- FLYS while lying on the dome to target your chest and shred your core
- CURLS while balancing on the flat side to build biceps and tone your legs
- Deep-knee SQUATS with an overhead bpress to work every muscle group
Packed with dozens of fully illustrated, easy-to-follow exercises, as well as day-by-day workout programs for beginners, weekend warriors and elite athletes, Weights on the BOSU(R) Balance Trainer is the ultimate guide to quickly transforming your body.
Combining plyometrics, intense circuit training, weight lifting and bodyweight exercises, this book's revolutionary programs guarantee to help you achieve a fit, toned body and peak overall fitness.
The step-by-step workouts produce astounding results:
-Dramatically increased power
-Packed-on lean muscle
-Reduced body fat
Whether your goal is to drop extra weight, shave minutes off a race time or finally get ripped abs, this book is the workout partner that will push you to your full potential.
- Build muscle
- Boost endurance
- Amplify explosive power
- Improve agility
- Enhance overall fitness
From beginning tips on proper form and picking the right rope to advanced tricks like double unders and knee tucks, Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts will teach you to jump like a pro and get in the best shape of your life.
Follow the 7-week program in this book and you'll massively increase your strength, muscle tone and overall fitness to such an extreme that you'll be able to do 50 consecutive pull-ups!
Offering several field-tested, day-by-day plans, this book has something for everyone: from beginners embarking on a new workout regimen to athletes looking to expand their strength-training options.
Packed with clear charts and helpful photos, 7 Weeks to 50 Pull-Up s tells you everything you need to know about the ultimate strength-building exercise and includes:
- Instructions on how to do a perfect pull-up
- Easy-to-follow progressive training programs
- Challenging pull-up variations
Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use.
Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul.
Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body.
Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard.
This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to:
- Move safely and efficiently in all situations
- Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions
- Restore normal function to your joints and tissues
- Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition
- Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch
- Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises
- Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns
- Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow
- Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries
- Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations
- Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency
Follow the day-by-day plan in this book and you will finally achieve the body you've always wanted. The 7 Weeks to Getting Ripped program takes less than 2 hours per week and doesn't require any bulky gym equipment, but the workouts have the power to reshape your entire physique.
Packed with clear charts and helpful photos, this book provides everything you need to get in the best shape of your life in just 7 weeks:
- Effective bodyweight exercises
- Fun & challenging fitness games
- Step-by-step instructions
- Valuable nutrition tips
- Easy-to-follow programs
What You Will Learn
• Develop the character traits of a Navy SEAL
• Forge an unbeatable mind
• Adopt a level-headed approach to nutrition
• Gain exceptional overall strength and stamina
• Improve work capacity and durability
• Get the best functional workout available with the least amount of equipment
A Sneak Peek into 8 Weeks to SEALFIT
It begins with your arrival as a Navy SEAL BUD/S cadet. There’s no time to dilly dally. You either do the first workout and commit to this training, or don’t bother. Next day, you move on to another challenge completely different than what you’d expect. It’s not the stuff for doubters, quitters, or complainers.
These 8 weeks will be hard. Mark will push your physical body to its limits and test your inner resolve. You’ll be tempted to give up. But if you embrace the suck of the challenge, you’ll begin to win. The stories and adventures Mark takes you on — escaping battlefield danger, calming yourself when there’s no way out, learning to trust your gut — will tap into more power than you knew you had.
You’ll begin to glimpse, and reach, your full potential. You’ll develop the character that makes a Navy SEAL: discipline, drive, determination, self-mastery, honor, integrity, courage, and leadership. You’ll thrive in a teamwork setting. You’ll learn to laugh and not take your circumstances so seriously. You’ll even know how to functionally train without equipment.
This is the ground-breaking training that increases SEALFIT athletes’ overall endurance, work capacity, and toughness. Be someone special. Let’s get started...
When I was a young man trying to make my mark in the software business, I was exposed to many different types of leadership personalities. This experience shaped my understanding of management, as it would any wide-eyed college graduate. I tried to emulate the people in positions of power, watched the people in various positions of authority, and started to build my mental framework for what it meant to manage by what they did. After all, they say the quickest way to success is to find out what successful people do and put what you learn into action.
The problem? It was a mirage. Just because managers were in charge didn’t mean they were going to be successful. After watching for a bit I started to realize that all bad managers had one thing in common: "going down in flames." It might have taken some time, but eventually they all stalled and failed. Maybe they lost their team, maybe they made false promises one too many times, or maybe their irritating attitudes finally caught up with them. Eventually, people figured them out and jettisoned them as dead weight.
