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Anatomy of Exercise for Longevity

A Trainer's Guide to a Long and Healthy Life (Anatomy of)

By Hollis Liebman

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Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 07 August 2015
A recent study by Brigham and Women's Hospital and the National Cancer Institute found a direct relationship between levels of physical activity and increased longevity, regardless of body weight. The results revealed that walking briskly for just 11 minutes per day was associated with a gain of 1.8 years of life expectancy, compared with doing no such activity. Walking briskly for 43 minutes a day was associated with a gain of 4.5 years! Facts like this make it hard for almost anyone resisting exercise to find a reasonable excuse.

Anatomy of Exercise for Longevity: A Trainer's Guide to a Long and Healthy Life is the latest addition to a best-selling series and the ideal guide to approaching and maintaining physical activity beginning at any age.

The Anatomy of... books are revolutionary for their accessibility and insight into how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise. As such, they meet a variety of amateur and professional needs. In all, the series' ten titles have sold more than 250,000 copies in North America. This new book will perhaps be the most enthusiastically received. After all, everyone wants to live longer. The features are:
  • Full-body anatomy illustrations, front and back
  • Full-color photographs of exercises
  • Annotated full-color anatomical illustrations for all exercises
  • Identification of active, stabilizing and benefitting muscles
  • Concise how-to instructions for each exercise
  • Level-of-difficulty modifications
  • "Best For" information boxes
  • Safety tips boxes
  • Glossary of anatomical terms.

No other exercise book provides such rich detail tailored to the general reader. Approachable, non-judgmental and accessible, it is the ideal resource for anyone who wants to live a long, healthy and active life-- and don't we all?

About the Author

Hollis Lance Liebman has been a fitness magazine editor and national bodybuilding champion and is currently a fitness trainer for some of Hollywood's elite. Previous books include Anatomy of Exercise for 50+: A Trainer's Guide to Staying Fit Over Fifty. His web site is


Guides readers through exercise regimens designed to keep you strong, flexible and heart-healthy for the long haul. Minimal gear is required: a set of dumbbells and hand weights, an exercise ball and resistance bands. Mr. Liebman, who is also a personal trainer, recommends yoga moves and range-of-motion stretches, cardio, resistance and core-strength workouts to build mobility and balance. Detailed instructions and illustrations show how to perform each exercise properly, avoiding strain or injury. For each exercise, the benefits are explained (building endurance or increasing coordination, for instance), the target area revealed (such as back or abdominals) and caveats are issued when a workout isn't advisable because of a particular condition, weakness or injury. He provides the tools to customize workouts to fit your particular goals. His training mantra: It's never too late to start-and it's never too early, either.--Diane Cole"Wall Street Journal" (11/29/2015)

EAN: 9781770856318
ISBN: 1770856315
Publisher: Firefly Books
Dimensions: 27.69 x 22.1 x 1.27 centimetres (0.77 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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