The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weight Training

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Penguin Group US, Dec 1, 1999 - Fiction - 456 pages
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In the old days, a weight room was the exclusive realm of hardcore bodybuilders who communicated in grunts and aimed to be the size of small buildings. Now research tells us that weight-training can benefit everyone: it works in conjunction with aerobic activity to build lean body mass (in other words, muscle!), strengthen the heart, and burn fat. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weight Training is a fun, easy to follow guide to pumping up for everyone, whether you're aiming to get ripped or just want a little tone. The book covers weight-training machines versus free weights; how to set one's weight and reps (and then adjust them as one progresses); the pros and cons of powders, potions, and other supplements like creatine; how to choose a personal trainer; and injury prevention. For both beginning and advanced weight-trainers, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weight Training is one mega-sized gym buddy

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Johnson-Cane is a licensed physical therapist and a two-time national and world power-lifting champion.

Cane is a competitive cyclist and has a master's degree in Exercise Physiology and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Joe Glickman took up kayaking in 1993 while writing an article on Florida's 10,000 Islands for Men's Journal. Since then he's paddled and raced all over the United States, as well as in Thailand, Tahiti, and South Africa. He is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Inside Sports, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

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