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    1. YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's
    $11.32
    2. The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book
    $17.79
    3. Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental
    $16.29
    4. Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and
    $18.24
    5. Bowerman and the Men of Oregon:
    $11.20
    6. ChiRunning
    $12.89
    7. Core Performance: The Revolutionary
    $7.99
    8. The Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time
    $10.88
    9. Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method
    $16.47
    10. How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!
    $10.85
    11. The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan
    $15.61
    12. Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete
    $13.57
    13. Strength Training Anatomy
    14. Taking Charge of Your Fertility:
    $12.21
    15. The Miracle Ball Method: Relieve
    $26.40
    16. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual
    $89.44
    17. Dynamic PhysicalEducation for
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    18. Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual:
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    19. Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized
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    1. YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger
    by Collins
    Hardcover (03 May, 2005)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $14.97
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    Isbn: 0060765313
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    If there ever was a pair of docs who can make the small intestine seem truly intriguing, here they are. Dr. Mehmet Oz is an alternative-medicine maverick and a cardiologist known to implement acupuncture during open-heart surgery. Dr. Michael Roizen developed the Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Doctor's Jokes Don't Work
    Yes, I understand that Doctors believe the human body is SO complex that they feel they have to add little elves, sex jokes, and personal, inside humor to make the book readable; However, you can do basic education and keep people reading by not mystifying.I personally took offense at some of the body labels and the condescending way this book approaches the body. I've read several books similar to this, all in an effort to keep my 65 year old body young, and to protect my children from disease.I found Rayna Gangi's Book, and Andrew Weil's books to be much more respectful, and hence, more informative and readable.These guys are capitalizing on the YOU premise, and obviously laughing and joking all the way to the bank.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I could personally thank the authors
    I also bought the RealAge makeover book.I highly recommend that if you enjoyed this book.It has even more details, IMO.I am following the workout plan in that book and have been for the last 48 days.I feel fantastic.I also got my multivitamins based on their recommendations.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Yes - Basic - But Thats What The General Population Still Needs
    As a Fitness Pro and Lifestyle Consultant - it is clear the general population still lacks knowledge of the basics. While a good number of reviews state this book is not a good one because it only covers the basics - I disagree.
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    Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Exercise    3. Health    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health Behavior    6. Health/Fitness    7. Healthy Living    8. Human Anatomy    9. Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology    10. Longevity    11. Medicine, Popular    12. Nutrition    13. Personal Health    14. Physiological Processes    15. Popular Works    16. Popular medicine    17. Health & Fitness / Nutrition   


    2. The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book
    by Avery
    Paperback (26 May, 2003)
    list price: $15.95 -- our price: $11.32
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    Isbn: 1583331522
    Sales Rank: 1452
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great information...
    This book has great information about all types of minerals and vitamins.I had a hard time putting the book down.I learned so much more about the minerals and vitamins and what doses you should be using.Now I know how much my body needs of certain vitamins.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Careful - this book isn't as neutral as the author claims it to be
    If you read this book you will be given lots of evidence and independent studies on the various benefits of vitamins and minerals.But while this book claims to be neutral and balanced on the good and bad of each vitamin, the author does leave out a variety of studies that have cast doubt on the benefits of "mega-doses" of various vitamins and minerals.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Looking for a great book with gobs of information?
    Looking for a great book with gobs of information? Look no further! This book explains what each supplement is used for and the doses to take for specific diseases or just for optimal health. Perhaps the best thing about this book is that it lists information about adverse results if too much of a supplement is taken. I refer to this book time and time again. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Dietary supplements    3. General    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health/Fitness    6. Minerals    7. Minerals in the body    8. Popular works    9. Vitamins    10. Diets & dieting    11. Health & Fitness / Vitamins   


