Weight Training Basics

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9780071446471: Weight Training Basics

From a longtime physical education expert, proven techniques and helpful nutrition advice for building a bigger, better physique

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Weight Training Basics is the complete guide to strength building for men and women who want to take charge of their physical fitness. Based on the popular Basic Weight Training for Men and Women--widely used in physical education programs across the country--this comprehensive book gives beginning lifters step-by-step guidance to develop their own personalized program. It also features dozens of photographs demonstrating proper form so you know you are doing each exercise right.

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Weight Training Basics also includes:

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  • An overview of muscle anatomy .
  • Detailed weight-lifting techniques for injury-free training .
  • Specific exercises grouped by body region .
  • Tips on nutrition and losing body fat .
  • A training log for tracking progress .
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Build your best body with this easy and comprehensive guide to getting started in the weight room.

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Do you want to lose fat, build muscle, boost your metabolism, reduce your risk of heart attack, strengthen your bones, and look healthier every day? Then it's time to hit the weights. It may seem impossible, but within just a few months, and with little effort, you will see substantial improvements in the way your body looks, feels, and functions. Of course, you'll need a guide before you begin, and Weight Training Basics is your own personal trainer.

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In this thorough and down-to-earth book, physical education professor and former competitive powerlifter Dr. Thomas Fahey gives you the only guide you need to get started in the weight room.

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Take charge of your physical fitness with Dr. Fahey's comprehensive plan for men and women of all ages as he leads you step by step through the fundamentals of training, using his time-tested techniques to show you how to:

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  • Design your own personalized weight-training program .
  • Choose a health club and/or personal trainer .
  • Navigate free weights and weight machines .
  • Select the right exercises for your body .
  • Warm up and cool down efficiently .
  • Prevent accidents and injuries .
  • Learn proper weight room etiquette .
  • Keep track of your progress and establish training goals .
  • And build the body you've always wanted .
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Filled with detailed exercise instructions, dozens of photographs demonstrating proper form, and examples of weight-training programs, this book will get you on the road to a stronger, longer, and more satisfying life.

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About the Author:

Thomas Fahey, Ed.D., is a professor of physical education and exercise science at California State University at Chico. A former competitive powerlifter, he is the author of 17 books on fitness, weight training, exercise physiology, and personal training and is a contributing editor of Muscular Development Magazine. He lives in Chico, California.

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