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

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

by Matt Brzycki
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This fourth edition of A Practical Approach to Strength Training 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 anaerobic training, metabolic training, flexibility training, power training, weight management and several on nutrition.

The book is 336 pages with more than 135,000 words and 300 photographs and describes nearly 100 exercises that can be done with free weights, machines and manual (partner) resistance. The year 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of its initial publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935628132
Publisher: Blue River Press
Publication date: 06/30/2012
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,199,556
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Matt has authored eight books, co-authored seven books and edited two books. In addition, he has authored more than 510 articles/columns on strength and fitness that have been featured in 48 different publications. Matt has given presentations throughout the United States and Canada including the Princeton University Cross Country Camp; Princeton University Wrestling Camp; Princeton University Strength & Speed Camp; American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition; Athletic Business Conference & Expo; Tampa Bay Buccaneer Strength and Conditioning Seminar; Michigan State University Strength & Conditioning Seminar; HIT Resurgence Conference; Toronto Football Clinic; FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar; and Operational Tactics National SWAT/Sniper Symposium. In addition, he has given presentations to the Central Intelligence Agency; US Customs and Border Protection; and US Secret Service Academy. He has been a guest on radio shows in Atlanta, Cincinnati and Phoenix.

Previously, Matt was a part-time lecturer for the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies at Rutgers University from March 1990 to July 2000, teaching Strength Training Theory and Applications. In January 2012, he returned to Rutgers in the same capacity, teaching Principles of Strength and Conditioning. He taught a similar course for the Department of Health and Physical Education at The College of New Jersey from 1996 to 1999. Matt has co-developed two certification courses: the SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) Fitness Specialist certification (in 2003) and the Youth Fitness Instructor/Trainer (YouthFIT™) certification (in 2010).

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A Practical Approach to Strength Training, Fourth Edition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Chip1 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
TBK0 More than 1 year ago
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.
Luke36 More than 1 year ago
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!
dscott7656 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
JimBryan More than 1 year ago
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.
mb85 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for all fitness enthusiasts and professionals alike!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent! Very detailed, complete presentation on effective strength training. One of the best I have read.