    3. Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
    by Collins
    Hardcover (10 June, 1999)
    list price: $26.95 -- our price: $17.79
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    Isbn: 0060193395
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Bill Phillips had been publishing bodybuilding magazines and marketing nutritional supplements for years when he had a weird revelation at a trade show: many of the most loyal and enthusiastic readers he had were totally out of shape. From that uncomfortable realization came his popular Physique Transformation Contest (top prize that first year: Phillips's own Lamborghini), now world famous, and this book.Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
    I listened to the Book on CD, and particularly enjoyed the comments and testimonials by those who've already done it. Those made me believe that I can do it too.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Body for LifeFan
    I've been using BFL on and off for the past 3-years.If you stick with it it really works.Just tailor it to suit you.If your a woman you might want to substitute some of the excercises for those that are geared towards women.Awesome book for just getting started and workout junkies.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This "diet" works. Period.
    I have read many of the reviews for this book and I am dismayed at those people who have given it less than four stars. I seriously doubt they have actually followed through with the program. Pick up a copy of Men's Health magazine. They are preaching the same thing: high-protein, moderate carbohydrate meals, six times a day. EVERY issue gives specific recipes supporting this eating lifestyle. Heck, I picked up a Fortune magazine a few weeks ago, and they said the same thing: six small meals a day. Bill Phillips just figured it out before everyone else did.
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    Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Diet / Health / Fitness    3. Exercise    4. Health    5. Health & Fitness    6. Health/Fitness    7. Motivational & Inspirational    8. Physical fitness    9. Weight Loss    10. Diets & dieting    11. Exercise & workout books    12. Health & Fitness / Exercise   


    4. Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence
    by Rodale Press
    Hardcover (13 June, 2006)
    list price: $23.95 -- our price: $16.29
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    Isbn: 1594863024
    Sales Rank: 1531
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bringing the message home
    This is a book you will want to share with colleagues, patients, family and friends if you are in an integrative medicine healing practice. Those that "get" what you are doing will love it for its clear description of our vision. Those that don't "get" what you are doing, may very well after reading this extremely well written, passionate story. Matthew understands that yoga goes far beyond his personal experience or any story for that matter. He uses his story to share how yoga is indeed a "waking" of the human consciousness and a responsiblity for us all. His use of humor, irony and candor make for an engaging, personal experience while pushing the reader to look beyond their personal limits.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Connection of Mind and Body
    This memoir was a fabulous read.I couldn't put it down once I started.Matthew's story of his accident and recovery was heartbreaking, but the inspiration he provides for all of us gives ushope that we toocan overcome the obstacles we face in our ownlives. We do not stand apart from Matthew, but we walk with him, all of us.I feel that Matthew does not what us to feel sorry for him, but to learn from him that we all can be whole, healthy and live productive lives.I was amazed by his insights and the poetic elegance of his writing.This author will go far.Read it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Waking, by Matthew Sanford
    This was an awesome book.A great story for anyone really, but very helpful as well to those in the medical or alternative health care field, as I am a massage therapist. I found the linking of trauma and injury with the body very helpful in understanding clients and even my own limitations or prior injuries, it proves that your muscles do remember and even have flashbacks to trauma incurred to the body.I was totally inspired by Matthew and all he went through and accomplished during his journey back to health and Im so grateful that he shared it with us. It is also a good book for anyone experiencing aging in their bodies to read as well, lots of helpful insight for all of us as we start to disconnect from our bodies because of limitations or injury or age.Very inspiring and uplifting and hopeful. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Health aspects    6. Paraplegics    7. Personal Memoirs    8. Specific Groups - Special Needs    9. Yoga    10. Biography: general    11. Coping with disability    12. True stories of endurance & survival   


    5. Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Co-founder
    by Rodale Books
    Hardcover (25 July, 2006)
    list price: $28.95 -- our price: $18.24
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    Isbn: 1594861900
    Sales Rank: 1819
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
    I had heard of Bowerman from the Nike brand of shoes I've worn and from the Pre movie "Without Limits".I had no idea what an amazingly big life Dave Bowerman had.The major events in his family's and his own history make for a good read.Kenny Moore is an able writer and you can tell he's spent time with the familly and friends to come up with this history of the father of the modern day running shoe.But he shows him to be more than a shoemaker.His experiences during WWII, the various Olympics (including Munich), founding and running BRS/Nike, and his battles against the Bhagwan (!) were a surprise that filled out my knowledge of the man and the Men of Oregon.Worth reading esp. if you love anything about running and track and field competition.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great read!
    Kenny Moore writes as only Kenny Moore can in this wonderful account of Bill Bowerman and the history of running at Oregon. Great book!Thanks Kenny!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Portrait of a Coaching Legend
    Well-written and researched, this biography paints virtually every facet of Bill Bowerman's life and character across a canvas as broad as the Western skyline.From Bill's adventurous ancestors' settlement in Oregon, to his fatherless upbringing, to his high school sports and military successes, to his coaching, and finally to his entrepreneurial undertakings as a Nike founder, the narrative progresses in a logical, well-organized fashion.Even knowing that Kenny Moore, as one of Bill's unwavering supporters over the years, must have skewed this character study a bit toward the positive, I turned the last page convinced that Bill Bowerman was a multi-talented man of high principle and inquisitive Promethean temperament, who left the sport much better than he found it.
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    Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Bowerman, William J    4. Business    5. Business History    6. Corporate & Business History - General    7. Running    8. Running & Jogging    9. Sports    10. Sports & Recreation    11. Sports - General    12. Track and field    13. Track and field coaches    14. United States    15. University of Oregon    16. Sports & Recreation / Running & Jogging   


