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Weight Training For Dummies, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-94074-7
Paperback
384 pages
December 2014
US $22.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Weight Training 5

Chapter 1: Weight Training for Life 7

Chapter 2: The Principles of Training: Concepts and Terminology 13

Chapter 3: Testing Your Strength, Setting Goals, and Tracking Your Progress 27

Chapter 4: Weight-Training Tools and Equipment 39

Chapter 5: Safety First: Protecting Yourself and Preventing Injury 55

Part II: Gaining Weight-Training Wisdom 69

Chapter 6: Set ting Up Your Own Gym at Home 71

Chapter 7: Exercising Away from Home: Clubs, Trainers, and Classes 81

Chapter 8: Your Muscles and How to Use Them Properly 97

Part III: Tackling the Exercises 105

Chapter 9: Working Your Back 107

Chapter 10: Working Your Chest 129

Chapter 11: Working Your Shoulders 145

Chapter 12: Working Your Arms 161

Chapter 13: Working Your Abdominals 175

Chapter 14: Working Your Butt and Legs 187

Chapter 15: Weights for Core Strength 209

Chapter 16: Stretching: The Truth 223

Part IV: Setting Up Your Workout Programs 239

Chapter 17: Basic Workouts to Get Started 241

Chapter 18: 20-Minute Workouts for the Time Challenged 251

Chapter 19: Tackling More-Advanced Programs 261

Chapter 20: Workouts for the Family: New Moms, Moms-to-Be, Kids, and Teens 275

Chapter 21: Workouts for Baby Boomers and Beyond 297

Chapter 22: Adding Yoga and Pilates for Flexibility 309

Part V: The Part of Tens 321

Chapter 23: Ten (Or So) Ways to Use Exercise Bands to Tone and Tighten 323

Chapter 24: Ten (Or So) Ways to Have a Ball with Exercise Balls 335

Index 351

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