Fusion Fitness: Combining the Best from East and West

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Hunter House, 2003 - 224 pages
For over 25 years, the author has studied a wide range of disciplines including yoga, Pilates, the Alexander Technique, callanetics, and Chinese martial arts. Focusing on exercises that integrate the best and safest elements from these disciplines, she presents a balanced exercise regimen for optimum strength, endurance, coordination, and cardiovascular fitness. Dozens of photos, illustrations and charts are included as well as a chapter for exercisers over 50.

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Contents

Tables and Sidebars
1
Figures and Photos
2
Fitness and Its Benefits for You
5
Perceived Rates of Exertion
9
Step Test
14
Understanding Your Body and
17
Chapter 3
18
Main Types of Joints
22
Putting Theory into Practice
99
Eliminating Stress and Strain
141
Sports and Exercise lnjuries and Training to Avoid Them
165
The Other Side of the Fitness Equation
174
Chapter 12
176
Improving Protein Intake from Animal
185
Recommended Daily Intake of Macro
192
Exercise and Eating for People over 50
207

The Skeletal Muscles of the Body
27
The Bundles of Muscle Fibers that
31
The Heart and Circulatory System
36
How We Breathe
39
A Comparison of Energy Systems
44
Setting Sensible Targets for Exercise
46
Chapter 4
48
Caloric Content of Selected Foods
52
The Broad Approach to Exercise
58
Chapter 6
66
Getting Ready to Exercise
70
Stretching the Calf Muscles
72
Chapter 7
76
Lowimpact and Lowintensity
80
Training for Strength and Endurance
85
Chapter 8
86
How Does Fusion Fitness Differ from
97
Keep On Moving
208
Strength Endurance and Stretching
209
Nutrition for Changing Needs
222
Chapterl3
225
Calculating Basal Metabolic Rate BMR
227
Calories and Joules An Explanation
229
Training Programs
230
1 hour
232
1 hour
234
1 hour
237
20 minutes
239
Notes
242
Bibliography
243
Selected Useful Websites
245
Index
246
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