    6. ChiRunning
    by Fireside
    Paperback (30 March, 2004)
    list price: $14.00 -- our price: $11.20
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    Isbn: 074325144X
    Sales Rank: 1304
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, Injury Free Running for the Masses
    ChiRunning was the first running technique book I'd ever read. I found it because of a silly injury that wouldn't go away and the "injury free" on the cover dragged me in.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting technique, but less the expected
    A decent book with some interesting ideas, but little to do with anything "Chi," which was a little disappointing.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Truly Revolutionary Running
    This book is easy to read and packed with lots of valuable information.I am training for my first marathon and have used this book to help me with this process.It has given me a new way of running without injury and helped improve my overall running efficiency.I am very thankful to have come across this book at this important time in my training. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Health & Fitness    3. Health/Fitness    4. Martial Arts - Taichi    5. Prevention    6. Running    7. Running & Jogging    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Sports injuries    10. Tai chi    11. Training    12. Family & Health    13. Popular medicine    14. Sports & Recreation / General    15. Sports training & coaching    16. Track & field sports, athletics   


    7. Core Performance: The Revolutionary Workout Program To Transform Your Body And Your Life
    by Rodale Press
    Paperback (06 May, 2005)
    list price: $18.95 -- our price: $12.89
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    Isbn: 1594861684
    Sales Rank: 3690
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Workout Program
    This is a comprehensive program that includes both nutrition and exercise. Although there is nothing new in the nutritional part of the book (unless all you've ever read were fad diet plans), it's nice to have it included with the workout concepts. The program is meant to develop balanced fitness - strength, muscle mass, flexibility, power, and endurance - without shortchanging any component. There is an emphasis on recovery and good nutrition
    5-0 out of 5 stars One of those rare things that is what it says it is.
    I thought I was in shape; I was wrong, but I ma getting there now.This book set me up to take the next step....... which can be found on the last page of the book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Core Performance: The Revolutionary Workout Program to Transform Your Body and Your Life
    Easy to understand, large amount of important information, with easy to understand diagrams & pictures. ... Read more

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    8. The Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time Guide
    by Rodale Books
    Paperback (09 December, 2004)
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    Isbn: 1594862389
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A portable companion to the larger Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Abs-olute nutrition.
    I live in Boulder, Colorado, the center of the fitness universe, where body fat is considered a physical disability. I hike, run, cycle, spin, do yoga, and work out daily. Six months ago, I started the "Abs Diet" with the objective of losing weight and trimming my stomach. I also adding moderate weightlifting to my workout routine. Although it really hasn't seemed that I'm "dieting," has it worked?
    5-0 out of 5 stars Best smoothie recipes
    i'm am a big fan of all of the abs diet books but this one is one of my favorites! i have the hardest time when it comes to the food part of a diet and exercise program and this book has so many wonderful and new recipes in it that it gave me the opportunity to really change up my menu and stick to the program. the best part of this book to me is all of the smoothie recipes!! i love using smoothies as a meal suppliment and these recipes are so good and easy to make!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Everyone must read this book!
    Since receiving this book in the mail only a few weeks ago, I have read it cover to cover, highlighted and underlined key ideas, and referred back to it dozens of times.The author writes in a simple, yet entertaining tone using lots of humorous metaphors. The information about the foods we eat it priceless, the recipes are easy and delicious, and the food guide for eating out has come in handy already.I've even changed my regular workout schedule to accomodate the one suggested.I feel like I am now in the best shape of my life.This book has everything!I have already recommended it to several friends and family members. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Diet / Health / Fitness    3. Diet/Nutrition    4. Diets - General    5. Health & Fitness    6. Nutrition    7. Reducing diets    8. Health & Fitness / Diets   


