Weight Training: Steps to Success - 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/30/2005
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
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Take the guesswork out of strength training and understand the details of proper technique, weight loads, and reps. The no-nonsense approach of Weight Training, Third Edition: Steps to Successhas guided more than 175,000 readers to their strength training goals, step by stepand it will do the same for you!You will develop through a thorough, progressive approach to strength training with either free weights or machines. Learn which exercises target what muscles and how to perform each one correctly and safely. Then determine the amount of weight and the number of repetitions and sets that you should lift in order to achieve your objectives. Finally, develop a workout and program that fit your interests and training preferences.Whether your goal is improving muscular endurance, building strength, increasing muscle mass, toning, or enhancing body composition, Weight Training, Third Edition: Steps to Successwill help you achieve it. With more than 30 exercises explained and illustrated, along with guidance on how to approach introductory workouts and create a tailored training program, it's no wonder this is the book thousands of strength training enthusiasts use to get the most out of their workouts.See all the titles available in the Steps to Success Series

Author Biography

Roger Earle is associate executive director and director of examination development for the NSCA Certification Commission. Thomas R. Baechle holds the rank of professor and is chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University. He is a cofounder and past president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and executive director of the NSCA Certification Commission.

Table of Contents

Climbing the Steps to Weight Training Success vii
Acknowledgments ix
Fundamentals of Weight Training xi
Conversion Chart xxxv
Understanding the Basics of Lifting and Training
Selecting Exercises and Setting Training Loads
Chest Exercises
Back Exercises
Shoulder Exercises
Arm Exercises
Leg Exercises
Abdominal Exercises
Total-Body Exercises
Training With a Standard Program
Applying Program Design Principles
Manipulating Program Variables to Maximize Results
Creating Your Program
Glossary 171(6)
References 177(2)
About the Authors 179

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