The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition

8th edition

Author: Anita Bean

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472924215

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition is the definitive practical handbook for anyone wanting a performance advantage. This fully updated and revised edition incorporates the latest cutting-edge research. Written by one of the country's most respected sports nutritionists, it provides the latest research and information to help you succeed. This eighth edition includes accessible guidance on the following topics: maximising endurance, strength and performance how to calculate your optimal calorie, carbohydrate and protein requirements advice on improving body composition specific advice for women, children and vegetarians eating plans to cut body fat, gain muscle and prepare for competition sport-specific nutritional advice.

The Complete Guide to Strength Training

Author: Anita Bean

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408196530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

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The Complete Guide to Strength Training is essential reading for anyone wanting to increase strength and resculpt their body. Its unique combination of effective training methods and cutting-edge nutritional guidance delivers a comprehensive training programme adaptable to both beginner and advanced trainer alike. This fully updated fourth edition includes: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to over 70 exercises, using both free and machine weights beginner, intermediate and advanced training programmes eating to burn fat and gain muscle tips on motivation, techniques and goal-setting.

The Complete Guide to Sports Massage

Author: Tim Paine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472912756

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

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The Complete Guide to Sports Massage, 3rd edition is a comprehensive, practical handbook. Now with additional photography and the latest techniques, this is a must-have guide for students of sports therapy and anyone wanting a performance advantage. Sports massage is the skilled manipulation of soft tissue for: the relief and treatment of muscle soreness and pain; the maintenance of muscle balance and improved flexibility; and enhanced rehabilitation from injury. Packed with jargon-free information, this fully updated guide includes step-by-step photography and detailed text explaining the principles and techniques of massage; injury management and post-massage care; as well as practical guidance on working at a sports event.

The Complete Guide to Stretching

4th edition

Author: Christopher M. Norris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472908406

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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The Complete Guide to Stretching is the definitive practical handbook for: - sports participants and recreational exercisers who are keen to achieve a level of flexibility that will enhance their performance - sports coaches and fitness instructors who are seeking a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of this often neglected component of physical fitness - sport and exercise therapists who use stretching as an important part of a balanced rehabilitation programme A reasonable level of flexibility is essential to the healthy functioning of joints and muscles, which in turn facilitates performance and reduces the risk of injury. Now in its 4th edition, The Complete Guide to Stretching provides an accessible overview of the scientific principles that underpin this form of training and offers more than 70 exercises designed to safely increase range of motion right across the body. Full colour photographs demonstrate the stretches throughout.

The Complete Guide to Functional Training

Author: Allan Collins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408180189

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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As well as being THE concept in fitness and strength and conditioning, functional training is also probably the most poorly understood concept in fitness. Functional training is any exercise that improves your ability to perform tasks required in your day to day life, job or chosen sport - so that each movement included as part of your workout mimics a range of motion or engages muscles that are necessary to impact on performance - whether it be on the rugby pitch or simply the ability to lift small children out of car seats. Includes over 100 functional exercises and detailed pictures and descriptions of all the techniques show you clearly how to apply them into your training programme.

The Complete Guide to Postural Training

Author: Kesh Patel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408195534

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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Poor posture results in pain and ill health for a considerable part of the population. Only recently have people, and personal trainers, realised that improved posture can lead to enormous health and well-being benefits. Not to mention physical benefits: the average person can add half an inch to their height, 1 inch to their shoulder width and reduce their waistline by two-thirds of an inch purely by improving posture. The Complete Guide to Postural Training is the first book to take a systematic approach to improving posture, from initial postural assessment to a programme of corrective exercise. It is ideal for anyone who wishes to improve their posture, particularly those who wish to see health and fitness benefits or improved sporting performance. It will also prove invaluable to gym instructors and personal trainers who are dealing with increasing numbers of clients looking to improve posture and, at present, have no source of reference to work from.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition

Author: Julieanna Hever, M.S; R.D; C.P.T.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101543368

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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The healthy vegan diet-made easy. Vegans face their own special challenges when it comes to nutrition and this book provides answers. There are about one million vegans in the U.S. and about 50,000 new ones every year. A growing number of physicians advocate a completely plant-based diet for many of their patients who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Plant-Based Nutrition, readers will find: ? Where to get nutrients that others get from meat and dairy. ? How to avoid the vegan pitfall of overfed but undernourished. ? How to spot hidden animal ingredients in packaged foods. ? Tips for eating at restaurants. ? Special considerations for children and seniors.

The Complete Guide to Personal Training: 2nd Edition

Author: Morc Coulson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472953606

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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A revised and updated second edition of the popular Complete Guide to Personal Training. Aimed at anyone working as, or training to be a Personal Trainer. The text will be revised throughout, with a new chapter on fitness testing (around 32pp new content) It will also include new sections on HIIT, CrossFit, adapting exercises for outdoor spaces, as well as updates to the nutrition chapter to reflect current thinking and updates to the Occupational Standards which have changed since the last publication in August 2013. This is a complete reference guide for fitness professionals who prescribe exercise programmes to clients. This guide contains practical tips for designing a range of appropriate client exercise programmes but always with a focus on the best ways you can sustain a financially successful business in this area and how you can stand out from the crowd. It includes: The foundations of personal training; Planning and delivering exercise programmes; Training methods and exercise techniques; Nutrition; Health and safety; Setting up, marketing and growing a successful business.

