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Fitness for dummies

Author: Suzanne Schlosberg; Liz Neporent
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., Inc, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Now revised and updated the 225,000-copy fitness bestseller! Sixty-three percent of American men and 52 percent of American women participate in some form of exercise or sport. This fun and easy guide delivers just what people need to join this health-conscious majority or get more out of their current workouts. The book shows how to put together a personalized fitness program, from setting up an easy-to-stick-to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Schlosberg; Liz Neporent
ISBN: 0764578510 9780764578519
OCLC Number: 60516866
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I. Getting your butt off the couch --
1. Fitness 101 : getting the scoop --
2. Testing your fitness --
3. Establishing your plan of attack --
4. Hiring a trainer --
pt. II. Enjoying total-body health : eating well and staying injury-free --
5. This doesn't have to happen to you : avoiding common injuries --
6. The scoop on stretching --
7. Nutrition basics --
pt. III. Getting to the heart of the matter --
8. Cardio crash course --
9. Using cardio machines --
10. Exercising outdoors --
pt. IV. Lift and curl : building a stronger bod with weights --
11. Why you've gotta lift weights --
12. Your muscles : love 'em or lose 'em --
13. Demystifying strength equipment --
14. Designing a strength-training program --
pt. V. Cardio-strength workouts : getting the best of both worlds --
15. Circuit training for fitness and fun --
16. All about yoga : mind and body --
17. Pilates : sculpting and strengthening --
pt. VI. Conquering the gym (even at home) --
18. Health-club primer : getting the most out of your gym --
19. Choosing an exercise class or DVD --
20. Designing a home gym --
pt. VII. Exercising for all ages and stages --
21. Fit pregnancy : exercising for two --
22. Kids, tweens, and teens : fun activities for the whole family --
23. Staying active as you age --
pt. VIII. The part of tens --
24. Ten great reasons to break a sweat --
25. Ten great fitness investments under $100 --
26. Ten fitness rip-offs --
27. Ten ways to stay motivated --
Appendix. Educating yourself.
Responsibility: Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent with Tere Stouffer Drenth.
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Now revised and updated the 225,000-copy fitness bestseller! Sixty-three percent of American men and 52 percent of American women participate in some form of exercise or sport. This fun and easy guide delivers just what people need to join this health-conscious majority or get more out of their current workouts. The book shows how to put together a personalized fitness program, from setting up an easy-to-stick-to exercise routine, choosing a health club, and purchasing exercise gear to eating right and selecting appropriate dietary supplements. Now fully revised, it offers updated information on exercise machines and gadgets (including versaclimbers and heart rate monitors), workout trends (including circuit training), health club chains, fitness Web sites, and more. fitness experts who write frequently for newspapers and magazines.

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