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The gym survival guide : your road map to fearless fitness

Author: Gregg Cook; Fatima D'Almeida-Cook
Publisher: New York : Sterling, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing an overview of gym membership types, this volume offers help on creating a well-rounded fitness programme. It also provides illustrated explanations of various types of class and equipment.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg Cook; Fatima D'Almeida-Cook
ISBN: 9781402730214 1402730217
OCLC Number: 81860843
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 245 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Your roadmap to the gym universe --
What you will find --
Memberships and contracts --
Personal trainers --
Resistance training --
Cardiovascular training --
Core strength --
Flexibility --
The virtues of group fitness classes --
Abs/Core training class --
Aerobics, hi-lo and step --
Water aerobics classes --
Body conditioning and sculpting --
Boot camp class --
BOSU --
Boxing --
Capoeira --
Cardio kickboxing --
Dance --
Gliding --
Gyrotonics --
Heavy hoop class --
Indoor cycling (spinning) --
Jump rope class --
Mind/body integrated training --
Pilates --
Stretch --
Treadmill --
Urban rebounding --
Yoga --
Strength training equipment for complete body; lower body; combo upper body; back; chest; shoulders; biceps; triceps; core --
Cardiovascular equipment: treadmill; Stairmaster; stair mill; stationary bicycle; elliptical trainer; cross-country ski machine; the arc trainer; rowing machine; the VersaClimber; the upper-body ergometer --
Cardio games --
Core strength, balance, and stability equipment: Ab wheel; ab dolly; balance pillow; wobble boards; Reebok core board; vew-do board; physio ball; BOSU; medicine ball; bands/tubing; cables; adjustable ab bench; urban rebounder --
Ancillary equipment: platforms; dumbbells; smart bells; body bars; bodywedge21; kettlebell; jump rope; butterfly clips or Olympic spring collars; bar pads --
Flexibility- and stretching-specific equipment: foam roller; stretchout straps; seated stretch machine --
The essentials: basic Smith machine squat; Smith machine lunge; Smith machine straight arm plank with hip extension; Smith machine incline push-up; Smith machine modified pull-up; Seated row machine; chest press machine; shoulder press machine; triple hammy whammy; lat pull-down machine; lateral raise machine; leg press machine; planks: front and side planks --
Ideas for warm-up --
Time-less sample workouts --
Training days --
Trouble spot stretches --
Dress code --
Gym etiquette.
Responsibility: Gregg Cook & Fatima d'Almeida-Cook.
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