Women’s Muscle & Strength
Get Lean, Strong, and Confident
Author: Betina Gozo Shimonek
Betina Gozo Shimonek has over a decade of experience training thousands of women from all walks of life. She has been a Nike Global Trainer since 2013 and was a featured trainer on the Apple Fitness+ team. Her science-based approach to strength training offers you realistic guidance on how to assess, plan, and execute effective strength-focused workouts.
Women’s Muscle & Strength is packed with 80 exercises that cover every area of the body. Exercises are broken down by movement type to help you better understand how and why to put them together, as well as what types of movements are associated with major muscles of the body. Full-color photos provide clear instruction for each exercise. And because each body is different, you’ll find modifications, progressions, variations, safety reminders, and tips to help choose what works best for you.
You will also have access to 12-week programs, with a total of 18 workouts, that you can immediately put into action. The programs each have a different focus:
- Gain strength
- Build sculpted muscle
- Get lean
- Improve muscle endurance
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 who want to learn how to strength train or how to get the best results from their training; also, personal trainers, fitness instructors, strength and conditioning coaches, and other fitness professionals who work with women.
Part I. Becoming Strong and Confident
Chapter 1. Benefits of Strength Training for Women
Chapter 2. Safety During Strength Training
Chapter 3. Equipment and Movement Foundations
Chapter 4. Getting Started
Part II. Learning the Exercises
Chapter 5. Carry, Grip, and Antimovement
Chapter 6. Knee Dominant and Hip Dominant
Chapter 7. Horizontal and Vertical Push
Chapter 8. Horizontal and Vertical Pull
Chapter 9. Total Body and Rotational Exercises
Part III. Programming for Success
Chapter 10. Create Your Optimal Program
Chapter 11. Gain Strength
Chapter 12. Build Sculpted Muscle
Chapter 13. Get Lean
Chapter 14. Improve Muscle Endurance
—Molly Galbraith, CSCS, Founder of GGS Academy