Strength Training on the Ball: A Pilates Approach to Optimal Strength and Balance

Strength Training on the Ball: A Pilates Approach to Optimal Strength and Balance

by Colleen Craig
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Strength Training on the Ball: A Pilates Approach to Optimal Strength and Balance by Colleen Craig

A unique series of Pilates strength-building exercises using the Swiss exercise ball, resistance bands, and weights

• From the bestselling author of Pilates on the Ball and Abs on the Ball

• Features specialized strength-training workouts for readers of all ages and fitness levels

• Chapters include check points to help readers set realistic goals and tips for physical educators, coaches, and Pilates teachers

In Strength Training on the Ball Colleen Craig shows readers of all fitness levels how to build strong bones, improve balance, and reduce body fat while toning and defining the body. Combining the unique functions of the exercise ball with the endurance- and flexibility-building benefits of strength training, Craig presents 75 ball exercises using weights, resistance bands, and the body's own resistance. Her exercise variations make strength training safe for beginners, children, teenagers, and seniors and challenging enough for the seasoned athlete.

Strength Training on the Ball is modeled after Craig's groundbreaking and bestselling works Pilates on the Ball and Abs on the Ball. It contains step-by-step photographs for each of the exercises, check points to help readers set realistic yet motivating goals, and teaching tips for physical educators, coaches, and Pilates teachers. The book concludes with three specialized strength workouts: a therapeutic workout for those recovering from injuries, a basic workout for absolute beginners, and a challenging workout for athletes and gym enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620550601
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 04/13/2005
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Colleen Craig, author of the bestselling Pilates on the Ball and Abs on the Ball, is a certified Stott Pilates trainer and a writer. She lives in Toronto and teaches workshops worldwide.
Colleen Craig, author of the bestselling Pilates on the Ball and Abs on the Ball, is a Certified Stott Pilates trainer and writer. She lives in Toronto and teaches workshops throughout the world.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a shock. I bought this assuming it was strength exerices I could do on my ball. It shows 182 pages and granted I'm only at 26. So far nothihg except stories on the book. I've reached page 48 and still sotries and no exercises. By page 58 I've learned to breathe and heard a lot of stories and a brief description and pic of one exercise. Save your dollars.