The Basics of Strength Training

The Basics of Strength Training

by John M. Cissik
ISBN-10:
0070274657
ISBN-13:
9780070274655
Pub. Date:
04/01/1998
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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The Basics of Strength Training

This book is broken up into several sections: background information which includes information on the science behind strength training,its benefits,and safety information. It provides extensive information on setting up strength training programs; including components of a strength training workout,principles/concepts in program design,and periodization. The last two thirds of the book focuses on describing how to perform the basic exercises. Information includes technique,common errors,spotting,what muscles are trained,etc. Each exercise is extensively photographed. This text covers the following exercises: the squat and its variations,lower extremity exercises,the bench press and its variations,chest exercises,shoulder exercises,upper back exercises,arm exercises,core (ab/lower back) exercises,the deadlift and its variations,the power clean and its variations,the power jerk and its variations,and the power snatch and its variations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070274655
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 04/01/1998
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Part One: The Basics ...............Chapter One: Benefits of Strength Training
...............Chapter Two: Basic Physiology
Part Two: Program Design ...............Chapter Three: Safety and Injury Prevention
...............Chapter Four: Principles of Strength Training
...............Chapter Five: Program Design

Part Three: The Exercises ...............Chapter Six: Chest Exercises
...............Chapter Seven: Back Exercises
...............Chapter Eight: Shoulder Exercises
...............Chapter Nine: Arm Exercises
...............Chapter Ten: Leg Exercises ...............Chapter Twelve: Abdominal Exercises
Part Four: Nutrition and Supplements
...............Chapter Thirteen: Nutrients
...............Chapter Fourteen: Weight Contro
l Chapter Fifteen: Supplements
Part Five: Misunderstood Concepts ...............Chapter Sixteen: Squats and the Knees
...............Chapter Seventeen: Periodization of Training Appendices:
Appendix A: More Information
Appendix B: Anatomical Drawings
Appendix C: Chest Exercise Technique Check Lists
Appendix D: Back Exercise Technique Check Lists
Appendix E: Shoulder Exercise Technique Check Lists
Appendix F: Leg Exercise Technique Check Lists
Appendix G: Total Body Exercise Technique Check Lists
Appendix H: Workout Sheets Technique Check Lists

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