Fitness Weight Training-2nd Edition


Thomas R. Baechle, Roger W. Earle
2nd Edition
ISBN: 0736052550
ISBN13: 9780736052559
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Make every minute in the weight room count. Fitness Weight Training will help you maximize the results you’re seeking from each workout session. 75 detailed workouts designed specifically for strengthening, toning, and shaping ensure that your muscles will develop as you desire. The selection of workouts allows you to fit the optimal training session into the time, energy, and equipment available. Take the guesswork out and put confidence into every workout. Make Fitness Weight Training your workout manual for toned and well-defined muscles.

About the Author

Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, is chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In his career covering more than 35 years as a fitness professional and academician, Baechle has earned numerous certifications and awards, taught at various universities, held a variety of professional and civic offices, and volunteered for many national and international associations and organizations related to fitness and personal health. Baechle is widely published and lectures frequently. His recent honors include receiving the Outstanding Writing Achievement Award from Human Kinetics in 2007, Merit for Excellence in Education and Development of Professional Standards from the International Fitness Institute in 2006, the Distinguished Faculty Service Award from Creighton University in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NSCA in 1998. Baechle makes his home with his wife, Susan, in Omaha. Roger W. Earle, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, earned his master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in exercise science. In 2008, he became the Professional Education division director at Human Kinetics. Previously, Earle was the associate executive director for National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification, where he was responsible for developing the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certification exams. He also previously served as the head strength and conditioning coach and a faculty member of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University in Omaha. Earle has over 25 years of experience as a personal fitness trainer for people of all age and fitness levels, and he frequently gives lectures at national and international conferences about designing personalized exercise and training programs. He coauthored the first and second editions of Fitness Weight Training and coedited both the NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training and the second and third editions of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.

Table of Contents

Part I: Preparing to Weight Train
Chapter 1: Weight Train for Fitness
Chapter 2: Know Your Equipment and How to Use It
Chapter 3: Check Your Weight Training Fitness Status
Chapter 4: Make a Successful Start to Your Program
Chapter 5: Set Up Your Program
Chapter 6: Weight Train the Right Way

Part II: Training By the Workout Levels
Chapter 7: Muscle Toning
Chapter 8: Body Shaping
Chapter 9: Strength Training
Chapter 10: Perform Weight Training Exercises Correctly

Part III: Designing Weight Training Programs
Chapter 11: Combine Weight Training with Aerobic Exercise
Chapter 12: Weight Training for a Sport
Chapter 13: Design Your Own Program

Appendix A: Workout Charts

Words of Praise

“Tom Baechle and Roger Earle are the most qualified and experienced strength training experts in the fitness field. Their clear presentation and well-planned and progressive workout charts take the guesswork out of strength training. Use their outstanding exercise sequences to achieve a high level of muscular fitness.” Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS Fitness research director, South Shore YMCA