9780880114516

Weight Training Steps to Success (Steps to Success Activity Series)

Baechle, Thomas R

ISBN 10: 0880114517 / 0-88011-451-7
ISBN 13: 9780880114516
Publisher: Human Kinetics+ Publishers Inc
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Softcover
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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.

From the Publisher:
"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


About the Author:

Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, is chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In his career covering more than 35 years as a fitness professional and academician, Baechle has earned numerous certifications and awards, taught at various universities, held a variety of professional and civic offices, and volunteered for many national and international associations and organizations related to fitness and personal health.

Baechle is widely published and lectures frequently. His recent honors include receiving the Outstanding Writing Achievement Award from Human Kinetics in 2007, Merit for Excellence in Education and Development of Professional Standards from the International Fitness Institute in 2006, the Distinguished Faculty Service Award from Creighton University in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NSCA in 1998.

Baechle makes his home with his wife, Susan, in Omaha.

Roger W. Earle, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, earned his master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in exercise science. In 2008, he became the Professional Education division director at Human Kinetics. Previously, Earle was the associate executive director for National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification, where he was responsible for developing the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certification exams. He also previously served as the head strength and conditioning coach and a faculty member of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha.

Earle has over 25 years of experience as a personal fitness trainer for people of all age and fitness levels, and he frequently gives lectures at national and international conferences about designing personalized exercise and training programs. He coauthored the first and second editions of Fitness Weight Training and coedited both the NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training and the second and third editions of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.


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