I got lucky. When I was put in charge of a small software development team at the ripe old age of 22, a friend gave me Richard Templar’s The Rules of Management as a "good luck" gift. That night I read it cover-to-cover – twice. With no exaggeration, there was more wisdom in those pages than anything I had experienced, seen, or read up to that point on management. There was no secret wisdom, no hidden management guru framework, no convoluted advice. Instead, Templar applied common sense to the concept of management.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Jason Warner is an programmer, leader, author and open source enthusiast. He works for Canonical managing the Ubuntu desktop, has authored several fitness books, maintains a leadership blog and fitness blog and is working on his next series of books.
Jason is passionate about management and leadership and believes one can be successful and still be known as a 'good person'.
In the past he has managed engineering teams for various startups and loves startup energy and creativity. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Penn State and an M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Though and American, Jason currently lives in Adelaide, South Australia with his wife and two young children. They plan to move back to the United States in the second half of 2012.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Templar's Rules series of books has sold over 1 million copies world wide, influenced numerous other book lines, and generally helped people live better everyday lives. Reading The Rules of Management has become a bit of a rite of passage for new managers. There are very few books universally applicable to management in different industries, but The Rules of Management bridges these divides and can be used by anyone in any management position.
The Rules of Management has become a cult hit among first-time and emerging managers and leaders. It is often referenced in blog posts, on lists of “must read management books,” and cited as an influential read by many new managers.
The book is not just for new managers, though. Seasoned managers have much to gain from it as well. It can serve as reinforcement of good practices and help identify and name bad practices. Good leaders are constantly striving for improvement and looking for ways to change and make gains. The Rules to Management can help in both regards, whether this is your first team or your tenth startup company.
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As an added benefit, none of the exercises in The Gym-Free Journal requires special equipment or a trip to the gym, so you'll be able to work every muscle group without leaving home.
-Build arms and shoulders
-Increase strength and endurance
-Sculpt your legs and butt
-Burn fat with cardio intervals
Paleo Workouts For Dummies offers a program of back-to-the-Stone-Age exercises with specially designed workouts that burn fat, fight disease, and increase energy. The paleo workouts found in this step-by-step guide, promote sound activities with a strong emphasis on practicing and mastering fundamental/primitive human movements such as squats, hinges, pushes/pulls, sprints, crawls, and more.
Paleo Workouts For Dummies caters to the anti-gym crowd who want a convenient program that can be used anywhere, anytime. In addition, vital details on healthy Paleolithic foods that maximize energy levels for the intense workout routines are covered.Companion workout videos can be accessed, for free, at Dummies.com The video content aids you in mastering paleo moves and techniques covered in the book Offers a complete cardiovascular and strength workout
By focusing on the primal movements that humans evolved to perform, Paleo Workouts For Dummies is for anyone following a paleo diet routine as well as those curious about how to maximize their paleo workouts.
In The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook, Dr. Gundry reassures parents as he sets the record straight, providing an overview of children’s nutritional needs and explaining how we can help our kids thrive on the Plant Paradox program—a diet low in lectins. Dr. Gundry offers shocking evidence of how the Plant Paradox program is not only “safe” for kids, but also the best possible way to set them up for a lifetime of health and responsible eating.
As research continues to bear out, a healthy microbiome—or “gut”—is the cornerstone of human health. The foods we eat at the beginning of our lives have a long-term impact on the makeup of our microbiome. Lectin-containing foods—such as grains, legumes, certain fruits and vegetables, and conventional dairy—damage it by creating holes in the gut wall and triggering the kind of systemic inflammation that lays the groundwork for disease. And yet, many of the foods we are routinely told to feed our children—think milk, whole grain bread, peanut butter—have an incredibly high lectin content.
The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook includes more than 80 recipes that make cooking for a family a breeze. And since pressure cooking is the best and easiest way to reduce lectin content in foods like grains and beans, the majority of the quick and easy recipes are Instant-Pot friendly. From weeknight dinners to make-ahead breakfasts to snacks and even lunchbox-ready meals, The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook will help the whole family experience the incredible benefits of the Plant Paradox program.
-day-by-day meal plans
-protein intake recommendations
-the best calorie-rich foods
-optimal fitness techniques
-delicious meat-free, dairy-free recipes
The Vegan Athlete shows how a diet of natural plant proteins, essential amino acids and carefully balanced vitamins provides more than enough nutrition to fuel a lean, strong body. Thanks to this book, you can follow a full-body program for getting and staying in shape that is truly cruelty-free.
Lose weight and build muscle more efficiently than ever before by adopting a paleo diet for athletes.
