Fight flab, build strength, increase flexibility, and sculpt your body!
No matter what your age or fitness level, weight training has many health benefits. Featuring illustrated step–by–step exercises plus tips on equipment and specialized workouts, this friendly guide shows you how to get started and get results at home or at the gym, using free weights or weight machines.
Praise for Weight Training For Dummies
"A fun, easy–to–follow guide. . . . You′ll never be intimidated by a weight room again."
Peg Moline, Editorial Director, Shape
"Takes you step–by–step through setting up your own gym to developing a training program."
"One of the easiest–to–understand, best–illustrated guides to important strength exercises we′ve ever seen."
"Solid, comprehensive, and fun. . . . Photos illustrate more than 150 pages of exercises."
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Suzanne Schlosberg: Suzanne s writing career began her freshman year in college when she was assigned to cover a pre–season NBA game and found herself in a locker room interviewing a dozen, tall, muscular, naked Boston Celtics. She decided she liked this writing stuff. Suzanne went on to become a newspaper reporter and magazine writer. Now a contributing editor to Shape and Health magazine, Suzanne is the coauthor, with Liz Neporent, of Fitness For Dummies and the author of The Ultimate Workout Log. She is also an instructor in the UCLA Extension Certificate in Journalism program. Always happy when she has a barbell in hand, Suzanne has lifted weights in Zimbabwe, Morocco, Iceland, and Micronesia, among other locales. She is the women s record holder in the Great American Sack Race, a quadrennial event held in Yerington, Nevada, in which competitors must run 5 miles while carrying a 50–pound sack of chicken feed.
Shirley Archer: Shirley is a former New York City attorney who traded the fast life for the fit life. A survivor of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from stress and overworking, her recovery helped her to become a champion of fitness for health and to live fully in body, mind and spirit. She s now a health educator and fitness specialist at the Health Improvement Program at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, the author of ten fitness and wellness books, an international trainer of fitness instructors, and a frequently quoted media spokesperson worldwide. Her master s degree is in East Asian Studies from Harvard University, and she has special expertise in mind–body exercise. She s a mind–body spokesperson for IDEA, author of a monthly mind–body news column, and a spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise. She s certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, and National Strength and Conditioning Association, among others. She s also a certified Pilates teacher and yoga instructor. She s created a number of corporate fitness programs, including Walking for Workplace Wellness, Fitness 9 to 5, and Stretching and Relaxation Tips for Workday Survival. Shirley believes that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and that you can live a longer, happier, and better life by choosing fitness every day.
If you are weight training alone then this volume is pretty helpful, some more photos and or diagrams would be an improvement though.Published 20 months ago by David Ian Viccars
Fate and arthritis have conspired to dissuade me from using this book to learn some useful exercises, but it certainly reads clearly, so I hope it will be just as good once I feel... Read morePublished 22 months ago by C. Matthews