Weight Training: Steps to Success - 3rd Edition: Steps to Success

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Take the guesswork out of strength training and understand the details of proper technique, weight loads, and reps. The no-nonsense approach of Weight Training, Third Edition: Steps to Success has guided more than 175,000 readers to their strength training goals, step by step?and it will do the same for you!

You will develop through a thorough, progressive approach to strength training with either free weights or machines. Learn which exercises target what muscles and how to ...

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Overview

Take the guesswork out of strength training and understand the details of proper technique, weight loads, and reps. The no-nonsense approach of Weight Training, Third Edition: Steps to Success has guided more than 175,000 readers to their strength training goals, step by step—and it will do the same for you!

You will develop through a thorough, progressive approach to strength training with either free weights or machines. Learn which exercises target what muscles and how to perform each one correctly and safely. Then determine the amount of weight and the number of repetitions and sets that you should lift in order to achieve your objectives. Finally, develop a workout and program that fit your interests and training preferences.

Whether your goal is improving muscular endurance, building strength, increasing muscle mass, toning, or enhancing body composition, Weight Training, Third Edition: Steps to Success will help you achieve it. With more than 30 exercises explained and illustrated, along with guidance on how to approach introductory workouts and create a tailored training program, it's no wonder this is the book thousands of strength training enthusiasts use to get the most out of their workouts.

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By incorporating unique progressions of skills (steps to success), Weight Training gives readers the information they need to safely participate in an activity that will improve fitness, body appearance, and everyday task efficiency. 170 illustrations.

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Baechle and Groves, experienced coaches and trainers, present a step-by-step, well-organized manual directed at beginners as well as advanced students of weight training. Sixteen chapters cover basic exercises for the upper and lower body, using free weights and machines. The emphasis is on proper technique and performance in a controlled manner through analyzing movements, detailing safety precautions, and identifying common errors. The exercises are presented in workbook style, with practice drills and checklists. Weight Training is better for novices than such recent titles as Robert Kennedy's Bodybuilding Basics (Sterling Pub. Co., 1991) and offers a more scientific approach. If the illustrations (not seen) are as systematic and thoughtful as the text, this book would make a solid addition to public and academic library sports collections.-- Sandra Math, St. John's Univ. Lib., Staten Island, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736055338
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/30/2005
  • Series: Steps to Success Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, is chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In his career covering more than 35 years as a fitness professional and academician, Baechle has earned numerous certifications and awards, taught at various universities, held a variety of professional and civic offices, and volunteered for many national and international associations and organizations related to fitness and personal health.

Baechle is widely published and lectures frequently. His recent honors include receiving the Outstanding Writing Achievement Award from Human Kinetics in 2007, Merit for Excellence in Education and Development of Professional Standards from the International Fitness Institute in 2006, the Distinguished Faculty Service Award from Creighton University in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NSCA in 1998.

Baechle makes his home with his wife, Susan, in Omaha.

Roger W. Earle, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, earned his master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in exercise science. In 2008, he became the Professional Education division director at Human Kinetics. Previously, Earle was the associate executive director for National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification, where he was responsible for developing the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certification exams. He also previously served as the head strength and conditioning coach and a faculty member of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha.

Earle has over 25 years of experience as a personal fitness trainer for people of all age and fitness levels, and he frequently gives lectures at national and international conferences about designing personalized exercise and training programs. He coauthored the first and second editions of Fitness Weight Training and coedited both the NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training and the second and third editions of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.

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Table of Contents

Step 1. Understanding the Basics of Lifting and Training
Step 2. Selecting Exercises and Setting Training Loads
Step 3. Chest Exercises
Step 4. Back Exercises
Step 5. Shoulder Exercises
Step 6. Arm Exercises
Step 7. Leg Exercises
Step 8. Abdominal Exercises
Step 9. Total-Body Exercises
Step 10. Training With a Standard Program
Step 11. Applying Program Design Principles
Step 12. Manipulating Program Variables to Maximize Results
Step 13. Creating Your Program

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