• Weight Training For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • Description

    A properly executed strength or weight lifting regimen can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stabilize your blood sugar, reduce the risk of heart disease, increase your strength, and more. Weight Training For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is packed with all the information you need to start your own personalized weight training program and get yourself into peak condition fast.

     

    Weight Training For Dummies, 2nd Edition

     

       Product Details

    • Author: Liz Neporent
    • Author: Suzanne Schlosberg
    • ISBN 10: 076455168X
    • ISBN-13: 9780764551680
    • Publisher: IDG Books
    • Series: For Dummies Series
    • Edition description: 2nd
    • Edition number: 2
    • Pages: 404
    • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)
    • Health / Fitness

     

      Overview

    A properly executed strength or weight lifting regimen can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stabilize your blood sugar, reduce the risk of heart disease, increase your strength, and more. Weight Training For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is packed with all the information you need to start your own personalized weight training program and get yourself into peak condition fast. You’ll find out about:

    • Circuit and resistance training
    • 20-minute weight training routines
    • The newest and best weight training equipment
    • Combining weight training with other exercise
    • Gender differences in weight training goals and routines
    • Specific approaches for baby boomers and seniors just starting out
    • Using weight training to address specific health conditions
    • Preventing injuries
    • Weight training for children and teens
    • If you’re getting pumped about weight training, don’t delay. Buy Weight Training for Dummies, Third Edition today, and you’ll be in shape in no time!

     

     

    Table of Contents

    Introduction.

    PART I: Stuff to Know Before You Pick Up a Weight.

    • Chapter 1: Tools of the Trade.
    • Chapter 2: How to Avoid Dropping a Weight on Your Toe and Other Safety Tips.
    • Chapter 3: Testing Your Strength and Tracking Your Progress.

    PART II: Weight Training Wisdom.

    • Chapter 4: Joining a Gym or Exercising at Home: Which Is for You?
    • Chapter 5: Choosing Your Guru: Trainers, Videos, and Exercise Classes.
    • Chapter 6: Weight Training Etiquette.

    PART III: The Exercises.

    • Chapter 7: How to Read the Exercise Instructions.
    • Chapter 8: Working Your Back.
    • Chapter 9: Working Your Chest.
    • Chapter 10: Working Your Shoulders.
    • Chapter 11: Working Your Arms.
    • Chapter 12: Working Your Abdominals.
    • Chapter 13: Working Your Butt and Legs.
    • Chapter 14: Advanced Weight Training Exercises.

    PART IV: Designing Your Workout Program.

    • Chapter 15: Designing a Basic Workout.
    • Chapter 16: Expanding Your Repertoire.

    PART V: Beyond the Barbell.

    • Chapter 17: Yoga and Pilates.
    • Chapter 18: Whipping Your Heart and Lungs into Shape.
    • Chapter 19: Stretching: The Truth.
    • Chapter 20: Improving Your Balance and Coordination.
    • Chapter 21: Pills, Powders, and Potions: Nutrition in a Nutshell.

    PART VI: The Part of Tens.

    • Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Educate Yourself about Weight Training.
    • Chapter 23: Ten Myths and Misconceptions about Weight Training.
    • Chapter 24: Ten Major Weight Lifting Goofs.
    • Chapter 25: Ten (G-Rated) Things You Can Do with Latex Rubber.
    • Chapter 26: Ten Weight Training Deals and Duds.

    Index.

    Book Registration Information.

     

     Meet the Author

    Liz Neporent: Liz’s first set of weights (actually, her brother’s) were made of blue plastic and filled with sand; when they started leaking sand all over the house, her mother relegated all weight lifting activities to the basement.

    Since that time, Liz has graduated into a well-known corporate fitness consultant, designing and managing fitness centers worldwide. Along the way, Liz also was a personal trainer, received a master’s degree in exercise physiology, and got certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Council of Exercise, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is coauthor and author of several books, including Fitness For Dummies and Fitness Walking For Dummies and writes frequently for the New York Times, Family Circle, Shape, and others.
    She currently hosts a daily internet show on eyada.com.

    Suzanne Schlosberg: Suzanne’s writing career began her freshman year in college when she was assigned to cover a pre-season NBA game and found herself in a locker room interviewing a dozen, tall, muscular, naked Boston Celtics. She decided she liked this writing stuff. Suzanne went on to become a newspaper reporter and magazine writer. Now a contributing editor to Shape and Health magazine, Suzanne is the coauthor, with Liz Neporent, of Fitness For Dummies and the author of The Ultimate Workout Log. She is also an instructor in the UCLA Extension Certificate in Journalism program. Always happy when she has a barbell in hand, Suzanne has lifted weights in Zimbabwe, Morocco, Iceland, and Micronesia, among other locales. She is the women’s record holder in the Great American Sack Race, a quadrennial event held in Yerington, Nevada, in which competitors must run 5 miles while carrying a 50-pound sack of chicken feed.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Weight Training For Dummies, 2nd Edition
  • Weight Training For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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