For runners, weight lifters, Crossfitters, triathletes, cyclists, and any fitness enthusiast who loves an intense workout: learn exactly how yoga will benefit your performance.
You've heard yoga can improve your fitness pursuits, but all you can find is vague information on starting a "beginner's vinyasa practice." And who really has the time for a 60 minute yoga class when all you want to do is lift weights? The good news is a yoga practice really can make you better at your sport; and specific tips, postures, and yoga workouts do exist to help you. This book is absolutely everything you need, and absolutely nothing you don't, to be a better athlete.
Dean Pohlman, founder of Man Flow Yoga and author of DK's best-selling book Yoga Fitness for Men, is your no-nonsense guide for integrating yoga with your existing resistance and endurance training. He's a respected athlete, fitness enthusiast, and functional yoga expert who actually knows how to speak to your fitness discipline. In partnership with other professional athletes in your field, Yoga For Athletes has all of the credible and effective information you need.
Choose your primary discipline: resistance training or endurance training (or both!). Then use the targeted assessment to identify your areas of opportunity. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be guided to select from a variety of 10-minute yoga workouts you can easily merge with existing fitness plans. Yoga for Athletes offers:
• 30+ yoga workouts designed with the athlete's goals in mind. Most workouts require just 10 minutes of your time and are easily slid into your existing workout program.
• 30+ yoga postures in this detailed step-by-step guide for improved mobility, strength, and balance.
• Beat your pain points and perfect your fitness with a systematic evaluation of your training program. Discover how to fix muscle weaknesses, overtraining, common injuries, stiffness, and more.
"Dean has taken what is essential to our bodies, brains, and minds, and created a model based on the principles of a yogic practice. You can drop this excellent book into whatever sport, practice, class, or activity you love, and it will make you better."
-Dr. Kelly Starrett.
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