The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Fencing

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Cardinal Pub Group
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The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Fencing is a must have for any competitive fencer looking to accelerate his or her skills. Complete with year-round workout programs designed specifically for fencing, there is no longer a reason to follow a general fitness routine.

Author Biography

Robert G. Price CPT First Class Certified Personal Trainer Former Fitness Consultant at the University of Wisconsin - Madison National Bench Press Champion USAPL 2002 Regional Power Lifting Champion USAPL 2002 Ohio Bench Press Record Holder Contributing Author to Golf Fitness Magazine, Swimmer's World Magazine, US Bowler Magazine, and OnFitness Magazine

Table of Contents

Fencing-Specific Training
Introductionp. 9
Muscular Endurance Trainingp. 11
Explosive Power Trainingp. 13
Year-Round Programp. 15
ACL Injuries & Rehabilitationp. 18
Protein: How Much is Enough?p. 24
Post-Workout Recovery: A Must for Athletesp. 26
Sports Drinks and Rehydrationp. 28
Pre-Event Fueling for Peak Performancep. 30
Getting Startedp. 33
Warming Upp. 35
Cooling Downp. 36
Absp. 37
Stretchingp. 45
Proper Formp. 51
Proper Breathingp. 52
Recommended Exercisesp. 53
Substituting Similar Exercisesp. 55
Chest Exercisesp. 55
Back (Lats) Exercisesp. 62
Shoulders Exercisesp. 68
Triceps Exercisesp. 78
Biceps/Forearms Exercisesp. 83
Legs Exercisesp. 89
The Necessitiesp. 97
Perfecting Your Techniquep. 99
Estimating Your One-Rep Maxp. 100
The Different Folks, Different Strokes Principlep. 107
Overtraining and Stalenessp. 108
The Declaration of Variationp. 110
Muscle Fibersp. 112
Training Techniquesp. 114
When to Increasep. 117
Safety Remindersp. 124
Record Keepingp. 126
Test Yourselfp. 129
Conclusionp. 129
Supplemental 4-Week Programsp. 131
Endurance/Stamina/Fat-burning Programsp. 133
General Fitness/Power Programsp. 147
Strength Programsp. 161
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