Weight Training: Steps to Success puts it all together for you: what exercises to do, why to do them, how to do them, when to do them, and how to design an effective program. Combining the expertise of master teachers Thomas Baechle and Barney Groves, this unique guide will maximize your development through 12 progressive steps to success. Each step is a smooth transition from the one before. The first few steps provide a solid foundation of basic skills and concepts. As you progress, you'll learn how to perform exercises correctly and safely, chart your workouts, and design programs that meet your training goals. When you complete the final step, you'll have the weight training know-how and strength base to take your muscle fitness to the highest level.
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"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-CPTAbout 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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