The "scales of training" are the components of a progressive training system that has evolved from the teaching of the great riding masters of Italy, France, and Germany. The scales apply to the basic schooling of every horse, whether the rider wishes to concentrate on dressage, jumping, or eventing, and provide an essential foundation for the horse's physical and mental development. If the scales are not observed at novice level, then it is unlikely that horse and rider will progress to advanced levels or be able to maintain a consistent level of performance. In this illustrated workbook Claire Lilley explains how to use the scales when schooling and jumping at home. She describes the principles of each training scale and includes in each section a number of exercises designed to improve performance, with notes on what to look for, training tips, and solutions to common mistakes and misunderstandings.
In Advanced Dressage Training, Grand Prix rider/trainer Angela Niemeyer Eastwood outlines the hows and whys of advanced training in a practical, logical fashion, with the aim of helping you to create harmonious partnerships with your horses. Dressage has moved beyond the basics of just riding and training a horse, and now encompasses many complementary disciplines, including psychology. This has always been part of the most successful athletes' repertoires and is now acknowledged as being one of the main contributory factors to excellence in any sport. Technical skills need to go hand in hand with mental commitment, discipline, dedication and resilience. Mindsets can be changed - what is needed is knowledge, support, imagination and perseverance. This book introduces the idea that aids are just that: they let the horse know what the rider wants. When this is understood, the horse should be allowed to do whatever has been asked of him - alone and unaided - until something else is required or the horse needs a reminder. The pursuit of excellence - not perfection - is what dressage is all about. Advanced Dressage Training offers advice and encouragement towards the improvement and development of you and your horse as an advanced partnership, taking you towards excellence in the process. This book will be of great interest to dressage riders and trainers and dressage professionals, and is superbly illustrated with 300 colour photographs.
This two-volume set (CCIS 1005 and CCIS 1006) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cognitive Systems and Signal Processing, ICCSIP2018, held in Beijing, China, in November and December 2018. The 96 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 169 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on vision and image; algorithms; robotics; human-computer interaction; deep learning; information processing and automatic driving.
Cattell's Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale, the Pensacola Z Scale, and the Adjective Check-List were evaluated as predictors of success/failure in Naval aviation training. Results showed that certain personality variables contributed significantly to multiple prediction. (Author).
Think you need to hit the gym hard-core and work until you’re sore to lose weight and improve your fitness and strength levels? Think again. You could do all of that and more, and all you need is your own body weight to do it! Your body is an incredible machine, stronger and more capable than you know, and it is in this book that you will learn just how to improve and adapt your fitness routines to harness your bodyweight training exercises for improved results. When you have everything that you need right there in front of you (your own body), you owe it to yourself to take control of your fitness and physique and achieve the fitness goals you set for yourself. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a lot of heavy equipment, free weights or machines to get the results you’re so longing to see. The human body can provide enough resistance on its own to make a change. Power, endurance, speed, flexibility, strength, coordination, balance and a whole host of other biomotor abilities can be built and developed over time by using the power of your own body to do it. Bodyweight training is growing in popularity. Even professional athletes are tapping into and harnessing the power of callisthenic training and making it a part of their fitness regime. Pushing, pulling, balancing, bending, twisting and squatting may look like simple bodyweight exercises, but they pack a power punch as you will soon see when you progress through the exercises in this book. Bodyweight training is the perfect option for those who don’t have the time to hit the gym because they can be done anywhere and at any time, often requiring very minimal space to do it. That, combined with the lower risk of injury involved, makes bodyweight training the ideal technique for getting in shape without putting too much strain on the body. Sometimes, the only difference between success and failure is the existence of a good guide. With clear, step-by-step guidance instructions, this book is the going to be the only manual you will ever need to begin building a stronger, fitter, and better you. --- bodyweight strength training anatomy bodyweight scales bodyweight training bodyweight exercises bodyweight workout bodyweight training book bodyweight equipment bodyweight workout bodyweight workouts for men bodyweight training equipment you are your own gym the bible of bodyweight ex... complete guide to bodyweight training suspended bodyweight training anatomy of bodyweight exercises the complete guide to bodyweight training womens bodyweight training stack 52 bodyweight dinosaur bodyweight training complete guide bodyweight bodyweight cables bodyweight anatomy bodyweight vest bodyweight training bodyweight beast bodyweight bars bodyweight rack bodyweight rows rings bodyweight bodyweight bodyweight master dk bodyweight training bodyweight burn bodyweight wod complete calisthenics the ultimate guide to bod bodyweight straps bodyweight strength bodyweight gloves bodyweight bible bodyweight band bodyweight training gloves bodyweight training frame bodyweight flow bootcamp
The minor pentatonic scale is the most crucial in a guitarist's arsenal, but all too often we learn a box pattern or two and leave it at that, limiting ourselves to cliched licks and run of the mill phrasing. This book, with information presented in a clear, simple and logical manner, sets the aspiring lead guitarist free from tedious and unwieldy box patterns and helps you unleash your potential all over the fretboard! The major scale is the root of all theory and harmony, but many guitarists are intimidated by the jargon that surrounds the scale and its associated modes. In Pt. 2 of this book, the major scale is deconstructed and demystified and the modes of the major scale unlocked. Your playing will never be the same after you've absorbed the rhythm and lead patterns this book contains! Take the step and revolutionise your playing today!
