Strength Training for Beginners

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Harper Collins, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 96 pages

Strength Training for Beginners gives women of 35 and up a chance to look and feel younger, tone up, reverse symptoms of osteoporosis, and increase energy, all through a simple, scientifically sound, strength-training program that can be easily incorporated into even the busiest lifestyle. Whether you're a bona-fide couch potato or a more active fitness buff, you'll find it easy to follow these exercises, which are cleverly laid out in large print and in full color, step-by-step photographs, in a unique spiral-bound, stand-up package that can be conveniently placed on the exercise mat or a table top.

Starting with simple warm-up stretches, the program includes a series of shaping, toning, and flattening exercises, with and without simple weights, all of which can be performed at home and easily modified for beginners and older women. Each exercise is accompanied by important information on the exercise's purpose, the correct technique, and how to customize the movement if you suffer from weak or swollen joints. With just two sessions per week, research has proven that you'll be on your way to looking and feeling as much as 20 years younger!

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About the author (2003)

Susan Dinan is a licensed fitness instructor and research consultant for the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She is the author of Fitness for Life: The Y’s Exercise Plan for Active Living and Better Health for the Rest of Your Life. Joan Bassey, M.D, is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Osteoporosis Society, UK.

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