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Strength Training Past 50-3rd Edition


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Benefits of Strength Training; Chapter 2. Assessment for Training Success; Chapter 3. Applying Training Principles; Chapter 4. Strength Training Equipment; Chapter 5. Basic Exercise Techniques; Chapter 6. Machine Exercises; Chapter 7. Dumbbell Exercises; Chapter 8. Alternative Equipment Exercises; Chapter 9. Basic Training Programs; Chapter 10. Advanced Training Programs; Chapter 11. Sport-Specific Training Programs; Chapter 12. Nutrition for Continuous Improvement.

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Reviews in relevant UK and European websites, magazines and journals including Men's Fitness, FitPro and Saga magazines. Featured at various fitness events throughout the UK and Europe including Bodypower Expo, Fibo and Fitpro. Solus emails, inclusion in online newsletters and posted on Human Kinetics' Health and Fitness Blog. A strength training guide for active adults aged over fifty.

About the Author

Wayne Westcott directs the exercise science and fitness research programmes at Quincy College in Quincy, Massachusetts. He has been a strength training advisor for several US organisations, including the American Senior Fitness Association and the International Council on Active Aging. He has also served as an editorial advisor for publications such as the American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal, Men's Health and Shape. Thomas Baechle is a professor and chair of the exercise science department at Creighton University. He is a co-founder and past president of the US National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and for 20 years he was the executive director of the NSCA Certification Commission.


"Wayne Westcott is a pioneer, leading researcher, and authority on strength training, metabolism, and fitness. He puts it all together in Strength Training Past 50, a must-read for anyone who cares about strength and health!"Nicholas DiNubile, MD-- Orthopedic Surgeon and Best-Selling Author, Chief Medical Officer, American Council on Exercise (ACE) "From basic exercise technique to advanced program design, this guide is a must-read for men and women over 50."Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, FACSM, FNSCA-- Department of Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey, Author of Youth Strength Training "Readers will find Dr. Westcott's writing style easy to follow and will enjoy what it feels like to train past 50."Peter Ronai, MS, FACSM, RCEP, CSCS-D-- Clinical Associate Professor Exercise Science, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement, Science Sacred Heart University "Staying strong and fit after 50 is absolutely achievable--and Drs. Westcott and Baechle provide the winning game plan for doing so!" Ken Mannie -- Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Michigan State University

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