Combining the experience of strength and conditioning experts Thomas Baechle and Roger Earle, Weight Training: Steps to Success will maximize your development with a progressive approach to weight training, whether you are using either free weights or weight machines. Learn which exercises target which muscles and how to perform each exercise correctly and safely. As you master technique with lighter loads, you will move on to heavier loads and more challenging exercises, including eight new exercises for this edition that use versatile equipment such as stability balls and kettlebells. Gain insight on the importance of nutrition 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.
The fifth edition also offers options to further advance your training after learning the basics. Improve your performance in recreational or competitive sports with a sport-specific training program or increase your overall fitness with a high-intensity interval training program.
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 over 40 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, the fifth edition firmly establishes the work as the go-to guide for weight training success.
AudienceA step-by-step guide for individuals seeking to learn proper weight training techniques; also ideal for college students and instructors in weight training classes.
Step 2. Stretching, Lifting, and Spotting Techniques
Step 3. Selecting Exercises and Determining Training Loads
Step 4. Chest Exercise Options and Loading Guidelines
Step 5. Back Exercise Options and Loading Guidelines
Step 6. Shoulder Exercise Options and Loading Guidelines
Step 7. Upper Arm Exercise Options and Loading Guidelines
Step 8. Leg Exercise Options and Loading Guidelines
Step 9. Core Exercise Options and Loading Guidelines
Step 10. Completing Your First Workout
Step 11. Applying Program Design Principles
Step 12. How to Manipulate the Program Design Variables to Maximize Results
Step 13. How to Design Your Own Basic Program
Step 14. Designing a Sport-Specific Training Program
Step 15. Designing a High-Intensity Interval Training Program
Instructor guide. Includes two sample syllabuses and student evaluation guidelines.
Test package. Contains over 160 questions in multiple-choice format.
Image bank. Includes most of the content photos and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.