EbookTake the guesswork out of strength training and understand the details of proper exercise technique, weight loads, and reps. The no-nonsense approach of Weight Training: Steps to Success has guided more than 200,000 readers to their strength training goals and it will do the same for you.
Combining the experience of strength and conditioning experts Thomas Baechle and Roger Earle, this guide will maximize your development with a progressive approach to weight training using either free weights or machines. Learn which exercises target which muscles and how to perform each one correctly and safely. Gain insight on how to eat smart to maximize results and follow the step-by-step directions to calculate safe training loads and design an overall training program that fits your interests and training preferences.
Whether your goal is to improve muscular endurance, build strength, increase muscle mass, tone existing muscles, or reduce body fat, Weight Training: Steps to Success will help you be successful. With more than 30 exercises, each explained and demonstrated through full-color photo sequences, along with guidance on how to approach introductory workouts and create a tailored training program, it’s no wonder this is the book that thousands will use to develop a strong, healthy, and attractive body.
Table of ContentsSTEP 1: Learning about Equipment and Its Proper Use
STEP 2: Mastering Stretching, Lifting, and Spotting Skills
STEP 3: Learning How to Select Exercises and Training Loads
STEP 4: Selecting Chest Exercises and Training Loads
STEP 5: Selecting Back Exercises and Training Loads
STEP 6: Selecting Shoulder Exercises and Training Loads
STEP 7: Selecting Upper Arm Exercises and Training Loads
STEP 8: Selecting Leg Exercises and Training Loads
STEP 9: Selecting Core Exercises and Training Loads
STEP 10: Selecting Total-Body Exercises and Training Loads
STEP 11: Completing Your First Workout
STEP 12: Applying Program Design Principles
STEP 13: Learning How to Manipulate Training Variables to Maximize Results
STEP 14: Designing Your Own Program
“If I could choose only one book to be in my strength training library, it would definitely be Weight Training: Steps to Success. This is without question the best book of its kind.” -- Wayne Westcott, PhD, CSCS, Author of Strength Training Past 50, Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults, and Youth Strength Training
“Tom Baechle and Roger Earle are two of the brightest minds in the field of strength and conditioning. In Weight Training: Steps to Success, they deliver a brilliant guidebook for developing successful weight training programs." -- Donald A. Chu, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, Sport Performance Enhancement Specialist for Olympic and professional athletes
AncillariesAll ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/WeightTrainingStepsToSuccess.
Includes lecture topics, physical activities, and students assignments in both a 10-week-semester and 14-week-semester framework and key points of technique, common errors and solutions, skill application within a sample course outline. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice format and student evaluation guidelines.