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

Chapter
1
Chapter
2
Fitness and Its Benefits for
5
Perceived Rates of Exertion
9
Step Test
14
Understanding Your Body and
17
Chapter 3
18
The Skeletal Muscles of the Body
25
Putting Theory into Practice
99
Chapter 9
100
Reverse Abdominal Squeeze
107
The Principal Back
113
Rightangle Lift
119
Conventional Squats
125
Eliminating Stress and Strain
141
Sports and Exercise Injuries and Training to Avoid Them
165

The Heart and Circulatory System
36
4
40
A Comparison of Energy Systems
44
Setting Sensible Targets for Exercise
46
The Broad Approach to Exercise
58
Mobilizing the Hips Trunk
71
Aerobic Training Curves
77
Aerobic Circuit Training with Step
83
8
85
Stabilizing the Hips
93
The Other Side of the Fitness Equation
174
Chapter 13
206
Some Beneficial Foods for Seniors
225
Training Programs
230
1 hour
237
Index
246
165
249
Selected Major Opposingmuscle
250
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