Fitness Through Aerobics

ISBN-10: 0205294170
ISBN-13: 9780205294176
Edition: 4th (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)
Author(s): Jan Galen Bishop
Description: Fitness Through Aerobics uses unique tools and strategies to put vital health and fitness information directly into the hands of readers. Using the most up-to-date fitness and wellness information on aerobic dance exercise, the Fifth Edition  More...
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Edition: 4th
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English

Fitness Through Aerobics uses unique tools and strategies to put vital health and fitness information directly into the hands of readers. Using the most up-to-date fitness and wellness information on aerobic dance exercise, the Fifth Edition reflects current trends in group fitness by adding information and photographs for resistance exercises using weights. It also includes a discussion of other group fitness activities, such as group cycling and stair stepping. A list of web sites and new worksheets (such as BMI) make it even easier to access and apply information. For college instructors and students.

Prefacep. ix
Aerobics, Wellness, and You!p. 1
Aerobicsp. 1
Wellness and Youp. 2
Exercise and Wellnessp. 3
The Physical Benefits of Aerobic Dance Exercisep. 5
Summaryp. 11
Knowledge Tipsp. 12
Individual Differences: Let's Talk About Youp. 13
Exercise and Back Carep. 14
Exercise and Asthmap. 15
Exercise and Diabetesp. 15
Exercise and Pregnancyp. 15
Exercise and Hypertensionp. 17
Exercise and Low-Risk Coronary Artery Diseases (CAD)p. 17
Exercise and Agingp. 17
Summaryp. 18
Knowledge Tipsp. 18
The Aerobics Look: Clothing and Equipmentp. 19
Shoesp. 19
Other Clothingp. 21
Equipmentp. 22
Summaryp. 23
Knowledge Tipsp. 23
Fitness Components and Exercise Principlesp. 25
Components of Fitnessp. 25
Principles of Exercisep. 26
Summaryp. 28
Knowledge Tipsp. 28
The Aerobic Target Zonep. 29
Frequencyp. 29
Timep. 29
Intensityp. 30
Summaryp. 36
Knowledge Tipsp. 36
Setting Goals and Reaching Your Dreamp. 37
Establishing Your Fitness Goalsp. 37
Finding Motivationp. 40
Choosing the Activityp. 40
Tracking Your Progressp. 41
Evaluating the Program and Your Goalsp. 41
Protecting Your Commitmentp. 42
Summaryp. 43
Knowledge Tipsp. 43
Posture: A Dynamic Conceptp. 45
Flexibility and Posturep. 45
Muscle Strength and Body Alignmentp. 45
Exercise Alignment Checksp. 46
Posture and Healthy Livingp. 48
Other Influences on Posturep. 48
Posture and Sports and Dancep. 51
Summaryp. 52
Knowledge Tipsp. 52
Warm-Up/Cool-Down: Flexibilityp. 53
Warm-Upp. 53
Flexibility Exercisesp. 56
Cool-Downp. 66
Summaryp. 67
Knowledge Tipsp. 67
Rhythmic Aerobics: Variations and Stylesp. 69
Dance Aerobicsp. 69
Combat and Martial Arts Aerobicsp. 69
Cardio-Machine Aerobicsp. 70
The Aerobics Portion of Classp. 70
Techniques That Apply to All Rhythmic Aerobicsp. 71
High-Impact Aerobicsp. 71
Low-Impact Aerobicsp. 72
Step Aerobicsp. 73
Basic Steps for Step Aerobicsp. 73
Water Aerobicsp. 78
Circuit Aerobicsp. 80
Slide Aerobicsp. 80
Aerobics Videotapesp. 83
Commonly Asked Questionsp. 83
Summaryp. 84
Knowledge Tipsp. 84
Body Toning Through Resistance Exercisesp. 85
Benefits of Muscular Strength and Endurancep. 85
Resistance Exercises: Before, After, or During Aerobics?p. 86
Achieving Resistancep. 86
The Muscular Strength-Endurance Continuump. 86
Frequencyp. 86
Intensityp. 87
Timep. 87
Static and Dynamic Trainingp. 87
Technique Tips for Resistance Exercisesp. 88
Resistance Exercisesp. 89
Summaryp. 102
Knowledge Tipsp. 102
Weights, Bands, Water: Adding Resistancep. 103
Weightsp. 103
Resistance Exercises with Weightsp. 104
Exercise Bandsp. 109
Resistance Exercises with Bandsp. 109
Waterp. 114
Resistance Exercises in the Waterp. 115
Summaryp. 115
Knowledge Tipsp. 116
Nutrition and Weight Controlp. 117
Basic Nutritional Informationp. 117
The Food Pyramidp. 120
Weight Control Informationp. 121
Weight Managementp. 127
Commonly Asked Questionsp. 130
Summaryp. 131
Knowledge Tipsp. 132
Prevention and Carep. 133
Foot Injuriesp. 133
Shin Injuriesp. 134
Knee Injuriesp. 135
Multiple Site Injuriesp. 135
Heat-Related Injuriesp. 137
Commonly Asked Qustionsp. 137
Summaryp. 138
Knowledge Tipsp. 138
A Lifetime of Aerobics ...p. 139
Summaryp. 141
Knowledge Tipsp. 141
Muscles of the Bodyp. 143
Internet Resourcesp. 145
Worksheets
Health and Fitness Historyp. 147
Summary Record Sheetp. 149
Calculating Your Target Heart Rate--MHR Formulap. 151
Calculating Your Target Heart Rate--Karvonen Formulap. 153
Heart Rate Chartp. 155
Goal Settingp. 157
Fitness Logp. 159
Cardiorespiratory Fitness--Step Testp. 161
Cardiorespiratory Fitness--12-Minute Walk/Run Testp. 163
Cardiorespiratory Fitness--1.5-Mile Timed Run Testp. 165
Flexibility--Trunk Forward Flexion Testsp. 167
Quick Check Flexibility Testsp. 169
Muscular Endurance--Partial Curl-Up Testp. 173
Muscular Endurance--Push-Up Testp. 175
Healthy Weight--Waist/Hip Ratio, BMI, Percent Fatp. 177
Nutrition Awareness--Weekdayp. 179
Nutrition Awareness--Weekend Dayp. 181
Bibliographyp. 183
Glossaryp. 189
Indexp. 193
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