The Barbell Prescription

Author: Jonathon Sullivan
ISBN: 9780982522776
Size: 39.65 MB
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The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 directly addresses the most pervasive problem faced by aging humans: the loss of physical strength and all its associated problems - the loss of muscle mass, bone mineral loss and osteoporosis, hip fractures (a terminal event for many older people), loss of balance and coordination, diabetes, heart disease related to a sedentary lifestyle, and the loss of independence. The worst advice an older person ever gets is, Take it easy. Easy makes you soft, and soft makes you dead. The Barbell Prescription maps an escape from the usual fate of older adults: a logical, programmed approach to the hard work necessary to win at the extreme sport of Aging Well. Unlike all other books on the subject of exercise for seniors, The Barbell Prescription challenges the motivated Athlete of Aging with a no-nonsense training approach to strength and health - and demonstrates that everybody can become significantly stronger using the most effective tools ever developed for the job.

Starting Strength

Author: Mark Rippetoe
ISBN: 9780976805403
Size: 80.37 MB
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Starting Strength offers a unique approach to coaching barbell weight training and is written by experienced coaches and sports scientists who designed it specifically for training beginners. Learn how to effectively and safely coach the basic core lifts and their programming in an easy to do, step-by-step process. Featuring the most heavily illustrated exercise chapters in print, Starting Strength shows the reader not only how to teach the lifts, but how to recognize and correct the technique errors common to all novice lifters. The book includes sequential animations of each exercise performed correctly, along with practical interpretations of coaching theory, and the anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles of training. It will help prepare coaches and personal trainers to be more effective strength and conditioning professionals.

Mean Ol Mr Gravity

Author: Mark Rippetoe
ISBN: 9780982522714
Size: 18.29 MB
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The Complete Guide To Training With Free Weights

Author: Graeme Marsh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 140819550X
Size: 23.87 MB
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A key title in the successful Complete Guides series, this is the definitive text on using free weights for strength, conditioning and flexibility training. Free weights are the simplest and most effective pieces of equipment and are found in every gym and many homes. The benefits of their use - as opposed to fixed-weight machines - are becoming increasingly appreciated in the fitness industry, and include: saving money on gym membership with home workouts a wider range of exercises exercises working more muscles than fixed machines for a quicker workout avoiding over-training single muscle groups, which can lead to strength imbalances better co-ordination and core stability In addition to a variety of exercises, the book will also contain sample programmes, tips on technique, and exercises for specific sports, ages and body types.

Npti S Fundamentals Of Fitness And Personal Training

Author: Henriques, Tim
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450423817
Size: 24.87 MB
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This text makes the principles and theories of fitness and personal training accessible for all readers, helping them understand how the body works and responds to exercise and how to create exercise programs that help clients accomplish their fitness goals.

The Complete Guide To Lifting Heavy Weights

Author: Geoffrey K. Platt
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140816499X
Size: 40.45 MB
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Aimed at fitness professionals, coaches and sportspeople, this is the definitive guide to lifting maximum weights from beginner level through to advanced. This applies to those who wish to build body strength and bulk as well as people wanting to improve their performance in a range of other sports. Heavy weights are very popular in gyms but there is a lack of supervision and good instruction. This is not only dangerous to the gym user but also bad news for the gym, and it prompted the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) to authorise a range of new courses designed by the book's author. The Complete Guide to Lifting Heavy Weights is required reading for students taking these courses, and an essential guide for anyone who works with or supervises the use of heavy weights. As with all titles in the Complete Guide series it is packed with information, tips, strategies and training plans. Well-illustrated and authoritative, it covers everything you need to know to deal with heavy weights safely and successfully.

Exercise And Wellness For Older Adults

Author: Kay A. Van Norman
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780736057684
Size: 29.45 MB
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"Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults, Second Edition," features an age-neutral focus on maximizing functional ability for older adults with 120 land-based and 72 water-based programming options. It also helps readers shift from a focus on fitness to a whole-person wellness approach.

Routledge Handbook Of Strength And Conditioning

Author: Anthony Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134879571
Size: 65.35 MB
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Drawing on the latest scientific research, this handbook introduces the essentials of sport-specific strength and conditioning programme design for over 30 different sports. Enhanced by extensive illustrations and contributions from more than 70 world-leading experts, its chapters present evidence-based best practice for sports including football, rugby, tennis, hockey, basketball, rowing, boxing, golf, swimming, cycling and weightlifting, as well as a variety of wheelchair sports. Every chapter introduces the fundamental requirements of a particular sport – such as the physiological and biomechanical demands on the athlete – and describes a sport-specific fitness testing battery and exercise programme. Additional chapters cover the adaptation of programme design for special populations, including female athletes, young athletes and athletes with a disability. Drawing on the experiences of Olympic and Paralympic coaches and trainers, it offers original insights and practical advice from practitioners working at the highest level. Innovative, comprehensive and truly international in scope, the Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning is vital reading for all strength and conditioning students and an invaluable reference for strength and conditioning coaches and trainers.

Strong Enough

Author: Mark Rippetoe
ISBN: 9780976805441
Size: 48.57 MB
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