5 New Fitness Books to Watch Out For

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Eat Sweat Play: How Sport Can Change Our Lives (13 Jul 2017)
‘I’d go as far to say that this book was a life changer for my health and fitness.’
Estee Lalonde

Sport’s for everyone… isn’t it?

Society has led us to believe that women and sport don’t mix. But why? What happens to the young girls who dare to climb trees and cartwheel across playgrounds?

In her exploration of major taboos, from sex to the gender pay gap, Anna Kessel discovers how sport and exercise should play an integral role in every sphere of our modern lives.

Covering a fascinating range of women, from Sporty Spice to mums who box and breastfeed, Eat Sweat Play reveals how women are finally reclaiming sport, and by extension their own bodies, for themselves – and how you can too.

‘Anna Kessel’s book should inspire a whole generation of women. It ought to be on the school curriculum.’
Hadley Freeman

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The No Meat Athlete Cookbook by Matt Frazier  and Stepfanie Romine (13 Jul 2017)
A fast-growing global movement, No Meat Athlete (NMA) is inspiring everyone from weekend joggers to world-class competitors to be healthier and fitter and perform better on whole plant foods. Written by NMA founder Matt Frazier and longtime health coach, yoga teacher, and nutrition writer Stepfanie Romine, The No Meat Athlete Cookbook features 150 whole food, vegan recipes that are affordable and quick to get on the table, even on busy nights. Flere are: Breakfasts to power you up (Almond Butter-Banana Pancakes), mains that aid recovery (Beet Bourguignon), and natural sports drinks, portables, energy bites, and bars (V9, Umeboshi Electrolyte Drink, Calorie Bomb Cookies) to take you further and help you get the most from every workout Minimal gluten, soy, and sweeteners, plus oil-free options throughout (ideal for followers of the Forks Over Knives diet) Meal-planning guidelines, nutritional info, adaptable “blueprint” recipes–and more!

how not to get hit
How Not to Get Hit: The Art of Fighting Without Fighting by Nathaniel Cooke (15 Jul 2017)
The average person isn’t looking to be in a situation where fists are going to fly, but many of us have found ourselves there anyway. At that moment, it’s probably too late to do anything about it. But how do we change circumstances so those situations don’t happen? How Not to Get Hit is a book on personal safety for people who don’t want to learn to fight, but do want to learn how to avoid those situations where a fight is likely to develop. Told in a lighthearted, irreverent style, How Not to Get Hit takes you on a journey through the funny side of violence, its roots in our evolutionary past and where it fits in to modern society. Self defense isn’t a series of techniques or moves, it’s an attitude, a strategy and a life skill. This martial arts philosophy book will give you an understanding of why people want to use violence, how they will use it and using this knowledge to manage situations and create a better outcome.

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Yoga for Backache by Carrmine Ireene (28 Jul 2017)
Holistic solution to day to day living. Easy to follow steps of instructions for practice in the privacy of ones own home. Exercises for spinal problemsDiet, nutrition, minerals and vitamins as useful tips. Suitable for Therapists, Gym instructors, Sports enthusiasts, Physical Trainers

stretch to win
Stretch to Win by Ann and Chris Frederick (10 Aug 2017)
Are you looking for the key to optimal performance? Increased speed, power, and agility? What you need is a complete flexibility training system–one designed for today’s athlete and made up of dynamic stretches that mirror sport-specific movement. And you should also have the skills to assess exactly what your body needs at any time. That complete program is found in Stretch to Win.

In its first edition, Stretch to Win raised the bar for flexibility training. The first edition quickly became a best-selling stretching resource for consumers and professionals alike. From amateur to professional athletes, weekend warriors to Olympians, the benefits were clear: increased mobility, improved range of motion, faster recovery, and more. Now it’s time to raise the bar further.

This is Stretch to Win, Second Edition. Inside, Ann and Chris Frederick build on their system with the latest research, specific ways to assess yourself, and more stretching options. New illustrations of the body’s fascia will help you assess and identify your imbalances. Then the text will guide you to eliminate these imbalances with corrective stretch movements that quickly improve mobility.

You’ll learn the most effective techniques for your sport, your position, or your event; then you’ll put these techniques into action.

Using the new Stretch to Win fascia mobility assessment (FMA) protocol, you’ll determine range of motion deficits and identify your performance inhibitors. Then, with the stretching matrix, you’ll personalize a program developed for your needs and your goals. You can incorporate the matrix into your existing workout as well as into rest days, when stretching can aid in recovery and bring your body back in balance.

It’s all here–all the tools, all the stretches, and all the instruction to create an effective flexibility program for any sport or activity. If it’s time to increase mobility, power, speed, agility, range of motion, and overall performance, it’s time for Stretch to Win!

 

 

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