Return to Life Through Contrology

Author: Joseph H. Pilates,William John Miller

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 85

View: 2883

Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit. Through Contrology you first purposefully acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities. This true rhythm and control is observed both in domestic pets and wild animals —without known exceptions. Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit. In childhood, with rare exceptions, we all enjoy the benefits of natural and normal physical development. However, as we mature, we find ourselves living in bodies not always complimentary to our ego. Our bodies are slumped, our shoulders are stooped, our eyes are hollow, our muscles are flabby, and our vitality extremely lowered, if not vanished. This is but the natural result of not having uniformly developed all the muscles of our spine, trunk, arms, and legs in the course of pursuing our daily labors and office activities. If you will faithfully perform your Contrology exercises regularly only four times a week for just three months as outlined in RETURN TO LIFE, you will find your body development approaching the ideal, accompanied by renewed mental vigor and spiritual enhancement. Contrology is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, in the way you play, and in the way you work. You will develop muscular power with corresponding endurance, ability to perform arduous duties, to play strenuous games, to walk, run or travel for long distances without undue body fatigue or mental strain. And this by no means is the end.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Back Pain

Author: Jason Highsmith, M.D.,Jovanka Milivojevic

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478608

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 5371

Leave back pain behind. For the millions of back pain sufferers, the causes can be numerous, making the search for relief frustrating and complex. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Back Pain and its expert authors explain the many causes of back pain and provide the best methods and techniques for relief and prevention of back pain and maintaining a healthy back. ? Do-it-yourself relief ? Conventional and alternative options ? Chronic pain management ? Exercises, yoga, and Pilates to keep the back healthy

Educational Opportunities in Integrative Medicine

The A to Z Healing Arts Guide and Professional Resource Directory

Author: Douglas Wengell,Nathen Gabriel,Adam Perlman, M.D.

Publisher: The Hunter Press

ISBN: 0977655245

Category: Medical

Page: 291

View: 8999

Surveys the nine medical licenses as well as fifty nondegree healing modalities--including history, philosophy, basic techniques, and methods--and provides information on career and training opportunities.

Methods of Group Exercise Instruction

Author: Carol A. Kennedy,Mary M. Yoke

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736075268

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 348

View: 6960

Completely revised, Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Second Edition, highlights the commonalities of a variety of group exercise formats through common training principles, correction techniques, and safety. Comprehensive, practical, and research based, this text features applied learning through practical mini-teaching assignments that are referenced with demonstrations found on the DVD. Teaching techniques convey appropriate training for each muscle group and methods for warm-up, cardiorespiratory training, muscular conditioning, and flexibility. In addition, starter routines, modification strategies, and assessments are presented for eight class formats: hi/low impact, step training, kickboxing, sport conditioning, stationary indoor cycling, water exercise, yoga, and mat-based Pilates. Merging both text and video, the second edition is an in-depth and practical resource for beginning and preprofessional group exercise instructors working to improve their teaching skills and confidence. New to this second edition are the following features: -Three chapters discussing popular group exercise formats for sports conditioning, yoga, and mat-based Pilates -Research highlight boxes that share supporting research for the guidelines and procedures recommended in the text -Three skill levels of instruction for many formats featured on the DVD -DVD quizzes in the instructor guide for use in conjunction with the video segments -An expanded instructor guide and test package Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Second Edition, moves from theory to practice in a logical progression that is helpful for both students and methods course instructors. The text is also organized for easy reference, putting the techniques that group exercise instructors need to know at their fingertips. Part I of the text presents foundational knowledge for group exercise instructors, which is applied in part III of the book. An introduction to the field of group exercise instruction discusses differences between student-centered and teacher-centered instruction, presents research on group cohesion, and offers options for professional certificiation and continuing education. Insights on the evolution of group fitness, cultural influences, the instructor as role model, and basic business practices provide a deeper level of understanding that moves beyond the class routine to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all class participants. The final two chapters in part I present practical discussion of core concepts in class design and appropriate use of music, choreography, and cueing methods. Chapters in part II are aligned with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines for the four components of health and fitness: warm-up and stretching, cardiorespiratory training, muscular condititioning, and flexibilty training. Special focus is given to presentation of muscle groups, joints, and proper exercise techniques. Through an integrated use of illustrations, photos, text, and DVD examples, readers gain an accurate working knowledge of proper exercise technique and the physiology of muscle groups and joints required for each exercise. Part III provides applied information on specific group exercise class modalities: step training, kickboxing, sport conditioning and functional training, stationary indoor cycling, water exercise, yoga, and Pilates. From technique and basic moves to music selection and safety considerations, these chapters, along with the material on the accompanying DVD, provide clear and dynamic instruction of the components of each modality. In addition, sample routines and class formats for each modality offer a confident strating point for novice instructors and fresh material for veterans. The final chapter discusses customized or hybrid classes such as lifestyle physcial activity–based classes, equipment-based cardio classes, and mind and body classes. For students and course instructors, the practical assignments and practice drills throughout the text reinforce the content while facilitatng instruction. In addition, the accompanying DVD provides invaluable visual and practical information to help students convert the information presented in the text to applied skills necessary for success in their future professions. When used as a course text, Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Second Edition, also includes an updated instructor guide and test package, which offer suggestions for effective use of the book and DVD package, lesson plan outlines, a sample week-by-week syllabus, lab activities, and sample test questions. Online course options are also available for those instructors and students who prefer the convenience of online learning. Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, Second Edition,presents a comprehensive and research-based discussion of the commonalities of all formats of group exercise. This unique and in-depth approach, bolstered by the dynamic learning aids in the accompanying DVD, make this second edition a valuable resource and reference for both preprofessional and professional instructors of any group exercise format.

