Anatomy Of Core Stability: A Trainer's Guide To Core...

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Author Liebman, Hollis
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A strong, stable core is the foundation of virtually all physical efforts. Pilates and yoga practitioners as well as dedicated athletes are familiar with the concept of "core stability." They understand its importance in achieving and maintaining superior fitness. A strong and stable core improves athletic performance, increases power and endurance, reduces stress on the body and minimizes the chances of injury. It helps to improve balance and posture, alleviates back pain and minimizes fatigue. Even everyday actions are easier, whether climbing stairs or lifting a box or holding a baby. The muscles most responsible for core stability run the length of the trunk and torso. They include the famous "six pack" abdominal muscles, the muscles that underlie the spinal column and neck and which help to rotate the back, the oblique muscles, and the muscles of the hips and thighs. Exercises
designed specifically to address these muscles are the only way to build a stable core. Anatomy of Core Stability features such exercises. They are designed to work the entire core musculature, from the major muscles in the abdomen, spine, lower back, torso, hips and thighs, which endure the greater effort, to the smaller assisting muscles, which support the larger. Many exercises use inexpensive equipment such as a stability ball, medicine ball, free weights and wobble board. American Reference Books Annual praised this series' first book, Anatomy of Exercise, as "fascinating" and recommended it to "medium-sized and large public li
aries as well as high school and undergraduate collections." This latest addition to the series will prove equally commendable and is an important purchase. The "Anatomy of..." series has
revolutionized how people can approach their fitness needs. The books are ideal references for beginning exercisers and amateur athletes, elite competitors, trainers, physiotherapists, coaches, sport injury clinics, yoga, pilates and fitness instructors, team doctors and specialist professionals.

Table of Contents
Introduction Full-Body Anatomy Warm-Up and Stretching Exercises Swiss Ball Abdominal Stretch Side Stretch Side Bends Seated Spinal Stretch Co
a Stretch Iliotibial Band Stretch Adductor Stretch Hip Flexor Stretch Piriformis Stretch Lumbar Stretch Static Exercises Standing Stability Standing Extension Standing Abdominal Brace Seated Pelvic Tilt Chair Pose Hand-to-Toe Lift Sitting Balance Thigh Rock-Back Plank Side Plank Front Plank Plank Roll-Down Wall Sits Quadruped Transverse Abs Swiss Ball Sit to Bridge
Bridge Single-Leg Glute Bridge Bottom Push-Up Hold Single-Leg Balance High Lunge Inverted Hamstring Static Sumo Squat Lateral Roll Swiss Ball Hyperextension Rotated Back Extension Side-Lying Hip Abduction Tiny Steps Double-Leg Ab Press Dynamic Exercises Swiss Ball Roll-Out Swiss Ball Jackknife Swiss Ball Hip Crossover Swiss Ball Walk-Around Push-Up Push-Up Hand Walkover Chair Dip Towel Fly Swiss Ball Medicine Ball Pullover Swiss Ball Plank with Leg Lift Body Saw Big Circles with Medicine Ball McGill Curl-Up Hip Circles Reverse Bridge Rotation
Plank Knee Pull-In Abdominal Hip Lift Straight Leg Raise Seated Russian Twist Single-Leg Circles Prone Heel-Beats Clamshell Series Scissors Medicine Ball Ab Curl Sit-Up and Throw Bicycle Crunch Step-Down Spine Twist Stiff-Legged Deadlift Swimming Workouts Beginner Workout Lateral-Core Workout Anterior Workout Sports Workout Down-Under Workout Suicide Stability Workout Glossary Credits and Acknowledgments

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An extremely informative and high-quality publication that will be of use to anyone interested in improving their core strength and stability. It is suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and would be a worthwhile addition to any public, high school, or undergraduate li