Weight Training For Dummies

Weight Training For Dummies Author Georgia Rickard
ISBN-10 9780730376620
Year 2011-07-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Feel strong, toned and terrific with the latest moves in strength training Whether you're a beginner who doesn't know a barbell from a chocolate bar, a fitness junkie looking to expand your knowledge on weight training, or you're recovering from an injury and need to rebuild strength, this book is for you. Find out how to use exercise machines and weights at the gym and design a workout to do at home. Know your way around a gym — learn all the weight lifting lingo, equipment and etiquette Help control your weight — raise your basal metabolism and burn fat, not muscle, while eating right Keep your bones healthy — maintain bone density and reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis Track your progress — use a daily workout log to track your journey from soft to strong Stay motivated — try a blend of machines, free weights, balls, bands and classes to keep your workout interesting Improve your heart health — work your heart and lungs with aerobic exercise to complement your strength training Exercise safely — follow step-by-step instructions on how to train without hurting yourself Mix up your weight training — improve your balance and coordination with yoga and Pilates moves Open the book and find: More than 150 weight training exercises with photos The latest in equipment, including free weights and machines The best moves for working your core Information on toning and strengthening without bulking up How to find a fitness trainer The latest exercise DVDs to hire, buy or download The lowdown on exercise deals and duds Current data on nutritional supplements Learn to: Customise a safe and effective exercise program to suit your lifestyle Use free weights, kettlebells andmore to target specific areas Complement your workout withPilates and yoga Balance your diet to fuel your workout

Weight Training For Dummies

Weight Training For Dummies Author Georgia Rickard
ISBN-10 9780730376613
Year 2011-07-11
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Feel strong, toned and terrific with the latest moves in strength training Whether you're a beginner who doesn't know a barbell from a chocolate bar, a fitness junkie looking to expand your knowledge on weight training, or you're recovering from an injury and need to rebuild strength, this book is for you. Find out how to use exercise machines and weights at the gym and design a workout to do at home. Know your way around a gym — learn all the weight lifting lingo, equipment and etiquette Help control your weight — raise your basal metabolism and burn fat, not muscle, while eating right Keep your bones healthy — maintain bone density and reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis Track your progress — use a daily workout log to track your journey from soft to strong Stay motivated — try a blend of machines, free weights, balls, bands and classes to keep your workout interesting Improve your heart health — work your heart and lungs with aerobic exercise to complement your strength training Exercise safely — follow step-by-step instructions on how to train without hurting yourself Mix up your weight training — improve your balance and coordination with yoga and Pilates moves Open the book and find: More than 150 weight training exercises with photos The latest in equipment, including free weights and machines The best moves for working your core Information on toning and strengthening without bulking up How to find a fitness trainer The latest exercise DVDs to hire, buy or download The lowdown on exercise deals and duds Current data on nutritional supplements Learn to: Customise a safe and effective exercise program to suit your lifestyle Use free weights, kettlebells andmore to target specific areas Complement your workout withPilates and yoga Balance your diet to fuel your workout

Weight Training For Dummies

Weight Training For Dummies Author Liz Neporent
ISBN-10 9781118940747
Year 2014-12-31
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The host of MSN's Focus on Feeling Better provides a weight-training resource that lays out examples and instructions for 20-minute routines, discusses specific heath or orthopedic conditions, covers High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and much more. Original.

Fitness For Dummies

Fitness For Dummies Author Suzanne Schlosberg
ISBN-10 9780470948996
Year 2010-11-11
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The latest and greatest in getting fit and staying that way! Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the latest information and advice for properly shaping, conditioning, and strengthening your body to enhance overall fitness and health. With the help of fitness professionals Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent, you'll learn to set and achieve realistic fitness goals without expensive fitness club fees! Achieve motivation and social support from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook Take advantage of digital resources such as e-exercising programs, video instructors, digital training systems, apps, and more Gives you the latest tips and methods to test your own fitness level, set realistic goals, stick with your program, and get great results Shows you how to spot where fat is sneaking into your diet Get the most out of high-tech exercise machines and equipment, plus tips for using dumbbells or a simple jump rope to achieve results Offers step-by-step instructions on creating a home gym on a budget Featuring all-new informative fitness photos and illustrations, this revised edition of Fitness For Dummies is all you need to get on track to a healthy new body!

