Cross-training for Dummies

Cross-training for Dummies

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From kick-boxing, pilates and other cutting-edge exercise options to perennial favorites (such as running, biking and swimming), this guide helps you create customized workouts that minimize boredom and maximize results. "Cross-Training for Dummies" features: tips on mixing and matching activities for a balanced workout; photographs and illustrations that show proper techniques; and advice on setting goals, staying motivated and preventing injuries. The workout you want is yours when you delve into this book. So lace up your cross-trainers! It's time to weight lift on Monday, play volleyball on Wednesday and take a fitness class on Friday!show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 30mm | 780.17g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0764552376
  • 9780764552373
  • 1,151,065

About Tony Ryan

Tony Ryan trains athletes, celebrities, and other high-profile clients in New York City. Martica Heaner is the author of six fitness books, the fitness director at Fitness magazine, and the star of several workout more

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"The next best thing to having your own personal trainer." Sarah Mahoney, Editor-in-chief, Fitness magazine "The perfect inspiration to take your fitness routine to the next level." -- Sally Wadyka, Senior Editor, Great tips on customizing your training plan to maximize results Are you not getting the results you want from exercise? Are you ready to try something new? Congratulations! This friendly guide is about to rock your world. From savvy tips that'll turbocharge your workouts to great advice on weight lifting, fitness activities, and team sports, this book has just what you need to advance to a higher level of fitness. Discover how to: Assess your fitness level Understand the five elements of fitness Set personalized exercise goals Incorporate kickboxing Pilates, Spinning, and other cutting edge workouts Have fun with individual and team sports Get smart! www.dummies.comshow more

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Wake Up Your Workouts. Chapter 1: Your Ever-Changing Body. Chapter 2: A Rock-Hard Rear Is Not Enough. Chapter 3: Variety Is the Spice of Life. PART II: Let's Get Specific. Chapter 4: Get A Goal (Be Smart Before You Start). Chapter 5: Weak? Who Me? Just Test Me! Chapter 6: Huffin' and Puffin' Cardio. Chapter 7: Gruntin' and Groanin': Muscle Strength, Stamina, Power, and Flexibility. PART III: Cross-Training Plans. Chapter 8: How to Follow the Plans. Chapter 9: Base Fitness Plan. Chapter 10: Weight Loss Plan. Chapter 11: Athletic Plan. Chapter 12: Mix-n-Match Plan. PART IV: Fabulous Moves. Chapter 13: Technique, Technique, Technique. Chapter 14: Your Weight Lifting Questions Answered. Chapter 15: Warm-ups and Stretches. Chapter 16: Basic Moves Revisited. Chapter 17: Simple Muscle Moves. Chapter 18: Multimuscle Moves. Chapter 19: Key Gym Equipment. Chapter 20: Power Moves. Chapter 21: Fast, Tricky Moves. PART V: Move That Body! Chapter 22: The Solo Sporting Life. Chapter 23: Movin' to the Groove. Chapter 24: Strutting Your Stuff on the Field. PART VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 25: Ten Things You Should Know about Muscles. Chapter 26: Ten Ways To Maximize Rest Days. Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Stick to It. Chapter 28: Ten Great Bench Stretches. PART VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: Resources. Appendix C: Workout Logs. Index. Book Registration more

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