Bending the Aging Curve: The Complete Exercise Guide for Older Adults

Bending the Aging Curve: The Complete Exercise Guide for Older Adults

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By (author) Joseph F. Signorile

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Mixed media product | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 279mm x 23mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736074457
  • ISBN 13: 9780736074452
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 122 illustrations, 189 photos
  • Sales rank: 533,441

Product description

This new book allows the reader to design exercise programmes that will help older adults bend or straighten the curves of decline, resulting in more years of strength, vitality and independence. With this book and DVD package, you will find the tools you need to help your clients slow the physical decline that can accompany ageing. This one-of-a-kind resource presents a scientifically-substantiated and practically-proven training system that can extend the vitality of our ageing population. Photos and step-by-step instructions for each of the tests and exercises in the book, and video clips on the DVD make it easy to quickly implement this training system with your clients. With its targeted strategies, you'll be able to help your clients stay active, energetic and self-reliant, regardless of their age.

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Author information

Joseph Signorile, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and sport sciences at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He is a research health science specialist for the Miami VA Medical Center and has served as senior researcher at the Stein Gerontological Institute of the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Aging Curves; Chapter 2. Testing; Chapter 3. Training Principles; Chapter 4. Body Composition; Chapter 5. Flexibility; Chapter 6. Bone, Falls, and Fractures; Chapter 7. Muscular Strength, Power, and Endurance Training; Chapter 8. Cardiovascular Training; Chapter 9. Periodized Training; Chapter 10. The Translational Cycle.