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Basic Weight Training for Men and Women

The eighth edition of "Basic Weight Training for Men and Women" includes many features that make this text the best and most comprehensive beginning weight training book on the market. Each chapter presents the most important and up-to date weight training exercises with free weights and on the most popular exercise machines found in schools and health clubs in the United States. Nutrition information, workout schedules, proper techniques, and research articles debunking fitness myths fill "Basic Weight Training for Men and Women, 8th edition". The text also includes a discussion of functional training exercises and stresses the concept that the key to building strength and power is to train movements rather than specific muscles.
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Table of Contents

1. Basic Weight Training 2. Weight Training and Your Body 3. Weight Training Guidelines 4. How Weight Training Improves Your Body 5. Getting Started: The Basics 6. Developing the Lower Body 7. Developing the Back and Neck 8. Developing the Abdominal Muscles 9. Developing the Chest and Shoulders 10. Developing the Arms 11. Exercises to Develop Speed and Power 12. Nutrition for Weight Training 13. Ergogenic Aids: Drugs and Supplements APPENDIX 1: Muscular System APPENDIX 2: Skeletal System APPENDIX 3: Machine and Free-Weight Exercises for Sports and Activities APPENDIX 4: Norms and Test Procedures for Measuring Strength Glossary References Index

About the Author

Thomas D. Fahey, Ed.D., is professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Chico, where he teaches Exercise Physiology and Principles of Strength and Conditioning . He also volunteers as an assistant coach with the track and field team. He received his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Fahey has written college textbooks and trade books on exercise physiology, wellness, athletic training, weight training, personal training, golf, and ergogenic aids. He has also written hundreds of articles for scholarly journals and popular magazines. He is a contributing editor and writes monthly research columns for Muscular Development, Fitness RX for Women and Fitness RX for Men magazines. His interests include travel, skiing, golf, tennis, weight training, hiking, and discus throwing. Dr. Fahey is a world-class masters discus thrower and was an All-American discus thrower in college. He won eleven straight US National Masters Championships, five medals at the World Masters Championships (including world champion in 2003), and three gold medals in the World Masters Games. He is a former competitor in powerlifting, highland games, alpine skiing, and tennis.

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