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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.
''A very good introduction to resistance training, the book's practical pointers help dispel many myths. I found the various modes of resistance training and the suggested routines for various sports excellent.''
--Vern Gambetta, President, Gambetta Sports Training Systems, Chicago White Sox
''Strength Basics is timely and reader friendly; it will be an invaluable tool for professionals to use with their clients. The authors are excellent, well-recognized, and respected practitioners in the field. They relay information with clarity and dispel many of the misconceptions on the subject. A highly motivating book.''
--Sue Hills, Executive Director, British Columbia Alliance for Health and Fitness
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. Web Site, October, 2000
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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