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Weight Training: Steps to Success

Thomas R. Baechle Roger W. Earle



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Human Kinetics
20 December 2019
Exercise & workout books; Sports & outdoor recreation; Weightlifting
Weight training is the most popular type of fitness training activity in the world. But if you are new to the weight room, how can you ensure you are training properly to reap the most benefits while also avoiding injury? Weight Training: Steps to Success, Fifth Edition, takes the guesswork out of weight training and provides you with the steps to learn proper exercise technique, determine appropriate loads, and set up your whole program.

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.
By:   Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle
Imprint:   Human Kinetics
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   5th edition
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm, 
Weight:   930g
ISBN:   9781492586951
ISBN 10:   1492586951
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   20 December 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 to 99 years
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Thomas Baechle is one of the founders of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He was the association's second president, director of education and executive director of the NSCA Certification Commission. Baechle is a prolific author and editor in the field of strength training, having contributed to titles such as NSCA's Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning and NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training. He has published 80 articles and chapters and made over 170 presentations relating to strength training, fitness and wellness. Baechle's NSCA awards and recognitions include Region IV NSCA Strength Coach of the Year in 1982 and 1983, Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year in 1984 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 to name a few. ;;Roger Earle has over 30 years' experience as a personal trainer, sport conditioning coach and behaviour modification facilitator. He regularly lectures about designing personalised exercise and training programmes, weight management and exercise motivation at various conferences. Earle is also a senior acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics and has also authored, edited and contributed to 10 fitness related books. These include Fitness Weight Training (Human Kinetics, 2014) and EuropeActive's Foundations for Exercise Professionals (Human Kinetics, 2015). Previously, Earle was the associate executive director and director of exam development for the NSCA Certification Commission. Before his work with the NSCA, he was the head strength and conditioning for 10 years at Creighton University, Nebraska.

Reviews for Weight Training: Steps to Success

If I could choose only one book to be in my strength training library, it would definitely be Weight Training: Steps toSuccess. This is without question the best book of its kind. -- Wayne Westcott, PhD, CSCS, Author of Strength Training Past 50, Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults, and Youth Strength Training ;; Tom Baechle and Roger Earle are two of the brightest minds in the field of strength and conditioning. In Weight Training: Steps to Success, they deliver a brilliant guidebook for developing successful weight training programs. -- Donald A. Chu, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, Sport Performance Enhancement Specialist for Olympic and professional athletes

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