Ageless Strength

Ageless Strength Author Jeff Horowitz
ISBN-10 9781937716899
Year 2017-04-06
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher VeloPress
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Ageless Strength shows athletes and active people how to build sustainable fitness for a lifetime of active pursuits. It’s a myth that our older years only bring physical decline. While it’s true that we lose strength, bone density, and balance, our bodies react the same way to training at any age. A smart mix of strength training can counteract these effects of aging—and keep you strong and fit for years. With the program in Ageless Strength, you can get into the best shape of your life. In his proven program, coach and trainer Jeff Horowitz shares a dynamic and engaging mix of over 50 simple strength exercises that fight back against the years. These exercises use bodyweight or minimal equipment so that no gym membership is required. Each functional strength move mimics a real-life motion and improves muscle mass and strength, bone density, or balance. The 6-week quick-start program will get you up to speed, then follow the long-term strength program or select from the color-coded exercises to design your own. In just 1 hour a week, Ageless Strength offers a simple, effective way to get strong and fit for a lifetime.

Ageless Strength

Ageless Strength Author Jeff Horowitz
ISBN-10 193771571X
Year 2017-04-02
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher
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Ageless Strength shows athletes and active people the three ways they can counteract the effects of aging to enjoy strength and fitness at any age and for any sport or pursuit. It s a myth that advancing years only bring physical decline. Our bodies react the same way to training no matter how old you are. What changes is the need to focus your workouts on the right kinds of training that combat the effects of aging. After we cross into middle age, we are presented with three distinct physical challenges: loss of bone density, loss of muscle mass and strength, and loss of balance. Ageless Strength presents exercises that specifically target each of these challenges. Readers can easily follow the color-coded exercise routines or design their own strength program knowing that they are beating back the years. "

Quick Strength for Runners

Quick Strength for Runners Author Jeff Horowitz
ISBN-10 9781937716516
Year 2014-03-12
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher VeloPress
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Quick Strength for Runners offers a smart, fast-paced strength training program for runners who want to run faster and with fewer injuries. In under an hour a week, runners will strengthen their core and key running muscles to build a better runner's body. Strength training is crucial to better running and injury prevention. But it's difficult to know which exercises work best for runners or to get motivated to hit the gym. In Quick Strength for Runners, running coach and personal trainer Jeff Horowitz simplifies strength training into just two 20-minute workouts per week, with no gym or pricey equipment required. Designed specifically for runners, the Quick Strength program pinpoints the exercises that really work. Inside you'll find: • A guide to how strength training leads to better running form and fitness • 40 targeted exercises, with step-by-step photos and clear instructions • Progressive workouts and advanced form options to increase strength as fitness improves • A focused and efficient 8-week strength training program • Tips on designing your own long-term workout program for a lifetime of fitness Quick Strength for Runners makes it easy for runners to build a better runner's body. This highly effective, easy-to-implement program will make you a stronger, faster runner in under an hour a week so you can stay on the road or trail.

Smart Marathon Training

Smart Marathon Training Author Jeff Horowitz
ISBN-10 9781937716400
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher VeloPress
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Old-school marathon training plans ask runners to crank out 70 to 100 miles a week. It's no wonder those who make it to the start line are running ragged. Smart Marathon Training maps out a healthier, more economical approach to training that emphasizes quality over quantity. This innovative program eliminates junk miles, paring down training to three essential runs per week and adding a dynamic strength and cross-training program to build overall fitness. Runners will train for their best performance in less time and avoid the injuries, overtraining, and burnout that come from running too much. Smart Marathon Training builds up a runner's body to resist injury. Runners gain the strength they need to run long using functional exercises that target the hips, glutes, and quads. Running is a full-body sport, so this training program also builds a strong core and upper body to avoid injuries that begin above the waist. No one fakes a marathon or half-marathon--everyone has to do the work. But Smart Marathon Training replaces long, grinding miles with low-impact cross-training. Horowitz outlines a cycling plan to complement run workouts, boosting base fitness while saving runners' bodies for their best runs. With more than 75 detailed exercises plus six easy-to-follow training plans for half- and full marathons, Smart Marathon Training will get you to the start line feeling refreshed and ready to run your best race yet.

