A Practical Approach to Strength Training, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

This book describes in detail how to do nearly 100 different exercises with free weights, machines and manual resistance with instructional photographs included.

This fourth edition is a long awaited update of the classic book that has been a widely used resource in the fitness industry, selling nearly 35,000 copies. Many of the chapters have been overhauled with the latest information on strength and fitness; new chapters have been added, including ones on aerobic training, metabolic training, flexibility training, power training, weight management and several on nutrition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935628132
  • Publisher: Blue River Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2012
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 605,097
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Brzycki is the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness at Princeton University and coadjutant in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies at Rutgers University where he teaches a course in Principles of Weight Training. He has authored 8 books, co-authored 7 books and edited 2 books and written more than 450 articles/columns on strength and fitness published in 45 different publications. He has nearly 30 years of experience in collegiate strength and fitness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    You can't find a more knowledgable resource in the area of stren

    You can't find a more knowledgable resource in the area of strength training and fitness than Matt Brzycki. His books are easy to understand with factual information that is beneficial for everyone from the fitness professional to the lay person. This new edition of A Practical Approach to Strength Training breaks down the most important concepts of strength training in the simpliest forms. A wonderful update to an already outstanding book! A must have!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    This book is an insightful and intellectual view of the applicat

    This book is an insightful and intellectual view of the application of the principles that govern the strength training industry on all levels. Matt Brzycki has articulated the art and science of strength training in a manner consistent with the teaching and coaching of exercise physiology. Matt has expounded his knowledge of the industry from basic anatomy to the complexities of understanding skill training as it connects to strength training. This book, by far, is one of the industries primary resources for A Practical Approach to Strength Training!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

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    As usual, Brzycki provides and exceptional resource for both the

    As usual, Brzycki provides and exceptional resource for both the beginner and professional. This new edition adds content and depth to what was already a great book and makes it a must have for anyone interested in the topic. In his typical fashion, Matt conveys information in an easily understandable way without diluting the material or wasting the readers time. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    SERIOUSLY, folks, there is so much information (and thus confusi

    SERIOUSLY, folks, there is so much information (and thus confusion) that exists in the strength & fitness world. Who and what should you trust, and why? Let me tell you this: if you are seeking simple guidelines to follow to obtain REAL results, safely, this book should be in your hands. The 4th edition is AGAIN reality-based, easy to understand, and no nonsense. GET THIS BOOK and put your others in a box in the attic.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    This book is an excellent read.  Equally as valuable for a seaso

    This book is an excellent read.  Equally as valuable for a seasoned strength/fitness professional or an avid exerciser.  Our entire personal training staff bought a copy and did a book club with it.  I highly recommend!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    This book should be on the bookshelf of anyone involved in stren

    This book should be on the bookshelf of anyone involved in strength training or fitness. The methods outlined are time proven and backed by science. This book is valuable for anyone wanting a better understanding of exercise and how to get the most out of your workouts.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    A Practical Approach to Strength Training is exactly that ... A

    A Practical Approach to Strength Training is exactly that ... A PRACTICAL APPROACH ... not to mention PRUDENT, PRODUCTIVE & PURPOSEFUL. This text should be a staple in every Strength & Conditioning Coaches library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

    This is a very well written, well researched book about the prac

    This is a very well written, well researched book about the practical aspects of Strength Training. This should be a part of any serious Strength Coach or trainee's book collection. This what I've come to expect from Coach Brzycki.

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  • Posted February 26, 2013

    A landmark book in the field.

    Without question, this book has stood the test of time, and now in its 4th edition it is even better. For any coach, parent or university instructor, this should be their primary text. The information is solid, scientific and presented in an enjoyable style. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    A must read for all fitness enthusiasts and professionals alike!

    A must read for all fitness enthusiasts and professionals alike!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Excellent! Very detailed, complete presentation on effective st

    Excellent! Very detailed, complete presentation on effective strength training. One of the best I have read.

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