    9. Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain
    by Bantam
    Paperback (29 February, 2000)
    list price: $16.00 -- our price: $10.88
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    Isbn: 0553379887
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Pete Egoscue learned a lot about pain when, as a Marine officer, he waswounded in Vietnam. He segued from patient to physical therapist, and now runs afamous clinic in San Diego, where he claims he's helped 95 percent of his patients curechronic pain--including Jack Nicklaus and Charles Barkley, whose athletic careers hehelped prolong. At the heart of his program are stretches and motion exercises to restoreproper function to muscles and joints. His methods are often surprising andcounterintuitive. For example, for foot pain, he suggests a series of hip exercises. In fact,this is one of the most startling books you'll read about the human organism. Egoscue hasstrong opinions about how modern life is changing the way our bodies function, reducingthe tasks we must perform and thus reducing the functional range of motion of ourmuscles and joints. Fortunately, he offers movement exercises to restore what naturemeant us to have. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Miracles do happen!
    I am an athlete who has had a chronic low back problem for twenty years. I exercised regularly utilizing exercises from the best physical therapists and chiropractors in the Los Angeles area. These exercises and stretch routines barley made a dent in the regular back pain I experienced. The day I received Pain Free I read the book cover to cover and did the chronic pain exercises. It was like a light switch was flipped in my back. I have been almost pain free for the last year since reading the book. The major test for me was whether I could return to running. Having been a marathoner before my back problem I had never been able to run regularly without severe repercussions. I now run three times a week with no repercussions and each week I am increasing my mileage. The maintenance exercises are great and they keep my back well.
    3-0 out of 5 stars After Long Term Use
    I have practiced the material in this book diligently for the past 8 months, and I think that sets me apart from the many who review this book after shorter use.The methods described in the book offer short-term relief positions for those in pain from musculosleletal problems.They are not unique, as yoga and physical therapy help in a similar fashion. They did not cure my back/disc related pain. Egoscue's claim that 95% of people doing these excercises will recover in a week is absurd, and his theories, though interesting, are unproven.Who is to say that his "successes" would not have recovered naturally in time?Having said that, I do think the book can give comfort to those in pain, but don't expect a cure.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Some simple exercises can really help
    I have just begun to get through this book.I quickly went to the section on back pain and tried the isometric exercises involving squeezing a pillow between your knees.Results were immediate and very beneficial.My back is feeling better than it has in years. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Healing    3. Health & Fitness    4. Health/Fitness    5. Pain Management    6. Pain Medicine    7. Exercise & workout books    8. Health & Fitness / General   


    10. How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy!
    by C.H.E.K Institute
    Paperback (07 February, 2004)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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    Isbn: 1583870067
    Sales Rank: 3879
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars You've got to read this book!
    I received this book as a gift. There are quite a few books on this subject on the market and this one is the best. I too could not put it down and finished it in 3 days. It's a huge book, a great resource that is well researched and written.. I have a few friends who've purchased this book and really loved it too. I can highly recommend this book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the general public and professionals!!!
    Very well illustrated and written.Anyone can read this book and get great value from it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE HEALTHY
    The information in this book is so complete...yourhealth has to come inside out!!!...this is a book about healthy habits that really makes sense. You follow the advices and you will start feeling better from one day to the other. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Diet / Health / Fitness    3. Diets    4. Exercise    5. General    6. Health & Fitness    7. Health & Fitness / Healthy Living    8. Health/Fitness    9. Healthy Living    10. Nutrition    11. Stress Management    12. Weight Loss    13. Workbooks   


