Strength Training

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Strength Training By NCSA, Lee Brown 

© 2007
Book 368 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736060592

Product Description

Millions of people want to add muscle, get stronger, and look fit as a result. But when they look for expert guidance, they face a sea of self-proclaimed fitness gurus who say they have a can’t-miss program for fast and easy results. So where do you look for solid, no-nonsense advice you can trust from true experts in the strength training field? Inside this book!

Written by a team of experts chosen by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Strength Training combines the most valuable information with the best instruction for proven results:

Increasing metabolic rate to burn more calories more efficiently

Improving bone density to help combat osteoporosis

Increasing muscle mass as well as strength, power, and endurance

Preventing injuries

Improving balance, flexibility, mobility, and stability

Reducing back and arthritic pain

Decreasing cholesterol and blood pressure to lessen the risk of coronary disease

The NSCA is the worldwide authority in the field of strength and conditioning, serving 33,000 members from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. Now, the proven techniques developed and honed by these leading authorities are available to you!

Whether you’re launching a lifting program or fine-tuning a serious fitness regimen, the full-color presentation in Strength Training will fill any knowledge void and correct misconceptions to ensure proper technique, safety, and progressions. Multiple program options and applications to machines, free weights, and other apparatuses provide the flexibility to tailor your training to personal preferences and special needs.


Part I The Origin of Strength
Chapter 1. Muscle Anatomy 101
Chapter 2. How Muscle Grows
Chapter 3. Types of Muscle Training
Chapter 4. Nutrition for Muscle Development

Part II Resistance Training Guidelines
Chapter 5. Strength Assessment
Chapter 6. Types of Strength and Power Exercises
Chapter 7. Workout Schedule and Rest
Chapter 8. Safety, Soreness, and Injury

Part III Exercise Technique
Chapter 9. Upper Body Exercises
Chapter 10. Lower Body Exercises
Chapter 11. Torso Exercises
Chapter 12. Explosive Movements

Part IV Sample Programs
Chapter 13 Beginner Programs
Chapter 14 Intermediate Programs
Chapter 15 Advanced Programs
Chapter 16 Youth Programs
Chapter 17 Senior Programs

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