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Fitness Illustrated : Illustrated - Brian J. Sharkey

Fitness Illustrated


Paperback Published: 8th October 2010
ISBN: 9780736081580
Number Of Pages: 315
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Tired of the same old fitness advice? You know the drill: Eat less, exercise more, and life will be grand. Sounds easy enough, so why don't the results follow? And most of all, what can you do to achieve your fitness goals?

"Fitness Illustrated" allows you to see exercise and activity from a whole new perspective. In this one-of-a-kind guide, author Brian Sharkey takes you inside each type of activity to show you what works, what doesn't, and why You'll go beyond the basics to see how your body changes with increased activity. From how muscles gain size and strength to the effect of aerobic activity on heart and lung function, this is fitness as you have never seen it before.

Straightforward explanations, expert advice, and hundreds of full-color illustrations and photographs make "Fitness" "Illustrated" your guide to these matters:

- Improving aerobic fitness, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility

- Shaping and toning your body, including your core

- Coping with various health issues such as arthritis and preventing heart disease

- Managing weight with nutrition and activity

- Preventing and treating injuries, muscle cramps, and joint pain

You'll also learn to separate fitness fact from fiction, design fitness programs around the activities that you enjoy, and reduce stress and add life to your years.

Whether you want to complete a 5K run, manage your weight, or improve muscle tone and definition, " Fitness Illustrated" is your personalized map for reaching your fitness goals

Industry Reviews

"Beginners of all ages and fitness levels are sure to appreciate this shallow-end-of-the-pool approach to improving one's health, whose gentle but comprehensive guidance and instruction will equip them to venture, at their own pace, into the deep end."

Library Journal

"If you want to get in shape but don't have a clue about how to do it the right way, Fitness Illustrated is the book for you! There's no need to plow through pages of boring information. Brian Sharkey's easy-to-read descriptions will help you jump into action."

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD -- Author of Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook, Fourth Edition

"Do you ever go to the gym and wonder why you are doing a certain workout? With Brian Sharkey's Fitness Illustrated, you will not only get a step-by-step program but also understand why you are performing each exercise."

Diane O'Donnell -- ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, Health Editor for the Staten Island Advance

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Creditsp. viii
Activity and Fitnessp. 1
Why Get Fit?
Understanding Aerobic Fitnessp. 15
O2 and You
Aerobic Fitness Trainingp. 41
A Gentle Pastime
Aerobic Programsp. 65
Have It Your Way
Understanding Muscular Fitnessp. 95
Strength and Endurance
Muscular Fitness Trainingp. 123
Shape Yourself
Muscular Programsp. 149
Designed for You
Nutrition and Weight Controlp. 191
Eat to Live
Health Issues and exercise Tipsp. 233
Overcoming Hurdles
Fitness Facts and Fallaciesp. 259
What's the Truth?
Vitality and Longevityp. 281
Add Life to Your Years
Appendix: Energy Expenditure Chartp. 304
Bibliographyp. 308
Indexp. 310
About the Authorp. 315
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ISBN: 9780736081580
ISBN-10: 0736081585
Series: Illustrated
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 315
Published: 8th October 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.15 x 17.53  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77