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.
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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.From the Publisher:
“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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Book Description Human Kinetics Publishers, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000493627
Book Description Human Kinetics Publishers, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Statistically, the 50-plus age group is one of the fastest growing segments in the fitness market. Properly prescribed and performed strength training is of proven benefit for health and fitness at all ages. Fitness expert Wayne Westcott and supporter Tom Baechle present 39 safe and effective exercises as part of a 10-week strength training plan. 130 photos. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0880117168
Book Description Human Kinetics Publishers 1998-01, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. The pages of this books are clean and unmarked. There is very little shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 101873
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Book Description Human Kinetics Publishers, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110880117168