Martial Arts After 40

Turtle Press
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This is the first book on the market to cater to two growing populations, martial artists and baby boomers. Once a blood and guts sport for tough young men, martial arts is now touted by athletes, aerobics trainers, actors, super models and soccer mums as the number one way for adults to get fit and stay in shape. This book addresses important questions like: How old is too old start a marital art?; What type of exercises are best (and which ones are dangerous) for the over-40 martial artist?; What are the effects of ageing and how can martial arts combat them?; How can baby boomers keep up in a martial arts class full of gen-Xers?; What types of injuries are most prevalent after 40 and how can they be prevented? This book takes a positive and enthusiastic approach to taking up or continuing a martial art in middle age or later. Readers will be inspired, reassured and educated.
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 Revitalize Your Energy with Power Breathing! Martial arts expert and Power Breathing for Life creator Sang H. Kim teaches you breathing exercises that you can do anywhere, in as little as sixty seconds, to relieve stress, increase your fitness level and feel better instantly. New to breathing exercises? Start with Gentle Breathing, a simple way to reconnect with your body and begin your journey toward renewed energy. When you're ready, the core Power Breathing exercises of Steady, Staccato and Explosive breathing combine to create a total body energizing workout that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. Finally, give attention to problem areas with Healing Breathing ten exercises to release tension and promote flexibility through controlled breathing. 

Beyond the exercises and workouts, this book also explains how and why Power Breathing works and how you can get the most out of your breathing practice. It includes variations to make the exercises less strenuous or more challenging depending on your fitness level and walks you step by step through each breathing method using photos, illustrations and easy to understand instructions. Learn the keys to a successful Power Breathing workout, including the unique concept of condensing that is the secret to building inner power and harnessing your body's core energy. 

Power Breathing is an excellent way of improving lung capacity, strengthening the core muscles of the torso, increasing stamina, reducing stress and channeling inner energy. Its principles can be applied to martial arts training, yoga, tai chi and many aerobic sports.

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Publisher
Turtle Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2000
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Pages
345
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ISBN
9781880336298
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Language
English
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Genres
Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts & Self-Defense
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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