Back Pain - A Movement Problem E-Book

A clinical approach incorporating relevant research and practice

Author: Josephine Key

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049085

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 1322

Back Pain: a movement problem is a practical manual to assist all students and clinicians concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis and management of the movement related problems seen in those with spinal pain disorders. It offers an integrative model of posturomovement dysfunction which describes the more commonly observed features and related key patterns of altered control. This serves as a framework, guiding the practitioner’s assessment of the individual patient. Examines aspects of motor control and functional movement in the spine, its development, and explores probable reasons why it is altered in people with back pain Maps the more common clinical patternsof presentation in those with spinal pain and provides a simple clinical classification system based upon posturomovement impairments Integrates contemporary science with the insights of extensive clinical practice Integrates manual and exercise therapy and provides guiding principles for more rational therapeutic interventions: which patterns of movement in general need to be encouraged which to lessen and how to do so Abundantly illustrated to present concepts and to illustrate the difference between so-called normal and dysfunctrional presentations Written by a practitioner for practitioners

Pilates Anatomie

Der vollständig illustrierter Ratgeber für Stabilität und Balance

Author: Rael Isacowitz,Karen Clippinger

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767910667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

View: 8299

Presents a visual perspective on correct alignment, posture, and movements. It offers an inside look at your workout by providing a customisable approach and combining full-color anatomical illustrations with step-by-step instructions for the most effective mat exercises ; aim: to build a stronger, more articulate body.

A Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation

[previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual]

Author: Timothy L. Kauffman,Ronald W. Scott,John O. Barr,Michael L. Moran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702060585

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 9951

Now in its third edition, this trusted clinical guide enables both the busy practitioner and student to review or to learn about a range of pathologies, conditions, examinations, diagnostic procedures, and interventions that can be effectively used in the physical rehabilitation of older people. It presents a broad overview of age-related physiological changes as well as specific professional discipline perspectives. Organized into eleven distinct and interrelated units, the first unit begins with key anatomical and physiological considerations seen with aging which have significant impact on the older person. The second and third units go on to review important aging-related conditions and disorders of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular/neurological systems respectively. Neoplasms commonly encountered in older people are the focus of the fourth unit; while aging-related conditions of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, integumentary and sensory systems are presented in units five through seven. Unit eight highlights a range of specific clinical problems and conditions commonly encountered with older patients. Critically, all of these units emphasize important examination and diagnostic procedures needed for a thorough evaluation and stress interventions that can be of significant benefit to the older patient. The ninth unit presents select physical therapeutic interventions that are especially important in managing rehabilitative care. Key societal issues related to aging are discussed in the tenth unit. Finally, the concluding eleventh unit focuses on the successful rehabilitation team that includes both professional and non-professional caregiver members. A trusted guide to the conditions and problems faced when evaluating and treating geriatric patients Extensive coverage over 84 chapters, each written by an expert in the field Includes imaging, vision and the aging ear Cross-referenced - providing the complexity and inter-relatedness of co-morbidities common to aging patients Collaborative international perspective Chapters on the aging spine; frailty; safe pilates for bone health; health care for older people Additional renowned editor - Ronald W. Scott Revised title to reflect the comprehensive scope of content covered (previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual)

