The Anatomy of Pilates by Paul Massey'The Anatomy of Pilates' shows what actually happens to the body's muscles and joints during Pilates exercises. Each two-page spread features detailed anatomical illustrations of an exercise (with muscle actions highlighted in red), a detailed description of the exercise and its objectives.
Call Number: RA 781.4 .M37 2009
Publication Date: 2009-04-28
Conditioning for Dancers by Tom WelshTake control of your conditioning regimen "Well-organized, to the point, easy to read and full of practical and earnest advice for athletes."--Karen Kain, artistic director, National Ballet of Canada "This well-rounded book deals with important issues that all dance professionals should know about."--John White, author of Advanced Principles in Teaching Classical Ballet Dancers must learn to negotiate a truly amazing range of physical demands to achieve peak performance and avoid injury. Through hours of rehearsal, technique classes, and performances, both full- and part-time professional dancers must be able to move their bodies with precision and grace through an extended range of motion. Moreover, they must weather the physical stresses of touring, teaching, and, in many cases, working a second job to supplement their income. An accomplished dancer and gymnast himself, Tom Welsh wrote this book to empower conscientious dancer-athletes to take an active role in directing their own training and development. His clear, straightforward explanations of important concepts in conditioning hone in on the physical capabilities that are key to success not only for dancers but also for gymnasts, ice-skaters, and other athletes for whom strength and flexibility, precise alignment, and movement efficiency are high priorities. With an expert's eye, he distills complex insights into human kinetics into a format that is immediately useful. The applicability and accessibility of Welsh's approach has been extensively tested in his many classes and seminars across the country. Precision athletes who are serious about avoiding injury, improving fitness, and increasing physical capability will find this comprehensive yet concise reference invaluable.
Call Number: GV 1589 .W475 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-04
The New Rules of Running by Vijay Vad; Dave AllenRunning can make you happier, curb depression, improve your memory and focus, and boost your aerobic performance. It's even been shown to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses. But, like any other recreational activity, it can take a toll on your body. Enter The New Rules of Running. Sports medicine specialist Vijay Vad, an expert on preventing and treating injury, explains how to run for life and boost performance while staying injury-free. Whether you're a beginning or advance runner, trying to lover your personal-best time, recovering from injury, or just running to stay in shape, The New Rules of Runningwill make you a faster, healthier runner. Including training schedules from two-time NYC Marathon champion and legendary coach Tom Fleming, this informative guide provides the keys to surviving the gruelling months leading up to a half- or full marathon, with: Full training plans for the half-marathon at all runner levels, with a focus on maximizing performance and preventing injuries, as well as a relatively low-mileage training plan for those busy adults interested in staying fit for many years to come. Essential nutrition and hydration tips to fuel and nourish your body so that you don't wind up cramping, hitting 'the wall,' or spending your long runs sprinting between bathroom stops. Pre- and post-run stretches, along with yoga, Pilates, and strength-training exercises specifically designed for runners. The biggest do's and don'ts for training. A thorough primer on running's most common injuries, emphasizing prevention and treatment, on everything from iliotibial band syndrome to plantar fasciitis, runner's knee to hamstring strains, and many more. A step-by-step recovery plan for those common injuries so that you can get back to your regular running regimen as quickly as possible. Informative and accessible, The New Rules of Runningis simply a must for all runners, whether they are serious marathoners or simply running for health, longevity, and happiness. 'The New Rules of Runningis chock-full of great information, and will not only have you running faster, but training smarter as well. It's the ultimate marathon training survival guide.' Bill Rodgers, four-time winner, Boston and NYC marathons 'Running can truly be a sport for life; but it requires being smart. This book shows how it's done, with regimens from top coach Tom Fleming.' Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runner
Call Number: RC 1220 .R8 V34 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Swimming Anatomy by Ian McLeodSee how to achieve stronger starts, more explosive turns, and faster times! Swimming Anatomywill show you how to improve your performance by increasing muscle strength and optimizing the efficiency of every stroke. Swimming Anatomyincludes 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 Anatomygoes 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 Anatomywill ensure you enter the water prepared to achieve every performance goal.