Swimming Anatomy

Author: Ian A. McLeod

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492583219

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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See how to achieve stronger starts, more explosive turns, and faster times! Swimming Anatomy will show you how to improve your performance by increasing muscle strength and optimizing the efficiency of every stroke. Swimming Anatomy includes 74 of the most effective swimming exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action. Swimming Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the starting block, in the water, and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the active muscles for starts, turns, and the four competitive strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke) show you how each exercise is fundamentally linked to swimming performance. You’ll also learn how exercises can be modified to target specific areas, improve your form in the water, and minimize common swimming injuries. Best of all, you’ll learn how to put it all together to develop a training program based on your individual needs and goals. Whether you are training for a 50-meter freestyle race or the open-water stage of a triathlon, Swimming Anatomy will ensure you enter the water prepared to achieve every performance goal.
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Know it All, Find it Fast for Youth Librarians and Teachers

Author: Christinea Donnelly

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 185604761X

Category: Information resources

Page: 323

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A brand new version of the best-selling enquiry desk reference text, Know it All, Find it Fast, specifically designed for those working with children and young people in schools, public libraries and at home. Including an invaluable overview of the education system and the school curriculum as well as a comprehensive listing of useful resources by topic, this A-Z covers school subjects from science and maths to reading and literacy, and more general themes such as children's health, wellbeing and hobbies. Each topic is broken down into useful sections that will help to guide your response; Typical questions outline common queries such as 'Have you got any information about volcanoes?' Considerations provides useful hints and tips i.e. 'Geography now encompasses not only physical and human geography but also environmental geography, social geography, geology and geopolitics.' Where to look lists relevant printed, digital and online resources with useful annotations explaining their scope and strengths Readership: This is the must-have quick reference tool arming librarians and teachers with the knowledge to deal with any queries thrown at them from children and young people as well as their parents and caregivers. It will also be a handy reference for parents and anyone working with children and young people in other organizations such as homework clubs and youth workers.
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Total Training for Young Champions

Author: Tudor O. Bompa

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736002127

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 211

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Collects conditioning programs for athletes between the ages of six and eighteen, offering over three hundred exercises for increasing coordination, flexibility, speed, endurance, and strength
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Navy Seal Physical Fitness Guide

Author: Patricia A. Deuster

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788173626

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

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Will enhance the physical abilities required to perform Spec Ops mission-related physical tasks, promote long-term cardiovascular health and physical fitness, prevent injuries, accelerate return to duty, and maintain physical readiness under deployed or embarked environments. Includes an overview of physical fitness and addresses: SEAL mission-related physical activities, cardiorespiratory conditioning, running, swimming, strength training, flexibility, calisthenics, load-bearing, training for specific environments, training and sports related injuries, harmful substances that affect training, etc. Illustrated.
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Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology

Author: Robert Murray,W. Larry Kenney

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492585602

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology guides readers through the scientific concepts of exercise physiology with highly visual, easy-to-follow content. The text applies complex concepts of physiology to exercise program design, giving personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and other health and fitness professionals an accessible resource to use with their clients. Written specifically for those in the fitness industry, the text covers various training goals and considerations when working with clients and athletes at all levels. This guide takes an application-based approach in describing intricate physiological processes so that professionals can select and explain the appropriate exercises and physical activity regimens for clients. The text is complemented by medical artwork that puts complex systems in a digestible visual context. These systems are then applied to real-world practice through explanations of exercises that are beneficial to specific body systems and instructions on combining various exercises to achieve the desired results. Part I of Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology is a review of the fundamentals of physiology, including muscles and muscle adaptation, bioenergetics, and the cardiorespiratory system. It also details the various activities and processes that contribute to fatigue. Part II applies and expands on this information to address the design of training programs for achieving specific goals. These goals include increasing muscle mass and strength; losing weight; and developing speed, power, and aerobic endurance. Finally, part III addresses adaptations and special considerations of these training programs, including adjustments for changes in altitude or temperature and considerations for special populations such as children, older adults, and pregnant women. Alongside the content and illustrations, Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology includes tools that apply concepts to everyday practice: • Factoid boxes engage readers with additional facts about the human body and its response to training. • Sidebars throughout the text pinpoint current topics of concern so that personal trainers and fitness professionals can prepare for and respond to these issues. • An index of common questions from clients is an easy reference on client education. • Sample training programs illustrate how the scientific concepts that guide program design are used in practice. Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology contains all the necessary information for new and current personal trainers and fitness professionals. Readers will gain confidence in designing exercise programs for various populations and the ability to explain to clients how each exercise and movement will help them achieve their goals.
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Fit & Well

Core Concepts and Labs for Physical Fitness

Author: Thomas Davin Fahey,Paul M. Insel,Walton T. Roth

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780073041339

Category: Health

Page: 358

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