Increase your strength to improve your health, your appearance, and your performance with Strength Training Past 50.
Strength training offers many benefits for active adults, including enhanced athletic performance, reduced risk of disease, and decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Whether you are just getting started or have been training your entire life, Strength Training Past 50 has you covered. In the third edition of this best-selling guide, you’ll find these topics:
- 83 exercises for free weights, machines, bands, and balls
- 30 workouts for increasing size, endurance, and strength
- Sport-specific programs for tennis, golf, cycling, running, and more
- Eating plans and nutrition advice for adding lean muscle and losing fat
Strength Training Past 50 will keep you active, healthy, and looking great with workouts and programs designed just for you.
Chapter 1 Benefits of Strength Training
Chapter 2 Assessment for Training Success
Chapter 3 Applying Training Principles
Chapter 4 Strength Training Equipment
Chapter 5 Basic Exercise Techniques
Chapter 6 Machine Exercises
Chapter 7 Dumbbell Exercises
Chapter 8 Alternative Equipment Exercises
Chapter 9 Basic Training Programs
Chapter 10 Advanced Training Programs
Chapter 11 Sport-Specific Training Programs
Chapter 12 Nutrition for Continuous Improvement
“Wayne Westcott is a pioneer, leading researcher, and authority on strength training, metabolism, and fitness. He puts it all together in Strength Training Past 50, a must-read for anyone who cares about strength and health!”
Nicholas DiNubile, MD-- Orthopedic Surgeon and Best-Selling Author, Chief Medical Officer, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
“From basic exercise technique to advanced program design, this guide is a must-read for men and women over 50.”
Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, FACSM, FNSCA-- Department of Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey, Author of Youth Strength Training
“Readers will find Dr. Westcott’s writing style easy to follow and will enjoy what it feels like to train past 50.”
Peter Ronai, MS, FACSM, RCEP, CSCS-D-- Clinical Associate Professor Exercise Science, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement, Science Sacred Heart University
“Staying strong and fit after 50 is absolutely achievable—and Drs. Westcott and Baechle provide the winning game plan for doing so!”
Ken Mannie -- Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Michigan State University
Brief workout trains all major muscle groups
Strengthen chest and arms with incline press
Wall squats strengthen quads, glutes, and hamstrings
13 Benefits Of Strength Training For People Older Than 50
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