The Illustrated Practical Encyclopedia of Fitness Training
This title covers everything you need to know about strength and fitness training in the gym and at home, from planning workouts to improving technique. It is an expert and easy-to-follow guide with step-by-step instruction shown in more than 700 fantastic photographs. It is the ultimate do-it-yourself guide to exercising for fitness, strength, weight loss and flexibility, with authoritative training tips and advice on health, safety, essential equipment, goals and motivation. It includes information on getting started, setting goals, cardiovascular training, resistance training, core strength, suppleness, avoiding injuries, and nutrition. This comprehensive practical book will show you how to fight the flab, strengthen and tone muscle, enjoy increased vitality and gain a more positive outlook on life, no matter what your age or current level of fitness. The guide explains how to assess how fit you are and how to get the most from your workouts. One of the main aims is how to improve the strength and efficiency of your cardiovascular system through all the most popular exercises. With personal training plans, you can tailor your exercise regime to your goals, whether you want to lose weight, run a marathon, be toned for your wedding day, de-stress or become fitter and healthier.