From the Back Cover
Now featuring new quickie, core, and other specialized workouts
Fight flab, build strength, increase flexibility, and sculpt your body!
No matter what your age or fitness level, weight training has many health benefits. Featuring illustrated step-by-step exercises plus tips on equipment and specialized workouts, this friendly guide shows you how to get started and get results — at home or at the gym, using free weights or weight machines.
Praise for Weight Training For Dummies
"A fun, easy-to-follow guide. . . . You'll never be intimidated by a weight room again."
—Peg Moline, Editorial Director, Shape
"Takes you step-by-step through setting up your own gym to developing a training program."
"One of the easiest-to-understand, best-illustrated guides to important strength exercises we've ever seen."
"Solid, comprehensive, and fun. . . . Photos illustrate more than 150 pages of exercises."
Discover how to
- Work with free weights or weight machines
- Select a gym or set up a home gym
- Exercise each major muscle group
- Add Pilates or yoga to your workout
- Use exercise bands and balls
About the Author
Liz’s first set of weights (actually,her brother’s) were made of blue plastic and filled withsand; when they started leaking sand all over the house, her motherrelegated all weight lifting activities to the basement.
Since that time, Liz has graduated into a well-known corporatefitness consultant, designing and managing fitness centersworldwide. Along the way, Liz also was a personal trainer, receiveda master’s degree in exercise physiology, and got certifiedby the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength andConditioning Association, American Council of Exercise, and theNational Academy of Sports Medicine. She is coauthor and author ofseveral books, including Fitness For Dummies
and FitnessWalking For Dummies
and writes frequently for the New YorkTimes
, Family Circle
, and others.
She currently hosts a daily internet show on eyada.com.
Suzanne Schlosberg: Suzanne’s writing career beganher freshman year in college when she was assigned to cover apre-season NBA game and found herself in a locker room interviewinga dozen, tall, muscular, naked Boston Celtics. She decided sheliked this writing stuff. Suzanne went on to become a newspaperreporter and magazine writer. Now a contributing editor to Shapeand Health magazine, Suzanne is the coauthor, with LizNeporent, of Fitness For Dummies and the author of TheUltimate Workout Log. She is also an instructor in the UCLAExtension Certificate in Journalism program. Always happy when shehas a barbell in hand, Suzanne has lifted weights in Zimbabwe,Morocco, Iceland, and Micronesia, among other locales. She is thewomen’s record holder in the Great American Sack Race, aquadrennial event held in Yerington, Nevada, in which competitorsmust run 5 miles while carrying a 50-pound sack of chickenfeed.
Shirley Archer: Shirley is a former New York Cityattorney who traded the fast life for the fit life. A survivor ofChronic Fatigue Syndrome from stress and overworking, her recoveryhelped her to become a champion of fitness for health and to livefully in body, mind and spirit. She’s now a health educatorand fitness specialist at the Health Improvement Program atStanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, the author often fitness and wellness books, an international trainer of fitnessinstructors, and a frequently quoted media spokesperson worldwide.Her master’s degree is in East Asian Studies from HarvardUniversity, and she has special expertise in mind-body exercise.She’s a mind-body spokesperson for IDEA, author of a monthlymind-body news column, and a spokesperson for the American Councilon Exercise. She’s certified by the American College ofSports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, and NationalStrength and Conditioning Association, among others. She’salso a certified Pilates teacher and yoga instructor. She’screated a number of corporate fitness programs, includingWalking for Workplace Wellness, Fitness 9 to 5, andStretching and Relaxation Tips for Workday Survival. Shirleybelieves that healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and thatyou can live a longer, happier, and better life by choosing fitnessevery day.