The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing

Author: Jim Flood,Charles Simpson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408178737

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Indoor rowing machines (or ergometers) were once used only by outdoor rowers during their winter training. Over the last twenty years however the benefits of indoor rowing have attracted more and more users, and now every gym comes with one as standard. It's also a sport in its own right, with competitions ranging from school leagues to the European and World Championships. The Complete Guide to Indoor Rowing is the first comprehensive book to focus on this unique form of strength-endurance training. Clearly illustrated in full colour and packed with information, training plans, tips and techniques, it is suitable for serious athletes, outdoor rowers and regular gym users alike, and is a must for health professionals and coaches. Whether you are attracted by the weight-loss benefits of the rowing machine or using it to coach cross-training athletes, this book will help you get the best from each session while, crucially, remaining injury-free.

The Complete Guide to Training with Free Weights

Author: Graeme Marsh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140819550X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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A key title in the successful Complete Guides series, this is the definitive text on using free weights for strength, conditioning and flexibility training. Free weights are the simplest and most effective pieces of equipment and are found in every gym and many homes. The benefits of their use - as opposed to fixed-weight machines - are becoming increasingly appreciated in the fitness industry, and include: saving money on gym membership with home workouts a wider range of exercises exercises working more muscles than fixed machines for a quicker workout avoiding over-training single muscle groups, which can lead to strength imbalances better co-ordination and core stability In addition to a variety of exercises, the book will also contain sample programmes, tips on technique, and exercises for specific sports, ages and body types.

The Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Fitness

Author: Morc Coulson,Sarah Bolitho

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408178761

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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The Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Fitness is an invaluable reference manual for anyone involved in prescribing exercise programmes for pregnant women. Packed with practical tips on designing activity programmes, as well as how to apply the correct techniques to over 40 exercises, aided by full colour photos. This is an up-to-date practical guide to the underpinning theory and includes comprehensive recommended reading for each chapter. Learn about the physiological changes during pregnancy and how this affects exercise programmes, including contra-indications to be considered when working with pregnant clients. Also covered are the required legal and insurance elements.

The Complete Guide to Weight Loss

Author: Paul Waters

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147290317X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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An accessible and practical guide to working with fitness clients to help them to lose weight and keep it off.

The Complete Guide to Yoga for Fitness Professionals

Author: Debbie Lawrence,Conrad Paul

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472909674

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 8418

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The Complete Guide to Yoga for Fitness Professionals gives you the necessary skills to become a successful yoga teacher or practitioner. Whether you are looking for information on planning, structuring and delivering a yoga class, or are looking to increase your general understanding and appreciation of the history and ancient lineage of yoga, our experienced authors are here to help. Reaching beyond the typical 'how to' guides, this book not only covers the basics but also details more advanced teaching techniques. Master how to teach the classic asana pose, including the benefits, precautions, prohibitions and modifications of a selection of some other Hatha yoga postures. Higher level yoga practices are found in Part Three, along with information about how to deal with common conditions of participants encountered in a yoga class and any adaptations that need to be made to support them. Also included in this enhanced ebook are nine video clips of selected yoga sequences.

The Complete Guide to Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students

How Not to Gain 17 Pounds at College

Author: J. Lucy Boyd

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383576

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 2737

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College students face a number of stigmas when they first leave home and start living on their own. From not having their parents nearby to help clean and answer questions to being responsible for their own cooking and cleaning, the move from High School to College can be a bit of shellshock for many teenagers. Nowhere is this more apparent than in their eating habits, where many college students experience a great deal of downward digression. A recent study, published in the Nutrition Journal, found that one in four freshman gain at least 5 percent of their body weight, an average of about 10 pounds, during their first semester. All of this can be avoided though with healthy cooking and an eye for good choices. This book was written to provide every college student just learning to cook for themselves with viable, affordable alternatives to pizza and ramen. Every college student will learn the basics of what it is they need to be focusing on in their diets after leaving home. Starting with a basic discussion and introduction of nutrition and what the body needs on a daily basis, you will learn additionally which foods and nutrients are best for improving your mental acuity as well as your sleep each night. You will learn the importance of fluids and proper nightly sleep to supplement your diet and will be given a list of different ailments and problems that might develop should these issues be ignored or overlooked. Health professionals and college life experts have been interviewed and have provided their insight into what foods and lifestyle changes can be made for college students to keep them as healthy as possible. You will learn the basics of the right ingredients, what you should always avoid and why the occasional meal out will not kill you. You will learn how to avoid gaining all that extra weight and finally some of the top recipes currently available for quick, healthy cooking and how you can use these, regardless of whether you are stuck in a dorm room or your parents basement. The key to healthy living for college students is in a good diet, and this book will provide everything you need to maintain that. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Complete Nutrition Guide for Triathletes