    11. The Abs Diet: The Six-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life
    by Rodale Books
    Paperback (13 December, 2005)
    list price: $15.95 -- our price: $10.85
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    Isbn: 1594862168
    Sales Rank: 1308
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Didn't work for me!
    I followed this plan RELIGIOUSLY for over 8 weeks and I gained 7 pounds, mostly around my belly and face!I bought everything on the shopping list, some items were never even used in the recipies!This book contradicts itself several times about 'eating before working out, or eating after working out', '3 alcoholic drinks per week, or 2 per day', etc, etc. The other thing I found frustrating was the fact that most of the recipes if followed directly (which I thought was the idea!) are for 4 servings, so I found myself eating the same thing a lot, or a ton of leftovers and wasted food.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Abs-olute fitness.
    I live in Boulder, Colorado, the center of the fitness universe, where body fat is considered a physical disability.I hike, run, cycle, spin, do yoga, and work out daily.Six months ago, I started the "Abs Diet" with the objective of losing weight and trimming my stomach.I also adding moderate weightlifting to my workout routine.Although it really hasn't seemed that I'm "dieting," has it worked?
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read, great info
    This book has inspired my husband and I to tweak our diets just a little, yet we've had remarkable consequences.We are not following the "diet" per se, but we are using the nutritional advice suggested in the book.We've both lost weight, although he keeps losing (luck of male genes).The book is easy to read and humorous, too.Great examples and even the exercises are doable.Everyone should read the book - it will get you eating to live.Don't worry about the "diet" in the title.But even if you do follow the diet suggested, it's quite reasonable, allowing for one meal of anything you want. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Abdominal exercises    2. Consumer Health    3. Diet / Health / Fitness    4. Diet/Nutrition    5. Diets - Weight Loss    6. Exercise    7. Health & Fitness    8. Health/Fitness    9. Nutrition    10. Physical Fitness    11. Reducing diets    12. Reducing exercises    13. Health & Fitness / Diets   


    12. Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts
    by Turtle Press (CT)
    Paperback (10 January, 2004)
    list price: $22.95 -- our price: $15.61
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    Isbn: 1880336839
    Sales Rank: 2397
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good
    This book was definitely a good buy.Great sections on the theory of stretching and flexibility, and a good section on kinesiology.Lots of great stretches and it was great that they told you which stretches would benefit a certain muscle group.I was also really excited to find a section on improving kick height (the main reason I bought the book).Towards the end it gives lists of stretches the are good for certain kinds of martial arts (light-contact, full-contact, grappling, weapons, MMA, boxing, nd the author's favorites).Overall this book is very good.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tae Kwon Do Flexibility
    This is a geat book to improve your flexibility.Master Kim is a TKD master but the book would be great for any martial artist.I needed to improve my flexibility but too many of the book were too technical without a direct understanding of why and how.Kim does a good job of showing and explaining how things neeed to be done.I am not quite to the ground with my splits but am quickly getting there.

    3-0 out of 5 stars good but not great book
    this was a good book, but many of the stretches are just basic stretching that we already know, but there are some that are new, and there are a lot of photos, which makes it very easy to see how to do certain things.good book for very beginners, but not that great if you are already doing stretching excercises, it is probably just a repeat of what you are already doing. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Martial Arts & Self-Defense    2. Martial Arts - Tai Kwon Do    3. Martial arts    4. Sports    5. Sports & Recreation    6. Stretching exercises    7. Training    8. Oriental martial arts   


    13. Strength Training Anatomy
    by Human Kinetics Publishers
    Paperback (04 November, 2005)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 0736063684
    Sales Rank: 1015
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent strength training reference manual
    I work out regularly, and when doing strength training, I frequently have questions about which muscles I am working, whether I am performing the moves with correct form, etc.I decided to read this book after reading the author's companion work, Women's Strength Training Anatomy, which focuses on lower body only, whereas this volume offers a full-body review.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Strength Training Anatomy
    Excellent strength training manual. I actually own the original version, but just had to buy the revised one as well. Do not regret the decision. This a clear, concise, well-laid out guide to weight training. I've been lifting for 9 years so I'm pretty advanced. Since I need to change my routines every 4-6 weeks, I always look to this handy book to put together new ones.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!
    I use this book when I strength train and absolutely love it!! Recommend it to anyone. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Anatomy    2. Bodybuilding & Weight Training    3. Muscle strength    4. Muscles    5. Sports    6. Sports & Recreation    7. Weight training    8. Fitness training   


