Effective Strength Training: Analysis and Technique for Upper-body, Lower-body, and Trunk Exercises
Drawing on the latest scientific principles and theories related to resistance training, Effective Strength Trainingprovides the “how” and the “why” behind the proper performance of popular upper-body, lower-body, and trunk exercises. By understanding the purpose and correct form for each exercise, you can gain the full benefit each exercise provides and avoid injury. Whether you teach strength training or do it yourself, you'll find new and helpful information that you can put to use.
Douglas Brooks, one of the top personal trainers in the United States, questions the safety of controversial exercises such as the upright row, dipping movements, cable exercises, and machine chest presses. After putting these exercises to the test of objective scientific evaluation, he then recommends valuable guidelines for safe use.
Effective Strength Trainingalso addresses high-risk situations where exercises fall short of safe biomechanical standards. If you're dealing with orthopedic limitations—such as knee or back problems—or challenging training goals, these solutions will help you make prudent, corrective modifications.
Practical and to the point, this book also presents the latest information related to resistance training program design and defines and discusses topics such as training systems, periodization principles, and a continuum of training programs.
Effective Strength Trainingis full of no-nonsense strategies and expert advice that will simplify the design and teaching of programs to meet the best interests of your clients or students. And, if you're a strength trainer yourself—especially if you're seeking certification by the International Weightlifting Association—this resource will help you successfully reach all your training goals.
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A PRIMER ON RESISTANCE TRAINING
The Musculoskeletal System
Chapters Benefits of Resistance Training
The 10Step Any Exercise Drill
How to make the best resistance exercise choices Breaks down the Any Exercise Drill
Chapters Understanding the Trunk
Begins with trunk stabilization exercises such as bridges prone and supine planks
Upper Body Exercises 777
Chapters Lower Body Exercises 766