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Improving the performance of young athletes

Conditioning for Young Athletes provides coaches and instructors with the best training advice, exercises and programmes for establishing an overall fitness base and maximising athletic development for youth.

This authoritative guide includes more than 180 exercises that safely increase a young athlete’s coordination, flexibility, speed, strength and endurance.

By taking into consideration critical factors such as a child’s developmental stage, motor functioning and sex-specific considerations, it ensures that the workouts do not hinder development and growth.

It covers three developmental phases, long and short-term training plans and specific programmes for a range of sports.

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The first comprehensive guide to eccentric training

This is the first comprehensive resource to cover this innovative approach to resistance training and conditioning that produces extraordinary results.

Backed by evidence-based studies and readily incorporated into training programmes, eccentric training provides greater intensity to help individuals push past plateaus and increase muscular strength, endurance and power.

Using this method, strength and conditioning professionals and personal trainers can also help their clients improve metabolism, manage their weight and facilitate injury rehabilitation.

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Fitness News

Resistance training can help sufferers of fatty liver disease

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Resistance training can be an effective alternative to cardio.

Resistance training in the gym leads to a fall in liver fat levels according to a new study held at the University of Haifa .

“For patients suffering from physical limitations or low motivation that prevents them performing aerobic exercises, resistance training can be an effective alternative,” comments Dr. Shira Zelber-Sagi from the School of Public Health, who undertook the study.

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Strength training with maximum intensity for maximum results

If you are looking to challenge yourself and turn up the intensity of your workouts, then here comes a programme that burns fat, increases muscle and sculpts the physique.

Maximum Interval Training combines high-intensity exercises and equipment with a variety of modalities and training options to stimulate muscle growth, avoid plateaus and produce results.

It contains step-by-step instructions, expert advice and photo depictions of 147 exercises as well as ready-to-use programmes for power, strength, endurance, quickness, agility, tactical training and total-body conditioning.

Even hard core enthusiasts will be tested to their limits with a regimen of sprints, medicine balls, heavy ropes, kettlebells, sandbags, body-weight exercises and suspension training.

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Strength Training Past 50
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How to be active, healthy and look great at 50

Strength training offers many benefits for active adults, including enhanced athletic performance, reduced risk of disease and decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes and osteoporosis.

Completely updated, the new third edition of Strength Training Past 50 features 83 exercises for free weights, machines, kettlebells, stability balls and elastic bands plus 30 programmes for endurance, speed and strength.

It’s equally suitable for novices and those who have been training their entire lives.

If you’re an HK Rewards member, you get the ebook free when you buy the print copy.

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Using foam rollers as part of client exercise programmes

A continuing education course for personal trainers, mind-body professionals, allied health specialists and other fitness professionals.

It will show you how the foam roller can be used as part of any client’s workout to improve balance, core stability, strength and flexibility.

Through it you will gain the tools to enable you to evaluate posture and flexibility deficits and use the foam roller to address these problem areas.

Course components consist of a workbook and exam and are supplied as printed products.

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Dumbbell Training online course

This online course and exam is intended primarily for personal trainers and strength and conditioning professionals.

It will help you in developing resistance training programmes using dumbbells for both fitness and sport.

The package includes the book Dumbbell Training, which provides 15 programmes for increasing power, speed, agility and balance.

The concepts covered can be used with both clients and athletes across a number of sports and fitness aims.

Included are 78 exercises accompanied by step-by-step instructions, common errors and corrections, safety considerations, and training tips, making it simple to incorporate the exercises into client programmes.

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Taking a personalised approach to exercise

This book expands the role of the fitness professional from simple exercise prescription to include activity counselling, design modification, exercise demonstration, functionally integrated exercise, injury prevention and follow-up monitoring.

Central to the book are seven client-centered models for each major fitness component, serving as a template of options for each decision in the prescription process.

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