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Riding, training and caring for horses are visceral experiences that require the immersion of both body and mind. This book provides an in-depth understanding of human–horse relationships and interactions as embodied in equestrian sport and leisure. As a closely focused ethnographic study of the horse world, it explores the key themes of partnership and collaboration in human–horse communication, the formation of individual and collective identities performed through involvement in the horse world, and human–horse interaction as an embodied way of being. This book argues that encounters between humans and horses can reveal the ways that human society has been and continues to be structured through intersection with nonhuman others. Equestrian sport and leisure provides an apt context for considering how such concepts of interspecies communication and collaboration are negotiated, managed, (mis)understood and performed, resulting in a uniquely embodied way of knowing and being in the world. Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure is fascinating reading for anyone interested in equestrianism, human-animal studies, theories of embodiment, the sociology of sport, or sport and social theory.
In a complex and changing world, current scientific approaches to problem solving have drastically evolved to include complexity models and emerging systems. Breaking problems into the smallest component and examining its position inside a system allows for a more regulated and measured technique in investigation, discovery, and providing solutions. Systems Research for Real-World Challenges is an essential reference source that explores the development of systems philosophy, theory, practice, its models, concepts, and methodologies developed as an aid for improving decision making and problem solving for the benefit of organizations and society as a whole. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as complexity models, management systems, and economic policy, this book is ideally designed for scientists, policy makers, researchers, managers, and systematists seeking current research on the benefits and approaches of problem solving within the realm of systems thinking and practice.
Computer Vision Metrics provides an extensive survey and analysis of over 100 current and historical feature description and machine vision methods, with a detailed taxonomy for local, regional and global features. This book provides necessary background to develop intuition about why interest point detectors and feature descriptors actually work, how they are designed, with observations about tuning the methods for achieving robustness and invariance targets for specific applications. The survey is broader than it is deep, with over 540 references provided to dig deeper. The taxonomy includes search methods, spectra components, descriptor representation, shape, distance functions, accuracy, efficiency, robustness and invariance attributes, and more. Rather than providing ‘how-to’ source code examples and shortcuts, this book provides a counterpoint discussion to the many fine opencv community source code resources available for hands-on practitioners.
Based on the successful 2014 book published by Apress, this textbook edition is expanded to provide a comprehensive history and state-of-the-art survey for fundamental computer vision methods and deep learning. With over 800 essential references, as well as chapter-by-chapter learning assignments, both students and researchers can dig deeper into core computer vision topics and deep learning architectures. The survey covers everything from feature descriptors, regional and global feature metrics, feature learning architectures, deep learning, neuroscience of vision, neural networks, and detailed example architectures to illustrate computer vision hardware and software optimization methods. To complement the survey, the textbook includes useful analyses which provide insight into the goals of various methods, why they work, and how they may be optimized. The text delivers an essential survey and a valuable taxonomy, thus providing a key learning tool for students, researchers and engineers, to supplement the many effective hands-on resources and open source projects, such as OpenCV and other imaging and deep learning tools.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th China Workshop on Machine Translation, CWMT 2016, held in Urumqi, China, in August 2016. The 10 English papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 76 submissions. They deal with statistical machine translation, hybrid machine translation, machine translation evaluation, post editing, alignment, and inducing bilingual knowledge from corpora.
This book addresses the challenges typical technical training managers, and other technical managers face in justifying the return on investment of their programs, particularly for large-scale, investment-intensive programs. This book describes a very intuitive and practical model for the measurement of the effectiveness of technical training programs. The book is based on a 4-tier Return on Effectiveness (ROE) model developed through years of research, observation, and experience. The ROE model uses four simple indices: training reaction index, improvement index, effectiveness index, and impact trends to convey a full picture of the effectiveness of a training program. This feedback-based and data-based approach enables training managers with a step-by-step approach to collect data, measure important indicators and compute the indices to present evidence of the effectiveness of their training programs to the executives.