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Weight Training for Dummies

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Feel strong, toned and terrific with the latest moves in strength trainingWhether you're a beginner who doesn't know a barbell from a chocolate bar, a fitness junkie looking to expand your knowledge on weight training, or you're recovering from an injury and need to rebuild strength, this book is for you. Find out how to use exercise machines and weights at the gym and des ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published July 15th 2011 by For Dummies (first published May 15th 1997)
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A good comprehensive guide for the beginner. This book covers free weights as well as weight machines and even includes a chapter (too brief, I thought) on pilates and yoga. The book cannot take the place of working with an experienced trainer but would be a great supplement.
Levent Bayindir
Good overview on weight training. It has enough information to start your own home workout (both for planning and implementation). Additionally, it touches topics like nutrition and yoga in relation to weight training very lightly.
Excellent beginners guide. Filled in a lot of holes left by advisers at all the gyms I've been to. No matter how many questions you think to ask, there will always be plenty more you don't know to ask - this book really helps with that!
I got this in December and by mid-January had injured my shoulder joints, and am still getting physiotherapy 9 months later. Dummy is the truth, I should never have considered lifting weights!
I guess I confused "for Dummies" with "for skinnies" and thought I'd need this. It was helpful to learn that my grading system for myself can have a sliding scale of what exactly "fitness" means.
Sigrid Ellis
This is a practical book giving the basics of working out with weights. If you want to do that, this is a good book to get you started or provide guidance to various machines and routines.
Despite the title, a very good introduction into weight training and fitness. Recommended for anyone who is thinking of lifting weights.
I refer back to it often. My husband is now using it. Good pictures for clarification.
Amy Sjoquist
on page 89, will finish later
Very helpful for a beginner.
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