Free weights (dumbbells and barbells) add resistance to exercises, thus stimulating your muscles to gain in strength, size, or endurance, depending on how you tailor the exercises to your individual goals.
Functional Training for Sports eBook
The key to developing a truly functional training program is not to go too far in any particular direction.
Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults-2nd Edition
Weight training equipment intimidates some older adults. For others, budget constraints make membership in a fitness facility or the purchase of strength training equipment impractical. The exercise procedures described in this chapter should enhance your clients’ strength training experiences and reduce the likelihood of injury, and they are inexpensive.
Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults 2nd Edition eBook
Training consistency and frequency are essential for strength training progress.
Abs Revealed eBook
Cardio is often misunderstood and is one of the most misused forms of exercise for just about any goal.
ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health
Physical activity recommendations are not new, although the message has been clarified in recent years. In 1996, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health was considered a landmark on par with the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health.
Woman's Guide to Muscle and Strength, A
It takes more than just lifting weights to own the ideal female physique—one that is strong, low in body fat, and high in lean mass, that provides muscle definition, and that functions well in everyday life.
The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II
Everyone has some muscles that do not develop as easily as other muscles.
Developing Endurance eBook
For endurance athletes, the normal progression of fitness begins by developing a good aerobic base (see figure 3.1).
Delavier's Sculpting Anatomy for Women
Working the buttocks and abdominal muscles will help you sculpt a beautiful silhouette and shed unsightly fat. Before you begin your training program, here is what you need to know to obtain the results you desire.
As a powerlifter, you must become familiar with the equipment and rules for the organization in which you lift. If you are planning to lift in more than one organization, make sure you are familiar with each organization’s rules because there is a good chance that there are differences.