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|The Complete Book of Pilates for Men: The Lifetime Plan for Strength, Power & Peak Performance
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Author: Daniel Lyon
A comprehensive, take-anywhere exercise program designed to improve men's strength, flexibility, balance, and posture
Have years of office work wreaked havoc on your posture? Could your tennis or golf game use a boost? Do you appear or feel older than your age? Or do you carry yourself in a manner that expresses strength, power, and peak performance to everyone around you?
In recent years, Pilates has become a popular exercise program, especially among women. Many books on the subject show lithe female bodies stretched across their covers. Top Pilates instructor Daniel Lyon Jr. aims to break the preconception that Pilates only benefits and appeals to women. "This couldn't be further from the truth," he asserts. "Joseph Pilates was a cigar-smoking boxer, acrobat, and gymnast, and he developed his exercise program from that background for men first." Likewise, Lyon designed this book specifically with men in mind, as the number of male Pilates practitioners -- among them professional athletes, actors, businessmen, and other high-profile personalities -- has rocketed to about three million and continues to grow.
For athletes, working stiffs, and men recovering from injuries, Lyon offers the first comprehensive exercise program of its kind. He walks you through forty "traditional mat" exercises and more than sixty "reformer on the mat" exercises -- each one brilliantly illustrated -- in an inspiring self-guided program that adapts to all experience levels and requires nothing more than floor space, an exercise mat, and the desire to look and feel your best. Using the Pilates method of engaging the strongest parts of the body, or the "powerhouse" (Joseph Pilates's term for the abdominals, hips, lower back muscles, and buttocks), and integrating all other body parts from this core, Lyon's program targets trouble spots for men and helps them achieve strong, lean, masculine physiques.
The Complete Book of Pilates for Men will deliver quick and long-term results to any man who seeks optimal fitness and a competitive edge in all aspects of his life.
- he Complete Book of Pilates for Men: The Lifetime Plan for Strength, Power & Peak Performance
|The Anatomy of Exercise and Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports, and Yoga
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Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Awareness of movement potential,” says author Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones, “is key to a healthy body and injury prevention.” The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement shows readers how to gain that awareness by understanding the biomechanics of movement. In ten chapters, color-coded for easy reference, the author covers all of the major muscle and joint areas, including the spine; core region; shoulder; elbow; wrist and hand; and hip, knee, and ankle/foot joints. Most importantly, each chapter contains strengthening and stretching exercises for all of the above areas.
Developed as a handbook, The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement is an accessible resource for anyone who would like to know more about his or her body, how it moves, and what can be done to improve that movement. The more than 275 high-quality, four-color anatomical drawings and the broad scope of muscle and joint groups make this one of the most important guides to the moving body on the market. A helpful “Myths” page at the end of each chapter debunks many of the misunderstandings and rumors about fitness that have circulated over the years.
|Your Health: A Corrective System of Exercising that Revolutionizes the Entire Field of Physical Education
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Author: Joseph H. Pilates
First published in 1934, this new reprint of Your Health includes Joseph Pilates’ early Twentieth Century philosophies, principles, and theories about health and fitness. He bases his work on the concept of a balanced body and mind, drawing on the approach espoused by the early Greeks. While some of his personal philosophies reflected early 20th Century viewpoints, his athletic and fitness doctrines were years ahead of his time. Readers will learn his observations and conclusions about people's approach to physical fitness. He describes the results of decades of scientific study, experimentation and research into the variety of troubles and ills that upset the balance of body and mind. Pilates makes extraordinary claims about the benefits of his defined science of "Contrology" and very specifically defines this science for all to read and understand. In this book, he exemplifies and clarifies the beneficial impact of his work.
|Pro-Roller Pilates Essentials 2nd Edition (8210-2)
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Author: Angela Kneale
Gain additional body awareness, develop better posture, and challenge core strength by utilizing the Pro-Roller with Pilates exercise. The Second Edition of Pro-Roller Pilates Essentials by Angela Kneale, OTR, now includes over 40 exercises that also improve your balance, strength and flexibility. Clear instructions and color photographs, 52 pages.
