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Strength Training Past 50
     

Strength Training Past 50

by Westcott, Mark Williams, Thomas Baechle, Thomas R. Baechle
 
About the Author

With more than 30 years in strength training as an athlete, coach, teacher, professor, researcher, writer, and speaker, Wayne Westcott, PhD, is recognized as a leading authority on fitness. He is the fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Massachusetts, where he developed a model strength-fitness facility and

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About the Author

With more than 30 years in strength training as an athlete, coach, teacher, professor, researcher, writer, and speaker, Wayne Westcott, PhD, is recognized as a leading authority on fitness. He is the fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Massachusetts, where he developed a model strength-fitness facility and training program rated the "Best Buy in the United States" by Fitness Magazine in 1995.

Westcott has served as a strength training consultant for numerous organizations and programs, including Nautilus, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the National Sports Performance Association, the International Association of Fitness Professionals (IDEA), the American Council on Exercise, the YMCA of the USA, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation. He was awarded the IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 and was honored with a Healthy American Fitness Leader Award in 1995.

Westcott is the author of several books on strength training, including Building Strength and Stamina and Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques , a text used by physical education and exercise science majors for more than 15 years. Westcott has also written a weekly fitness column since 1986 for one of Boston's largest newspapers. The strength training advisor and fitness columnist for Prevention magazine, he also has served on the editorial boards of Prevention, Shape, Men's Health, Fitness, Club Industry, American Fitness Quarterly, and Nautilus.

Westcott lives in Abington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Claudia. He enjoys strength training, running, cycling, gardening, and volunteer work.

Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS, is the executive director of the NSCA Certification Commission, the certifying body for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is cofounder, past president, and former director of education of the NSCA, and in 1985 was named its Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. Dr. Baechle also is the chair of the Department of Exercise Science at Creighton University, where he has received several honors, including an Excellence in Teaching Award.

For 16 years Dr. Baechle competed successfully in weightlifting and powerlifting, setting various Midwest records. For more than 20 years he coached collegiate powerlifting teams and taught weight training classes. Dr. Baechle also holds certifications as a Level I weightlifting coach (United States Weightlifting Federation), a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal Trainer (NSCA), and an Exercise Test Technologist and Exercise Specialist (ACSM). He is a member of NSCA, ACSM, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), and is the current president-elect of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). Dr. Baechle has authored several books, including the very popular Weight Training: Steps to Success and Fitness Weight Training texts, and he served as the editor of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, regarded as the most comprehensive text in its field.

Baechle lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife Susan and two sons, Todd and Clark. He enjoys woodworking and doing crafts.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

In this second edition of a 1997 title, Westcott and Baechle, weight-training professionals and authors of many other books on the subject, offer new exercises and programs to enhance performance in golf, swimming, running, cycling, skiing, and tennis. This generously illustrated workbook is intended for anyone older than 50 who wants to start a basic strength-training program at home or at a gym. The authors focus on equipment selection and correct use, emphasizing free weights and weight-stack machines and including exercise balls and body-weight resistance to develop strength. Proper technique is outlined for performing an array of exercises safely and effectively. Intended to help readers design an individualized training regimen appropriate for their level of strength and to understand basic nutrition principles that support desired strength gains, the book offers carefully outlined training guidelines that should enable readers to make steady progress. Recommended for public libraries expanding their fitness collection or serving an active senior population.
—Deborah Broocker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880117166
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
AgeLess Athlete Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.57(d)

What People are Saying About This

Bill Bush
As one of the out-of-former-shape, over-50 guys targeted by this excellent workbook, I found the hard-hitting, enthusiastic, fact-packed introduction to be very interesting, highly informative, and a powerful motivator. It really makes you realize how valuable strength training can be for the aging human body and then goes step-by-step through what anyone can do safely and sanely--begin a simple and effective strength training program. It seems like every concern is appropriately addressed with fact, study results and expert comment and every excuse deflated with factual reasons to 'why not try it' and 'you really can make a difference in your own life.' I especially like the 'bite-sized' chunks of information. It seems to be a valuable motivational and strength training manual for the over-50 crowd.
— Bill Bush Executive Editor Prime Health & Fitness

Meet the Author

Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS, is fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts. With more than 38 years in strength training as an athlete, coach, teacher, professor, researcher, writer, and speaker, Westcott is recognized as a leading authority on fitness.

Westcott has served as a strength training consultant for numerous national organizations and programs, including Nautilus, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the National School Fitness Foundation, the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the American Council on Exercise, the YMCA of the USA, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation. Through his work with these organizations, he has also received numerous awards, including the Hall of Fame Award from the International Fitness Professionals Association, Fitness Industry Leader Award from the National Strength Professionals Association, five National Fitness Profession Leadership Awards, the Massachusetts Governor's Council Lifetime Achievement Award, the IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award, the President's Council Healthy American Fitness Leader Award, and the Alumni Recognition Award from Pennsylvania State University.

Westcott has authored or coauthored 20 books on strength training, including Building Strength & Stamina, Strength Training for Seniors, and Complete Conditioning for Golf. In addition, he has served on the editorial boards of Prevention, Shape, Men's Health, Fitness, Club Industry, American Fitness Quarterly, Nautilus, and Fitness Management. He is currently a columnist for South Shore Senior News and The Patriot Ledger. Westcott also serves onadvisory boards for the Senior Fitness Association and the American Association for Health and Fitness.

Westcott lives in Abington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Claudia.

Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D; NSCA-CPT,*D, competed in Olympic-style weightlifting and powerlifting and was an instructor of weight training and a strength and conditioning coach for 20 years. Currently he is a professor and chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University, where he directed phase III cardiac rehabilitation for 16 years. He is a cofounder and past president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and for 20 years was the executive director of the NSCA Certification Commission.
Baechle has been recognized as the force behind the creation of the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer examination programs. He has received the NSCA's most coveted awards, Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. Baechle also served as president of the National Organization of Competency Assurance and has served on various other regional, national

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