Runner s World Train Smart Run Forever

Runner s World Train Smart  Run Forever Author Bill Pierce
ISBN-10 9781623367473
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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From the experts at the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST), Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever goes beyond traditional training programs and addresses the issues that prevent runners from reaching their full potential. This book will teach you how to become a fit, fast, and healthy lifelong runner by following the authors' innovative 7-hour workout week. In this new approach, Bill Pierce and Scott Murr show how overall fitness and total body health are the secret to longevity as a runner. Runner's World Train Smart, Run Forever is appropriate for all runners, but is especially helpful if you're frustrated by injuries or looking to maintain your healthy lifestyle as you age. This book addresses the controversies surrounding the dangers of over training and the stress associated with the constant craving for faster race times. Complete with a comprehensive program to enhance overall fitness, improve race times, and support healthy aging, this book will show you how to achieve your fitness goals at any stage.

Strength Training Past 50

Strength Training Past 50 Author Wayne L. Westcott
ISBN-10 0880117168
Year 1997-01
Pages 231
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics 1
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Explains and shows the most effective way for mature adults to maintain muscle, reduce body fat, increase bone density, lower blood pressure, and reduce arthritic pain through strength training.

Strength Training Over Fifty

Strength Training Over Fifty Author D. Cristine Caivano
ISBN-10 0764158120
Year 2005
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
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Strength Training Over Fifty focuses on the health needs of more senior men and women. Men and women lose as much as 20-40% of their muscle mass, beginning in their 30's. This muscle loss, often thought of as an irreversible part of aging, is really the result of disuse. Strength-building enables you to regain this lost muscle. It is the key to feeling and looking great after 50. With over 80 explicitly described exercises and 350 color photographs, this user-friendly book will teach you what you need to know to get started, get strong, and stay motivated. Get started with reassuring advice if you are just returning to training. Stand straighter (and have a trim waist) by strengthening your core. Improve functional strength, making all the actions of daily life easier. Learn which muscles can be strengthened to alleviate specific problems such as back pain or achy knees. Improve your balance. Exercise safely, even with arthritis, osteoporosis, or if you are over 65 years old. Learn about nutrition, motivation, and how to design your own work-out. Follow extended exercise programs, including sessions for exercise on the road, a 15-minute work-out, and one to protect and strengthen your lower back. From the foreword by Michael George, fitness expert and trainer to Richard Dreyfus, Meg Ryan, Julianne Moore, and James Spader: "This fun and challenging book will help the older trainer rediscover" his or her body, beginning with the basics: posture, breathing, and motivation...Start training with this book and you'll never look back-I promise you." About The Author: D. Cristine Caivano (MA Columbia University) is an exercise/movement therapist in private practice in NYC. A former dancer and teacher, her work now focuses exclusively on the needs of the over-50-year old exerciser.

Paleo in 28 4 Weeks 5 Ingredients 130 Recipes

Paleo in 28  4 Weeks  5 Ingredients  130 Recipes Author Kenzie Swanhart
ISBN-10 9781623156404
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher Callisto Media Inc
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A Super Simple Guide to Going Paleo for Your Not-So-Simple Life Kenzie Swanhart knows firsthand just how hard it can be to introduce a Paleo diet into your hectic routine. In Paleo in 28, she teaches you that it takes only five ingredients, plus a few basic pantry staples, to create mouthwatering Paleo recipes for today and everyday. Making the transition to Paleo has never been easier with this effortless guide, which boasts: • A flexible 28-day meal plan so that you never have to wonder what to eat • 130 delicious recipes, from Good Morning Mug Biscuits and Nacho Kale Chips to Fall-Apart Short Ribs and Almond Butter Bars • Streamlined shopping lists to save time and money • A customizable one-week Paleo menu to help you strategize beyond your first 28 days • Nutritional information for every recipe Enjoy the classic flavors of all your favorite foods with gluten-free Paleo recipes that will jumpstart your healthy lifestyle and keep your taste buds happy.

