Featuring 75 programs for muscle toning, body shaping, and pure strength
training, this full-color guide uses color-coded workout zones—levels of
difficulty and intensity—to help you achieve your weight training goals
at your own pace. Includes 63 exercises and sample workout plans that
can be used as is or customized to formulate a personalized program.
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Whether you’ve been a regular at the gym for years or are just getting started, Fitness Weight Training contains proven programs for attaining the body you want!
Expanded, enhanced, and improved, this new edition of the perennial best-selling guide provides an overview of weight training. From equipment selection to exercise technique, Fitness Weight Training has the information you need to get to work quickly, safely, and correctly.
Best of all, you will find 75 programs for muscle toning, body shaping, and pure strength training. Just determine your objective and use the color-coded six-week-long workout zones—or levels of difficulty and intensity—to achieve your goal. With more than 60 of the most effective exercises to choose from, you can tailor your routine to the time, energy, and equipment available.
Make every minute in the weight room count. Make Fitness Weight Training your workout guide and achieve your goals for training.
Part I Prepare to Weight Train Chapter 1 Weight Train to Improve Fitness Chapter 2 Know Your Equipment and Understand Its Proper Use Chapter 3 Success Starts Here Chapter 4 Steps to Starting Your Program Chapter 5 Weight Train the Correct Way Chapter 6 Weight Training Exercises
Part II Training by the Color Zones Chapter 7 Green Zone Chapter 8 Blue Zone Chapter 9 Purple Zone Chapter 10 Yellow Zone Chapter 11 Orange Zone Chapter 12 Red Zone
Part III Advanced Weight Training Programs Chapter 13 Designing Your Own Program Chapter 14 Combining Weight Training and Aerobic Exercise Chapter 15 Weight Training to Improve Sport Performance
Appendix A: Workout Charts for Weight Training Programs Appendix B: Sport-Specific Weight Training Exercises
About the Authors
Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D (R), NSCA-CPT,*D (R), is a
professor and chair of the exercise science department at Creighton
University. He is a cofounder and past president of the National
Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and for 20 years he was
the executive director of the NSCA Certification Commission.
Baechle has received numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement
Award from the NSCA and the Excellence in Teaching Award from Creighton
University. He has more than 35 years of experience competing in and
coaching weightlifting and powerlifting and presenting and teaching on
these topics. Baechle has authored, coauthored, or edited 15 books,
including the first and second editions of Fitness Weight Training,
four editions of the popular Weight Training: Steps to Success,
and three editions of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning,
all published by Human Kinetics.
Roger W. Earle, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, has over 25 years of
experience as a personal fitness trainer, competitive sport conditioning
coach, and behavior modification facilitator for people of all ages and
fitness levels. He lectures at national and international conferences
about designing personalized exercise and training programs, weight
management, and exercise motivation. Previously, Earle was the associate
executive director and the director of exam development for the NSCA
Certification Commission, where he was responsible for reviewing and
editing the CSCS and NSCA-CPT exams and writing study resources with
Baechle, including coediting the first edition of NSCA's Essentials
of Personal Training and the second and third editions of Essentials
of Strength Training and Conditioning.
In addition, Earle coauthored the first and second editions of Fitness
Weight Training and the third and fourth editions of Weight
Training: Steps to Success. While at Creighton University, Earle
served as the head strength and conditioning coach and a faculty member
of the exercise science and athletic training department.
“If it’s important for you to make the greatest gains from your time
in the gym, then this latest edition of Fitness Weight Training
is the only training guide you need.”
Dan Wagman, PhD, CSCS-- Publisher and Editor in Chief, Journal of
Pure Power (JOPP)
“If you’ve been looking for a customizable program to improve your
fitness level and ensure results, then look no further than Fitness
Stephen Cabral, ND, CSCS-- 2011 Personal Trainer of the Year
“Authored by the leading experts in resistance exercise, Fitness
Weight Training, Third Edition, is the consummate resource for
implementing a productive strength training program.”
Wayne L. Westcott-- Author, Strength Training Past 50
“Fitness Weight Training does an excellent job of
simplifying the complexities of exercise and providing clear instruction
on developing a program. I'd recommend this book to anyone who is
seeking to start a fitness regimen.”
Brad Schoenfeld, MSc, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA-- Author, The MAX Muscle
“Fitness Weight Training is an excellent resource for
beginners as well as athletes.”
Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, CSCS-- Professor, College of New Jersey
“Baechle and Earle are masters at helping people get the most from a
fitness program based on scientific principles with practical
Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, CSCS-- Author, A Woman’s Guide to
Muscle and Strength
“The third edition of Fitness Weight Training is my
go-to resource for clients and athletes.”