Editorial Reviews for this title:
Research clearly shows that strength training is especially effective for older adults. Strength Training Past 50 explains and shows the most effective way for mature adults to work their muscles by presenting specific strength tests; 9 safety essentials; 39 age-appropriate exercises; a 10-week workout plan; and personalized programs for increasing muscle size, strength, and endurance. Two world-renowned experts, Wayne Westcott and Tom Baechle, team up to present strength exercise information and prescriptions tailored to the needs of anyone over 50 years of age.
Strength training is an equal-opportunity exercise system; studies show that anyone who tries it can benefit. Muscle loss is inevitable through the years if you're sedentary. But no matter how old you are when you start, strength training has nearly immediate benefits: more muscle mass, more strength, less fat. This book gives older exercisers all the information they need to get started, including advice on testing for strength and how to pick a qualified personal trainer.
“As one of the out-of-former-shape, over-50 guys targeted by this excellent workbook, I found the hard-hitting, enthusiastic, fact-packed introduction to be very interesting, highly informative, and a powerful motivator. It really makes you realize how valuable strength training can be for the aging human body and then goes step-by-step through what anyone can do safely and sanely--begin a simple and effective strength training program. It seems like every concern is appropriately addressed with fact, study results and expert comment and every excuse deflated with factual reasons to ‘why not try it’ and ‘you really can make a difference in your own life.’ I especially like the ‘bite-sized’ chunks of information. It seems to be a valuable motivational and strength training manual for the over-50 crowd.”
Bill Bush Executive Editor Prime Health & Fitness
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