The exercise will never hurt you--only improper form causes injury. Master the essentials of proper weight training and be safe while performing the squat, lunge, leg press, lat pulldown, reverse fly, bench press, chest fly, shoulder press, shoulder raise, biceps curl, triceps extension, plank, and more! With over 350 full-color, step-by-step photos, Weight Training Without Injury's unique, revolutionary approach teaches right from wrong at every step with meticulous attention to detail. Stellabotte and Straub's mission is simple: to enable you to master proper form and prevent injury when lifting weights. This book blends 50 years of experience and success with current scientific research (over 90 peer-reviewed publications are referenced)--all explained simply and organized in a clear format that is easy to follow. The techniques learned here can be applied to exercises found in any bodybuilding, strength training or resistance training manual or program, making Weight Training Without Injury indispensable for the beginner, the seasoned gym goer, and the professional trainer.
Due to cost and time pressures, people are abandoning the gym and organised sport in favour of more flexible and informal pursuits such as running. But it's not just as simple as getting the miles under your belt. Injuries can impact on your ability to train, and all runners can benefit from a simple strength training and conditioning programme to boost performance and avoid unnecessary injuries. Strength and Conditioning is now regarded as integral to any training programme from marathon runners to triathletes. Strength Training for Runners is designed to keep you, as a runner, on track, whatever your level. Packed with photos illustrating the different techniques, this coaching manual is ideal for any motivated runner. Chapters will guide you through constructing a programme of exercises to keep you running fit, show you how to improve and strengthen your running and other muscles in specific warm ups and provide you with some great conditioning advice that will make you a stronger and faster runner. With the right strength training approach behind you, one that is balanced and reflects your training and racing needs, your injury risk can be significantly reduced and your performance significantly increased.
The host of MSN's Focus on Feeling Better provides a weight-training resource that lays out examples and instructions for 20-minute routines, discusses specific heath or orthopedic conditions, covers High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and much more. Original.
Based on decades of scientific study and research, Strength Training for Women Only will show you how to design your own strength-training protocol. Getting into shape has never been easier, or more productive, than it is with this safe and sensible time-efficient approach to fitness.
If you are new to bodyweight calisthenics, this is the one book you need to get you started correctly and keep you going over the long term for maximum results, safely and without injury.➢Do you want to build up your muscles and become stronger, but don't know how, or even where to begin? ➢Are you concerned about your health, and have read that exercise can help you live longer, better, and healthier? ➢Are you hoping to increase stamina and flexibility and improve your self-esteem? ➢Are you trying to manage your weight and believe that a strength-building exercise routine can burn fat and build muscle, and get your weight into the normal range? ➢Are you self-conscious and want to raise your self-esteem?➢Do you see people working out in gyms and fitness centers, lifting weights and pulling cables on machines, but are you wondering, "Is there a better way"?Yes, there is a better way to grow stronger, with bigger, better-defined muscles, less body fat. There is a better way to attain excellent physical condition. It's calisthenics, the natural, safer way to use your bodyweight to provide all the resistance you need to achieve your muscle and strength-building goals.If you are new to exercise and fitness, this book will enable you to become competent in calisthenics and achieve high levels of strength and physical fitness. Heart-healthy cardiovascular training tips and advice are included.I have written this book to guide beginners through the basic exercises and show the progressions for exercises that may be hard to do when starting. You will be guided with a routine for beginners, and you will be shown how to progress to more intermediate and advanced routines, when you are ready. A calisthenics diet. Are you concerned about the right diet for building muscle and staying healthy, even living longer? This book has you covered, with great selections of the most nutritious, delicious meal plans.No equipment to buy, no gyms to join. Building muscles and gaining strength requires resistance exercises, practiced correctly and regularly. While most people may think of weightlifting as the way to build big muscles, many of the finest athletes, with the most impressive physiques, use calisthenics and rely on their own bodyweight for resistance.An Olympic gymnast's build. Well-defined, lean muscles are achieved through calisthenics, not weightlifting. You can be confident that your investment of time and effort in calisthenics will reward you with greater strength and fitness. You can expect additional benefits from a steady calisthenics routine, including improved balance, stamina, and flexibility.The safer, better way. Calisthenics avoid most muscle and joint injuries that can be caused by lifting heavy weights and by working out with complicated machines. People from all age groups 15+ can do these exercises, which give you control over your body, while safely and effectively making you stronger, healthier, and more physically fit.Get started now. You can practice calisthenics at home or anywhere, and you can get started today: this book provides everything you need to know. It provides the exercise routines with full instructions and links to demo videos. Follow the training plans and see for yourself what bodyweight calisthenics can do for you.
Shoulder Injuries and Weight Training
Author: Cynthia L. Humphreys
Publisher: Mississauga Ont. : MuscleMag International
This book takes the mystery out of training-related shoulder pain. You will learn how the shoulder joint works and why it is so vulnerable to injury, what causes shoulder pain, how to modify or eliminate many common weight training movements that put the shoulder at risk.
Weight Training for Martial Artists details the best way for martial artists to improve speed, strength and power without bulking up or losing flexibility. Lawler discusses common weight lifting theories and misconceptions, proper lifting techniques, use of free weights versus machines, injury prevention, motivation, and designing an individual training plan.
Weight training is one of the world's most popular sporting activities. It is also a leading cause of sports injuries, especially among young people whose bodies are still developing. Learn in detail how to avoid injury when weight training, and what you should do if an injury occurs. Pre-training preparation is vital, and this book discusses everything from selecting the right gym and using equipment properly to mental training and proper warm-up routines. The causes and cures for weight-training injuries are clearly described, with a particular emphasis on developing good technique. Methods of self-treatment for injury are given priority, but the book is also clear about when you should see a doctor. Discover: • How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury. • How simple changes in posture can protect your back. • What type of weight training routine you should follow if you are under eighteen. • The importance of good nutrition. • The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.