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Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness : Functional Exercise and Nutrition for Everyone - David Musnick

Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness

Functional Exercise and Nutrition for Everyone

Paperback Published: 14th January 2005
ISBN: 9780898867565
Number Of Pages: 415

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The best-selling book on fitness for outdoor sports is now even better *A new chapter on balance includes exercises for improving athletic performance as well as balance tips for seniors *Includes the latest information on strengthening the lower back, preventing back injuries, and what to do if you have a back problem *Includes a new take-to-the-gym aerobic exercise calendar and chart Learn key aerobic and strength training concepts to design and improve your exercise program. Written by a team of sports fitness experts, this book explores how each region of the body works and describes convention and functional exercises to improve your fitness and activity performance. With new information on everything from exercising with tendonitis to footwear and orthotics, people of all fitness levels will find something to help them to the next level.

Preface to the Second Editionp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Basic Principles
Exercise Physiology: Energy Production; Cardiac, Respiratory, and Muscle System Function; and Training Adaptationsp. 24
Nutritional Considerations for Conditioningp. 29
Aerobic Conditioning and Interval Trainingp. 44
Warm-Up and Stretchingp. 65
Functional Core and Strength Trainingp. 83
Balance and Agility Trainingp. 125
Training Concepts, Conditioning Goals, and Program Planningp. 154
Creative Use of the Outdoors in Trainingp. 161
Body Regions
Anatomy and Musculoskeletal Injury: Prevention and Treatmentp. 176
The Abdominalsp. 185
The Knee, Thigh, Hip, and Buttockp. 206
The Ankle and Legp. 226
The Footp. 228
The Neck, Mid Back, and Low Back/Corep. 232
The Shoulder, Upper Torso, and Armp. 244
The Forearm and Handp. 273
Conditioning for Outdoor Activities
Conditioning for Hiking, Backpacking, and Snowshoeingp. 280
Conditioning for Scrambling and Rock Climbingp. 285
Conditioning for Mountaineeringp. 297
Conditioning for Snowboarding and Skiingp. 301
Conditioning for Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rowingp. 318
Conditioning for Road and Mountain Bicyclingp. 327
Conditioning for Runningp. 337
Conditioning for Windsurfingp. 347
Optimal Wellness
Body Posture and Movement Patterns: An Aston-Patterning Approachp. 350
Exercise, Nutrition, and Lifestyle for Optimal Wellnessp. 360
Conditioning for Seniors, Deconditioned Individuals, and People with Neurodegenerative Conditionsp. 369
Special Issues for the Conditioning Womanp. 374
Weight Loss: A Functional and Holistic Approachp. 378
Energy, Fatigue, Overtraining, and Exercising with Fibromyalgiap. 387
Arthritis and Nutrient Support for Joint Healthp. 390
Appendixp. 392
Selected Referencesp. 393
Indexp. 402
Acknowledgmentsp. 410
About the Contributorsp. 411
Photo and Illustration Creditsp. 414
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ISBN: 9780898867565
ISBN-10: 0898867568
Series: MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 415
Published: 14th January 2005
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised