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Basic Weight Training for Men and Women
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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 Body7. Developing the Back and Neck8. Developing the Abdominal Muscles9. 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: Weight Training Exercises for Machines and Free Weights APPENDIX 4: Norms and Test Procedures for Measuring Strength Glossary References Index

About the Author

Thomas D. Fahey (Ed.D.,University of California, Berkeley) is Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Chico, where he teaches Exercise Physiology and Principles of Strength and Conditioning. In addition to writing college textbooks and trade books on exercise physiology, wellness, and athletic training, he has written hundreds of articles for scholarly journals and popular magazines and is a contributing editor and writer for several fitness magazines. A volunteer assistant coach with the track and field team at Chico, he is a world-class masters discus thrower and has won many international awards and medals. He is a former competitor in powerlifting, highland games, alpine skiing, and tennis.

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