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Author: Douglas Brooks
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©1999.
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Douglas Brooks - one of the top personal trainers in the United States - shares his no-nonsense, results-oriented approach to training. You won't find any quick fixes here. But what you will find are proven effective exercise programs and techniques similar to those he prescribes to his clients every day. By following Brooks's programs and advice, you will: maximize your workout gains, lose more weight, gain more  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Brooks
ISBN: 088011861X 9780880118613
OCLC Number: 40516785
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 253 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Your training essentials --
Self-test your fitness Level --
Where you've been --
Where you are --
Body composition --
Strength testing --
Cardiovascular endurance testing --
Posture and flexibility --
What do you do with your test results? --
Set a planned course of action --
Are you training for health or fitness? --
Describe and record your goals --
Balance your workouts --
Schedule your workouts --
Periodization made easy --
Reality check --
Target the right equipment --
Working out at the gym --
Working out at home --
Home equipment purchases --
Equipment essentials: the final word --
Your training components --
Optimize your flexibility --
Benefits of stretching --
Anatomy and types of stretch --
Brooks's best way to stretch --
When to stretch --
Brooks's top 15 stretches (and how to do them) --
Strengthen your heart --
Benefits of aerobic training --
How the aerobic system works --
Warming up and cooling down --
Training aerobically --
Gauging your efforts --
The top aerobic exercise --
Push your anaerobic limits --
Benefits of interval training --
Ins and outs of interval training --
Maximizing fat and calorie burning --
Top interval training models --
Lift for strength and muscle definition --
What strength training is, and isn't --
Benefits of strength training --
Putting strength training myths to rest --
Planning your strength program --
Lifting technique --
Brooks's top 15 strength exercises (and how to do them) --
Cross-train for variety (and results!) --
Types of cross-training --
Getting started in cross-training --
Using cross-training --
Targeted cross-training --
Sample cross-training plan --
Build in rest and recovery --
Repairing and building your body --
Types of active recovery --
Avoiding overtraining --
Identifying overtraining --
Recovering from overtraining --
Knowing when to quit --
Last words on overtraining --
Fuel your workouts --
Eating for exercise --
Computing your calories --
Knowing what to eat --
How to eat before, during, and after workouts --
Monitoring your eating habits --
Your training programs --
Muscle endurance and maximum strength --
Overview of the plan --
Do high repetitions work? --
Designing strength programs that work --
Making the most of your strength workouts --
High-intensity strength training --
Breakdown training --
Pyramid training --
Assisted training or forced reps --
Negative training --
Super slow training --
Super set training --
The high-Intensity training edge --
Peak to compete --
Team and individual anaerobic sports --
Sport conditioning circuit --
Endurance sport training --
Design your own program --
Determining your goals --
Ten steps to program design --
Your training targets --
Track your progress --
Reassessing your fitness Level --
Week-at-a-glance workout log --
Calculating your percent Improvement --
How to maintain your fitness gains --
Regaining fitness --
Taking your fitness to the next level.
Responsibility: Douglas Brooks.

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