Editorial Reviews for this title:
This book gives readers a well-balanced, self-paced programme and the knowledge they need to design a customised weight training programme. It includes a basic programme and alternative exercises for lever-arm and cam-type machines as well as free weights. "Weight Training: Steps to Success" features a skill progression that helps readers learn techniques and principles quickly and safely. This 16-step progression of proven techniques prevents injuries and maximises progress. Weight trainers will learn why each concept or exercise is important, to correct technique, how to correct common errors, how to practise each exercise in realistic ways, specific performance goals for each drill, and how to evaluate proper technique. By following the practise procedures and drills readers will also learn how to perform exercises in a safe manner, make needed changes in programme intensity and cool down properly, select appropriate exercises for each large muscle group, follow easy-to-difficult drills, chart their workouts, and design programmes that meet their personal training goals. An accompanying video is also available which shows beginners everything they need to know to start a well-balanced weight training programme. It is aimed at strength and fitness instructors, coaches, and others who are interested in showing beginners how to safely and effectively lift weights. Step by step, it demonstrates how to perform the same 19 exercises that are covered in the book.
"The approach to explaining training concepts, the clear and concise explanations of how to perform the exercises, and the overall organization of
Weight Training: Steps to Success make it one of the most outstanding books available for introducing basic and intermediate weight training principles and programs."
John Taylor, CSCS*D, Head strength and conditioning coach New Mexico State University; 2001 National College Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year
"The clarity and thorough explanation of performing the exercises and of designing an individualized weight training program are what make Weight Training: Steps to Success so outstanding. Add to that the full range of exercises included and detailed illustrations of proper technique, and you have the best resource of its kind available." Donald A. Chu, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
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