Books, Fitness News

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.

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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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104 games and activities designed for small groups

This book offers 104 games and activities that are specifically designed for small groups.

Photographs, illustrations and easy-to-use components help make the games simple to teach and modify them to be applied to different sports.

Whether a parent looking for a useful PE book for homeschooling, a teacher looking to supplement an existing physical education, recreational or after-school programme, this book fits the bill perfectly.

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Fitness industry angered by controversial claims

Dr Michael MosleyHealth and fitness industry figureheads have rebuffed the sensational health claims by 5:2 diet advocate and author Dr Michael Mosley’s appearance on the UK TV show, This Morning.

A section of the show was trailed as “busting medical myths,” in which Mosley made a series of assertions about the inefficacy of gyms and exercise in helping to lose weight and increase physical fitness.

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Learn the attacking skills of football’s elite

One of the keys to success in football is having solid, well-rounded attacking skills.

In modern football all 10 outfield players, not just the strikers, need to be proficient in attacking play.

Obviously strikers must master the technical and tactical skills involved in putting the ball into the back of the net.

However, defenders must also be willing and able to move forward and join in attacks and even goalkeepers must know how to launch and coordinate a counter attack.

In Attacking Soccer, editor Jay Miller has assembled a panel of experts who have divulged their favourite drills to enable any coach to pass on the attacking skills used with elite players.

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