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Weight Training for Dummies, 4th Edition


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Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Weight Training 5 Chapter 1: Weight Training for Life 7 Chapter 2: The Principles of Training: Concepts and Terminology 13 Chapter 3: Testing Your Strength, Setting Goals, and Tracking Your Progress 27 Chapter 4: Weight-Training Tools and Equipment 39 Chapter 5: Safety First: Protecting Yourself and Preventing Injury 55 Part II: Gaining Weight-Training Wisdom 69 Chapter 6: Set ting Up Your Own Gym at Home 71 Chapter 7: Exercising Away from Home: Clubs, Trainers, and Classes 81 Chapter 8: Your Muscles and How to Use Them Properly 97 Part III: Tackling the Exercises 105 Chapter 9: Working Your Back 107 Chapter 10: Working Your Chest 129 Chapter 11: Working Your Shoulders 145 Chapter 12: Working Your Arms 161 Chapter 13: Working Your Abdominals 175 Chapter 14: Working Your Butt and Legs 187 Chapter 15: Weights for Core Strength 209 Chapter 16: Stretching: The Truth 223 Part IV: Setting Up Your Workout Programs 239 Chapter 17: Basic Workouts to Get Started 241 Chapter 18: 20-Minute Workouts for the Time Challenged 251 Chapter 19: Tackling More-Advanced Programs 261 Chapter 20: Workouts for the Family: New Moms, Moms-to-Be, Kids, and Teens 275 Chapter 21: Workouts for Baby Boomers and Beyond 297 Chapter 22: Adding Yoga and Pilates for Flexibility 309 Part V: The Part of Tens 321 Chapter 23: Ten (Or So) Ways to Use Exercise Bands to Tone and Tighten 323 Chapter 24: Ten (Or So) Ways to Have a Ball with Exercise Balls 335 Index 351

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LaReine Chabut is a distinguished lifestyle and fitnessexpert, bestselling author, model, and mom. As the on-camera hostof MSN s hit web series Focus on Feeling Better,LaReine helped everyday people across America fit in exercisedaily. She is most recognized as the lead instructor of TheFirm, a series of popular workout videos and her

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