Joseph Pilates

Die Biografie

Author: Eva Rincke

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451814080

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 3649

Was haben unzählige Fitness-Liebhaber und Hollywoodstars gemeinsam? Sie alle schwören auf die ganzheitliche Trainingsmethode Pilates. Es ist fast 100 Jahre her, dass Joseph Pilates, ein kauziger Einwanderer aus dem Ruhrgebiet, sein erstes Studio eröffnete und die Tänzerinnern in Manhattan fit machte. Diese Biografie erzählt die ungewöhnliche Lebensgeschichte des Selfmade-Mannes, dessen Methode heute beliebter denn je ist.

Pilates − A Teachers’ Manual

Exercises with Mats and Equipment for Prevention and Rehabilitation

Author: Verena Geweniger,Alexander Bohlander

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642381146

Category: Medical

Page: 310

View: 472

The Pilates book for professionals: Background information and extensive practical knowledge on using the Pilates approach in prevention and therapy. The foundations include, among others, the "Pilates Principles" (Breathing, Centering, Flow, Precision, Concentration, Control and Coordination). The extensive praxis part presents all techniques and exercises (mat and equipment training) with detailed photos of movement sequences and with precise instructions and explanations of each exercise. Class plans provide concrete suggestions for the design of course units with prevention orientation and patient examples illustrate treatment procedures and therapeutic effects of the Pilates approach for different symptoms. - A must-have for all Pilates professionals: teachers, trainers, physiotherapists.


the way forward

Author: Lynne Robinson,Gordon Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760741962

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 7432



Das komplette Trainingsbuch

Author: Stefanie Rahn,Christian Lutz

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 3840375576


Page: 284

View: 9313

„PILATES – DAS KOMPLETTE TRAININGSBUCH“ vermittelt umfassendes Wissen und enthält eine Vielzahl an Übungen sowie professionelle Tipps und Hinweise für Trainer und Ausführende. Die Pilates-Methode ist ein funktionell ausgerichtetes Trainingsprogramm, welches sich in den letzten Jahren zu einem festen Bestandteil der Trainings- und Therapiewelt entwickelt hat. Die Übungen basieren auf der Kräftigung von Körpermitte und Stützmuskulatur, dazu zählen Beckenboden-, Bauch- und Rückenmuskulatur. Grundlage des Trainings ist die Förderung einer korrekten und gesunden Körperhaltung. Pilates ist nicht nur ein Gymnastikprogramm für Frauen, sondern kann von allen Fitnessbegeisterten praktiziert werden. Im Hauptteil des Buches werden zielgruppenspezifische Übungsprogramme mit und ohne Kleingeräte vorgestellt – unter anderem zum Trendthema Faszien-Pilates. Die vielseitigen Übungen lassen sich unkompliziert in jedes Trainingsprogramm integrieren!

Conditioning for Dancers

Author: Tom Welsh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813033907

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 5530

This book empowers conscientious dancer-athletes to take an active role in directing their own training and development. The author's clear, straightforward explanations of important concepts in conditioning home in on the physical capabilities that are key to success not only for dancers but for others whom strength and flexibility, precise alignment, and movement efficiency are high priorities.--[book cover].

Grüne Smoothies

Die 10-Tage-Detox-Kur

Author: JJ Smith

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864136571

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 7366

Smoothies aus grünem Gemüse und Obst sind nicht nur reich an Mikronährstoffen, sie machen auch satt, sind gesund und schmecken gut. JJ Smiths Detox-Kur mit grünen Smoothies bewirkt einen rasanten Gewichtsverlust, erhöht den Energielevel, reinigt den Körper, befreit den Geist und verbessert den allgemeinen Gesundheitszustand. In den USA sind Tausende Anwender begeistert von den erstaunlichen Resultaten, die sich nach nur 10 Tagen Saftfasten einstellen. Ein Gewichtsverlust von bis zu 7 Kilogramm ist möglich, Heißhungerattacken verschwinden und die Verdauung wird angeregt und reguliert. Diese 10 Tage können Leben verändern! Das Buch enthält eine Einkaufsliste, Rezepte sowie genaue Anweisungen für die 10 Tage und gibt eine Menge Tipps für den größtmöglichen Erfolg während der Kur und danach.

