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Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults

Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0736075817

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ISBN13: 978-0736075817
ISBN10: 073607581X
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 10
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 2010
International: No

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Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults - 2ND 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0736075817

Thomas R. Baechle

ISBN13: 978-0736075817
ISBN10: 073607581X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 10
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

Bring the benefits of strength training to seniors-regardless of their fitness levels-with Fitness Professional''s Guide toStrength Training Older Adults, Second Edition. This resource contains the information and tools you need to educate, motivate, and assist older adults in committing to and benefiting from individualized strength training programs. Baechle and Westcott, leading authorities in fitness and strength training, offer information and guidance based on their combined 50-plus years of experience as strength training athletes, coaches, instructors, and researchers. The authors' summaries of current research will update your knowledge of the specific health benefits of strength training for senior populations, including those with chronic conditions. Guidelines for senior strength training provide a basis for your program design, and recommendations for program modifications will assist you in constructing strength training programs that meet each client's needs, abilities, and limitations. Previously published as Strength Training for Seniors, this new edition has been retooled to assist health and fitness instructors at health clubs, YMCAs, community centers, nursing homes, retirement communities, and other organizations in helping older adults obtain the far-reaching benefits of strength training.Fitness Professional''s Guide to StrengthTraining Older Adultsincludes these updates: - A new chapter on sport conditioning programs, which provides specific strength training exercises to boost performance and reduce risk of injury for older runners, cyclists, swimmers, skiers, golfers, tennis players, rowers, rock climbers, hikers, softball players, and triathletes - Updated research regarding program design and performance for special populations, including seniors with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, low-back pain, balance issues, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, frailty, and po

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