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Elite Physique

Elite Physique

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    If muscle growth seems nonexistent, but you don’t have time to spend more hours in the gym each day, don’t give up. There is a better way. Featuring a revolutionary approach to male physique transformation, Elite Physique: The New Science of Building a Better Body offers a fresh approach to body sculpting. Based on scientifically proven strategies for making workouts more effective, Elite Physique features over 100 exercises and 50 exercise videos for men seeking training programs designed to build muscle, burn fat, or target those problem areas that are slower to respond to training.

    Written by Dr. Chad Waterbury, a physical therapist who understands how bodies change with age, Elite Physique shows you how to make radical physical changes by manipulating sets, reps, and frequency and by deciding when and how to use advanced training methods. You’ll start by performing an honest physical assessment to establish a starting point and more accurately gauge your progress.

    As you move into exercises for the lower body and upper body, you'll find tips on altering exercises to alleviate stress on primary joints like the shoulders, elbows, wrists, lower back, hips, and knees. Video clips offer demonstrations of many of the exercises, highlighting proper technique and common mistakes. You’ll learn the finer points of sculpting the midsection and will be able to create programs to target a lagging body part, either as an add-on to full-body training or as a stand-alone high-frequency training plan.

    Waterbury also includes advice on how to make staple lifts such as squats, deadlifts, and presses more joint friendly for older, more physically battered lifters. He breaks down how training must change as you age—with a program for a 20-year-old looking different than one for a 50-year-old—to safely pursue your goal of a lean, muscular physique.

    Designed for men looking for the most effective approach to ignite their physique transformation, Elite Physique is a go-to resource.

    CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Elite Physique Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Elite Physique With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.

    Note: A code for accessing the online video is included with all new print books.

    Audience

    Men who want to build muscle and transform their physique; reference for personal trainers working with these clients.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Plan for Muscle
    Chapter 1. Assess to Impress
    Chapter 2. A Man With a Plan
    Chapter 3. Muscle Rules

    Part II. Muscle Methodology
    Chapter 4. Building Muscle Versus Burning Fat
    Chapter 5. Lower Body Training
    Chapter 6. Core Training
    Chapter 7. Upper Body Training

    Part III. Muscle Programming
    Chapter 8. Muscle-Building Programs
    Chapter 9. Fat-Burning Programs
    Chapter 10. Body Part–Specific Programs

    Part IV. Muscle Maintenance
    Chapter 11. Nutrition for Muscle Growth or Fat Loss
    Chapter 12. Strong and Lean for Life

    About the Author

    Chad Waterbury, PT, DPT, MS, graduated from the nation’s top ranked doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program at the University of Southern California (USC), where he currently teaches the course Resistance Training Techniques for High-Performance Athletes for the master’s degree in sports science program. He is the owner of Chad Waterbury LLC and author of Huge in a Hurry from Rodale Publishing. Waterbury has lectured for fitness organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Perform Better. He has a master’s degree in physiology from the University of Arizona, where his focus on the neurophysiology of human movement and performance led him to make radical changes in the way he trains competitive athletes as well as nonathletic clients. His workouts are now shorter and faster, producing superior results in strength, power, and muscular development, while at the same time inducing less fatigue and allowing for shorter recovery periods between workouts.

    Reviews

    “Dr. Chad Waterbury has created something truly remarkable here. Elite Physique is a complete guide to building muscle and losing fat, with the scientific rigor of a textbook and the conversational voice of a trusted coach. It’s accessible to lifters of all ages and levels. If you’re serious about improving your strength, physique, and performance, this is the book for you.”
    —Lou Schuler, Author of The New Rules of Lifting

     

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