Weight Training for Beginners

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Harper Collins, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 96 pages

Weight Training for Beginners is a full body workout for either home or gym featuring step-by-step full color instructional photos and a unique hands-free design. All exercises can be done using the minimum of special equipment, and the book presents two fully comprehensive programs of exercises, one for those with no prior weight training experience and one for those looking to improve their skills. The book includes information on stretching and warm-up, safety, and cardiovascular training, in addition to a complementary eating program. You'll trim fat, build strength and muscle tone, and feel better regardless of your age or athletic ability.

 

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Contents

What is weight training?
4
Nutrition and hydration
10
Stretching
16
Half squat
22
Leg raise and kneetochest
28
Bicep curl
34
Abdominal curlup
40
Reverse lunge
46
Intermediate squat
52
Chest flye
58
Bentarm pullover
64
Intermediate shoulder press
70
Tricep extension
76
Exerciseball balancing
82
Glossary
94
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About the author (2004)

Tony Gallagher has worked as a fitness trainer for more than twenty years. He designs fitness programs for Visa International using a unique combination of running, rowing, and weight training. He also advises the London Academy of Personal Fitness Trainers. He lives in London.

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