Fitness for dummies / by Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent
Book | John Wiley [distributor] | 2011 | 4th ed.

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Edition
4th ed.
Description
xviii, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series
For dummies series
--For dummies.
Note
Previous ed.: 2005.
Includes index.
Contents
Introduction -- pt. I. Getting your butt off the couch -- 1. Establishing your plan of attack -- 2. Testing your fitness -- 3. Watching what you eat: nutrition basics -- 4. Educating yourself -- 5. This doesn't have to happen to you: avoiding common inuries --
Pt. II. Going cardio -- 6. Cardio crash course: getting the right intensity -- 7. Creating a cardio program -- 8. Using cardio machines -- 9. Exercising outdoors --
Pt. III. Building muscle and strengthening bone -- 10. Why you've gotta lift weights -- 11. Your muscles: love 'em or lose 'em -- 12. Demystifying strenght equipment -- 13. Designing a strength-training program --
Pt. IV. Limbering up with flexibility, balance, and mind-body exercise -- 14. Flexibility training: getting the scoop on stretching -- 15. Finding your balance -- 16. All about yoga -- 17. Getting the lowdown on pilates --
Pt. V. Getting fit in health clubs and home gyms -- 18. Choosing and using a gym -- 19. Designing your home gym -- 20. Hiring a trainer -- 21. Choosing an exercise class or digital workout --
Pt. VI. Exercising for all ages and stages -- 22. Fit pregnancy : exercising for two -- 23. Getting kids fit -- 24. Staying active as you age --
Pt. VII. The part of tens -- 25. Ten great reasons to break a sweat -- 26. Ten fantastic fitness investments.
Summary
Presents comprehensive information on physical fitness, providing advice on strength training, cardio programs, stretching exercises, yoga, nutrition, working with a personal trainer, and designing a home gym.
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ISBN
9780470767597 (paperback)
0470767596 (paperback)
9780764528064
0764528068
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