Now updated to include a new chapter on weight-training in the nineties, this invaluable and highly practical book brings together leading authorities in many sports and activities to advise on the correct use of weights for individual requirements. Ordinary men and women find they can improve their physical condition by the regular practice of weight-training, and thousands of athletes and sportsmen use weight-training as a supplement to their normal training. The book includes material on such areas as weight-training for women, championship bodybuilding and powerlifting for beginners.
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Geared to athletes who supplement their primary-sport training with a weight program, this British import features contributors who will be unknown to most Americans. Nonetheless, their athletic expertise enhances the sensible manual and gives it an authority often absent in domestic guides. Although the illustrations' style seems dated, the weight-training information for swimmers, wrestlers, boxers, rowers and scullers, soccer players and judo practitioners is solid and effectively conveyed. A section on bodybuilding and weightlifting for fitness is not on a par with some American treatments of the subject, but the final section on Olympic weightlifting and powerliftingespecially the chapter by Britain's national weightlifting coachcogently delves into a sport Americans generally know only from television.
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Book Description Random House UK, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG009177540X
Book Description Random House UK, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX009177540X