Fitness Walking For Dummies

Fitness Walking For Dummies Author Liz Neporent
ISBN-10 9781118069219
Year 2011-05-04
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Call it power walking, fitness walking, or just plain walking. Indoors or out, walking is one of the healthiest and most rewarding forms of exercise available to all sorts of people, young and old. In fact, walking burns about the same number of calories per mile as running (and it's a lot easier on your knees). Walking is one of the most adaptable workout activities around – you can walk for an hour straight to make your walking program effective and to achieve your goals, or you can accumulate this hour over the course of a day. Fitness Walking For Dummies is for anyone who wants to start an exercise program but may not have the knowledge or motivation to do it. If you're already a walking fanatic, you'll find out how to become a better fitness walker. This easy-to-understand guide is also for those who are on track to Lose weight Decrease blood pressure Control cholesterol Relieve stress Prevent heart disease Deal with depression Explore what it takes to begin an exercise program by setting goals, choosing shoes, and considering nutrition to optimize your workout. Fitness Walking For Dummies also covers the following topics and more: Warm-up and cool-down routines Strength training The four levels of walking: Lifestyle, Fitness, High-Energy, Walk-Run Weight-training routines and stretches that add variety Buying and using a treadmill Age, pregnancy, and walking with your dog Dealing with pain and injuries Like 67 million other people in the United States who log over 201 million miles a year, you want to take advantage of all of the great things a regular walking program can do for you. Whether your goal is to improve your health or your appearance, lose weight, get stronger, feel good about yourself, or all of the above, walking can help you get to where you want to go. This book can help you do that by showing you everything you need to know about starting and maintaining a walking program.

Workouts For Dummies

Workouts For Dummies Author Tamilee Webb
ISBN-10 0764551248
Year 1998-12-23
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher For Dummies
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Every few months a new diet, wonder drug, or workout machine hits the market promising instantaneous results. Unfortunately, none of these fads ever seems to work. That’s because the secret to good health is based on a balanced workout routine, which consists of eating a healthy diet, exercising, resting your body, and doing your best to find balance in all aspects of your life. If you can dedicate yourself to this goal and are willing to work for what you want you can have a healthy and fit body. Workouts For Dummies by Tamilee Webb, whose buffed body is the star of the Buns of Steel workout video series, will show you how to get the most out of your workout routine no matter what your current level of fitness. If you’re a workout enthusiast this book will help you shape up with easy workouts you can do anytime, anywhere. Even if you’ve never exercised, don’t worry—this book starts with basic topics such as choosing shoes and warming up. Workouts For Dummie s covers everything you’ll need to create an effective exercise program, starting with an explanation of body types (so you don’t think you’ll end up looking like Cindy Crawford if you don’t already) and the workouts that suit your body type. You’ll also find directions for stretches, aerobic exercises, muscle conditioning (using weights, furniture, exercise bands, and bars), and workouts for different locations (home, office, gym), all with illustrations. Workouts For Dummies also deals with the following topics and much more: Creating a personalized workout Warming up, cooling down, and stretching Preventing common injuries Targeting and toning trouble spots Evaluating equipment, gear, and gadgets Determining your fitness level Working out while traveling Filled with expert tips, techniques, and step-by-step photos that illustrate over 100 exercises, Workouts For Dummies will help you make exercising an enjoyable part of your life.

Cross Training For Dummies

Cross Training For Dummies Author Tony Ryan
ISBN-10 1118069269
Year 2011-06-15
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Anyone can get into a fitness rut. You could be exercising regularly but feeling unmotivated about your current routine. Or you could be enjoying your workouts but not getting the results you really want. You can even be on health club hiatus and looking for a way to get back into exercise-mode. Whatever your situation, cross-training is a practical solution. Cross-training is a well-rounded way of approaching exercise. It allows you to vary your workouts so you can inject a little excitement into your fitness routine, while you receive better results out of your exercise plan. If you have a real thirst for fitness knowledge then Cross-Training For Dummies is for you. Whether you just want to use cross-training as a way to spice up a dull workout routine or you’re looking to develop specific skills that will enhance your performance in a specific activity or sport, this book can get you on track. Cross-Training For Dummies will keep you motivated, intere sted, strong, and injury-free as you strive to improve your level of fitness. From savvy tips that’ll turbo charge your workouts to great advice on weight lifting, fitness activities, and team sports, this book has just what you need to advance to a higher level of fitness. Cross-Training For Dummies also covers topics hat will help you to: Assess your fitness level Set personalized exercise goals Have fun with individual and team sports Incorporate kickboxing, Pilates, spinning, and other cutting-edge workouts into you routine Understand the five elements of fitness Challenging your body to new fitness levels is hard work, but the results are well worth it. Cross-Training For Dummies will help you understand how cross-training works and show you how to put together a well-balanced training program that will keep you happy and healthy.

Triathlon Training For Dummies

Triathlon Training For Dummies Author Deirdre Pitney
ISBN-10 9780470453032
Year 2008-11-24
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race. This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You’ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you’ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You’ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to: Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level Get into your best possible shape Select the right equipment and sportswear Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon Fuel your body and prevent injuries Prepare for training sessions Maintain energy and recover quickly Set training schedules for every triathlon event Treat common training and racing injuries Live like an athlete Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.

