Pilates for Men: Fit for Sport - Fit for Life

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Originally developed to help soldiers wounded in World War I regain strength and flexibility, Pilates now has a devoted following, including many professional dancers and athletes. And more and more health-conscious men are turning to Pilates to strengthen the body's core, increase muscle power and suppleness, address posture and stress-related conditions, and speed recovery from injury. Aided by 250 color photographs revealing proper technique, one of the world's most celebrated Pilates instructors presents ...

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Overview

Originally developed to help soldiers wounded in World War I regain strength and flexibility, Pilates now has a devoted following, including many professional dancers and athletes. And more and more health-conscious men are turning to Pilates to strengthen the body's core, increase muscle power and suppleness, address posture and stress-related conditions, and speed recovery from injury. Aided by 250 color photographs revealing proper technique, one of the world's most celebrated Pilates instructors presents basic, intermediate, and advanced workouts, including sport-specific programs for golf, tennis, running, cycling, and many more, as well as advice for constructing a customized personal fitness plan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856752688
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Herdman is a world-renowned Pilates expert. He has established Pilates exercise studios in several countries, including opening the first Pilates studio in London in 1970. Three of his books, Pilates: Creating the Body You Want, The Busy Person's Guide to Pilates and Pilates Plus are published by Gaia Books.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     6
The basic principles of Pilates     7
Assess yourself     8
Twelve tests of strength and flexibility     9
Check your posture     16
Balance check     18
Posture checks in everyday life     19
What can go wrong?     22
Evaluating yourself     23
The posture workout     30
Moving forwards     48
Intermediate workout     49
Advanced workout     60
Sports specifics     74
Baseball and cricket     75
Cycling     80
Football     84
Golf     88
Gym     92
Hockey     94
Rugby     96
Running     100
Skiing     106
Swimming     108
Tennis and Squash     112
Stretching     116
Your lifestyle     136
Glossary     138
Index     140
Acknowledgements     144
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    Posted April 13, 2009

    Great Gift for My Son

    Am anxious to see the results

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