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Fit for the Summer

Oh that Valentine candy…is it gone yet? If it is, you may be dreading the Great Bathing Suit Hunt. Why not drop the dread and pick up some weights instead. Enjoy the memory of all that sweet chocolate and the anticipation of showing off a fit, healthy body in the coming summer. There are so many ways to conquer slack, sloth, and fat these days that the only problem may be picking which training is your best route to strength, agility, and endurance. Richland Library has a great selection of books to introduce you to the many fitness programs available. You can train like a Navy Seal or find inner balance as well as outer beauty with yoga or the Alexander Technique. You can sculpt your body with weight training or swim your way to endurance and a lean, lithe body. Many of these books offer motivational and nutritional advice to help keep you on target. Feel better about that box of candy yet? Come on down to Richland Library and find your path to good health and fitness.


Ellen B. Says: Alexander Technique: Regain Your Natural Poise and Alleviate Stress.
Amazon Says: Poor posture can lead to a number of problems, including back pain, stiff necks, headaches, irritability and even depression. This highly illustrated guide shows how to use th more...
Amazon Says: Poor posture can lead to a number of problems, including back pain, stiff necks, headaches, irritability and even depression. This highly illustrated guide shows how to use the Alexander technique to alleviate such problems.' less...
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Aqua Fitness by Mimi Rodriguez Adami
Ellen B. Says: Aqua Fitness: The Low-impact Total Body Fitness Workout.
Amazon Says: The complete guide to a low-impact, water resistance total body fitness workout. For anyone looking for a highly effective and pleasurable way to work out, here's a no-impact more...
Amazon Says: The complete guide to a low-impact, water resistance total body fitness workout. For anyone looking for a highly effective and pleasurable way to work out, here's a no-impact routine that uses waters buoyancy to put less stress on joints and heart while providing the same level of training as on land. Packed with full-color, step-by-step photographs of shallow and deepwater programs, Aqua Fitness provides all the information you need to make the program work for you. Suitable for all ages, this book shows you the basic moves, exercises for muscle toning, and workouts for people with special needs. less...
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Ellen B. Says: Fitness Swimming.
Amazon Says: Want more from your workout? Whether you seek to improve your technique, trim your times, swim greater distances, or simply improve your fitness level, Fitness Swimming wil more...
Amazon Says: Want more from your workout? Whether you seek to improve your technique, trim your times, swim greater distances, or simply improve your fitness level, Fitness Swimming will help you achieve your goals, all in full-color. Expert swim coach Emmett Hines has created 60 new workouts and 16 sample programs, each arranged into suggested training zones to correspond to your fitness level and performance goals. Over a dozen cutting-edge technique drills help you progressively build an effective freestyle stroke. The text covers stretching, warm-up and cool-down methods, heart rate zone targets, expanded instruction for stroke efficacy, progressive drills, conditioning tips, and fitness assessments. Fitness Swimming has all the information you need to chart progress and maintain peak performance. less...
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Ellen B. Says: The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide.
Amazon Says: The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide is an encyclopedia of knowledge regarding SEAL physical training. This book is a classic reference guide and was developed specific more...
Amazon Says: The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide is an encyclopedia of knowledge regarding SEAL physical training. This book is a classic reference guide and was developed specifically for application in the SEAL training environment.In its pages you will find examples of cardiovascular conditioning exercises and drills, warm up and flexibility routines, swimming, calisthenics, injury prevention, load bearing considerations, suggested PT programs, and much more.The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide is a valuable addition to your SEAL and SpecOps training library. There is much to be gleaned from this breakthrough publication that is relevant to this very day.Whether you are swimming through icy waters or doing laps in your local pool, marching for miles in the desert or running along the beach, The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide will make sure you are up to the task.  For physical fitness on all levels, there is no better training program in the world than SEAL training.Navy SEAL training is not easy. It takes commitment, hard work, focus, and the right routines. Let The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide be a companion on your journey. less...
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Stronger After 40 by Josef Arnould
Ellen B. Says: Stronger After 40.
Amazon Says: This work stands out in the field of health and fitness literature because it is extraordinarily useful, informative, and accessible for a wide spectrum of readers. To adults more...
Amazon Says: This work stands out in the field of health and fitness literature because it is extraordinarily useful, informative, and accessible for a wide spectrum of readers. To adults of any age and almost any level of health, it is a safe, understandable, and inspirational introduction to strength training as a means to achieve better health and enjoy life more. To experienced exercisers, it offers many new concepts to improve training effectiveness. To health professionals—doctors, therapists, and trainers—it provides clear procedures for evaluating patients and monitoring their exercise progress. To college students and faculty members in exercise science, it is a highly organized text based upon two decades of clinical usage. To library patrons, it is one of the most comprehensive books ever written on strength training and the relationship between strength and health. Composed with passion, humor, and social awareness, this ruggedly bound reference book will inspire many readers to reread many chapters for many years. less...
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Ellen B. Says: Tone Your Tummy Type.
Amazon Says: In this breakthrough target-toning book, America's favorite fitness expert identifies the five types of belly bulge and reveals methods to flatten each--with combination moves more...
Amazon Says: In this breakthrough target-toning book, America's favorite fitness expert identifies the five types of belly bulge and reveals methods to flatten each--with combination moves proven to be three times more effective than other exercise programs All belly bulge is not created equal! Women gain abdominal fat for five very different reasons. To effectively shrink belly fat, a woman must first distinguish her individual Tummy Type and then do the exercises that work for that type. Drawing on the latest scientific studies about abdominal fat, best-selling author and fitness guru Denise Austin now gives women the weapons they need to win the war against even the most stubborn belly fat. With the remarkable motivational gifts that have made her top-rated Lifetime fitness shows Fit & Lite and The Daily Workout so enormously popular, Denise Austin lays out her cutting-edge diet, fitness, and lifestyle program for tummy flattening. The book features: • the Tummy Typing Quiz that helps women identify their predominant fat type • exercises for each Tummy Type that have been proven to result in three times as much fat loss as traditional programs • the Core Diet, a 4-week weight-loss plan complete with recipes and shopping lists • inspiring success stories with before-and-after photographs Women of all ages at all stages of life will find the right program for themselves in these pages--and there's even a bonus chapter for men! less...
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