Fit To Ride In 9 Weeks!: The Ultimate Exercise Plan: Achieve Straightness, Suppleness, And Stamina In The Saddle by Heather Sansom

Fit To Ride In 9 Weeks!: The Ultimate Exercise Plan: Achieve Straightness, Suppleness, And Stamina…

byHeather Sansom

Paperback | June 24, 2016

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Regardless of discipline, level of expertise, training philosophy, body shape, or fitness level, all riders do better-in horse-related activities on the ground and in the saddle-when they take care of their bodies and maintain their fitness. While riding is a great way to enjoy an active lifestyle, on its own it is not enough to condition and tone the body to the degree we need, and then the horse must make up the fitness gap in our physical partnership. If our reflexes are slow, if our bodies fatigue, if our position collapses, if tension patterns appear, then the horse suffers repetitive asymmetrical strain or develops compensatory movement habits. It is for his good, as well as ours, that certified personal trainer and riding coach Heather Sansom has developed an utterly achievable 9-week plan to give every rider the straightness, suppleness, strength, and stamina she needs to rider her best. With hundreds of one-of-a-kind illustrations depicting accurate musculature on the rider's body, and dozens of proven exercises organized in a progressive fitness program with easy-to-use schedule charts, Sansom's book is the key to enjoying the ride, being fair to your horse, and getting into fabulous shape-in nine weeks!

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Heather Sansom is a certified Personal Fitness Trainer and equestrian Coach through the Canadian national equestrian federation, Equine Canada, as well as a Level 1 Centered Riding Instructor. In the mid 2000's she developed expertise in fitness and biomechanics for riders, leading this field in North America. In 2007 she launched her...

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Title:Fit To Ride In 9 Weeks!: The Ultimate Exercise Plan: Achieve Straightness, Suppleness, And Stamina…Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 10.1 × 8.43 × 0.59 inPublished:June 24, 2016Publisher:Trafalgar Square BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1570767300

ISBN - 13:9781570767302

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'As a professional trainer, rider and coach struggling with chronic Lyme, it is hard for me to keep up strength and muscle (and therefore straightness and suppleness). This book has been an amazing help... I've only been working on these exercises for two months, and I already notice a difference. I've gained endurance, mobility and suppleness, and the horses have noticed and love it! Each one of my dressage students will be encouraged to get a copy of their very own, and my college riding team will receive weekly 'challenges' taken from its collection of helpful, simple exercises.''Fit to Ride highlights the reasons why we, as riders, should be fit for the sake of our horses and how to do just that in a simple nine-week-long plan.' -Katherine Selby, Coach at The Middlebury College Equestrian TeamWith hundreds of one-of-a-kind illustrations depicting accurate musculature on the rider's body, and dozens of proven exercises organized in a progressive fitness program with easy-to-use schedule charts, Sansom's book is the key to enjoying the ride, being fair to your horse, and getting into fabulous shape-in just a couple months."-Trail Rider Magazine Lots of color photographs illustrate the many exercises, some with overlaid illustrations showing the primary muscle groups being worked... . If you follow ,I>Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks, you will get a lot fitter and your riding will improve, whatever your equestrian discipline."