Weight training increases strength and stamina, improves balance and co-ordination and, by turning fat to muscle, will give you a leaner, healthier, sexier body. There are several proven health benefits for women, too, including a decreased risk of osteoporosis, heart disease and arthritis. In this book you will discover that weight training is easy - in fact all it takes is two or three 20-minute sessions per week! Organized into body sections - upper, mid, and lower body - a comprehensive set of exercises cover all the major muscle groups. At-a-glance workouts tailor sets of these exercises to different needs, whether you want to improve definition in your back, sculpt the perfect beach body or are looking for a gentle workout suited to the more mature woman. Also included are vital warm-up and cool-down stretches, which help prevent injury and increase flexibility.
Jan Endacott is a personal trainer, sports psychologist, Pilates instructor and the author of Fitball Workout and Pilates for Pregnancy. Her weight-training programs have helped women from all walks of life achieve their fitness goals.