Paleo Workouts For Dummies

Paleo Workouts For Dummies Author Kellyann Petrucci
ISBN-10 9781118756072
Year 2013-10-31
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Paleo workouts that are heavy on results—and low on equipment investment Paleo Workouts For Dummies offers a program of back-to-the-Stone-Age exercises with specially designed workouts that burn fat, fight disease, and increase energy. The paleo workouts found in this step-by-step guide, promote sound activities with a strong emphasis on practicing and mastering fundamental/primitive human movements such as squats, hinges, pushes/pulls, sprints, crawls, and more. Paleo Workouts For Dummies caters to the anti-gym crowd who want a convenient program that can be used anywhere, anytime. In addition, vital details on healthy Paleolithic foods that maximize energy levels for the intense workout routines are covered. Companion workout videos can be accessed, for free, at Dummies.com The video content aids you in mastering paleo moves and techniques covered in the book Offers a complete cardiovascular and strength workout By focusing on the primal movements that humans evolved to perform, Paleo Workouts For Dummies is for anyone following a paleo diet routine as well as those curious about how to maximize their paleo workouts.

Introduction to Telephones and Telephone Systems Third Edition

Introduction to Telephones and Telephone Systems Third Edition Author A. Michael Noll
ISBN-10 1580530001
Year 1998
Pages 373
Language en
Publisher Artech House on Demand
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Now in its third edition! Introduction to Telephones and Telephone Systems provides telephone system managers, telecommunications sales professionals, and students with a non-technical, easy-to-understand explanation of every major aspect of today's telecommunications systems. The book gives you comprehensive coverage of the four major areas of telephone systems -- station apparatus, transmission, switching, signaling.

Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies

Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies Author Melyssa St. Michael
ISBN-10 9781118054024
Year 2011-03-08
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Want to turn your passion for fitness into a lucrative career? Each year, more than 5 million Americans use personal trainers to take their workouts to the next level—and this plain-English guide shows you how to get in on the action. Whether you want a part-time job at the gym or a full-time personal training business, you’ll find the practical, proven advice you need in this indispensable resource. Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies is for you if you want to become a certified personal trainer and start your own business—or if you’re a certified trainer looking to improve upon your existing practice. You get a thorough overview of what it takes to get certified and run a successful business, complete with expert tips that help you: Find your training niche Study for and pass certification exams Attract, keep, and motivate clients Interview, hire, and manage employees Update your training skills Expand your services This user-friendly guide offers unique coverage of personal trainer certification programs, including tips on selecting the right program and meeting the requirements. You’ll see how to develop your training identity as well as practice invaluable skills that will make you a great personal trainer. You also receive savvy guidance in: Choosing the best fitness equipment Creating a business plan, a record-keeping system, and a marketing campaign Performing fitness assessments Developing individualized exercise programs Advancing your clients to the next fitness level Managing legal issues and tax planning Offering additional services such as massage and nutrition consultation Training clients with special needs Complete with ten great starter exercises and a valuable list of professional organizations and resources, Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies gives you the tools you need to get the most out of this fun, fabulous career!

Yoga with Weights For Dummies

Yoga with Weights For Dummies Author Sherri Baptiste
ISBN-10 1118068491
Year 2011-04-20
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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An easy-to-follow guide to a hot new form of yoga Yoga with Weights is the latest breakthrough in mind-body exercise, integrating the mindfulness of yoga with the physical culture of body-building. Building on the strengths of both disciplines, this friendly guide shows readers how to safely combine yoga postures while simultaneously working out with lightweight hand-held free weights. It features customizable exercises that target specific areas of the body, each illustrated with multiple photos, and provides guidelines for combining healthy eating with workouts. Sherri Baptiste (Marin County, CA) is the founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga, a nationally recognized method of yoga offered throughout the United States. She teaches yoga classes throughout the United States and hosts retreats around the world.

Core Strength For Dummies Pocket Edition

Core Strength For Dummies  Pocket Edition Author LaReine Chabut
ISBN-10 9781118042830
Year 2010-12-07
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Fitness and lifestyle expert and author of Lose That Baby Fat! Get the core you've always wanted! Always wanted a great core and just not sure how to get it? This handy pocket guide will get you started on your way to a solid core. With beginner exercises to more advanced ones and everything between, you'll find all you need, no matter where you are in your core training. Open the book and find: Improve your balance and posture Reshape your muscles Work out safely Strengthen your core muscles to improve your overall fitness Get moves for the whole family