The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Proper Nutrition for Sprint, Olympic, Half Ironman, and Ironman Distances

Author: Jamie Cooper

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762791667

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Triathletes spend a lot of time and money making sure they have the right gear, optimizing their training plans, and selecting their races. And part of that preparation for big race days is taking care of diet to be sure the body is properly fed to maximize athletic performance. Enter The Complete Nutrition Guide for Triathletes, a thorough nutritional guidebook tailored specifically for the three-sport athlete to reach his triathlon goals and to cross the finish line with the best nutrition plan possible. Dr. Jamie A. Cooper brings to the book her expert knowledge about nutrition and exercise combined with her extensive experience as an active triathlete. The book covers each essential nutrient, offers up tailored nutritional plans for Sprint, Olympic, and Ironman races, and troubleshoots nutrition-related issues specifically concerning the triathlete.

The Complete Guide to Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements

The Holistic Path to Good Health

Author: Winifred Conkling,David Y. Wong, M.D.

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062047868

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 4993

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The Natural Way to Wellness Find essential information on hundreds of vitamins, herbs, and supplements -- What will VITAMIN E help cure and how much should I take? Vitamin E can help prevent heart disease and treat acne. Adults should take 100 to 400 IU of natural vitamin E daily. Find vitamin, herb, and supplement treatments for hundreds of conditions! Experiencing migraines? See MAGNESIUM: There is considerable evidence that low magnesiumlevels trigger both migraine and tension headaches. Take250 to 400 milligrams three times daily. Learn about possible interactionswith your prescription drugs! Taking ST. JOHN'S WORT for depression? It may interfere with amphetamines, diet pills, nasaldecongestants, or allergy medications, causingnausea or high blood pressure. Here is your comprehensive, portable, one-step guide to all over-thecounter vitamins, herbs, and supplements currently available -- an easy-to-use alphabetical listing that includes valuable information on the most effective forms of each supplement, the nutrient's food source and proper dosage, as well as signs of deficiency, safe use, and possible side effects.

Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection

Author: Leslie Korn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393709957

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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Exploring the connection between nutrition and mental wellness so therapists can provide more effective, integrated treatment. Diet is an essential component of a client’s clinical profile. Few therapists, however, have any nutritional training, and many don’t know where to begin. In Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health, Leslie Korn provides clinicians with a practical guide to the complex relationship between what we eat and the way we think, feel, and interact with the world. Where there is mental illness there is frequently a history of digestive and nutritional problems. Digestive problems in turn exacerbate mental distress, all of which can be improved by nutritional changes. It’s not unusual for a deficit or excess of certain nutrients to disguise itself as a mood disorder. Indeed, nutritional deficiencies factor into most mental illness—from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and PTSD—and dietary changes can work alongside or even replace medications to alleviate symptoms and support mental wellness. Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health offers the mental health clinician the principles and practices necessary to provide clients with nutritional counseling to improve mood and mental health. Integrating clinical evidence with the author’s extensive clinical experience, it takes clinicians step-by-step through the essentials for integrating nutritional therapies into mental health treatment. Throughout, brief clinical vignettes illustrate commonly encountered obstacles and how to overcome them. Readers will learn: • Why nutrition matters in mental health • The role of various nutrients in nourishing both the brain and the gut, the “second brain” • Typical nutritional culprits that underlie or exacerbate specific mental disorders • Assessment techniques for evaluating a client’s unique nutritional needs, and counseling methods for the challenging but rewarding process of nutritional change. • Leading-edge protocols for the use of various macro- and micronutrients, vitamins, and supplements to improve mental health • Considerations for food allergies, sensitivities, and other special diets • The effects of foods and nutrients on DSM-5 categories of illness, and alternatives to pharmaceuticals for treatment • Comprehensive, stage-based approaches to coaching clients about dietary plans, nutritional supplements, and other resources • Ideas for practical, affordable, and individualized diets, along with optimal cooking methods and recipes • Nutritional strategies to help with withdrawal from drugs, alcohol and pharmaceuticals And much more. With this resource in hand, clinicians can enhance the efficacy of all their methods and be prepared to support clients’ mental health with more effective, integrated treatment.

The Complete Guide to Suspended Fitness Training

Author: Ben Pratt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472912292

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

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The Complete Guide to Suspended Fitness Training is a comprehensive resource - packed with training ideas and how the equipment can be used to improve functional strength, stability, rehabilitation as well as sports-specific training. This is ideal reading for anyone interested in fitness and weight training, and how get the most out of this equiment for their training programme or that of their clients. Includes information on: Types of suspension systems and attachments The benefits of suspended fitness training Safety considerations Upper body, lower body and core exercises progressions and variations as well as common faults Beginner, intermediate and advanced programmes and sessions Training sessions for sports.

Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook 5th Edition

Author: Nancy Clark

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 145046727X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 520

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Boost your energy, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance with the best-selling sports nutrition guide! The fifth edition includes the latest research on hydration, vitamins, supplements, energy drinks, organic foods, and balancing carbohydrate and protein intake for exercise and competition.