Strength training has been proven to have a beneficial effect on our body image and health, so it's not surprising that the number of people participating in this activity has been rising steadily over the last 20 years (in the US,
for example, 21% of all adults now train with weights at least twice a week, with women making up one in five of those training).
Strength Training is the essential guide to building and sculpting a better physique, whether your aim is to increase muscle bulk, tone up, or improve your strength and endurance. Written by experts from the British Weight Lifting Association (BWLA), it offers a simple, practical, and no-nonsense approach to the subject,
with an emphasis on clear demonstration of optimum technique.
Each exercise is illustrated with step-by-step artworks to ensure you perform the movements correctly and safely, and anatomical "X-ray" illustrations showing targeted muscle groups at a glance. Exercises are also accompanied by helpful features such as pitfalls to watch out for and adaptations to try as you progress. Featuring specially-commissioned programmes for a range of abilities and goals - each with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels - Strength Training offers everything you need to achieve optimum results from your workouts.
Written by strength training experts this is ideal for free and fixed weights, in the gym or at home. The ultimate guide to improving your muscle tone, strength and endurance.