Weight Training For Dummies, 4th Edition

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384 pages

Book Description

Tone up, burn calories, stay strong

Weight Training For Dummies makes it easy to get startedwith weight training by offering trusted and straightforwardguidance on the latest circuit and resistance training, and all-newinformation on the highly popular bodyweight and High IntensityInterval Training (HIIT). Whether you're working with dumbbells,free weight sets, or machines, you'll find out how to combineweight training with other exercise to properly strength train andget in the best shape of your life.

Along with aerobic exercise and flexibility, body weighttraining is an integral part of a complete activityprogram. But with all the different equipment and techniquesavailable, getting started can feel overwhelming. Want to getpumped about weight training? Consider these facts: strengthtraining, whether via free weights or a machine, builds muscle. Andthe more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism and the lessprone you are to injuries-in and out of the gym. Plus,strength training promotes bone strength, which can significantlyreduce your odds of developing osteoporosis. If that's not enough,strength training-unlike cardio workouts likerunning-reaps benefits almost immediately. So what are youwaiting for? Weight Training For Dummies has everything youneed to get started. * Provides examples and directions for powerful 20-minute weighttraining routines for the time challenged * Features advice to help you choose a weight training systemthat you enjoy and that fits into your lifestyle * Includes new coverage devoted to warm-ups and the hottest andmost beneficial stretches * Introduces using weight training to address specific ororthopedic conditions

Whether you're already in the gym several times a week or arejust starting out with a fitness routine, Weight Training ForDummies shows you how to use free weights or weight machines toget results-fast.

Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started with Weight Training
Chapter 1: Weight Training for Life
Chapter 2: The of Training: Concepts and Terminology
Chapter 3: Your Strength, Setting Goals, and Tracking Your Progress
Chapter 4: Weight-Training Tools and Equipment
Chapter 5: First: Protecting Yourself and Preventing Injury

Part II: Gaining Weight-Training Wisdom
Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Own Gym at Home
Chapter 7: Exercising Away from Home: Clubs, Trainers, and Classes
Chapter 8: Your Muscles and How to Use Them Properly

Part III: Tackling the Exercises
Chapter 9: Working Your Back
Chapter 10: Working Your Chest
Chapter 11: Working Your Shoulders
Chapter 12: Working Your Arms
Chapter 13: Working Your Abdominals
Chapter 14: Working Your Butt and Legs
Chapter 15: Weights for Core Strength
Chapter 16: Stretching: The Truth

Part IV: Setting Up Your Workout Programs
Chapter 17: Basic Workouts to Get Started
Chapter 18: 20-Minute Workouts for the Time Challenged
Chapter 19: Tackling More-Advanced Programs
Chapter 20: Workouts for the Family: New Moms, Moms-to-Be, , and Teens
Chapter 21: Workouts for Baby Boomers and Beyond
Chapter 22: Adding Yoga and Pilates for Flexibility

Part V: The Part of Tens
Chapter 23: Ten (Or So) Ways to Use Exercise Bands to Tone and Tighten
Chapter 24: Ten (Or So) Ways to Have a Ball with Exercise Balls

Book Details

  • Title: Weight Training For Dummies, 4th Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 384 pages
  • Edition: 4
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-12-31
  • ISBN-10: 1118940741
  • ISBN-13: 9781118940747