    14. Taking Charge of Your Fertility: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control and Pregnancy Achievement
    by Harper Perennial
    Paperback (July, 1995)
    list price: $22.00
    Isbn: 0060950536
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    This comprehensive book explains in lucid, assured terms how to practice the fertility awareness method (FAM), a natural, scientifically proven but little-known form of birth control (which is Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Should be Mandatory Reading
    I feel this book should be on the "mandatory reading" list for all women - especially young women.Our society and most of our mothers have wholly failed at teaching us about this sacred subject! Whether you are trying to get pregnant, trying to prevent pregnancy, or neither of the above, this is a must read.I would add, that there is a lot of information in this book that men should know too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Read this and got pregnant the first month!
    I had no trouble conceiving my first child when I was 35 years old. When we tried for baby #2, however, I was 39 years old and after 6 months of fruitless efforts we were beginning to get frustrated. A friend recommended this book to me. I got the book and began charting my cycle using the methods in the book. BINGO! I got pregnant the very first month I charted. What I learned in the process, was that I was ovulating a full week later than normal, so while my husband and I were diligently trying to conceive in the early part of my cycle, up through the time I thought I would be ovulating, we were stopping our determined efforts a little too early. The month I started charting, we just kept on going (much to my husband's delight: )until the thermometer said we could stop. A couple of weeks later I discovered I was pregnant and now our daughter has a little brother!: )
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible of Fertility
    I bought this book with a bit of hesitancy due to the fact as a medical professional, I thought that I knew all there was to the female body.What I learned in this book challenged everything I thought I knew.When I have a daughter, I will definitely be holding onto this gem to pass along to her...
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    15. The Miracle Ball Method: Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress
    by Workman Publishing Company
    Paperback (10 December, 2003)
    list price: $17.95 -- our price: $12.21
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    Isbn: 0761128689
    Sales Rank: 1858
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Least expensive tool to relieve pain!
    I am a licensed Massage therapist in Hawaii.I stumbled upon Elaine's book and started using it for my neck & back pain.I was pleasantly surprised at how deep my muscles and spine could be worked while I did two simple things Breath and Relax.Although breathing and relaxing is simple it becomes more difficult the longer the balls are in one position and works deeper into the muscles.At that point I choose either to move positions or focus on relaxing further and deeper breathing to let the ball(s) work deeper.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Best gift for chronic pain
    This little kit, is a really wonderful and inexpensive way to change your life. Like most office workers, sitting for 8 hours a day, gives a lot of lower back pain and piraformis syndrome.These balls are great to relieve the pain. The only warning I have is to watch how long you stay on the balls.In some areas of the book, she recommends staying on as long as you want.This can do damage if your body isn't ready for it.I made the mistake and did too much of a good thing.Release the muscles and relax into the balls, but remove them and relax some more.This is the perfect workout if you hold your tension, stress and emotions in your muscularture.If you do, and try the workout, you will be free, relaxed, and happy!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Pain free finally- I wish I had got this years ago! WONDERFUL !
    I have been in very good shape most of my adult life.
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    16. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
    by Body and Breath
    Hardcover (October, 2001)
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    Isbn: 0970700601
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Hatha Yoga Bible!
    This book is informative, well written and has the excact amount of theory/practicle information needed!!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Approach To Anatomy
    I purchased this book to assist in preparation for a small group presentation in a Yoga class at DePaul University.The course text (Donna Farhi's excellent "Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit") emphasized the need to understand bodies "to the cellular level" in order to fully appreciate what Yoga does for the body, and provided an introduction to each bodily system in relation to Yoga."Anatomy of Hatha Yoga" took that introduction to a level I never dreamed possible, and provided most, if not all of the information needed for our small group presentation on the skeletal system, especially in the context of Yoga.It's also extremely well written -- and yes, exhaustive and comprehensive -- but what comes through is the author's love of anatomy and Yoga.Some sections took more than one reading, but the challenge was as good for the brain as Yoga is for the body.I will recommend that this book be added to the course material, either as a required text or a reserve resource for students.Highly recommended.

    3-0 out of 5 stars better have some knowledge or some time
    My title says it all. The book is good, but it is not suitable for a novice. I was looking for books to recommend to new individuals to yoga, so I bought this book. It is good to me, but I have been teaching for 7 years. If you are new lookign for base knowledge, look elsewhere. If you have been practicing yoga for awhile, give it a try! ... Read more

