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Beyond basic training : fitness strategies for men
Giswold, Jon.
Personal Author:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
vii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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GV482.5 .G58 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
GV482.5 .G58 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Beyond Basic Training is a guidebook to a fully integrated program that synthesizes core training with the new fitness trends of the twenty-first century. Giswold cuts right to the chase, encouraging readers to define goals and set up training strategies, then immersing them in efficient and effective routines to meet those goals. Every routine is presented at three levels-for the novice, the minimalist and the exerciser who demands total body conditioning-and can be mixed and matched throughout one training session or through a course of conditioning. Dynamically illustrated with striking photographs which demonstrate every move and position, Beyond Basic Training is an essential resource for anyone who wants to kick up their workouts to a higher level and see dramatic and permanent results.

Author Notes

Jon Giswold is a top trainer and group fitness instructor on staff at Reebok/SportsClub NY and Sports Club L.A. in New York City. He is also a consultant
Augustus Butera: His editorial work has appeared in magazines such as Health, Fitness, Men's Health, and Conde Nast Traveler, while his unique Polaroid artwork is included in corporate and private collections across the country

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Going to the Next Levelp. 1
Part I Strategyp. 5
1. Strategy: Tools for Winningp. 7
2. Getting to Know You: Inventory/Self-Evaluationp. 9
3. Journaling: Defining Momentp. 39
Part II Getting Physican: Performancep. 43
4. Pilates-Inspired Trainingp. 51
5. Stability Ball Training and the Medicine Ballp. 65
6. Yoga-Inspired Trainingp. 99
7. Programming Strategies: the Routinesp. 115
Part III Intedrationp. 123
8. Crosstrainingp. 125
9. Nutrition Strategiesp. 149
10. Stress and Destressingp. 167
11. Beyond Exercisep. 177
12. Resource Guidep. 189
Epiloguep. 195
Indexp. 197