The Men s Health Big Book of Exercises

The Men s Health Big Book of Exercises Author Adam Campbell
ISBN-10 9781605293677
Year 2009-12-22
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this book is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and longtime lifters alike. From start to finish, this muscle manual bulges with hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers. Inside The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises you'll find 619 exercises expertly demonstrated with color photographs, with dozens of movements for every muscle in your body, including: More than 100 core exercises! You'll never run out of ways to sculpt your six-pack. 74 biceps, triceps, and forearm exercises: Build your arms faster than ever before. 64 chest exercises, and featuring dozens of variations of the pushup and bench press. 103 back exercises, so you can carve a v-shaped torso. 40 shoulder exercises, for a tank-top worthy torso. 99 quadriceps and calves exercises, to help you jump higher and run faster. 62 glutes and hamstrings exercises, for a more powerful, athletic body. From cover to cover, you'll quickly see that there's a training plan for every fitness goal--whether you want to shrink your hip, find your abs, or shape your arms.

Redemption

Redemption Author John McAvoy
ISBN-10 9781785311680
Year 2016-10-22
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Pitch Publishing
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Redemption: From Iron Bars to Ironman is the fascinating, frightening and inspirational autobiography of former career criminal, now world-record holder and endurance athlete John McAvoy. Born into a notorious London crime family, his uncle Micky was one of the key players in the legendary Brink's-Mat gold bullion caper. John bought his first gun at 16 and carved out a lucrative career in armed robbery. At one point he was one of Britain's most-wanted men. It took two spells in prison and the death of a friend on a botched heist to change his path. During his second stint in jail he discovered a miraculous natural talent while serving life in the Belmarsh high security unit - where fellow inmates included Abu Hamza, the hook-handed extremist cleric, and the 7/7 bombers. John broke three world rowing records while still an inmate and since his release has become one of the UK's leading Ironman competitors. He aims to turn pro in 2016 after competing in the European championships in Frankfurt. Redemption is the ultimate story of sporting salvation.

Embrace the Suck

Embrace the Suck Author Stephen Madden
ISBN-10 9780062257888
Year 2014-12-09
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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With irreverence, humor, and soul-touching candor, the former editor of Bicycling magazine explores the CrossFit phenomenon, the fitness revolution sweeping America, chronicling his experience "inside the box" and how he got into the best shape of his life. Lifelong amateur athlete Stephen Madden decided to put himself to the test, physically and mentally, by immersing himself in the culture, diet, and psyche of CrossFit—the fast-growing but controversial fitness regime that's a stripped-down combination of high intensity aerobic activity, weightlifting, calisthenics, and gymnastics practiced by more than two million athletes worldwide. But what's crazier? The fact that such a grueling regimen—in which puking and muscle breakdowns during workouts are common—is so popular, or that people pay good money to do it? In Embrace the Suck, Madden chronicles the year he devoted to mastering all of the basic Crossfit exercises like double unders, muscle ups and kipping pullups, and immersing himself in the Paleo diet that strips weight from its followers but leaves them fantasizing about loaves of bread. Throughout, he explores the culture of the sport, visiting gyms (boxes) around the country, becoming a CrossFit coach, and confronting some basic questions about himself, his past and athletic limitations—and why something so difficult and punishing can be at once beautiful, funny, and rewarding.

