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Fitness Professionals Circuit Training: A Complete Guide to Planning and Instructing (Fitness Professionals)
Fitness Professionals Circuit Training: A Complete Guide to Planning and Instructing (Fitness Professionals)
by Richard (Bob) Hope
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's not what I was looking for, 10 Nov. 2012
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When I bought the book I wanted to know what are the things to look for, when you assemble a circuit program. What is the best way to mix aerobic and anaerobic exercises in order to achieve the point of the circuit training, which would be improving both strength and cardiovascular fitness at the same time.
I wanted an explanation how it actually happens in the first place,
what is the best work-rest ratio in order to keep the heartbeat up but still
allow enough time to rest for the anaerobic stations.
I figured, if I want to know all these, the best thing is to buy the complete guide.
Well, I got all the answers I wanted, but not from here, because there is nothing
about it in the book.
It tells you how to work with many people,but it uses the circuit training as a tool,to make exercise more fun, like a bootcamp.
It tells you the different methods, their names, the stations, the patterns.
I think anybody with some common sense can make up any of them patterns, you don't
need to know about cardio-strength training, post exercise oxygen consumption,
or any other fancy new terms and methods of the last ten years for it.
I think circuit training has a lot more in it than this book can offer.
If you are a trainer, and you know everything that there is to know about circuit training, but need some ideas how to organize them people so they won't run into each other like chicken, buy this book.
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Grappling: Effective Groundwork
Grappling: Effective Groundwork
by Christian Braun
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars great book, 9 Nov. 2012
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I'm only new at grappling, - I started judo couple months ago.
I bought a punchbag, and I practice with it, following the pictures as much as I can.
The bag has no limbs of course, but cheaper than a dummy.
I'm getting better since I'm at it, the pictures are good, easy to follow.
Some fighters might know these things already, for me it's definitely a huge help.
I love the book, use it every day.


Judo Strategy: Turning Your Competitors' Strength to Your Advantage
Judo Strategy: Turning Your Competitors' Strength to Your Advantage
by David B Yoffie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not about judo, 9 Nov. 2012
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I'm only disappointed, because I thought the book was about judo.
This book is a business book, and it would have been a great idea to
mention it at some stage, either in the title or anywhere actually.
It might be a good book about business, I don't know cause I'm not interested.


The Complete Guide to Kettlebell Training (Complete Guides)
The Complete Guide to Kettlebell Training (Complete Guides)
by Allan Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the book I was looking for, 30 Dec. 2011
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This is the fifth book I bought on kettlebell training, they all were very
good. Since I want to be an instructor there is never enough information about
kettlebell for me. This is the first book which explains every exercise in
different ways in case you want to try the hard style or the more relaxed
girevoy style. Every exercise is detailed down to which muscles you are using
and what are the common mistakes, but gives you choices and "freedom" which I've
never found in a kettlebell book before.
I have to say this is the most informative book of all, no stories, only facts.


Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise
Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?: Fitness Myths, Training Truths, and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise
by Alex Hutchinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.53

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exelent, 24 Sept. 2011
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I've been constantly reading books about exercise since I'm a PT.
This book is simply one of the best. If you work in the fitness industry or
interested in anything about exercise or nutrition, you'll be amazed how
they built a lot of things you learnt on theories that had never been proven
in the first place. I actually enjoy reading this book - I'm only half way through
yet - because I thought I was getting to know something about the subject, but
I still felt intimidated by other Personal Trainers,their confidence and the way they act just like they know everything and beyond.
About half they teach you is either never been proven or just proved to be wrong.
If you are a trainer please read this book before start working with your next client.


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