Whartons' Strength Book: Thirty-Five Lifts for over Fifty-Five Different Sports and Everyday Activities

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"What Can I Do to Maximize My Performance?"

Active-Isolated Strength Training is a remarkably easy and effective way to tone up, lose weight, rehabilitate from an injury, reshape a sagging waistline, regain lost vitality, or build muscles. Using the Active-Isolated technique, introduced in The Whartons' Stretch Book ("Athletes rave about the program by this father-son team"--USA Today), you'll learn how to create a personal training program backed by sound scientific principles and specifically tailored to your ...

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Overview

"What Can I Do to Maximize My Performance?"

Active-Isolated Strength Training is a remarkably easy and effective way to tone up, lose weight, rehabilitate from an injury, reshape a sagging waistline, regain lost vitality, or build muscles. Using the Active-Isolated technique, introduced in The Whartons' Stretch Book ("Athletes rave about the program by this father-son team"--USA Today), you'll learn how to create a personal training program backed by sound scientific principles and specifically tailored to your specific fitness goals and favorite sports. You'll discover:

Step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations for thirty-five simple exercises tailored to work specific muscle groups

The seven myths of strength training (forget going for the burn!)

How to make your own no-cost/low-cost home gym

Workout prescriptions for more than fifty sports and activities, from running,
swimming, and cycling to keyboarding and heavy lifting

And much, much more!

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"The Whartons' Strength Book can serve as a personal trainer in a unique system of working individual muscles to attain not only greater strength but also improved general health. Having worked with the Whartons, I consider them uniquely qualified as teachers of this method."
                          --Andrew Weil, M.D
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812929294
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 7.33 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Wharton, an exercise physiologist known as "The Mechanic" for his ability to fine-tune athletes, and his son, Phil Wharton, a sports therapist and competitive long-distance runner, are president and vice president of Maximum Performance International in New York City. The Whartons have trained and rehabilitated athletic luminaries from pro-
fessional football players to dancers on the Broadway stage, track and field stars, and Olympic gold medalists. Their revolutionary Active-Isolated techniques are practiced in fitness centers all over the world.
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