Getting Stronger: Weight Training for Men and Women

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Written by Bill Pearl, a four-time Mr. Universe, and widely regarded as the best general book on weight training available, Getting Stronger contains specific strength training programs for 21 sports as well as general conditioning. The book includes more than 100 one-page fitness programs that can be performed by simply following the illustrations, while each lift is keyed to a section with specific instructions for that lift. The 20th anniversary edition includes new sections on nutrition, supplements, injury rehabilitation, stretching, and equipment.

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YA Pearl offers a comprehensive introduction to weight training. He cautions readers on ways to avoid injury, but the supervision of a coach is still advisable in high-school weight rooms. Beginning with beginners, Pearl provides guidance on how to structure a fitness program and how to increase the level of fitness attained; he also offers discussion on choosing equipment, human musculature, nutrition, and steroids, as well as ``A Brief History of Resistance Exercise'' by Terry Todd. Exercise programs that are appropriate for general bodybuilding are outlined, as well as those for specific sports (aerobic dance, running, basketball, and triathlon), for fine tuning specific parts of the body, and for exercises with free weights and various name brand machines. The carefully drawn illustrations show men and women demonstrating the exercises; students can easily see how to proceed. Given the current enthusiasm for weight training by athletic departments and physical education programs, no high-school library can afford to pass this title by.Dorcas Hand, Episcopal High School, Bellaire
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

Pearl, a four-time Mr. Universe, and runner/triathlete/weightlifter Moran here adapt Pearl's self-published Keys to the Inner Universe for a wider audience. What results is a crisp, well-organized manual for men and women that incorporates reliable guidance for bodybuilders at all levels, programs for general fitness training in the gym and at home, and routines by top athletes and coaches to fit the requirements of 21 sports, ranging from football to cycling. Accompanying each section are illustrated workout charts cross-referenced to freeweight, Nautilus and Universal exercise instructions. Other parts of this large-format work discuss drugs, injuries, nutrition, how themuscles work, training concepts and the history of resistance exercise.This book has few peers in the field.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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