub.

ISBN: 9781905367894

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 8675

From tennis elbow to low back pain, Bulletproof Bodies aims to demonstrate how targeted body-weight exercise can be used to tackle a range of injuries and improve joint range-of-motion, muscle strength and endurance, and ligament and tendon health. As an added bonus, by using the suggested exercises you will also gain strength and physical fitness. Through engaging multiple parts of the body and stabilizing muscle groups, the exercises in Bulletproof Bodies offer a challenging, stimulating and accessible means of dealing with those niggling injuries. Whether you are already a highly tuned athlete looking to stay at the top of your game, a return-to-fitness enthusiast with new aches and pains, or a moderately active individual keen to overcome that recurring joint pain, Bulletproof Bodies will offer you a range of exercises to target specific body areas and even specific types of condition. Along the way, this book will also educate you on 'need-to-know' elements of anatomy and pathology.
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The Stretching Bible

The Ultimate Guide to Improving Fitness and Flexibility

Author: Lexie Williamson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472929888

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 6658

Let The Stretching Bible guide you through the key exercises to gain mobility, improve your sporting performance and prevent common muscular injuries. Whatever your age or ability, you'll find a range of stretches suitable for you, clearly organised by body part, including lower leg, back and upper body, to help target key areas of concern. The book also features a series of sports-related stretches aimed at keeping athletes supple, and includes a section on stretching techniques to avoid and treat common injuries such as lower back strain or iliotibial band syndrome, as well as easy stretches to help office and manual workers.
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Cell Workout

Author: L Flanders

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473656028

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 1495

*** 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.
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Animal Moves: How to Move Like an Animal to Get You Leaner, Fitter, Stronger and Healthier for Life

Author: Darryl Edwards

Publisher: Explorer Publishing

ISBN: 9780993329845

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 196

View: 2372

Train like an animal...to move like a human... Animal Moves is a groundbreaking new workout playout program from Darryl Edwards that utilises the functional and primal movements of the animal kingdom as inspiration for an exercise regimen that will have you the king or queen of the jungle in no time. Future-proof your body and reconnect with the fitter, stronger and healthier you with over 40 functional exercises, fun activities, and three, four-week fitness programs. With the help of its innovative 28-day movement plan, Animal Moves empowers you to move with more ease and efficiency when performing functional movements and to make everyday activities easier and more enjoyable. The compound movement exercises in Animal Moves targets the whole body at varied intensities enabling people of all fitness levels, and all ages, to lead more active and dynamic lives. improve strength, speed and stamina increase mobility, flexibility and stability look, feel and perform better Follow Darryl's easy-to-follow instructions, tips and photo illustrations to: save time - with high-intensity training methods save money - no gym membership required improve mood - using mindful movement reduce stress - with breathwork and relaxation have fun - on scheduled playout days
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