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Core conditioning for improved performance

While an aesthetically pleasing abdominal region is the aim for a bodybuilder, it is not the primary goal for an athlete.

A torso trained for high-level sport performance is what it’s all about for them.

The book offers a functional approach to core training for athletes seeking a competitive edge in sports.

Colour-coded stability, strength and power training exercises and programmes help readers grasp the proper design of a regime able to meet their respective goals.

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Core training to improve athletic performance

Whilst an aesthetically pleasing abdominal region is the aim for a bodybuilder, it is not the primary goal for an athlete.

A torso trained for high-level sport performance is what it’s all about for them.

This book offers a functional approach to core training for athletes seeking a competitive edge in sports.

Normal Price £14.99 l €19.50
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £11.99 l €15.60

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Fitness experts cut to the core to target the centre of power

Core ExerciseWhether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the centre of all exercise routines is the core – the abdominal, back and muscles around the pelvis – which is the seat of stability, strength and power.

Adding in exercise routines to strengthen the core can help the athlete run faster, the basketball player jump higher and the everyday exerciser do routine tasks from loading the car to cleaning the bath more easily.

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Strengthening the core

Elite-level athletes take great pride in their fitness and physical strength. You can’t help but notice the muscular legs or well-defined arms. However, whether they are known for a powerful golf swing or a stunning tennis forehand, the best athletes all have one thing in common — a strong and well-conditioned core. The world’s leading organisation in the field of sport conditioning, the US National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), has produced the authoritative resource on strengthening the core to maximise sporting performance. Developing the Core features over 50 of the most effective exercises, science-based assessment tools, sport-specific programmes and expert advice for developing a personalised core programme.

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take the next step to a perfect physique

The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, Volume II, provides serious strength trainers and bodybuilders with the keys to creating lean muscle mass.

Following on from the more basic Volume I, Delavier and co-author Michael Gundill focus on the more elaborate techniques that experienced strength training enthusiasts can use to accelerate their progress.

In addition to 60 exercises, 19 stretches and 9 programmes, it’s packed with over 1,200 full-colour photographs and 160 of Delavier’s trademark illustrations.

The book describes in detail some of the advanced methods for jump-starting a workout programme, featuring segmented workouts that target specific muscle groups like the chest, biceps and forearms.

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