The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weight Training

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weight Training

by Jonathan Cane, Joe Glickman

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Overview

Shows the proper form for dozens of exercises for all major and minor muscle groups—all illustrated. This book covers wieght-training vs. free weights and establishes how to set one's weight and reps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028631974
Publisher: Alpha Books
Publication date: 12/17/1999
Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.09(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Deidre Johnson-Cane, a licensed physical therapist, is a two- time national and world powerlifting champion.

Joe Glickman is a New York-based journalist, rock climber, nationally ranked marathon kayaker, and triathlete. He writes the "Weekend Warrior" column for the New York Times and is currently working on a book, To the Top, which details his experiences climbing the highest mountain in each of the 50 states.

Jonathan Cane, a competitive cyclist, has a master's degree in Exercise Physiology and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Priming the Pump 1(58)
Let's Get Physical!
3(14)
Weight lifting can help you lose weight, feel good, and look even better.
Hurry Up and Weight
17(10)
Your schedule is tight, but you can always find time to lift.
What Goes Where and Why
27(8)
What muscles are made of and how to get them strong.
Look Before You Lift
35(12)
What to look for when shopping for a gym.
There's No Place Like Home
47(12)
How to set up a home gym.
Part 2: Gearing Up 59(44)
Strain in Style
61(10)
What to wear for your workouts.
Food for Thought
71(10)
Nutritional guidelines for your healthy lifestyle.
To Supplement or Not?
81(10)
Which magic powders, pills, and potions actually help.
Getting a Clean Bill of Health
91(12)
Medical issues you need to take care of before you work out.
Part3: Ready to Roll 103(38)
Virgin Territory
105(8)
A guided tour through your first visit to the gym.
Safety First
113(12)
Making sure that your visit to the gym is a safe one.
Revving the Engine
125(16)
Staying loose and flexible for your workout.
Part 4: The Workout 141(114)
Gluteus What?
143(12)
A short anatomy lesson before you get started.
Now What?
155(12)
Setting up the basic elements of your exercise plan.
Below the Waist
167(18)
Guidelines for a killer leg workout.
Flip Side
185(16)
How to strengthen your back muscles.
Chest or Bust
201(14)
Everything you need to know to build a strong chest.
The World on Your Shoulders
215(12)
Exercises to build strong, broad shoulders.
Armed but Not Dangerous
227(16)
Building strong biceps and triceps.
Gut Buster
243(12)
All you'll ever need to build that six-pack.
Part 5: Leaner and Meaner 255(74)
Get With the Program
257(10)
Putting all those exercises to work.
Getting Fancy
267(10)
How to spice up your workout with advanced techniques.
High Tech
277(12)
Putting those new techniques to work for you.
And the Winner Is...
289(12)
Three ideas for the competitive types.
Lift Well, Play Hard
301(18)
Sports-specific routines to help improve your game.
Mix It Up
319(10)
People can't live on lifting alone---tips for cardiovascular exercise.
Part 6: When in Rome 329(92)
On the Road Again
331(12)
Ideas for working out while on the road for business or pleasure.
Real Women Lift
343(12)
Specific health issues for women who lift.
With Age Comes Wisdom
355(12)
The benefits and concerns of lifting for seniors.
Physically Challenged
367(8)
Ways for the physically challenged to exercise safely and effectively.
Tots and Teens
375(8)
Guidelines for kids who lift.
Injuries Nag
383(14)
How to deal with a variety of injuries that may pop up.
What's Up, Doc?
397(24)
Exercising with a variety of medical conditions.
Appendixes
A. Glossary
409(6)
B. Resources
415(6)
Index 421

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