Cross-Training For Dummies

Cross-Training For Dummies

Cross-Training For Dummies

Cross-Training For Dummies


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Anyone can get into a fitness rut. You could be exercising regularly but feeling unmotivated about your current routine. Or you could be enjoying your workouts but not getting the results you really want. You can even be on health club hiatus and looking for a way to get back into exercise-mode. Whatever your situation, cross-training is a practical solution. Cross-training is a well-rounded way of approaching exercise. It allows you to vary your workouts so you can inject a little excitement into your fitness routine, while you receive better results out of your exercise plan.

If you have a real thirst for fitness knowledge then Cross-Training For Dummies is for you. Whether you just want to use cross-training as a way to spice up a dull workout routine or you’re looking to develop specific skills that will enhance your performance in a specific activity or sport, this book can get you on track.

Cross-Training For Dummies will keep you motivated, intere sted, strong, and injury-free as you strive to improve your level of fitness. From savvy tips that’ll turbo charge your workouts to great advice on weight lifting, fitness activities, and team sports, this book has just what you need to advance to a higher level of fitness. Cross-Training For Dummies also covers topics hat will help you to:

  • Assess your fitness level
  • Set personalized exercise goals
  • Have fun with individual and team sports
  • Incorporate kickboxing, Pilates, spinning, and other cutting-edge workouts into you routine
  • Understand the five elements of fitness
Challenging your body to new fitness levels is hard work, but the results are well worth it. Cross-Training For Dummies will help you understand how cross-training works and show you how to put together a well-balanced training program that will keep you happy and healthy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764552373
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/16/2000
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.46(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Tony Ryan trains athletes, celebrities, and other high-profile clients in New York City. Martica Heaner is the author of six fitness books, the fitness director at Fitness magazine, and the star of several workout videos.

Table of Contents


PART I: Wake Up Your Workouts.

Chapter 1: Your Ever-Changing Body.

Chapter 2: A Rock-Hard Rear Is Not Enough.

Chapter 3: Variety Is the Spice of Life.

PART II: Let's Get Specific.

Chapter 4: Get A Goal (Be Smart Before You Start).

Chapter 5: Weak? Who Me? Just Test Me!

Chapter 6: Huffin' and Puffin' Cardio.

Chapter 7: Gruntin' and Groanin': Muscle Strength, Stamina, Power, and Flexibility.

PART III: Cross-Training Plans.

Chapter 8: How to Follow the Plans.

Chapter 9: Base Fitness Plan.

Chapter 10: Weight Loss Plan.

Chapter 11: Athletic Plan.

Chapter 12: Mix-n-Match Plan.

PART IV: Fabulous Moves.

Chapter 13: Technique, Technique, Technique.

Chapter 14: Your Weight Lifting Questions Answered.

Chapter 15: Warm-ups and Stretches.

Chapter 16: Basic Moves Revisited.

Chapter 17: Simple Muscle Moves.

Chapter 18: Multimuscle Moves.

Chapter 19: Key Gym Equipment.

Chapter 20: Power Moves.

Chapter 21: Fast, Tricky Moves.

PART V: Move That Body!

Chapter 22: The Solo Sporting Life.

Chapter 23: Movin' to the Groove.

Chapter 24: Strutting Your Stuff on the Field.

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 25: Ten Things You Should Know about Muscles.

Chapter 26: Ten Ways To Maximize Rest Days.

Chapter 27: Ten Ways to Stick to It.

Chapter 28: Ten Great Bench Stretches.

PART VII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Resources.

Appendix C: Workout Logs.


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