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Part I: Your Training EssentialsChapter 1. Self-Test Your Fitness Level Chapter 2. Set a Planned Course of ActionChapter 3. Target the Right EquipmentPart II: Your Training ComponentsChapter 4. Optimize Your FlexibilityChapter 5. Strengthen Your Heart Chapter 6. Push Your Anaerobic Limits Chapter 7. Lift for Strength and Muscle DefinitionChapter 8. Cross-Train for Variety (and Results!)Chapter 9. Build in Rest and Recovery Chapter 10. Fuel Your WorkoutsPart III: Your Training ProgramsChapter 11. Muscle Endurance and Maximum StrengthChapter 12. High-Intensity Strength TrainingChapter 13. Peak to CompeteChapter 14. Design Your Own ProgramPart IV: Your Training TargetsChapter 15. Track Your Progress

About the Author

Known as the trainer's trainer, Douglas Brooks is one of the premier personal trainers in the United States. He's widely recognized through his numerous appearances on home shopping networks, infomercials, the Cable Health Club Network, and fitness videos. An ACE-certified personal trainer since 1983, Brooks is also the fitness training director at Snowcreek Resort and Athletic Club and the co-owner of Moves International, a provider of educational resources, continuing education, and live workshops for fitness professionals. Brooks has also authored Going Solo: The Art of Personal Training-a landmark publication written during personal training's infancy-and Program Design for Personal Trainers: Bridging Theory Into Application, as well as numerous educational manuals. He is active in many professional organizations, including IDEA-The Health and Fitness Source, the International Sports Trainers Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also conducts lectures and workshops throughout the United States and internationally on the topics of personal training, strength training, kinesiology, and exercise physiology. Brooks enjoys fitness activities of all kinds. He is a competitive tennis player, marathoner, Ironman triathlete, alpine and nordic skier, in-line skater, rock climber, and mountaineer. He holds a master's degree in exercise physiology from Central Michigan University. Brooks, his wife, Candice, and their two sons live in Mammoth Lakes, California.


When I want the answers, I turn to Douglas Brooks. He takes all the guesswork out of training. With his easy-to-understand approach, you are guaranteed to get maximum results from your workout. Kathy Smith
International Fitness Authority
This book covers all aspects of personal training and answers many of the commonly asked questions. For the person who cannot afford a personal trainer, this book is the next best thing. Kathie Davis
Executive Director
IDEA, The Health and Fitness Source

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