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Basic Weight Training for Men and Women Paperback – June 22, 2009

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ISBN-13: 978-0073376585 ISBN-10: 0073376582 Edition: 7th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 7 edition (June 22, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073376582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073376585
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 19, 1998
Format: Paperback
Please note that I have seen only the 2nd ed 1994, 1989, of Fahey's book and I really liked it. Why? He explains how your muscles work and provides a background and a solid foundation, which to design your on workout routine based solely on your personal goals. I think it was written to be a "basic weight training" book hence the title. He does not take an extreme view ...body building or aerobics, which I believe many body builders would not care for it ...IT'S A BASIC book for beginners. He does explain from the viewpoint of a professional explaining the basic's which MOST people fall into.
I was exposed to this book in the University's library and out of the 10-15 books on the shelf I liked this one the best.
-Good illustrations that show the muscle being used
-Facts based on exercise physiology
-Information given to design your own workout routine...he does not think for you
-Chapters broken-down into neat units, though I would have put the nutrition chapter before the weight training section.
Fahey hits the basic target audience rather well if you ask me.
Joseph Brown
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Darren on February 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
In his 3rd edition of this book, exercise physiologist Tom Fahey , continues to present the basics of weight training and offers the latest information from some sports medicine and exercise physiology research. The book is simple and concise. It is recommended for the person who has limited or even no weight training experience or knowledge but who is interested in starting a weight lifting routine.
Chapters include information on muscle development, exercise mechanics and specfic chapters that will help you develop different areas of the body such as chest & shoulders, arms, abdominals, neck and back,and lower body. In addition to exercises with free weights, Fahey also includes routines using Universal Gym and Nautilus type equipment. A chapter on nutrition includes information on diet and performance, steroids and eating disorders.
This is a good primer for developing a beginner's weight training program.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 30, 1999
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The book could have done with less anatomical descriptions (we didn't all fail biology) but overall, it describes the muscle role and the muscle building process in a clear and efficient manner. For anyone starting bodybuilding, or those who have started but aren't happy with their results, I recommend this book. It lacks some usefull information such as cardio-vascular recuperation, but if you didn't fail biology you know already how that works.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Neil Abrahams on January 1, 2003
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This book has just about all that you can ask of a book on basic weight training; programs, techniques, principles, cautions, etc. It's also well-organized, printed on acid-free, recycled paper, and has several useful appendices, as well as a glossary and a comprehensive index after the text section. If you can buy just one weight training guide, this is a very good choice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 23, 2001
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I recently boought this book and read it in one sitting on a flight. It is the best I've seen yet. Not only does it have great weight training guidance with various kinds of equipment (barbell, dumbell, & various machines) but it gives variations and clear cautions. In addition it has the best nutrition & lifestyle discussion and getting started section I've ever seen. It also discusses the difference between strength, power and ensdurance and how to achieve them. Simply trhe best yet.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 2003
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Not as good as the Dummies series which has better written and illustrated books on this subject.
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My son has used the training principles outlined in this book coupled with copious amounts of protein powder to add about 25 pounds of lean muscle mass over the last year.
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