Fitness Thru Aerobics / Edition 4

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Fitness Through Aerobics uses unique tools and strategies to put vital health and fitness information directly into the hands of readers. Using the most up-to-date fitness and wellness information on aerobic dance exercise, the Fifth Edition reflects current trends in group fitness by adding information and photographs for resistance exercises using weights. It also includes a discussion of other group fitness activities, such as group cycling and stair stepping. A list of web sites and new worksheets (such as BMI) make it even easier to access and apply information. For college instructors and students.
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This guide to aerobic exercise describes the relationship between exercise and health, considers the effect of health factors like asthma and pregnancy, offers advice on clothing and equipment, provides guidance for creating an aerobics routine, and includes instructions for particular exercises. Black and white photographs and illustrations accompany narrative descriptions of the exercises. Worksheets are provided for listing health information, calculating one's target heart rate, setting goals, logging progress, testing fitness, and nutrition planning. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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New edition of a textbook that provides important exercise information that is difficult for an instructor to convey in a filled gymasium. Topics include goal setting, clothing and equipment, rhythmic aerobics, toning exercises, exercises to avoid, warming up and cooling down, nutrition and weight control, and care and prevention of injuries. Includes tips, bolded key words, and tear-out worksheets on chapter topics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205285846
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/6/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 205
  • Product dimensions: 10.99 (w) x 8.19 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Aerobics, Wellness, and You!

2. Individual Differences: Let's Talk About You.

3. The Aerobics Look: Clothing and Equipment.

4. Fitness Components and Exercise Principles.

5. The Aerobic Target Zone.

6. Setting Goals: Reach for Your Dream.

7. Posture for Exercise and Healthy Living.

8. Warm-up and Cool-Down.

9. Rhythmic Aerobics: Variations and Styles.

10. Muscle Toning Exercises.

11. Muscle Toning With Bands and Water.

12. Nutrition and Weight Control.

13. Prevention and Care of Injuries.

14. Aerobics Beyond the College Setting.

Bibliography.

Glossary.

Appendix.

Muscles of the Body.

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