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The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga

An illustrated guide to yoga for those that train hard.

BACKGROUND Start the Diet Now Advertisement

The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga is a simple guide to 50 different yoga positions. The book was written by Sage Rountree who is herself a tri-athlete runner. The approach behind The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga is that athletes have different needs than the typical person who might do yoga in their spare time. Athletes are coming with many hours of training and muscle groups already worked, so they don’t typically have time for extensive yoga sessions.

Through this pocket guide, athletes can incorporate yoga year round and see the benefits of it even when they are at the height of their other training. As a yoga instructor, Sage Rountree includes very detailed photos in this spiral bound book for convenience. Some of the routines are able to be done quickly so that they can be fit in with the other training requirements an athlete might have. There are also more extensive strength training routines for athletes are in their off season.

PRO
  • Both quick and extensive routines for athletes
  • Targets areas that athletes can truly benefit from
  • Small portable book that travels well
  • Detailed pictures to illustrate poses
  • Written by a tri-athlete runner
CON
  • Program is specifically for those who are athletes rather than amateurs
  • No diet included with yoga program
  • Not intended for weight loss
DIET and NUTRITION

There is no diet or nutrition information included in The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga. This book is merely a guide to the best yoga workouts for these that are established as athletes.

EXERCISE

Several routines are offered in The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga. An example series that you would see is:

Lunge Series: Move through the sequence first on one side and then the other. Hold each pose for five breaths.

  • Low lunge
  • Balancing low lunge
  • Crescent lunge
  • Quadriceps stretch in lunge
  • Prayer twist from lunge
  • Groin stretch from lunge
  • Runner’s lunge
CONCLUSION

If you are an athlete who has been looking or a way to incorporate yoga into your routine, you will find The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga very helpful. The book has been praised because it was written by an athlete and offers precise examples of the moves that you can incorporate. The book is small and something you can keep with you at all times so that you can do your yoga training whenever and wherever you have the time.

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