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Strength Basics : Your Guide to Resistance Training for Health and Optimal Performance

Strength Basics : Your Guide to Resistance Training for Health and Optimal Performance - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0873228435

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ISBN13: 978-0873228435
ISBN10: 087322843X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Published: 1996
International: No

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Strength Basics : Your Guide to Resistance Training for Health and Optimal Performance - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0873228435

Brian Cook and Gordon Stewart

ISBN13: 978-0873228435
ISBN10: 087322843X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Published: 1996
International: No

Author Bio

Cook, Brian :

Coauthors Brian Cook and Gordon Stewart combine more than 40 years' experience in the health and fitness field. They have taught athletes, instructors, and participants the theory and techniques of resistance training and designed countless individualized programs. They also are the coauthors of Get Strong: A Sensible Guide to Strength Training for Fitness.

Brian Cook has a bachelor of science degree in human performance. He has extensive experience coordinating employee fitness programs and developing and managing private fitness clubs in British Columbia, Ontario, and in Singapore. As a consultant, Cook has trained staff in the fields of fitness, sport training, and rehabilitation. He is the senior kinesiologist at a large and progressive physiotherapy and rehabilitation clinic.

Cook has competed in a variety of sports, from track and field to flatwater canoe racing. An avid cyclist who lives in Burlington, Ontario, he enjoys a regular resistance-training program, and has returned to canoeing as a masters paddler.

Stewart, Gordon :

Gordon Stewart has a master of science degree in kinesiology and more than 20 years' experience in fitness program management and consulting. Stewart specializes in health communications, serving a wide range of clients from his home base in Victoria, British Columbia. He is the author of several books, including Active Living: The Miracle Medicine for a Long and Healthy Life and Every Body's Fitness Book.

A former decathlete, Stewart competed internationally for Canada in the 1970s. Along with resistance training, Stewart enjoys rowing and running to stay fit.



Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Training for Stronger Health
Chapter 2. Facts and Fallacies
Chapter 3. Strong Terms
Chapter 4. Designing Your Program
Chapter 5. Playing It Safe, Having Fun
Chapter 6. Body-Weight Exercises
Chapter 7. Tubing Exercises
Chapter 8. Weight Training Exercises
Chapter 9. More Exercises
Chapter 10. Training for Your Favorite Sport



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