Publisher: Human Kinetics
Who says the best can’t get better? The enhanced edition of Strength Ball Training, Third Edition, delivers plenty of exercises, programs, assessments, and 51 video clips and 2 full-length programs for achieving the best results. Preferred by elite athletes, fitness experts, and strength and conditioning specialists, stability and medicine ball exercises are essential to developing core power, strength, balance, coordination, and stability. Strength Ball Training presents those exercises along with instruction and advice on achieving results. Inside you will find assessments to help you determine your current ability and suggested exercises to address deficiencies. The exercises can be sequenced to create individual programs that target specific regions or enhance total-body performance. You’ll learn to incorporate equipment such as cables, bands, and dumbbells for added versatility and increased resistance. The enhanced edition’s 51 video clips show exercises for core stabilization; core rotation; legs and hips; chest, shoulders, and upper back; abs, lower back, and glutes; biceps, triceps, and forearms, and whole body. Also included are two full-length 30-minute programs, Muscle Up and Power Conditioning, making this the one resource full of strength, flexibility, and balance challenges that will test you to your very core.
Boasting 100 exercises and 104 variations, the new edition of Bodybuilding Anatomy is the ultimate guide to gaining mass and sculpting your physique. It features step-by-step instruction and 141 full-color anatomical illustrations, including the most popular competitive poses, and recommendations to modify and individualize programming for specific needs.
Author: Bruce Gamble
Publisher: Hachette UK
The dramatic untold story of the first US Army unit to cross the Pacific and strike back at the Japanese after Pearl Harbor In early 1942, while most of the American military was still in disarray from the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, a single squadron advanced to the far side of the world to face America's new enemy. Based in Australia with poor supplies and no ground support, the pilots and crew faced tropical diseases while confronting numerically superior Japanese forces. Yet the outfit, dubbed the Kangaroo Squadron, proved remarkably resilient and successful, conducting long-range bombing raids, armed reconnaissance missions, and rescuing General MacArthur and his staff from the Philippines. Before now, the story of their courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds has largely been untold. Using eyewitness accounts based on personal diaries, letters, new interviews, and memoirs as well as Japanese sources, historian Bruce Gamble brings to vivid life this dramatic true story. But the Kangaroo Squadron's story doesn't end in World War II. One of the B-17s, crash landed on its first mission, has recently been recovered from jungle swamps. The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic jungle survival story, and the powerful mystique of an abandoned bomber that compelled men to possess it at any cost.
Emerging Writers was designed for students of writing who are willing to begin with the basics and ultimately graduate to expanding the writing process. The book is filled with invaluable examples and exercises to help develop all the essential skills introduced. In addition, there is a lesson review at the end of most every chapter, so bonus reinforcement is provided throughout the book.
Author: R. H. Swanton
Cardiology is a rapidly changing and expanding field. Management protocols change regularly, new categories of treatment options are being discovered, and there is a new focus on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Pocket Consultant: Cardiology is a highly practical, user-friendly guide to this expanding field. Now in its fifth edition, this book has been highly praised for its readability, conciseness and clear illustrations, and is an indispensable guide for those dealing with common cardiological problems. The author, the current president of the British Cardiac Society, is internationally known in the field of clinical cardiology. This is an ideal book for the junior doctor who wants a quick, easily understandable guide to cardiology. This title is now available for the PDA, powered by Skyscape - to buy your copy click here
Author: Roberto Saviano
"This is a deeply personal and candid portrait of Italy today- a place of trafficking and toxic waste, where votes can be bought and sold, where organized crime ravages both north and south - yet also where many courageous individuals defy the system, and millions work tirelessly for a better future."
Lots of training methods promise to help you build muscle and lose fat, at the same time. Unfortunately, very few deliver. High Intensity Functional Training is a new and exciting type of training method that does deliver. With this approach, you can gain muscle, lose fat, boost your fitness, and even improve your health, all at the same time!High Intensity Functional Training is similar to high intensity interval training, but far better. Like high intensity interval training, it uses short periods of hard work, with rests in between, for a couple of workouts each week. Unlike high intensity interval training, it makes use of resistance training equipment, especially new tools like battling ropes, kettlebells, and weighted sleds for pushing or towing. This gives it a big advantage over traditional cardio machines, enabling much greater gains in muscle size, and greater losses in body fat.Even better, High Intensity Functional Training is a very time-efficient form of exercise for fat loss. With only a few workouts a week, you will achieve remarkable results. Researchers have suggested that the large energy deficit it produces might be caused by a range of mechanisms on top of simply "burning calories" while you are exercising. These include excess post-exercise energy consumption (EPOC), increases in muscle size leading to gains in resting metabolic rate, reduced appetite, and improved exercise enjoyment, which leads to greater consistency.What is more, you can structure your High Intensity Functional Training workouts to increase enjoyment and minimise muscle soreness by performing exercises with no lowering phase (such as sled pushes). This makes your workouts even easier to perform regularly, and with less discomfort. Buy your copy now, to learn about the underlying research into High Intensity Functional Training, to see guidelines for how to use this training method, and to obtain a series of workouts that you can use straight away.
The use of performance-enhancing substances by athletes is not a contemporary epi demic. In fact, athletes purportedly resorted to such measures over 2000 years ago. Even at the ancient olympic games, athletes employed special diets and concoctions to enhance their performance. In ancient Rome and ancient Egypt, gladiators and athletes ingested various potions in order to improve their physical endurance. In most in stances, such early examples of substance abuse by athletes involved relatively in nocuous chemicals, and one might presume that any enhanced performance could be attributed largely to a placebo effect. Nowadays, aside from the ethical issues, these performance-enhancing substances are far more potent and hence toxic to the body. The many performance-enhancing chemicals, drugs, and hormones exert a variety of complex pharmacological actions, but all are meant in some fashion to improve phys ical ability. Their pharmacological effects ranges from imprOVed muscle strength, as in the case of anabolic steroids and growth hormone, to central nervous system stimula tion, as in the case of caffeine or amphetamine. Analgesics or other pain-killing drugs may also be used to suppress an existing injury in order that the athlete may compete.
The Psychology of Sport
Author: Dorcas Susan Butt
Publisher: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold
Author: Myrvin H. Ellestad
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Ellestad's Stress Testing, now being released in its fifth edition, is generally regarded as the "gold standard" in the field of exercise testing.