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Basic Weight Training for Men and Women / Edition 7

Basic Weight Training for Men and Women / Edition 7

by Thomas Fahey


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Basic Weight Training for Men and Women / Edition 7

This popular text for men and women is a comprehensive, practical guide to developing a personalized weight training program with both free weights and machines. Weight training concepts and specific exercises are grouped by body region, and plentiful illustrations, diagrams, and figures demonstrate proper technique and form.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900073376584
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 06/22/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Thomas D. Fahey (Ed.D.,University of California, Berkeley) is Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Chico, where he teaches Exercise Physiology and Principles of Strength and Conditioning. In addition to writing college textbooks and trade books on exercise physiology, wellness, and athletic training, he has written hundreds of articles for scholarly journals and popular magazines and is a contributing editor and writer for several fitness magazines. A volunteer assistant coach with the track and field team at Chico, he is a world-class masters discus thrower and has won many international awards and medals. He is a former competitor in powerlifting, highland games, alpine skiing, and tennis.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Weight Training

2. Weight Training and Your Body

3. Weight Training Guidelines

4. How Weight Training Improves Your Body

5. Getting Started: The Basics

6. Developing the Chest and Shoulders

7. Developing the Arms

8. Developing the Back and Neck

9. Developing the Abdominal Muscles

10. Developing the Lower Body

11. Exercises to Develop Speed and Power

12. Nutrition for Weight Training

13. Ergogenic Aids: Drugs and Supplements

APPENDIX 1: Muscular System

APPENDIX 2: Skeletal System

APPENDIX 3: Weight Training Exercises for Machines and Free Weights

APPENDIX 4: Norms and Test Procedures for Measuring Strength




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