Chabut, LaReine.

Weight Training For Dummies. - 4 - Hoboken : Wiley, 2014. - 1 online resource (388 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Getting Started with Weight Training; Chapter 1: Weight Training for Life; Weight Training for All Bodies; Fitness Testing and Goal Setting for Success; Safety First to Enjoy Training; Choosing Your Training Equipment; Selecting the Right Exercises, Routines, and Training Settings; Living a Healthy Lifestyle; Pumping up your heart and lungs; Improving your flexibility Balancing options and training your brainChapter 2: The Principles of Training: Concepts and Terminology; Defining Weight-Training Jargon; Understanding Reps; Getting Acquainted with Sets; Knowing Weight-Routine Essentials; Focusing on major muscle groups; Sequencing: Doing exercises in the right order; Appreciating the Value of Rest and Recovery; Taking one day of rest for each muscle group; Avoiding overtraining; Getting enough sleep; Maintaining and detraining: When you're too busy to work out; How Your Mind Helps Your Body; Concentrating on the mind-body connection Visualizing yourself strongLong-Term Training: Seeing the Big Picture ; Chapter 3: Testing Your Strength, Setting Goals, and Tracking Your Progress; Identifying Your Fitness Level; Measuring Your Progress; Evaluating Your Strength and Endurance; Comparing your upper-body strength; Comparing your abdominal strength; Goal Setting for Success; Identifying why your goals are important; Using S.M.A.R.T. goals; Logging and Tracking Your Progress; Recording information in your log; Analyzing your workout log; Chapter 4: Weight-Training Tools and Equipment; Getting Comfortable with Free Weights Knowing the value of free weightsMaking the choice, knowing the difference: Dumbbells versus barbells; Using a Weight Bench; Don't Be Afraid of Weight Machines; Making weight machines work for you; Examining specific weight machines; Cable machines: A different breed; Buckling Down on Bands and Tubing; Exploring Sandbags for Shifting Weight; Keying in on Kettlebells for Weight Training; Chapter 5: Safety First: Protecting Yourself and Preventing Injury; Weight Lifting Safety Rules; Properly warming up before you lift; Warming up with light weights; Using your breath; Using proper form Cooling downResting your muscles; Weight-Lifting Safety Tips; Free-weight safety tips; Weight-machine safety tips; Spotting with a Friend; Briefing your spotter; Being the spotter; Common Weight-Training Injuries; Overcoming Injuries; Part II: Gaining Weight-Training Wisdom; Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Own Gym at Home; Weight Training at Home; Setting Up a Home Gym; Picking Free Weights; Buying dumbbells; Buying barbells; Buying a bench; Investing in Weight Machines; Purchasing Bands or Tubing; Chapter 7: Exercising Away from Home: Clubs, Trainers, and Classes; Joining a Health Club Choosing a Health Club

Tone up, burn calories, stay strong Weight Training For Dummies makes it easy to get started with weight training by offering trusted and straightforward guidance on the latest circuit and resistance training, and all-new information on the highly popular bodyweight and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Whether you're working with dumbbells, free weight sets, or machines, you'll find out how to combine weight training with other exercise to properly strength train and get in the best shape of your life. Along with aerobic exercise and flexibility, body weight training is an integral part of a complete physical activity program. But with all the different equipment and techniques available, getting started can feel overwhelming. Want to get pumped about weight training? Consider these facts: strength training, whether via free weights or a machine, builds muscle. And the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism and the less prone you are to injuries-in and out of the gym. Plus, strength training promotes bone strength, which can significantly reduce your odds of developing osteoporosis. If that's not enough, strength training-unlike cardio workouts like running-reaps benefits almost immediately. So what are you waiting for? Weight Training For Dummies has everything you need to get started.Provides examples and directions for powerful 20-minute weight training routines for the time challengedFeatures advice to help you choose a weight training system that you enjoy and that fits into your lifestyleIncludes new coverage devoted to warm-ups and the hottest and most beneficial stretchesIntroduces using weight training to address specific health or orthopedic conditions Whether you're already in the gym several times a week or are just starting out with a fitness routine, Weight Training For Dummies shows you how to use free weights or weight machines to get results-fast.

9781118940761 34.49 (NL)


Physical fitness.
Weight lifting.
Weight training.


Electronic books.

GV546.5 .C384 2014

613.713