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Weight Training For Dummies


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 challenged Features advice to help you choose a weight training system that you enjoy and that fits into your lifestyle Includes new coverage devoted to warm-ups and the hottest and most beneficial stretches Introduces 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.


J.C. says:

Good book, and easy to follow I have been lifting weights for 10 years. I realize now that I am one of the dummies that this book is aimed at. Just because you know how to pick up heavy objects doesn’t mean you know how to lift weights. Everyone knows that if you move weight around repeatedly you will grow stronger. However, whatever you think you know, you may not be aware of proper technique to maximize the results from your workout, or to minimize injury. Small differences in range of motion can be the difference…

WryGuy2 says:

You’re not a dummy if you buy this excellent book If you’ve ever bought any of the “Dummy” series books, you realize that when the title says “… for Dummies”, what they really mean is “… for Beginners”. This book, “Weight Training for Dummies (4th Edition)” by LaReine Chabut follows that formula. It breaks down Weight Training down to its very essential beginnings, from explaining the terms, differentiating between the various types of equipment, advice on either setting up…

Dan Huse says:

Very Impressive Book, Exceeded My Expectations! I’m new to weight training, as my wife got me into kettlebells just a few months ago to complement my cycling and aerobic exercises. Now, we are looking at converting one room of our home to a home gym, and we want to expand our equipment and weight training. I thought this book might be a good reference.Within minutes of opening this book, I knew it would be PERFECT! It covers everything from why you would want to weight train, to basic principles and terminology, to personal…

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