Clinical Decisions in Therapeutic Exercise

Planning and Implementation

Author: John Nyland

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Computers

Page: 695

View: 3627

Accompanying CD-ROMs contain ... "a resource library ... [of] additional figures and animations to supplement the text ... [and] a working demonstration version of VHI PC Kits, which allows students to choose from thousands of exercises to create, customize, and print easy-to-read professional looking exercise routines for clients."--Page 4 of cover.


Author: Wynn Kapit,Lawrence M. Elson,Ingvi Stec

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827373342


Page: 369

View: 6434


Das Pilates-Lehrbuch

Matten- und Geräteübungen für Prävention und Rehabilitation

Author: Verena Geweniger,Alexander Bohlander

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642207804

Category: Medical

Page: 310

View: 7488

Das Pilates-Buch für die Profis: Hintergrundinfos und umfassendes Praxiswissen zum Einsatz des Pilates-Konzepts in Prävention und Therapie. Zu den Grundlagen gehören u.a.die „Pilates-Prinzipien“ (Breathing, Centering, Flow, Precision, Concentration, Control, Coordination). Im umfangreichen Praxis-Teil werden alle Techniken und Übungen (Matten- und Gerätetraining) mit Fotosequenzen zum detaillierten Bewegungsablauf und genauer Anleitung und Erläuterung jeder Übung vorgestellt. Patientenbeispiele veranschaulichen Behandlungsabläufe und therapeutische Effekte der Pilates-Konzepts bei verschiedenen Krankheitsbildern, und Stundenbilder geben konkrete Anregungen für die Gestaltung von Kurseinheiten in präventiv ausgerichteten Kursen. Ein Muss für Pilates-Profis: Physiotherapeuten, Sportlehrer, Trainer ...

Werde ein geschmeidiger Leopard – aktualisierte und erweiterte Ausgabe

Die sportliche Leistung verbessern, Verletzungen vermeiden und Schmerzen lindern

Author: Kelly Starrett,Glen Cordoza

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959710240

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 8319

Menschen wollen Leistung erbringen, aber fehlerhafte Bewegungsmuster können den Körper blockieren. Oft bleiben diese leistungslimitierenden Faktoren sogar erfahrenen Trainern verborgen. Werde ein geschmeidiger Leopard macht das Unsichtbare sichtbar. Kelly Starrett zeigt in diesem Buch seine revolutionäre Herangehensweise an Beweglichkeit und Erhalt der Leistungsfähigkeit und liefert den Masterplan für effektive und sichere Bewegungsabläufe in Sport und Alltag. Hunderte Schritt-für-Schritt-Fotos veranschaulichen nicht nur, wie Trainingsübungen wie Kniebeuge, Kreuzheben, Liegestütz, Kettlebell Swing oder Snatch, Clean und Jerk richtig ausgeführt werden, sondern auch wie die häufigsten Fehler vermieden oder korrigiert werden können. Kelly Starrett gliedert den menschlichen Körper in 14 Zonen und zeigt Mobilisationstechniken, mit denen man seine Beweglichkeit zurückgewinnen kann. Die überarbeitete und um 80 Seiten erweiterte Ausgabe des Bestsellers bietet Dutzende Strategien, mit denen gezielt auf einzelne Einschränkungen, eine Verletzung oder einen hartnäckigen Bewegungsfehler eingegangen werden kann. Mit einem 14-Tage-Programm lässt sich der ganze Körper in nur zwei Wochen neu mobilisieren.

Pilates für Männer

Author: Alan Herdman,Gill Paul

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767910071

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 8401

Das erste Pilates-Buch, das speziell auf die Bedürfnisse von Männern zu geschnitten ist. Ausgestattet mit einer Vielzahl an reichhaltig illustrierten Übungen bildet dieses Buch die ideale Basis für ein Pilates-Workout. Ob als Fitnesstraining, Vorbereitung zum Sport oder als Verletzungsprophylaxe: Pilates für Männer ist vielseitig einsetzbar. Zudem werden sportartspezifische Pilates-Workouts für Fußballer, Schwimmer, Golfer und andere Sportarten vorgestellt.