PALEO DIET FOR ATHLETES is the ultimate guide for adopting the Paleo diet to maximize your workout and transform the way you exercise. A paleo diet for athletes will help you lose weight, build muscle, and boost stamina with easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes that are low carb, high protein, and full of nutritious, unprocessed ingredients. Paleo is the diet that humans were intended to eat--and the best diet for increasing your workout success.
Paleo Diet for Athletes will show you how to change your diet to get the most out of your workouts with:
In just one month, the high-intensity workouts in this book can give you the jaw-dropping physique of history's greatest soldiers. Spartan Warrior Workout takes you from merely being in shape to having the strength and endurance to withstand the ultimate test.
Whether you're a veteran in the weight room or a new recruit, Spartan Warrior Workout will challenge you like nothing you have ever tried before:
- Arms and shoulders are sculpted with kettlebell cleans and presses
- Abs are toned with windmills and planks
- Back and butt are strengthened with kettlebell swings and pull-ups
- Chest is chiseled with bench presses and push-ups
- Legs and glutes are shaped with jumping lunges and squats
More than just exercises, the book's guidelines on active rest, pre-hab and nutrition will help keep your body healthy and fueled as you push yourself to the limit and reach higher levels of fitness.
Human optimization thought leader Aubrey Marcus’s personal and professional mission rests on a single question: How can we get the most out of our body and mind on a daily basis?
Marcus answers that question in Own the Day, Own Your Life an empowering handbook that guides readers to optimize every moment of the day, from waking in the morning, through work and play, until bedtime each night. With small, actionable changes implemented throughout the course of one day, we can feel better, perform more efficiently, and live happier. And these daily habits turn into weekly routines, ultimately becoming part of lifelong healthy choices.
From workouts and diet to inbox triage, mindfulness, shower temperature, and sex, this ground-breaking manual provides simple strategies for each element of your day. Drawing from the latest studies and traditional practices from around the world, Own the Day, Own Your Life delivers an optimization philosophy, including cutting-edge life-hacking tips, nutritional expertise, brain upgrades, and fitness regiments.
Own the Day, Own Your Life is a must-have "choose-your-own-adventure" guide for the everyman and everywoman—packed with pragmatic and effective strategies that empower you to enjoy your life, take charge of your health, and own the day.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell
Limits are an illusion: discover the revolutionary account of the science and psychology of endurance, revealing the secrets of reaching the hidden extra potential within us all.
"A voyage to the outer reaches of human capacity.” —David Epstein, author of Range
"Reveals how we can all surpass our perceived physical limits." —Adam Grant
The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we’re capable of?
Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell—who contributes the book’s foreword—award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance—and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought.
But, of course, it’s not “all in your head.” For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores—pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel—he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who’ve pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways.
The longtime “Sweat Science” columnist for Outside and Runner’s World, Hutchinson, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike’s top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book. But the lessons he draws from shadowing elite athletes and from traveling to high-tech labs around the world are surprisingly universal. Endurance, Hutchinson writes, is “the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop”—and we’re always capable of pushing a little farther.
In Special Ops Fitness Training, ex-Navy SEAL Mark De Lisle brings together the most rigorous conditioning techniques fromAmerica's top military programs in order to create the ultimate workout. Packed with mind-stressing, body-draining tasks that test the mettle of any athlete, this phenomenal conditioning manual presents the best of the best as it shows you how to reach the highest levels of fitness.
Every aspect of training is incorporated into the program, including warm-ups, stretching, upper body, lower body, cardio, running, swimming, goal-setting, and motivation. The author has trained thousands of people and witnessed time and again the amazing results achieved by these unique techniques. He teaches readers what it takes to rise to the occasion when nothing less than total commitment will do.
Drawn from the actual programs used by America's special operation forces:
-Marine Force Recon
Increasingly popular around the world, krav maga is the renowned hand-to-hand Martial Arts defense fighting designed by the Israeli military forces. Swift, powerful, and simple, it is an effective method for fending off any kind of attacker—and it is also an amazing workout.
Regardless of size, strength, and fitness level, anyone can master the essentials of krav maga—and reap the rewards of increased safety, confidence, and conditioning. With moves you can learn in as little as five minutes, or train and practice for long-term success, Krav Maga covers all the below:
*What is Krav Maga all about
*Instruction on how to protect your body's vulnerable target and learn weapons defense combat
*Use an opponent's momentum to fuel your counterattack
*Escape all kinds of grips and holds
*Combine training punches, kicks, and other moves into a powerful conditioning workout---to lose weight, increase core strength, and improve muscle tone
*Use specially designed drills and a 12-week training program to become a kravist---a smart and prepared fighter
Written by one of America's foremost krav maga experts, this exciting new guide opens the door to an empowering and important set of techniques that you or anyone can master.