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    Fitness Through Aerobics

    ISBN-10: 0205294170
    ISBN-13: 9780205294176
    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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