Strength Training: Practical Programming and Science of Barbell Training (Paperback)
There is a difference between Exercise and Training. Exercise is physical activity for its own sake, a workout done for the effect it produces today, during the workout or right after you're through. Training is physical activity done with a longer-term goal in mind, the constituent workouts of which are specifically designed to produce that goal. Training is how athletes prepare to win, and how all motivated people approach physical preparation.
"Strength Training" details the mechanics of the process, from the basic physiology of adaptation to the specific programs that apply these principles to novice, intermediate, and advanced lifters.
This scientific and practical book shows that there is no single program that works for everyone, at all times and in all conditions. It addresses the complexity of strength training programs while providing straightforward approaches to take under specific circumstances. Those approaches are backed with physiological concepts, ensuring readers gain a full understanding of the science behind the practice of strength training. In addition, "Health Class" provide examples of strength training programs to demonstrate the principles and concepts they explain in the book.
With new exercises, additional stretches, and more signature illustrations, you'll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises. This book combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice.
"Strength Training" offers upgraded artwork, updates based on current science, and new information to enhance the practical application of the concepts. Influenced by both Eastern European and North American perspectives, their experience and expertise are integrated into solid principles, practical insights, and directions based on scientific findings.
The most comprehensive book on the theory and practice of programming for strength training in print.
"Health Class" forms a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Here's what you will find in this book:
-- Day-to-day, workout-to-workout, week-by-week detailed programs for every level of training advancement
-- Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training.
-- The mechanical basis of barbell training concisely and logically explained.
-- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts, and the biomechanics behind them.
-- Complete, easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises: the squat, press, deadlift, bench press, power clean, and the power snatch.
-- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery, and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health.
-- How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress.
-- The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program.