Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks

Author: Heather Sansom
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570768309
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Regardless of discipline, level of expertise, training philosophy, body shape, or fitness level, all riders do better—in horse-related activities on the ground and in the saddle—when they take care of their bodies and maintain their fitness. While riding is a great way to enjoy an active lifestyle, on its own it is not enough to condition and tone the body to the degree we need, and then the horse must make up the fitness gap in our physical partnership. If our reflexes are slow, if our bodies fatigue, if our position collapses, if tension patterns appear, then the horse suffers repetitive asymmetrical strain or develops compensatory movement habits. It is for his good, as well as ours, that certified personal trainer and riding coach Heather Sansom has developed an utterly achievable 9-week plan to give every rider the straightness, suppleness, strength, and stamina she needs to rider her best. With hundreds of one-of-a-kind illustrations depicting accurate musculature on the rider’s body, and dozens of proven exercises organized in a progressive fitness program with easy-to-use schedule charts, Sansom’s book is the key to enjoying the ride, being fair to your horse, and getting into fabulous shape—in nine weeks!

Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks

Author: Heather Sansom
Publisher:
ISBN: 1570767300
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Regardless of discipline, level of expertise, training philosophy, body shape, or fitness level, all riders do better--in horse-related activities both on the ground and in the saddle--when they take care of their bodies and maintain their fitness in ways other than just riding. While riding is a great way to enjoy an active lifestyle, on its own it is not enough to condition and tone the body to the degree we need, and then the horse must make up the fitness gap in our physical partnership. If our reflexes are slow, if our bodies fatigue, if our position collapses, if tension patterns appear, then the horse suffers repetitive asymmetrical strain or develops compensatory movement habits. It is for his good, as well as ours, that certified personal trainer and riding coach Heather Sansom has developed an utterly achievable 9-week plan to give every rider the straightness, suppleness, strength, and stamina she needs to rider her best. With hundreds of one-of-a-kind illustrations depicting accurate musculature on the rider’s body, and dozens of proven exercises organized in a progressive fitness program with easy-to-use schedule charts, Sansom’s book is the key to enjoying the ride, being fair to your horse, and getting into

The Horse s Pain Free Back and Saddle Fit Book

Author: Joyce Harman
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570768934
Release Date: 2018-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

When your horse suddenly develops a performance problem or a bad attitude and neither seem to be remedied by new training techniques or medical care, you often face months—even years—of frustration and career limitation. Dr. Joyce Harman, veterinarian and respected saddle-fitting expert, states that 75 percent of horses with such issues are simply reacting to pain caused by ill-fitting saddles. And, as she explains in this thorough and highly illustrated book, poor saddle fit can be corrected with patience and know-how.

Bike Fit

Author: Phil Burt
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408190302
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The essential practical guide to setting up your bike to maximise performance and avoid injury, written by renowned Lead Physiotherapist at British Cycling, and Consultant to Team Sky, Phil Burt. Foreword by Sir Chris Hoy and introduction by Chris Boardman.

The Rider s Fitness Program

Author: Dianna Robin Dennis
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781580175425
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Health & Fitness

Here is the perfect book for beginning riders who are using muscles they never knew they had before, advanced riders who want to stay in top form (especially as they get older), and weather-bound riders who want to be fit when spring arrives. The Rider's Fitness Program details a fun and effective six-week program that strengthens the muscles riders use while improving overall balance, flexibility, and coordination. The book features more than 85 exercises designed to help new riders get over the aches and pains of getting started and experienced riders hone their skills and technique and prevent injuries. The routines are flexible, so you can customize the workout you need for jumping, dressage, reining, endurance, polo, or rodeo. The exercises are accompanied by step-by-step photographs that demonstrate how to perform each action properly (with an emphasis on safety). They progress from basic to advanced and are suitable for riders at all fitness levels. The authors also include fundamental information on diet, general health and safety, and clothing and equipment.

When Two Spines Align Dressage Dynamics

Author: Beth Baumert
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570767739
Release Date: 2015-09-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Within riding exists a fundamental conflict of interest: The rider needs to have control—her confidence depends on her ability to control the balance of her own body as well as that of her very powerful horse. The horse, by nature, needs to feel free—free in both mind and body to express himself through movement. In When Two Spines Align, author Beth Baumert, writer and editor at the equestrian magazine Dressage Today, resolves the freedom-control enigma by taking a close look at the individual components that make up riding and dressage and providing practical ways riders can learn to harness the balance, energies, and forces at play. Readers will discover how to use “positive tension” and their body’s “power lines” to become balanced and effective in the saddle. They will then find ways to understand and manage the horse's balance and “coordination challenges.” Ultimately, the rider learns to regulate and monitor the horse's rhythm, energy, flexion, alignment, bend, and line of travel by properly aligning her spine with his. When the center of gravity of a balanced rider is over the center of gravity of a balanced horse, that place where two spines align becomes the hub for rider and horse harmony.

Walk Your Butt Off

Author: Sarah Lorge Butler
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781609618841
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Health & Fitness

The practical walking program that takes readers from flabby to fit in 12 weeks with a variety of walks and easy-to-incorporate lifestyle changes This simple plan teaches readers how to incrementally build their walking speed so that they lose weight faster. Developed by former Prevention fitness director and walking expert Michele Stanten, Walk Your Butt Off! will not only get complete beginners started with a walking program but will also help the more than 100 million Americans who already walk for exercise to break through plateaus and boost their results. Readers will also come to view walking as an athletic endeavor and see their workouts as an inviolable part of their day. And, at no more than 30 minutes each, these daily walks can fit into even the busiest schedule. Paired with simple nutrition secrets from renowned sports nutritionist Leslie Bonci, this easy step-by-step guide to permanent weight loss is suitable for everyone.

Centered Riding 2

Author: Sally Swift
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570767036
Release Date: 2014-04-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Centered Riding is not a style of riding as are dressage, hunter seat, or Western. Rather, it is a way of reeducating a rider’s mind and body to achieve greater balance in order to better communicate with the horse. Founder Sally Swift revolutionized riding by showing that good use of the human body makes a world of difference on horseback. Early in her work, she established what she calls the “Four Basics” — centering, breathing, soft eyes, and building blocks—which, together with grounding, are the main tenets of her method. When a rider learns and maintains these basics, then harmony between horse and human is possible. Sally Swift’s first book, Centered Riding, made its revolutionary appearance in 1985 and continues as one of the best-selling horse books of all time. This second book doesn't replace the first one, it complements it. In the intervening years, Centered Riding continued to evolve, and Sally inevitably developed many new concepts and fresh imagery, all of which are presented here.

Fitness Confidential

Author: Vinnie Tortorich
Publisher: Pistachio Press, LLC
ISBN: 1939337925
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Health & Fitness

"For decades, Vinnie Tortorich has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious, R-rated memoir, Hollywood's most outrageous personal trainer exposes the fitness world while getting you into shape." --P. [4] of cover.

Walking For Fitness

Author: Nina Barough
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465463425
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

Discover the benefits of power walking and take simple steps to boost your energy levels with Walking for Fitness. Whether you want to include walking in your workout regimen or simply want to be more active and reach the recommended 10,000 steps a day, this collection of strategies can help you maximize the benefits of fitness walking. Seven 12-week-long walking programs target a range of goals, from weight loss to completing a marathon. Step-by-step photographs demonstrate correct techniques, and stretching and strengthening exercises are explained to complement your walking program and help you improve your overall well-being. Now revised and updated, Walking for Fitness provides you with everything you need to achieve good health, increased vitality, and weight loss. No matter your age or fitness level, make every step count with Walking for Fitness.

Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits

Author: Eiko
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781635651782
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre:

Experience amazing health benefits by learning how to do the splits in just 4 weeks! Whether you spend your days running marathons or slouching over a keyboard, everyone can benefit from stretching and the increased flexibility that comes along with it. With only five minutes of stretching a day, you'll be doing perfect splits in four weeks and experiencing a host of health benefits such better circulation, fewer joint injuries, toned muscles, improved balance, and much more! With world-renowned yoga teacher Eiko's revolutionary program, people of any age and fitness level can say goodbye to those mysterious aches and pains that are caused by stiff, contracting muscles, and see unbelievable results. All you need is this book, two legs, and a floor, and you're on your way to doing the splits!

Bike Your Butt Off

Author: Selene Yeager
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781609615925
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A complete guide to shedding pounds, burning fat, and strengthening one's core through cycling In just 12-weeks, beginner- and experienced- cyclists alike will learn the heart-pumping techniques designed to lose the weight, rediscover the thrill, and welcome challenges of bicycling! With delicious nutritional information, tips, training plans, and core-strengthening exercises, readers will see the pounds melt off while having the time of their lives. With Bike Your Butt Off!, the synergy of weight loss and cycling has never been easier to adopt. Author Selene Yeager guides the beginning cyclist through exercises, goals, and techniques in order to lose the weight and nourish a love for cycling. With the economic climate in this country, cycling is enjoying its renaissance as people by the millions are turning to this iconic pastime in this country. Along with the weight epidemic, these two movements go hand in hand in helping each other lose the pounds, and rediscover this enjoyable, nostalgic activity, with more than 57 million people in the United States alone who use bicycles regularly. With weight loss/fat loss goals, Yeager highlights fat-burning and heart-pumping exercises to help maximize one’s workout, along with nutritionist Leslie Bonci's health expertise. Whether the reader has just a little bit of weight to lose, or really quite a lot, Bike Your Butt Off! will help him or her to meet their weight-loss goals in no time—thanks to its expert-tested food and exercise plans.

Fuel Your Ride

Author: Molly Hurford
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781623366193
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Fuel Your Ride, a comprehensive guide to performance nutrition for cyclists, pushes the fun without losing the science. With simple omnivorous recipes, the book includes meal plans for a wide range of dietary needs that are easy to make--perfect for any cyclist training from 5 to 40 hours a week. Recipes include gluten-free pancakes (with just 3 ingredients), guacamole, veggie burgers, chocolate-cherry cookies, and no-cook peanut butter balls. The book also covers hydration, supplements, gut health, and weight loss--everything a cyclist needs to know to reach peak performance.

Yoga for Equestrians

Author: Linda Benedik
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub
ISBN: 1570761361
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Health & Fitness

Equestrians everywhere will benefit from these unique yoga exercises specially designed for the rider. Learn how to enhance your riding skills through awareness exercises, visualizations, and meditations and improve your strength, flexibility, and balance through mounted and unmounted yoga routines.

Natural Causes

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 9781455535880
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Social Science

A New York Times bestseller! From the celebrated author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life -- from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture. But NATURAL CAUSES goes deeper -- into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies," to use the fashionable term. Starting with the mysterious and seldom-acknowledged tendency of our own immune cells to promote deadly cancers, Ehrenreich looks into the cellular basis of aging, and shows how little control we actually have over it. We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds, and even over the manner of our deaths. But the latest science shows that the microscopic subunits of our bodies make their own "decisions," and not always in our favor. We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book. Drawing on varied sources, from personal experience and sociological trends to pop culture and current scientific literature, NATURAL CAUSES examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies, and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich then tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end -- while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.