Navigating Fitness After 50

Navigating Fitness After 50 Author Debra Atkinson
ISBN-10 0615897762
Year 2013-10-20
Pages 244
Language en
Publisher
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Baby boomers are creating a stir in the fitness industry as they seek to change the way we age. Looking around senior fitness classes they don't see themselves. Attending bootcamps they leave with their aching knees crying out for help. Author Debra Atkinson sorts through the maze of options available for physical activity and defines how to reach optimal results while preparing vulnerable exercisers to assess professionals.Debra Atkinson, the author, is a 30-year fitness professional (www.voiceforfitness.com) formerly a Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology at Iowa State University and an international fitness industry presenter and author whose experience - teaching, hiring and supervising fitness professionals - enabled her to identify the questions boomers should ask instead of those they do. For example:* Not, are you certified? But are you certified by one of these four top tier agencies?* Not, have you worked with any one my age, but have you worked with anyone with my ability level before?* Not, do you have a plan for me, but what is the plan and why will that work?Most over 50 exercisers fall into one of two categories. They have exercised their entire lives, possibly stopping and starting and now what used to work doesn't anymore. The rules have changed. On the other hand, there are those who never have exercised and they can't ignore the fact any more their health depends on it. But they are intimidated, uncomfortable and don't know where to begin.As Atkinson describes each phase of an optimal exercise program and the mass of recent research for successful aging in the "second half" readers will:* Develop a needs list tied to their status, wants and goals* Create a set of questions to find the right gym, group, or trainer* Turn skepticism into confidence when they know what to ask* Minimize risk of injury and frustration due to lack of results* Get the most out of the investment of exercise time and moneyReaders will have access to links providing examples of exercises for an interactive experience. While there are many books on the market that are focused on fitness for older adults, and many more will follow, this book is unique in it's focus on how to use the resources available and to know that the program or professional selected will be in alignment with safe and effective means to a goal.

Smart Girls Do Dumbbells

Smart Girls Do Dumbbells Author Judith Sherman-Wolin
ISBN-10 1573223867
Year 2004
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Introduces a fast and easy dumbbell exercise program designed to help eliminate unwanted weight, use more calories, and shape and tone the body, accompanied by helpful tips on inexpensive ways to build a home gym, ab-flattening recipes, and more. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Runner s World Your Best Stride

Runner s World Your Best Stride Author Jonathan Beverly
ISBN-10 9781623368975
Year 2017-06-13
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Run the Way You Were Born to Run Every runner wants a smooth, light, powerful, and resilient stride. But there isn't one ideal form all runners should try to emulate. Instead, research and experience show that people can run effectively in a wide variety of patterns with some universal elements. In lively, accessible prose, author Jonathan Beverly details his search for common ground among physical therapists, podiatrists, biomechanics researchers, and coaches, and reveals how individual runners can apply those principles and improve their performance, avoid injury, and enhance their enjoyment on the run. With specific, illustrated exercises that show how to counteract tight muscles from excessive sitting, improve limited arm mobility from hunching over electronic devices, strengthen your feet for better balance, and improve speed by lengthening your stride, Runner's World Your Best Stride is an approachable guide to human movement and a practical tool for improved running performance.

Hansons Marathon Method

Hansons Marathon Method Author Luke Humphrey
ISBN-10 9781937716769
Year 2016-01-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher VeloPress
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Run your first marathon or your fastest with Hansons Marathon Method, the revolutionary training program from one of the best running teams in the world, the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. In Hansons Marathon Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project reveal their innovative marathon training program that has helped thousands of runners become true marathoners and smash their personal bests. Hansons Marathon Method tosses out mega-long runs and high-mileage weekends--two old-fashioned running traditions that often injure and discourage runners. Runners using the Hansons method will gradually build up to the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week. Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest final miles of the marathon--and finish strong. In this new second edition, the Hansons program welcomes newer runners with a new Just Finish program featuring a simple schedule of easier running and lower mileage. The Just Finish program sets up first-time marathoners for an enjoyable marathon and a lifetime of strong, healthy running. Hansons Marathon Method will prepare you for your best marathon: Sensible weekly mileage based on science, not outdated traditions Effective Hansons speed, strength, and tempo workouts paced to achieve your goal Crucial nutrition and hydration guidelines to run strong for the whole race A smart and simple Just Finish program for new runners and marathon first-timers Detailed training schedules for experienced and advanced marathoners This revised second edition answers frequently asked questions, shows how to integrate flexibility and strength work into your training week, and shares the most effective recovery methods. Using the Hansons' innovative approach, you will mold real marathon muscles, train your body to avoid the wall, and finish strong. Hansons Marathon Method lays out the smartest marathon training program available from one of the most accomplished running groups in the world. Using their innovative approach, runners will mold real marathon muscles, train their body to never hit the wall, and prepare to run their fastest marathon. "You might expect a training program devised by the Hanson brothers to be a little different than the usual rehashing of principles and schedules. Given the success of athletes from the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, you wouldn't be surprised if it was effective, too." -- Runner's World