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Increase your strength to improve your health, your appearance, and your performance—with Strength Training Past 50!
Strength training has numerous advantages for the active adult, including enhanced athletic performance and reduced risk of disease, including decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Strength Training Past 50 has everything you need to start enjoying these benefits or to jump-start your current routine:
63 exercises for both free weights and machines
14 workout plans for increasing size, endurance, and strength
Sport-specific programs for running, cycling, swimming, skiing, tennis, and golf
Eating plans for increased strength gains
Strength Training Past 50 will keep you active, healthy, and looking great with workouts and programs designed just for you!
Introduction: Better Years Ahead With Specialized Strength Training
Chapter 1: Assessing Current Strength
Chapter 2: Selecting Exercise Equipment
Chapter 3: Proper Exercise Performance
Chapter 4: Practical Strength Training Principles
Chapter 5: Base Fitness Programs
Chapter 6: Experienced Training Programs
Chapter 7: Advanced Training Programs
Chapter 8: Sports Performance Programs
Chapter 9: Eating for Strength Gains
Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS, is fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts. With more than 38 years in strength training as an athlete, coach, teacher, professor, researcher, writer, and speaker, Westcott is recognized as a leading authority on fitness.
Westcott has served as a strength training consultant for numerous national organizations and programs, including Nautilus, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the National School Fitness Foundation, the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the American Council on Exercise, the YMCA of the USA, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation. Through his work with these organizations, he has also received numerous awards, including the Hall of Fame Award from the International Fitness Professionals Association, Fitness Industry Leader Award from the National Strength Professionals Association, five National Fitness Profession Leadership Awards, the Massachusetts Governor's Council Lifetime Achievement Award, the IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award, the President's Council Healthy American Fitness Leader Award, and the Alumni Recognition Award from Pennsylvania State University.
Westcott has authored or coauthored 20 books on strength training, including Building Strength & Stamina, Strength Training for Seniors, and Complete Conditioning for Golf. In addition, he has served on the editorial boards of Prevention, Shape, Men's Health, Fitness, Club Industry, American Fitness Quarterly, Nautilus, and Fitness Management. He is currently a columnist for South Shore Senior News and The Patriot Ledger. Westcott also serves on advisory boards for the Senior Fitness Association and the American Association for Health and Fitness.
Westcott lives in Abington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Claudia.
Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D; NSCA-CPT,*D, competed in Olympic-style weightlifting and powerlifting and was an instructor of weight training and a strength and conditioning coach for 20 years. Currently he is a professor and chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University, where he directed phase III cardiac rehabilitation for 16 years. He is a cofounder and past president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and for 20 years was the executive director of the NSCA Certification Commission.
Baechle has been recognized as the force behind the creation of the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer examination programs. He has received the NSCA's most coveted awards, Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. Baechle also served as president of the National Organization of Competency Assurance and has served on various other regional, national, and international boards. This book is one of 12 texts authored, coauthored, or edited by Baechle.
"Wayne Westcott's and Thomas Baechle's advice is cutting edge, medically sound, and is the key to staying active and feeling healthy long after you've turned 50. It is just what this doctor ordered."
Nicholas A. DiNubile, MD - Orthopaedic Consultant to the Philadelphia 76ers and Pennsylvania Ballet - Author of FrameWork and Executive Producer and star of PBS special, “Your Body's FrameWork”
“Dr. Wayne Westcott has, once again, outdone himself, presenting in an easily understandable style the principles of safe and effective strength training for seniors. The importance of this aspect of fitness training for the older population cannot be overstated. Improving health, strength, and fitness while enhancing function and avoiding unnecessary injuries through strength training are particularly important in this age group. We once again applaud the latest effort by Dr. Westcott, one of the leading authorities on strength and fitness.”
Lyle J. Micheli, MD Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School O'Donnell Family Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston