Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness: Functional Exercise and Nutrition for Everyone, 2nd Edition

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The best-selling book on fitness for outdoor sports is now even better!
  • A new chapter on balance includes exercises for improving athletic performance as well as balance tips for seniors
  • Includes the latest information on strengthening the lower back, preventing back injuries, and what to do if you have a back problem
  • A new take-to-the-gym aerobic exercise calendar and chart
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Overview

The best-selling book on fitness for outdoor sports is now even better!
  • A new chapter on balance includes exercises for improving athletic performance as well as balance tips for seniors
  • Includes the latest information on strengthening the lower back, preventing back injuries, and what to do if you have a back problem
  • A new take-to-the-gym aerobic exercise calendar and chart
Learn key aerobic and strength training concepts to design and improve your exercise program with the updated edition of Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness. Written by a team of sports fitness experts, this book explores how each region of the body works and describes convention and functional exercises to improve your fitness and activity performance.

With new information on everything from exercising with tendonitis to footwear and orthotics, people of all fitness levels will find something to help them to the next level.

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Editorial Reviews

Everett Herald
It may be the single volume needed for conditioning techniques.
Molly Martin
It will be a pity if what could be considered a quinessential Northwest training book is overlooked by many folks who aren't avid outdoors exercisers.
Seattle Times
Outfitter magazine
Whether their interests are in hiking, paddling, skiing, climbing or biking, this easy to use guide will tell outdoor enthusiasts how to make the most out of their workouts. The guide book is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced outdoor adventurers.
The Register Guard
For people who don't have access to a personal trainer, Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness can serve as a handy guide.— (Eugene, OR)
Booknews
Offers a collection of exercises and key aerobic and strength training concepts incorporating functional strength and balance training. Explores how each region of the body works and describes conventional and functional exercises to improve fitness and activity performance for specific sports. Most of the 155 exercises are illustrated with b&w photos of male and female athletes. For easy cross-reference, exercises are numbered consecutively throughout and are coded by symbols identifying the sports to which they apply. Includes a section on basic principles such as nutrition and stretching, and covers special issues for women. A chapter on body posture and movement patterns incorporates the Aston-Patterning approach. Musnick is a sports medicine physician in Seattle, WA. Pierce is an athletic trainer in Bellevue, WA. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898867565
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 414
  • Sales rank: 435,612
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

David Musnick, M.D., is a sports medicine physician in Seattle trained in exercise design, nutrition, and injury rehabilitation. Mark Pierce, A.T.C., is an athletic trainer in Bellevue, Washington, specializing in functional strength training and optimizing physical performance.
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
PART I: BASIC PRINCIPLES
CHAPTER 1: Exercise Physiology: Energy Production; Cardiac,
Respiratory, and Muscle System Function; and Training Adaptations, by
David Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 2: Aerobic Conditioning and Interval Training, by Dorothy
Sager Dolan, B.A., L.M.P., and David Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 3: Nutritional Considerations for Conditioning, by Bobbi
Lutack, N.D., Leslie Moskowitz, M.S., R.D., and David Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 4: Warm-up and Stretching, by Maria Zanoni, P.T.
CHAPTER 5: Strength and Balance Training: Functional Exercises, by
Michael Hansen, P.T., and David Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 6: Body Posture and Movement Patterns: An Aston-Patterning(r)
Approach, by Judith Aston, M.F.A., and Joani Gelinas, P.T., certified
Aston Patterner
CHAPTER 7: Training Concepts, Conditioning Goals, and Program
Planning, by Carl Petersen, P.T., and Darcy Norman, A.T.C.
CHAPTER 8: Creative Use of the Outdoors in Training, by Peter Shmock
PART II: BODY REGIONS
CHAPTER 9: Anatomy, Muscle Balance, and Musculoskeletal Injury, by
David Musnick, M.D., and Sandy Elliott, P.T.
CHAPTER 10: The Abdominal Region, by Carrie Hall, P.T., and Mark
Pierce, A.T.C.
CHAPTER 11: The Knee, Thigh, Hip, and Buttock Region, by Mark Looper,
P.T., Mark Pierce, A.T.C., and David Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 12: The Ankle and Leg Region, by John Rumpeltes, P.T.
CHAPTER 13: The Foot Region, by Katrina Sullivan, D.P.M.
CHAPTER 14: The Neck and Mid and Low Back Region, by Kim Bennett,
P.T., and David Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 15: The Shoulder, Upper Torso, and Arm Region, by Carrie Hall,
P.T., Sara Meeker, P.T., and Mark Pierce, A.T.C.
CHAPTER 16: The Forearm and Hand Region, by Craig London, P.T.
PART III: CONDITIONING FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
CHAPTER 17: Conditioning for Hiking, Backpacking, and Snowshoeing, by
David Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 18: Conditioning for Scrambling and Rock Climbing, by Dan
Cauthorn
CHAPTER 19: Conditioning for Mountaineering, by David Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 20: Snowboard and Ski-Specific Training: Alpine, Telemark,
Cross-Country, and Skate Skiing, by Carl Peterson, P.T., Rich
Harrington, and Mark Pierce, A.T.C.
CHAPTER 21: Conditioning for Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rowing, by Sherri
Cassuto, Certified Rolfer, and Dan Nelson, D.C.
CHAPTER 22: Conditioning for Road and Mountain Bicycling, by Erik
Moen, P.T.
CHAPTER 23: Conditioning for Running, by Lisa Fox, P.T., and David
Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 24: Conditioning for Windsurfing, by Mark Pierce, A.T.C., and
David Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 25: General Strengthening and Conditioning, by Mark Pierce,
A.T.C., and David Musnick, M.D.
CHAPTER 26: Special Issues for the Conditioning Woman, by Jane A.
Moore, M.D.
APPENDIX
SELECTED REFERENCES
INDEX
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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