Your Personal Trainer


Douglas S. Brooks
ISBN: 088011861X
ISBN13: 9780880118613
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Are you struggling to develop an exercise program? Having trouble sticking with your current program? Dissatisfied with the results you`re seeing-or not seeing? Your Personal Trainer gives you customized, expert training advice that will help you get the results you want. And it does so at a fraction of the cost of hiring your own trainer! Douglas Brooks-one of the top personal trainers in the United States-shares his no-nonsense, results-oriented approach to training. He offers no quick fixes, but what he does offer are proven effective exercise programs and techniques similar to those he prescribes to his clients every day. Your Personal Trainer provides individually tailored programs, structured workouts, and planned training cycles, all featuring the latest exercise information available to help you achieve your fitness goals. Here`s just a sampling of the many features you`ll find: • Guidelines for scheduling your workouts • Recommended stretches and strength exercises • Interval training models • Warm-up and cool-down techniques • Advice on cross-training • Nutrition tips • Hints for building in rest and recovery • Self-tests for tracking your progress Through it all, Brooks will keep you motivated and make your exercise program fun, not drudgery. Regardless of your fitness level, the time-tested techniques in Your Personal Trainer will give you a training advantage and empower you to take control of your fitness and health. If you`re a personal trainer, you too can use Your Personal Trainer to better serve your clients. You`ll find state-of-the-art advice on how to build a training regimen around your clients` specific needs, limitations, and goals. Plus, you`ll learn Brooks` techniques for motivating clients.

About the Author

Known as the "trainer`s trainer," Douglas Brooks is one of the premier personal trainers in the United States. He`s widely recognized through his numerous appearances on home shopping networks, infomercials, the Cable Health Club Network, and fitness videos. An ACE-certified personal trainer since 1983, Brooks is also the fitness training director at Snowcreek Resort and Athletic Club and the co-owner of Moves International, a provider of educational resources, continuing education, and live workshops for fitness professionals. Brooks has also authored Going Solo: The Art of Personal Training-a landmark publication written during personal training`s infancy-and Program Design for Personal Trainers: Bridging Theory Into Application, as well as numerous educational manuals. He is active in many professional organizations, including IDEA-The Health and Fitness Source, the International Sports Trainers Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also conducts lectures and workshops throughout the United States and internationally on the topics of personal training, strength training, kinesiology, and exercise physiology. Brooks enjoys fitness activities of all kinds. He is a competitive tennis player, marathoner, Ironman triathlete, alpine and nordic skier, in-line skater, rock climber, and mountaineer. He holds a master`s degree in exercise physiology from Central Michigan University. Brooks, his wife, Candice, and their two sons live in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Table of Contents

Part I: Your Training Essentials
Chapter 1. Self-Test Your Fitness Level
Chapter 2. Set a Planned Course of Action
Chapter 3. Target the Right Equipment

Part II: Your Training Components
Chapter 4. Optimize Your Flexibility
Chapter 5. Strengthen Your Heart
Chapter 6. Push Your Anaerobic Limits
Chapter 7. Lift for Strength and Muscle Definition
Chapter 8. Cross-Train for Variety (and Results!)
Chapter 9. Build in Rest and Recovery
Chapter 10. Fuel Your Workouts

Part III: Your Training Programs
Chapter 11. Muscle Endurance and Maximum Strength
Chapter 12. High-Intensity Strength Training
Chapter 13. Peak to Compete
Chapter 14. Design Your Own Program

Part IV: Your Training Targets
Chapter 15. Track Your Progress

Words of Praise

"When I want the answers, I turn to Douglas Brooks. He takes all the guesswork out of training. With his easy-to-understand approach, you are guaranteed to get maximum results from your workout." Kathy Smith International Fitness Authority "This book covers all aspects of personal training and answers many of the commonly asked questions. For the person who cannot afford a personal trainer, this book is the next best thing." Kathie Davis Executive Director IDEA, The Health and Fitness Source