Weight Training: Steps to Success

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Leisure Press, 1992 - Weight lifting - 197 pages
Weight Training: Steps to Success puts it all together for you: what exercises to do, why to do them, how to do them, when to do them, and how to design an effective program. Combining the expertise of master teachers Thomas Baechle and Barney Groves, this unique guide will maximize your development through 12 progressive steps to success. Each step is a smooth transition from the one before. The first few steps provide a solid foundation of basic skills and concepts. As you progress, you'll learn how to perform exercises correctly and safely, chart your workouts, and design programs that meet your training goals. When you complete the final step, you'll have the weight training know-how and strength base to take your muscle fitness to the highest level.

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Excellent for designing a program. Includes specific information for determining the amount of weight to start lifting, how to adjust the weight / reps, and a structure for a complete body workout. Read full review

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Baechle and Groves, experienced coaches and trainers, present a step-by-step, well-organized manual directed at beginners as well as advanced students of weight training. Sixteen chapters cover basic ... Read full review


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Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS, *D, NSCA-CPT, *D, is chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In his career covering more than 35 years as a fitness professional and academician, Baechle has earned numerous certifications and awards, taught at various universities, held a variety of professional and civic offices, and volunteered for many national and international associations and organizations related to fitness and personal health. Baechle is widely published and lectures frequently. His recent honors include receiving the Outstanding Writing Achievement Award from Human Kinetics in 2007, Merit for Excellence in Education and Development of Professional Standards from the International Fitness Institute in 2006, the Distinguished Faculty Service Award from Creighton University in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NSCA in 1998.

Started competing in power lifting at age 55 and has since won state and regional championships.

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