Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon

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AuthorHouse, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 276 pages
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Much more goes into a successful strength training program than reps and load. How one thinks, breathes, eats, drinks, and sleeps has just as much impact on a person's vitality as how one moves. Indeed, failing to get the biochemistry right dooms even the best exercise prescription to failure. While most others treat the athlete as though the musculoskeletal system functions as an island. Andrew's approach is Holistic-inclusive of all key systems of the body & mind. Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon will teach the reader what is often neglected in both their pursuit of wellness and their pursuit of a place on the podium.
 

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Contents

Foreword
The Importance of Stretching and Flexibility
Machine Mayhem 49
Neural Drive 57
The Three Dimensions of Lifting Success 63
Closed Chain vs Open Chain 69
More Than Just Abs 75
A Postural Tangent 83
Pelvic Tilt 89
The Inner Unit and Back Pain 97
The Power of Putting It All Together
The Questions The Answers and The Glossary of Terms
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Andrew Johnston was born in 1963 in New Zealand. He is a poet and journalist who is associated with the "Wellington school" of poets. He earned a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Otago and a master's degree in English Literature from the University of Auckland. In 1995 he represented New Zealand at the University of Iowa's International Writing Program. Johnston started working as an editor in 1998 at the international Herald Tribune in Paris. In 2004 Johnston founded "The Page", a Web site that features poems and essays from elsewhere on the Internet. In 2007 he was the J.D. Stout Fellow at Victoria University. In 2010 he left the International Herald Tribune to edit the annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report, the United Nations' major global survey of education, published by UNESCO. He also edits the annual Africa Progress Report for the Africa Progress Panel.

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