- Learn Pilates exercises
- Clear, colorful instructions
|Pilates for Fragile Backs: Recovering Strength and Flexibility After Surgery, Injury, or Other Back Problems
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Author: Oheneba Boachie-Adjei MD
Safe Techniques to Reduce Pain, Build Strength, and Speed Recovery
Studies suggest that proactive strengthening and flexibility-recovery exercises can speed healing after spine surgery. Whether you're preparing for or recovering from spinal surgery, recuperating from a back injury, or just dealing with a back that has 'issues,' this book offers an effective program to help you manage pain and regain strength and mobility.
These exercises modify traditional Pilates routines to accommodate partially immobilized spines, making this routine safe and effective therapy for your fragile back. The exercises are designed to not compromise a spinal fusion. Instead, they will do what Pilates exercises do best-stretch, strengthen, and tone the trunk with precise positioning and movement, while avoiding potentially dangerous repetition and overexertion.
Pilates for Fragile Backs is an excellent program for people who have had spinal fusion. The simple but effective Pilates-based exercises will help tremendously in reducing pain and restoring mobility.
-Vijay Vad, MD, assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and author of Back Rx and Arthritis Rx
…Adhering to a program of Pilates, as described in Pilates for Fragile Backs, under the guidance of a certified instructor can be a most useful means to improve back function and relieve pain. Clearly, this is a valuable therapeutic modality that is underutilized in today's current pain management programs associated with spinal disorders.
-Charles Birbara, MD, chief of rheumatology at Worcester City Hospital in Worcester, MA
In my practice, I constantly emphasize the importance of proper spinal alignment, good posture and a strong mid-section. Pilates for Fragile Backs highlights these points in an easy-to-follow exercise program for patients suffering with chronic back pain. I have recommended this program to many of my patients, and they are thrilled with the results.
-Anthony S. Rainka, DC, South County Chiropractic, Sutton, MA
As a physical therapist, I have been able to utilize the exercises in Pilates for Fragile Backs with my clients. They have shown a reduction in pain, an improvement in posture and balance, increased strength, and healthier muscle tone. Best of all, the program does wonders for their self-esteem.
-Pam Craig-Stewart, PT, director of rehabilitation at Christopher House in Worcester, MA
This book is a much needed labor of love that offers clear and helpful advice for anyone who has ever lived with chronic back pain. The spine problems addressed in this book are very challenging ones for doctors and therapists alike, and the authors use their first hand experience with spinal trauma to break new ground for exercise therapy. A specifically modified Pilates program indeed offers the possibility of comfort and relief for a largely under-served group in our society.
-Ellen Kiley, RYT, therapeutic yoga practitioner specializing in scoliosis and spinal fusion
I underwent an anterior/posterior fusion (L4-S1) over a year ago due to degenerative disk disease with annular tears. Since then, Pilates has done wonders for me. I started pursuing basic lumbar stabilization mat work a couple of months following surgery. I had urged my neurosurgeon to allow me to begin sooner than usual because I'd had a big increase in pain. My physical therapist felt it had to do with the stiffness that begins to set in as the weeks go by without stretching and exercising. I had every confidence that Pilates would improve my situation and I swear by it! I've been back to work full-time. I am also walking about four miles, three days a week! I'm sure Pilates for Fragile Backs will be a major help to many others.
-Diana Stahl, Cincinnati, OH
|Teaching pilates for postural faults, illness and injury: a practical guide, 1e
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Author: Jane Paterson RGN Adult Education Teacher Pilates Teacher and Teacher Trainer trained classical dancer
Brand: Brand: Butterworth-Heinemann
Pilates is a particularly safe and effective exercise system which aims to strengthen the body in a balanced way by specifically improving the function of the weaker muscle groups. Emphasis is placed on strengthening the muscles of the trunk so that support of the spine increases plus posture and shape improve. The exercises enhance overall flexibility and fitness, improving co-ordination and balance. Muscles are gently stretched and lengthened as the exercises progress and overall body strength improves.
