The Basics of Strength Training

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9780072509700: The Basics of Strength Training

This book is broken up into several sections: background information which includes information on the science behind strength training, its benefits, and safety information. It provides extensive information on setting up strength training programs; including components of a strength training workout, principles/concepts in program design, and periodization. The last two thirds of the book focuses on describing how to perform the basic exercises. Information includes technique, common errors, spotting, what muscles are trained, etc. Each exercise is extensively photographed. This text covers the following exercises: the squat and its variations, lower extremity exercises, the bench press and its variations, chest exercises, shoulder exercises, upper back exercises, arm exercises, core (ab/lower back) exercises, the deadlift and its variations, the power clean and its variations, the power jerk and its variations, and the power snatch and its variations.

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