A Woman’s Guide to Feeling Athletic and Fit After 40
Author: Rachel Cosgrove
With Age Strong you’ll get pumped about setting goals, eliminating excuses, and meeting the aging process head on. Read about real clients of the author and how they built muscle and confidence through strength training. Get detailed instructions, accompanied by full-color photos, on how to safely perform 73 traditional strength exercises and 41 mobility and warm-up movements that will help strengthen your core, lower body, and upper body and help you develop power.
Follow the step-by-step plan that’s worked for hundreds of women who have maintained their athleticism in their 40s, their 50s, and beyond. Start with the base phase of the program to address common imbalances and learn how to master basic movements. Then, bump up the intensity a bit with the build phase before moving on to the stronger phase, in which you’ll build volume as you increase the number of reps and load for select exercises. The final phase, age strong, shows you how to work up to suggested strength standards for exercises such as push-ups, squats, and deadlifts.
Age Strong empowers you to take control of your body, gain muscle, improve body composition, and learn new skills so you can stay strong and feel capable for life!
Earn continuing education credits/units! A continuing education exam that uses this book is also available. It may be purchased separately or as part of a package that includes both the book and exam.
AudienceWomen in their 40s through 60s who want to remain athletic and strong as they get older; reference for fitness and strength professionals who work with women in this age range.
Chapter 1. Why Strength Train?
Chapter 2. The Cardio Conundrum
Chapter 3. Lifestyle Habits
Part II. Prepare for Positive Change
Chapter 4. Set Powerful Goals
Chapter 5. Eliminate Your Excuses
Chapter 6. Manage Menopause
Chapter 7. Record Your Progress
Part III. The Exercises
Chapter 8. Warm-Up
Chapter 9. Core
Chapter 10. Upper Body
Chapter 11. Lower Body
Chapter 12. Power Development, Finishers, and Metabolic Intervals
Part IV. The Age Strong Program
Chapter 13. Program Principles
Chapter 14. The Base Phase
Chapter 15. The Build Phase
Chapter 16. The Stronger Phase
Chapter 17. The Age Strong Phase
Chapter 18. Metabolic Interval Workouts
Epilogue: Focus and Commit