If you’re looking for a guide to strength training that addresses your needs—not your boyfriend’s or husband’s—then look no further! A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength is created for women, by a woman. Designed to target the unique ways your body works and reacts to exercises, this resource will produce the lean and well-toned physique that you seek.
Nationally recognized and sought-after personal trainer Irene Lewis-McCormick has packed over 100 of the top exercises for women into this single resource. As a featured writer for popular publications such as Shape and More magazines, Lewis-McCormick makes it easy for women of all ages and abilities to transform their bodies, and she does so by providing progressive training programs while putting common training myths to rest. From free weights and TRX suspension training to foam rollers and exercise balls, this book has the workouts to fit your plan.
Whether you’re looking for a complete body transformation or simply looking for an easy way to gain strength and definition, A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength is your guide to the strong, sexy, and toned body you want.
Table of Contents
Part I Basics of Strength Training for Women
Chapter 1 Strength Training and the Female Body
Chapter 2 Myths and Pitfalls of Strength Training
Chapter 3 Essentials of Excellent Strength Training
Part II Strength Training Exercises for Women
Chapter 4 Warming Up and Cooling Down
Chapter 5 Training the Upper Body
Chapter 6 Training the Lower Body
Chapter 7 Training the Core
Part III Strength Training Programs for Women
Chapter 8 Starting a Strength Training Program
Chapter 9 Developing a Workout
Chapter 10 Beginner and Intermediate Strength Programs
Chapter 11 Advanced and Endurance Strength Programs
“A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength offers a scientifically sound training program that is easy to follow. A must-have in every woman’s fitness library.”
Brad Schoenfeld-- 2011 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, Author of Women’s Home Workout Bible, and Sculpting Her Body Perfect
“A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength offers immediate gains because it’s based on science, not hype.”
Lawrence Biscontini--Coauthor of Morning Cardio Workouts, Mindful Movement Specialist, Celebrity Trainer
“A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength is an essential read for today’s time-pressed, results-driven woman.”
Sara Kooperman, JD-- CEO, SCW Fitness Education, CEO, Les Mills Midwest, Founder, WaterInMotion