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    17. Dynamic PhysicalEducation for Secondary School Students (5th Edition)
    by Benjamin Cummings
    Hardcover (24 March, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0805378820
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    18. Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual: An Illustrated Guide to Personal Practice
    by Ashtanga Yoga Productions
    Spiral-bound (01 September, 1999)
    list price: $24.95 -- our price: $16.47
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    Isbn: 1891252089
    Sales Rank: 4299
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars If you haven't already bought this, you need to get it!
    First published in 1999, and its still going selling strong! This manual has a lot going for it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible of Ashtanga
    This book is the best book on ashtanga yoga on the market - a must have for any person interested in ashtanga yoga. It covers all aspects, showing easier versions of the poses so that the beginner can also follow it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Met or exceeded my expectations
    This was recommended to me by my Ashtanga teacher. It has great photos and really complements what you hear in class. I understand more the drishti (eye gazes) and what the modifications to the poses are. When I think about it, I open it up and read about a particular pose that I am having some trouble with. It's really nice to have around.
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    19. Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Acheiving Your Ideal Weight
    by Putnam Adult
    Hardcover (01 January, 1996)
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    Isbn: 039914255X
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    If you've ever wondered why the latest fad diet doesn't work for you... well, there are lots of reasons, mostly the fact that it's a fad diet. But it could also be that you're the wrong blood type for the kinds of foods the diet recommends. Peter D'Adamo makes a persuasive argument that your blood type is an evolutionary marker that tells you which foods you'll process best, and which will be useless calories. He covers the entire range for each of the four blood types, from entrées to condiments and seasonings, and also makes type-specific exercise and lifestyle recommendations. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars How to Treat Your Illness or Disease with Relevant Herbs
    Dr. Peter D'Adamo has written a very interesting adjunct to his superb book, Live Right 4 Your Type. If you have already read that earlier book, you will find this book adds to your knowledge by letting you know about the latest research about the statistical correlations of various diseases and illnesses to those with various blood types. I wrote down the illnesses that I have more frequently than other people I know, and the diseases I have experienced before reading this book. I checked my experience against what the book reports, and found a high correlation (I have had two additional problems not typical of my Type O blood, and have not experienced three problems often associated with Type O people). I did the same for my wife, who has a different blood type, and found that her pattern reasonably closely matched what is described in the book as well. Then, the book has an excellent discussion of why people with each blood type can be affected differently by each illness or disease. You are also given extensive suggestions for herbal therapies that match your herb type. I have not had experiences with the herbs that were suggested for me, so I cannot comment on how relevant they are. If you already use herbs to improve conditions, you will probably adore this book. If you don't use many herbs, you will probably appreciate understanding more about the potential strengths and weaknesses of your blood chemistry. The book is quite thorough in providing articles you can read for more details, and where to access these articles on-line. If you have not read Live Right 4 Your Type, you will find that this book covers almost the same background material but at a much higher level of abstraction. There is a fairly complete discussion of how blood types seem to have developed and what their chemical implications are. In other ways, the book is quite complete in similarity to the earlier ones. For example, you get the food indications for each blood type, essentially like the information in both Eat Right 4 Your Type and Live Right 4 Your Type. Many people are skeptical about Dr. D'Adamo's work. I found him careful about what he had to say. For example, he notes that the risk charts in the book describe how blood type "in conjunction with other factors . . . may be [associated with] an increased risk for developing a certain disease." As to the diseases and illnesses, I was impressed to see how much different cancers were broken down by the part of the body affected while different infections were also segmented. I always find it helpful to keep the research-based associations to blood type in mind when I read other books about nutrition, health, and diseases. Perhaps someday other health authors will add this perspective to their work, as well. Until then, I am very grateful to Dr. D'Adamo for helping me understand how to make the most out of being a Type O person! How can you turn your strengths and weaknesses into resources for improving the quality of your life . . . and those you care about? Keep your mind and your body full of the most helpful resources you can add!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Secrets to health

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Individualized Diet
    The information is in written about in great detail, relating and recommending the 4 blood types to specific food and exercises.
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    20. The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss
    by Rodale, Inc.
    Hardcover (25 April, 2003)
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    Isbn: 1579546463
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    The verdict is in: those simple carbs we've been living on are killing us. For good health, we've got to get our blood sugar under control and stop the incessant cravings. Or so says Dr. Arthur Agatston, author of Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Healthy and delicious
    This book shows you how to eat like a normal person and lose weight -- without dieting! The basic idea is that refined, high-carb foods cause weight gain, especially in the stomach. Even though nutrition experts insist you can't lose more weight in your stomach than elsewhere, I tried it and it works.
    5-0 out of 5 stars You've got to read this book!
    I received this book as a gift. There are quite a few books on this subject on the market and this one is the best. I too could not put it down and finished it in 3 days. It's a huge book, a great resource that is well researched and written.. I have a few friends who've purchased this book and really loved it too. I can highly recommend this book.
    4-0 out of 5 stars An Effective Moderate Carbohydrate Approach

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