Core fitness (Fitness For The Mind And Body) (#0943SS5)

by Liebman, Hollis Lance

1 review or award | 1 full-text review

Hardcover (library binding) Rosen Publishing, 2015
Price: USD 31.15
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Dewey: 613.7; Audience: Young Adult
From the publisher: Grade 8; Ages 12-17
From SLJ: Gr 9-Up; read the full-text review


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Being active is beneficial to the mind as well as the body, and many fitness routines aim to combine aspects of both mental and physical health. Pilates, yoga, tai chi, and core fitness are examined in this series, which teaches proper techniques for exercising more efficiently and effectively. Understanding human anatomy can improve workouts and reduce injuries. Readers will discover the psychological and physiological benefits of these fitness systems and be inspired to be active and healthy.

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Includes index. A guide for working the core with a focus on breathing, form, and speed, information on home-gym equipment, nutrition, and anatomy, and includes warm-up exercises, core stabilizers, core strengtheners, cool downs, and a selection of workouts.

From the Publisher
The central region of the body is also central to almost any exercise regimen. This easy-to-follow manual shows readers how to stabilize and strengthen the core, which is the muscles of the lower back, abdomen, and hips. Readers won't need a gym membership and will need minimal to no equipment. Included are several exercises, ranging from beginner to challenging, that can be performed individually or as part of one of several suggested routines. The step-by-step format and diagrams will appeal to readers at all fitness levels who have almost any fitness goal, from simply improving flexibility or boosting athleticism to sculpting the "six-pack" look.

Product Details
  • Publisher:Rosen Publishing
  • Publication Date: December 30, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Fitness for the mind and body
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 613.7
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-47778-168-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-47778-168-5
  • LCCN: 2014-023545
  • Follett Number: 0943SS5
  • Audience: Young Adult
  • Grade: 8
  • Ages: 12-17
  • School Library Journal: Gr 9-Up

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  • School Library Journal, 04/01/15

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School Library Journal (April 1, 2015)
Gr 9 Up-These excellent guides are primarily directed at adults, though interested teens will find them helpful. All four volumes make use of photos, diagrams, sidebars, and text boxes to offer well-written, step-by-step instructions to a variety of exercises and poses. Core Fitness contains 33 "core stabilizers," 30 "core strengtheners," three "cool downs," and 10 workouts, including an "Over-Fifty Workout" and a "Beach-Bod Bikini Workout." A well-toned adult models each exercise, and photos are accompanied by anatomical illustrations showing key muscles used. There are also sections on getting started and nutritional advice. Tai Chi has a longer introduction, which outlines the history and philosophy of this discipline. Yoga observes that along with a yoga mat, props such as blocks and straps can help beginners and more experienced students "improve their alignment and balance." Readers will also appreciate an icon index for cross-referencing. VERDICT Well-executed guides that will intrigue teens with an interest in fitness. © Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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