The Core Workout

A Definitive Guide to Swiss Ball Training for Athletes, Coaches and Fitness Professionals

The Core Workout


Core Performance

The Revolutionary Workout Program to Transform Your Body and Your Life

Core Performance

Presents a workout program designed to transform the body from the inside out, beginning with the mid-body muscles that control posture and physical performance, and offers guidelines on how to develop a lean, flexible body.

Conditioning to the Core

Conditioning to the Core

Condition the core; unleash the potential. Serious athletes train for results—results that make them winners on the field, pitch, course, or court. And the key to getting those results, to improving performance in any sport and at any level, is no secret. A strong, well-conditioned core is the lynchpin to athletic success. In Conditioning to the Core, strength and conditioning coaches Greg Brittenham and Daniel Taylor deliver the definitive guide to training the torso. Inside, you’ll learn these concepts: - The core’s central role in originating and transferring strength and power, two requirements for superior performance - The energy systems, the strength and power foundations, and the movement mechanics for any sport - Over 300 of the most effective exercises for strength, stability, and power - The way to design a comprehensive program based on athlete assessment and analysis, followed by several sport-specific sample programs for reference Detailed photo sequences and expert instruction ensure you’re performing each exercise safely and efficiently. Color-coded stability, strength, and power training exercises, programs, and assessments provide all the tools for achieving high-performance goals. You will quickly identify and organize each component that addresses your needs, your sport, and your high-performance goals. If you are serious about performance, Conditioning to the Core will help you get serious results. Whether you’re an athlete, trainer, or coach, this guide should be the centerpiece of your sport training program.

Fusion Workouts

Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and Barre

Fusion Workouts

Combine fitness, Pilates, yoga, and barre, and what do you get? An incredible workout that will engage you, challenge you, and change the way you exercise. Welcome to Fusion Workouts: Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, and Barre, the program shaped around your preferences, needs, and goals. You’ll discover an approach combining four disciplines that will help you gain strength, muscle definition, flexibility, balance, and overall mind–body health. Fusion Workouts guides you through a five-step system accounting for your fitness level, goals, time available, activity preferences, and more. Then select from 15 ready-to-follow workouts, or mix it up and create your own. You’ll find more than 100 exercises and poses along with easy-to-follow guidelines for sequencing them for maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and enjoyment. More Pilates and yoga with less barre? Less yoga and more fitness? No problem. This is your workout!

Developing the Core

Developing the Core

 The NSCA, the world’s leading sport conditioning organization, offers its unrivaled expertise in a book perfect for any athlete seeking to strengthen the core and improve athletic performance. Featuring 11 ready-to-use sport-specific programs, Developing the Core provides more than 50 of the most effective exercises along with science-based assessments to help athletes understand their individual needs. 

Core Strength Workout

Get Flat Abs and a Healthy Back : Pilates, Yoga, Exercise Ball

Core Strength Workout

The perennially popular Yoga, Ballet, and Pilates all owe their success to what has become the latest buzzword in fitness: CORE STRENGTH. Core strength refers to the torso muscles from the glutes and abs to the back and neck those muscles that literally keep you standing tall, strong, and erect. Athletes and dancers have always understood the importance of core strength; as our population ages everyone is beginning to herald workouts that concentrate on these all-essential muscle groups. After years of relying on yoga, pilates, ballet, and various combinations thereof to work these muscles, the fitness industry is now developing routines strictly for core strength.

Push-Up Progression Workout for a Stronger Core

A Twelve Push-Up Journey

Push-Up Progression Workout for a Stronger Core

"Push-Up Progression Workout for a Stronger Core" is a twelve push-up journey to progress by performing a variety of push-up techniques. This book discusses how crucial the push-up is in regards to training the core, upper body, and lower body. By strength training your core stabilization muscles first, and your core movement muscles second, you will create overall functional strength in your core while obtaining that lean, aesthetic look we all desire. Performing these push-ups will improve your posture drastically while you develop more strength in your upper and lower body. The push-ups outlined in this book can be performed quickly and conveniently at home or on the road. Most importantly, no matter your fitness level, this book shows you how the push-up can benefit everyone!

Core Strength For Dummies

Core Strength For Dummies

Core Strength For Dummies explores a number of workouts designed to work the different core muscles that stabilize the spine and pelvis and run the entire length of the torso. It also provides information on all of the tools and guidance needed to reach a desired fitness goal.

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning

Introduction to the Core Exercises

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning

Demontrates hundreds of low-stress exercises designed to firm the body, improve flexibility, and increase strength and endurance

Solid to the Core

Simple Exercises to Increase Core Strength and Flexibility

Solid to the Core

Like your house, your body needs a strong foundation to support it. In your body this foundation is made up of your core, a set of muscles and muscle groups that extend from the base of your spine to the area around your pelvis, including the muscles of your abdominal wall and back. Exercises that strengthen these muscles will foster stability and support for all activities you engage in-from carrying groceries to training for competitive sports. Solid to the Core offers a customizable, progressive program of exercises you can use to strengthen your core. As you blend these exercises into your own personal fitness program, you'll learn to overcome your personal weaknesses and muscle imbalances, reducing pain and risk of stress injuries in the process. In no time at all, you'll discover the power and efficiency that can come from having a strong and stable core. Customize your own personal exercise program to: Minimize your risk of injury Correct muscle imbalances Achieve better posture Relieve chronic muscle and joint pain Feel strong, energetic, powerful, and healthy