with Dean Hodgkin
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Physiology & Fitness

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Overview

Take a fascinating, eye-opening tour of your body’s anatomy and physiology. Join award-winning fitness expert Dean Hodgkin as he navigates the world of fitness through science-based approaches and results-driven practices — plus 12 30-minute home-workout routines — showing you what happens inside your body when you work out, and how to use that knowledge to feel your best. Enjoy the rich vitality and supreme health that prime fitness offers —whatever your age or current fitness level!

Details

  • beginner
  • 36 episodes
  • 18h50m

Included in this Class

1. Components of Fitness
36m

1. Components of Fitness

Meet fitness expert Dean Hodgkin and start class by considering the life-enhancing value of fitness and its physical and mental health benefits. You'll investigate cardiovascular health, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility and body composition.

2. How Fit Are You?
28m

2. How Fit Are You?

Measuring the core elements of your own fitness is an important step in designing and managing an exercise program. Here, learn about the principal methods of fitness testing and how to set benchmarks to monitor your progress.

3. Overcome the Barriers to Exercise
32m

3. Overcome the Barriers to Exercise

In this lesson, examine the logistical and psychological challenges in designing a fitness program and how to overcome them. From there, learn some of the many ways you can integrate exercise into your daily routine.

1. Components of Fitness
36m

1. Components of Fitness

2. How Fit Are You?
28m

2. How Fit Are You?

3. Overcome the Barriers to Exercise
32m

3. Overcome the Barriers to Exercise

4. Your Heart in Action
32m

4. Your Heart in Action

5. The Fitness of Breathing
31m

5. The Fitness of Breathing

6. You Can Reduce Stress
36m

6. You Can Reduce Stress

7. Fitness & Pregnancy
27m

7. Fitness & Pregnancy

8. Refuel, Recover & Re-Energize
31m

8. Refuel, Recover & Re-Energize

9. Thinking: The Brain-Body Connection
30m

9. Thinking: The Brain-Body Connection

10. Healthy Joints for Life
35m

10. Healthy Joints for Life

11. Protecting Yourself From Injury
34m

11. Protecting Yourself From Injury

12. The Amazing Benefits of Balance
35m

12. The Amazing Benefits of Balance

13. Fueling Fitness
30m

13. Fueling Fitness

14. Why Everyone Should Exercise in Water
29m

14. Why Everyone Should Exercise in Water

15. The Secret Life of Muscles
31m

15. The Secret Life of Muscles

16. Strong to the Bone
32m

16. Strong to the Bone

17. Getting Your Back on Track
32m

17. Getting Your Back on Track

18. 21st-Century Yoga
39m

18. 21st-Century Yoga

19. Walk Your Way to Fitness
30m

19. Walk Your Way to Fitness

20. The Amazing Benefits of Stretching
30m

20. The Amazing Benefits of Stretching

21. Stay Active: Defy the Aging Process
34m

21. Stay Active: Defy the Aging Process

22. Sitting Disease
37m

22. Sitting Disease

23. Exercise for Weight Loss
29m

23. Exercise for Weight Loss

24. Mobilizers & Stabilizers: Managing Your Abs
33m

24. Mobilizers & Stabilizers: Managing Your Abs

25. Body Weight Workout
29m

25. Body Weight Workout

26. Medicine Ball Workout
25m

26. Medicine Ball Workout

27. Step & Interval Workout
32m

27. Step & Interval Workout

28. Dumbbell Workout
24m

28. Dumbbell Workout

29. Combat Workout
32m

29. Combat Workout

30. Fitness Ball Workout
27m

30. Fitness Ball Workout

31. Balance Board Workout
33m

31. Balance Board Workout

32. Kettlebell Workout
26m

32. Kettlebell Workout

33. Plyometrics Workout
29m

33. Plyometrics Workout

34. Resistance Band Workout
33m

34. Resistance Band Workout

35. Training Bar Workout
30m

35. Training Bar Workout

36. Stretching Routine
37m

36. Stretching Routine

Recommended with this class

  • Optional workout gear such as dumbells, kettlebells, fitness balls and more