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Real Men Do Yoga : 21 Star Athletes Reveal Their Secrets for Strength, Flexibility and Peak Performance - John Capouya

Real Men Do Yoga

21 Star Athletes Reveal Their Secrets for Strength, Flexibility and Peak Performance

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With its revolutionary approach to yoga and innovative, male-oriented instruction, "Real Men Do Yoga "will be the definitive guide for both novice and veteran men who are discovering the innumerable physical and mental benefits of yoga. Satisfying the male fascination with sports and admiration for athletes are interviews with more than twenty pros, all of whom are enthusiastic yoga practitioners: football's Eddie George, Shannon Sharpe and Amani Toomer; baseball pitchers Barry Zito (2002 Cy Young Award winner) and Al Leiter, star hockey goalie Sean Burke and NBA superstar Kevin Garnett as well as pro golfers and tennis players. Photos of sports stars doing yoga, such as football greats Dan Marino and Chris Carter, drive home a powerful message. Each chapter offers a combination of stretches and strength-builders that target and benefit specific areas: Conquering back pain (which afflicts an estimated 10 million men) Improving sports performance including yoga for golf, running, basketball, tennis and more Increasing flexibility in the upper body, spine and lower body Building muscle strength Improving sexual performance

In a sea of yoga books aimed at women, "Real Men Do Yoga "is an easily accessible, "non-New Agey" guidebook that takes something mysterious to American men and offers a reassuringly effective and practical guide that they'll actually use.

"The author presents [yoga] exercises in a logical progression that not only makes sense to readers but also involves them in performing the exercises before having to finish the book. While aimed at reluctant males, this well-organized and engagingly written book would certainly be intructional for anyone. Recommended for public libraries, consumer health libraries, and universities with physical education majors." - Library Journal, August 2003

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Real Men Do Yogap. xiii
Getting Startedp. 1
The Joy of Flex & Why Yoga Flexes Bestp. 5
Flexing the Upper Body & the Spinep. 15
Flexing the Lower Bodyp. 29
Yoga Power: Building Functional Strength & Muscle Energyp. 45
Balance & Body Controlp. 63
Cardio & Learning to Breathe [Again]p. 75
Working the Core: Abs & Beyondp. 87
Injuries: Prevention & Recoveryp. 97
No More Back Pain!p. 111
Yoga for Golf Plus: Sport-by-Sport Workoutsp. 121
Golfp. 122
Runningp. 127
Bikingp. 128
Tennis, Racquetball and Squashp. 128
Swimmingp. 129
Basketballp. 129
Baseball and Softballp. 129
Hockey and Skatingp. 130
Skiing and Snowboardingp. 130
Staying Focused: Work Sharper, Play Betterp. 135
Deep Relaxation: Stress Busting & the Best Sleep of Your Lifep. 141
Meditation: Going Deeper Withinp. 149
The Payoff: Peak Performance in The Zonep. 161
Sex: The Yoga Bonus [For Both of You]p. 169
Making It Work: Yoga in Your Lifep. 175
Get with the Program! Yoga Workouts for Rookies & Veteransp. 179
About the Authorp. 193
About the Contributorsp. 195
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ISBN: 9780757301124
ISBN-10: 0757301126
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 1st August 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 12.5 x 22.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.36