Basic Weight Training for Men and Women

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Date

February 29, 2012

Format

Paperback, 272 pages

ISBN

0078022622 / 9780078022623

$

Your Price

68.67



Overview


Main description

The eighth edition of Basic Weight Training for Men and Women includes many features that make this text the best and most comprehensive beginning weight training book on the market. Each chapter presents the most important and up-to date weight training exercises with free weights and on the most popular exercise machines found in schools and health clubs in the United States. Nutrition information, workout schedules, proper techniques, and research articles debunking fitness myths fill Basic Weight Training for Men and Women, 8th edition. The text also includes a discussion of functional training exercises and stresses the concept that the key to building strength and power is to train movements rather than specific muscles.


Table of contents

1. Basic Weight Training 2. Weight Training and Your Body 3. Weight Training Guidelines 4. How Weight Training Improves Your Body 5. Getting Started: The Basics 6. Developing the Lower Body7. Developing the Back and Neck8. Developing the Abdominal Muscles9. Developing the Chest and Shoulders 10. Developing the Arms 11. Exercises to Develop Speed and Power 12. Nutrition for Weight Training 13. Ergogenic Aids: Drugs and Supplements APPENDIX 1: Muscular System APPENDIX 2: Skeletal System APPENDIX 3: Machine and Free-Weight Exercises for Sports and Activities APPENDIX 4: Norms and Test Procedures for Measuring Strength Glossary References Index





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