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Fitness illustrated /

by Sharkey, Brian J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics, c2011Description: xi, 315 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780736081580 (soft cover) :; 0736081585 (soft cover).Title notes: $21.95 prolam 4-2011 (db)Subject(s): Physical fitness | Aerobic exercises
Contents:
Activity and fitness -- Understanding aerobic fitness -- Aerobic fitness training -- Aerobic programs -- Understanding muscular fitness -- Muscular fitness training -- Muscular programs -- Nutrition and weight control -- Health issues and exercise tips -- Fitness facts and fallacies -- Vitality and longevity.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Tired of the same old fitness advice? You know the drill: Eat less, exercise more, and life will be grand. Sounds easy enough, so why don't the results follow? And most of all, what can you do to achieve your fitness goals?

Fitness Illustrated allows you to see exercise and activity from a whole new perspective. In this one-of-a-kind guide, author Brian Sharkey takes you inside each type of activity to show you what works, what doesn't, and why! You'll go beyond the basics to see how your body changes with increased activity. From how muscles gain size and strength to the effect of aerobic activity on heart and lung function, this is fitness as you have never seen it before.

Straightforward explanations, expert advice, and hundreds of full-color illustrations and photographs make Fitness Illustrated your guide to these matters:

* Improving aerobic fitness, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility

* Shaping and toning your body, including your core

* Coping with various health issues such as arthritis and preventing heart disease

* Managing weight with nutrition and activity

* Preventing and treating injuries, muscle cramps, and joint pain

You'll also learn to separate fitness fact from fiction, design fitness programs around the activities that you enjoy, and reduce stress and add life to your years.

Whether you want to complete a 5K run, manage your weight, or improve muscle tone and definition, Fitness Illustrated is your personalized map for reaching your fitness goals!

$21.95 prolam 4-2011 (db)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-309) and index.

Activity and fitness -- Understanding aerobic fitness -- Aerobic fitness training -- Aerobic programs -- Understanding muscular fitness -- Muscular fitness training -- Muscular programs -- Nutrition and weight control -- Health issues and exercise tips -- Fitness facts and fallacies -- Vitality and longevity.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vi)
  • Acknowledgments (p. vii)
  • Credits (p. viii)
  • 1 Activity and Fitness (p. 1)
  • Why Get Fit?
  • 2 Understanding Aerobic Fitness (p. 15)
  • O 2 and You
  • 3 Aerobic Fitness Training (p. 41)
  • A Gentle Pastime
  • 4 Aerobic Programs (p. 65)
  • Have It Your Way
  • 5 Understanding Muscular Fitness (p. 95)
  • Strength and Endurance
  • 6 Muscular Fitness Training (p. 123)
  • Shape Yourself
  • 7 Muscular Programs (p. 149)
  • Designed for You
  • 8 Nutrition and Weight Control (p. 191)
  • Eat to Live
  • 9 Health Issues and exercise Tips (p. 233)
  • Overcoming Hurdles
  • 10 Fitness Facts and Fallacies (p. 259)
  • What's the Truth?
  • 11 Vitality and Longevity (p. 281)
  • Add Life to Your Years
  • Appendix: Energy Expenditure Chart (p. 304)
  • Bibliography (p. 308)
  • Index (p. 310)
  • About the Author (p. 315)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

If one were to judge by the title and cover art, Sharkey's (Fitness & Health) latest book might be one of those fitness tracts heavy on anatomical illustrations, of which Pat Manocchia's Anatomy of Exercise is a good example. Though it does include a few such illustrations, this is rather more a narrative-driven guide to the concepts behind aerobic and muscular fitness, nutrition and weight control, and vitality and longevity, teeming with large color photographs, case studies, exercise tips, health assessments, training programs, and annotated illustrations of everything from the ideal running shoe to the characteristics of slow-twitch vs. fast-twitch fibers. A four-page "Energy Expenditure Chart" estimating the number of calories burned per minute for every imaginable activity rounds out the work. VERDICT Beginners of all ages and fitness levels are sure to appreciate this shallow-end-of-the-pool approach to improving one's health, whose gentle but comprehensive guidance and instruction will equip them to venture, at their own pace, into the deep end.-Raya Kuzyk, Library Journal (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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