A Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength

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If you’re looking for a guide to strength training that addresses your needs—not your boyfriend’s or husband’s—then look no further! A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength is created for women, by a woman. Designed to target the unique ways your body works and reacts to exercises, this resource will produce the lean and well-toned physique that you seek.

Nationally recognized and sought-after personal trainer Irene Lewis-McCormick has packed over 100 of the top exercises for ...

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Overview

If you’re looking for a guide to strength training that addresses your needs—not your boyfriend’s or husband’s—then look no further! A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength is created for women, by a woman. Designed to target the unique ways your body works and reacts to exercises, this resource will produce the lean and well-toned physique that you seek.

Nationally recognized and sought-after personal trainer Irene Lewis-McCormick has packed over 100 of the top exercises for women into this single resource. As a featured writer for popular publications such as Shape and More magazines, Lewis-McCormick makes it easy for women of all ages and abilities to transform their bodies, and she does so by providing progressive training programs while putting common training myths to rest. From free weights and TRX suspension training to foam rollers and exercise balls, this book has the workouts to fit your plan.

Whether you’re looking for a complete body transformation or simply looking for an easy way to gain strength and definition, A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength is your guide to the strong, sexy, and toned body you want.

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“A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength offers a scientifically sound training program that is easy to follow. A must-have in every woman’s fitness library.

Brad Schoenfeld-- 2011 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, Author of Women’s Home Workout Bible, and Sculpting Her Body Perfect

“A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength offers immediate gains because it’s based on science, not hype.

Lawrence Biscontini-- Coauthor of Morning Cardio Workouts, Mindful Movement Specialist, Celebrity Trainer

“A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength is an essential read for today’s time-pressed, results-driven woman.

Sara Kooperman, JD-- CEO, SCW Fitness Education, CEO, Les Mills Midwest, Founder, WaterInMotion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736090353
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 683,967
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, is a personal trainer, international presenter, author, and 25-year fitness veteran. She holds a master of science degree in exercise and sport science with an emphasis in physiology from Iowa State University. She holds professional certifications from NSCA-CSCS, ACE, AFAA, YogaFit, Pilates, and AEA.

She is a frequent contributor to consumer and fitness publications, including IDEA Health & Fitness Journal, Fitness Management, Shape, More magazine, Diabetic Living, and Heart Healthy Living. Irene is on the editorial advisory board of Diabetic Living magazine and is a subject matter expert and exam writer for the American Council on Exercise.

Irene presents for IDEA, SCW, Fitness Anywhere, DCAC, Fitness Fest, AFPA, the Mayo Clinic, and many regional venues. She is a TRX suspension training master course trainer as well as a master instructor for JumpSport Trampoline Fitness. She has been a featured presenter in several DVDs, including programs for pre- and postnatal exercise, water fitness, strength training, step, Pilates, and foam roller exercise.

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Table of Contents

Part I Basics of Strength Training for Women

Chapter 1 Strength Training and the Female Body

Chapter 2 Myths and Pitfalls of Strength Training

Chapter 3 Essentials of Excellent Strength Training

Part II Strength Training Exercises for Women

Chapter 4 Warming Up and Cooling Down

Chapter 5 Training the Upper Body

Chapter 6 Training the Lower Body

Chapter 7 Training the Core

Part III Strength Training Programs for Women

Chapter 8 Starting a Strength Training Program

Chapter 9 Developing a Workout

Chapter 10 Beginner and Intermediate Strength Programs

Chapter 11 Advanced and Endurance Strength Programs

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