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    DescriptionAlthough gym membership is on the increase, the way people actually exercise in the gym is rarely correct and frequently causes injury. Activities that should be pleasurable and fulfilling often end up being frustrating, can cause injury or are simply regarded as boring. Often the desired effects are not achieved due to bad technique. "Master the Art of Workout" teaches us how to approach our gym workout in a new and refreshing way. We are encouraged to look at working out as an art rather than just a means to an end. Balk and Shields have developed a way of improving a gym workout using the principles of the Alexander Technique. This simple method promotes coordination, balance, posture, the importance of the relationship between the head neck and back, body awareness and efficient body use. The book teaches that if you focus on what you are doing and all these things are done properly, then the workout will achieve the desired effect. The author look at all aspects of gym exercise including resistance training, using gym machines, fitness classes including aerobics, step, pilates, yoga and Tai chi. The book has illustrations showing the wrong and right technique.


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    Title
    Master the Art of Workout
    Subtitle
    Raising Your Performance with the Alexander Technique
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Malcolm Balk, By (author) Andrew Shields
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 447 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843403500
    ISBN 10: 1843403501
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.2
    Ingram Subject Code: HL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: VXH
    LC classification: RA
    B&T General Subject: 420
    BIC subject category V2: VFMG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 613.71
    Libri: I-HL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24640
    BIC subject category V2: VXHA
    B&T Approval Code: A66262800, A09204010
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, HEA007000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: VXH, VFMG
    Illustrations note
    60 colour photographs
    Publisher
    PAVILION BOOKS
    Imprint name
    COLLINS & BROWN
    Publication date
    28 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Andrew Shields is Sport and Health Editor of Time Out London magazine, and the author of four books including the best-selling The Lad Done Bad: Sex, Sleaze and Scandal in English Football. He has twice been runner-up in the British Sports Journalism Awards. He is a UK Athletics development coach working with the London Active Partnership, from whom he received a Special Award for Outstanding Achievement in Coaching in 2005. A former nationally ranked triple jumper, he now competes in masters' events. Malcolm Balk is a masters' athlete and former head coach of Concordia University's track and cross country programmes. Malcolm now teaches the Alexander Technique in Montreal, Quebec. They are also the authors of Master the Art of Running. Other titles in this series include Master the Art of Running (1843403390) and Master the Art of Swimming (1843403498).