- describes the underlying principles of the exercises in physical terms
- describes the treatment of common medical conditions
- provides a manual for those in the remedial health care professions
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|Ellie Herman's Pilates Props Workbook: Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide
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Author: Ellie Herman
AMPLIFY YOUR PILATES WORKOUT USING PROPS
Pilates gets even better when paired with these simple accessories. Pilates expert Ellie Herman shows how to intensify and enhance your matwork routine:
•The elastic exercise band increases resistance
•The ethafoam roller creates stability challenges
•The Magic Circle gives a great inner thigh workout
Each movement is explained with clear captions and easy-to-follow photo sequences. Special programs for strains, injuries and chronic problems are also featured. In addition to strengthening and toning your body, Pilates with props helps you:
|A Pilates' Primer : The Millennium Edition
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Author: Joseph Pilates
Customers interested in this book should look up the revised edition, now titled PILATES EVOLUTION, ( ISBN 978-1-928564-91-1), which includes the entire text of PILATES PRIMER, plus extensive new material. This older combination edition entitled Pilates Primer included both of the published works of Joseph Pilates, as does its Revised Edition, now titled Pilates Evolution. Both the older Primer and the revised edition, Pilates Evolution, contain the only authorized copies of the Library of Congress books originally written by Joseph Pilates in 1934 and 1945.
This Pilates Primer made available in one volume all of Pilates’ early Twentieth Century philosophies, principles, and theories about health and fitness, as well as the exercises, poses, and instructions fundamental to his exciting fitness program. You will also learn every single one of his original 34 mat exercises taught to his own students. Living testimony to the validity of his own teachings, Joseph Pilates shares in these writings his fundamental tenets of posture, body mechanics, correct breathing, spinal flexibility, physical education, and his law of natural exercises.
|Desk Pilates: Living Pilates Every Day (8215)
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Author: Angela Kneale OTR
Desk Pilates brings the benefits of a little recess into each day - increasing variety of movement, improving posture, emphasizing strength and flexibility. Desk Pilates, by Angela Kneale, OTR, introduces Pilates principles, core muscles and practical ways to align your body while sitting. The Desk Pilates exercise sequence can be performed in its entirety or focus on a few mind-body movements during your day. Over 50 pages, Softcover, Illustrated.
- For use in all yoga levels.
- Perfect companion for yogis
- The perfect companion for your yoga or Pilates practice.
|The Gluten-Free Revolution: A Balanced Guide to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle through Healthy Recipes, Green Smoothies, Yoga, Pilates, and Easy Desserts!
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Author: Caroline Shannon-Karasik
An accessible healthy lifestyle should be the rule not the exception.
Who said pricey kitchen equipment and complicated recipes were necessary for leading a balanced life? Based on the premise that simple, whole foods (mixed with a bit of dessert, of course) are the building blocks of any healthy diet, The Gluten-Free Revolution is truly the ideal way to identify that place in your life where everything feels ooh là là.
Shannon-Karasik doesn’t preach a rigid lifestyle, but encourages those interested in feeling great to experiment and use what works best for them, providing simple exercises and easy recipes that acknowledge major allergies, sensitivities, and healthy lifestyle choices. While all the recipes are gluten-free, many also cater to vegans, vegetarians, and even nut- and soy-free diets.
Recipes for all meals
Simple, effective workouts
And so much more!
Whether you’re a fitness nut looking for the latest tips, the mom of a gluten-free child looking for delicious recipes, or just the average person who wants to feel amazing every day, The Gluten-Free Revolution answers all of your questions and points you toward the pleasurable life you deserve. 135 color photographs
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