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Strength Training for Seniors: An Instructor Guide for Developing Safe and Effective Programs

Westcott, Wayne L.; Baechle, Thomas R.; Baechle, Thomas R.

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9780873229524: Strength Training for Seniors: An Instructor Guide for Developing Safe and Effective Programs

Research-based guide for instructors of health clubs, nursing homes, and other organizations working with older adults. Includes general guide- lines, teaching strategies, sample 10-week free- weight and machine workout programs, practical methods for assessing progress, and nutritional guidelines. Halftone illustrations. Softcover.

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Provides instructors of older adults with principles for safe and successful strength training programs. Covers general guidelines, teaching strategies and training procedures, standard free-weight and machine exercises, sample free-weight and machine workout programs, alternative exercises, assessm

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With more than 35 years in strength training as an athlete, coach, teacher, professor, researcher, writer, and speaker, Wayne Westcott, PhD, is recognized as a leading authority on fitness. He has served as a strength training consultant for numerous organizations and programs, including Nautilus, the Presidentís Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the National Sports Performance Association, the International Association of Fitness Professionals (IDEA), the American Council on Exercise, the YMCA of the USA, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation. He was awarded the IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993 and was honored with a Healthy American Fitness Leader Award in 1995.

Westcott is currently the fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts, where he has carefully studied the physiological responses of adults to various programs of strength exercise. In 1996 he conducted a landmark study of 1,132 subjects showing that men and women over age 50 build strength and develop muscle at the same rate as younger adults. Together with co-author Tom Baechle, he wrote Strength Training Past 50, which was ranked as one of the ten best health and fitness books of 1997.

Westcott has authored ten other books on strength training, including Building Strength and Stamina and Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques. He has published over 300 articles in professional fitness journals and has written a weekly fitness column for one of Bostonís largest newspapers since 1986. He has served on the editorial boards of Prevention, Shape, Menís Health, Fitness, Club Industry, American Fitness Quarterly, and Nautilus.

Westcott lives in Abington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Claudia. He enjoys strength training, running, cycling, and gardening.

As an exercise leader for 16 years at the Creighton University Cardiac Rehabilitation program (one of the earliest to include a bona fide strength training component), Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, has a great deal of practical experience working with the over 50 population. He also has more than 20 yearsí experience teaching weight training and strength training for athletes at the college level. He currently serves as chair of the exercise science department at Creighton University, where his honors include an Excellence in Teaching Award.

Baechle is the executive director of the NSCA Certification Commission, the certifying body for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is president of the National Organization for Competency Assurance, an international organization that sets quality standards for credentialing organizations. He has earned credentials from the NSCAís Certification Commission as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer; from the American College of Sports Medicine as a Test Technologist and Exercise Specialist; and from the United States Weightlifting Federation as a Level 1 Weightlifting Coach. He is cofounder, past president, and former director of education for NSCA, and in 1998 he received the organizationís Lifetime Achievement Award.

Baechle has authored seven previous strength training texts, including the highly popular Fitness Weight Training. He also served as editor for NSCAís Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, a comprehensive text that has contributed to the growing number of university-level courses that prepare professionals for careers in strength and conditioning. Three of Baechleís texts have been translated into French or Japanese.

Baechle lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with his wife Susan and two sons, Todd and Clark. He enjoys strength training, woodworking, and making crafts.

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Book Description Human Kinetics Publishers, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: As the median age continues to rise, strength training programs for older adults are exploding in popularity. Yet despite the increase in demand, there has been no clearly defined exercise protocol for safe, successful strength programs for older adults.Until now. Wayne Westcott and Tom Baechle, two internationally-recognized strength training experts, have written the first research-based guide for instructors at health clubs, YMCAs, community centers, nursing homes, retirement communities, and other organizations who want to help older adults reap the diverse, far-reaching benefits of strength training.Summarizing current research and supplying multiple references for each topic, Strength Training for Seniors: An Instructor Guide for Developing Safe and Effective Programs provides all the tools you need to serve the older adults in your community:- General guidelines for senior strength training- Specific teaching strategies and training procedures- Detailed instructions and illustrations for free-weight and machine exercises- Sample 10-week free-weight and machine workout programs- Tips for modifying the programs to meet each client's needs, abilities, and limitations- Alternative exercises using bodyweight and elastic bands- Practical methods for assessing progress- Nutritional guidelinesTo help you put the information to use, the text includes 14 charts that show each stage of basic, intermediate, and advanced programs, plus blank training logs and an evaluation questionnaire that you can photocopy and use with clients. The authors point out potential technique problems with each exercise, and they suggest solutions to use if those problems occur.Westcott and Baechle also provide important information for working with special populations, including those who suffer from obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, low-back pain, arthritis, depression, visual and auditory impairments, or general frailty.The need for qualified instructors continues to increase. If you want to gain the understanding and the confidence you need to develop effective workouts for older adults, Strength Training for Seniors is for you!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0873229525

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