Take the guesswork out of strength training and understand the details of proper technique, weight loads, and reps. The no-nonsense approach of Weight Training, Third Edition: Steps to Success has guided more than 175,000 readers to their strength training goals, step by step—and it will do the same for you!
You will develop through a thorough, progressive approach to strength training with either free weights or machines. Learn which exercises target what muscles and how to perform each one correctly and safely. Then determine the amount of weight and the number of repetitions and sets that you should lift in order to achieve your objectives. Finally, develop a workout and program that fit your interests and training preferences.
Whether your goal is improving muscular endurance, building strength, increasing muscle mass, toning, or enhancing body composition, Weight Training, Third Edition: Steps to Success will help you achieve it. With more than 30 exercises explained and illustrated, along with guidance on how to approach introductory workouts and create a tailored training program, its no wonder this is the book thousands of strength training enthusiasts use to get the most out of their workouts.
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By incorporating unique progressions of skills (steps to success), Weight Training gives readers the information they need to safely participate in an activity that will improve fitness, body appearance, and everyday task efficiency. 170 illustrations.