Books, Fitness News

Sculpt and shape your ultimate body

Internationally renowned fitness expert Brad Schoenfeld brings together proven training practices in Strong and Sculpted that help achieve real-world results.

The training manual features 117 exercises that are most effective for shaping and defining the lower body, shoulders, arms and torso.

In addition to step-by-step instructions and colour photographs that depict proper techniques, there’s also expert advice on reps, pacing and optimal performance.

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Exercise is Medicine: Expanding the Role of Exercise in Health Care

The American College of Sports Medicine is proud to publish the fourth edition of ACSM’s Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities. Informally known as CDD4, this edition is a substantial revision that forges the role of exercise in tomorrow’s health care systems.

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The definitive guide to running the Half Marathon

Hal Higdon’s name is synonymous with running. As a contributing editor for Runner’s World and best-selling author, he has helped countless runners achieve their goals.

Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training features everything runners need to know about tackling the half marathon. With 15 customisable programmes ranging from novice to advanced, it guides, encourages and paces readers to reach their goals.

With advice for all levels of runners, it teaches readers how to get started with training, as well as showing where to focus attention, when to progress and how to keep it simple.

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Ultra runner sets new 12 hour treadmill world record

Ultra runner Susie Chan has set a new 12-hour treadmill world record with the support of sport science and exercise experts from Kingston University in London. The 40 year old athlete ran a total distance of 68.54 miles (110.3km) in 12 hours. The world record attempt took place in the human performance laboratory at the University’s Penrhyn Road campus. Continue reading

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Complete guide to achieving physical and mental dominance in martial arts

Loren Landow has featured on The Ultimate Fighter and trained some of the best martial artists and UFC fighters in the world. Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts includes his expert secrets and proven training programmes.

The book features sample training plans for all the most popular marital arts, and teaches readers to achieve both physical and mental dominance.

Instead of the traditional one-size-fits-all approach, martial artists will learn to evaluate conditioning along with physical strengths and weaknesses.

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High-efficiency training to build muscle and performance

Expert trainer Nick Tumminello’s Building Muscle and Performance: A Program for Size, Strength & Speed fuses together the most effective exercises and progressions to form a high-octane, high-efficiency training programme.

This guide includes hundreds of exercises and training plans, all designed to increase speed, athleticism and endurance. It also features strength and power lifts to help readers gain a lean, muscular physique.

Through expert advice and detailed photo sequences readers are shown every movement, as well as a series of variations to increase or decrease difficulty.

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Learn the scientific concepts of exercise physiology

Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology guides readers through the scientific concepts of exercise physiology with highly visual, easy-to-follow content.

The text applies complex concepts of physiology to exercise programme design, giving personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists and other health and fitness professionals an accessible resource to use with their clients. Written specifically for those in the fitness industry, the text covers various training goals and considerations when working with clients and athletes at all levels.

It takes an application-based approach in describing intricate physiological processes so that professionals can select and explain the appropriate exercises and physical activity regimens to clients.

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Avoid car travel to keep slim

Commuters who travel by car weigh more on average than those who cycle, walk or catch the train or bus to work , a large UK study of 150,000 adults aged forty plus has found.

Cycling came out as the best activity for staying trim, followed by walking, but even public transport users were leaner than car commuters.

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