Weight Training for Life

  • AUTHOR: James L. Hesson
  • ISBN-13: 9781111581893 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 208 Pages  Spiralbound 
  • 10th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2005
  • ©2012     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Cengage Learning Activity Series From aerobics and yoga — to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more — Cengage Learning offers a complete line of activities texts to meet your teaching needs. Written for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds, the Cengage Learning Activity Series goes beyond the mere fundamentals, showing students how to improve, excel, and simply get more enjoyment from their favorite physical activities. Practical, visual, and clear, the best-selling WEIGHT TRAINING FOR LIFE, Tenth Edition, prepares students to plan their own weight training programs for a lifetime of fitness. This text builds a solid foundation of current knowledge and practice in weight training for men and women of all ages and skill levels. It contains hundreds of full-color photos demonstrating exercises and proper techniques.

Features

  • The unique format helps students instantly learn correct exercise technique as well as similar exercises that develop the same muscles. The spiral binding and perforated pages makes it easy for students to use the text congruently while completing their workouts.
  • Barbell and dumbbell exercises are on the left page and directly across from them similar machine exercises are on the right page. An explanation of the advantages and disadvantages of training with free weights versus machines is included.
  • The Total Ab Solution reduces abdominal circumference and the included exercises also improve posture.
  • Focused on encouraging behavior change, the book includes a "Formula for Success" and contains step-by-step instructions on how to set and achieve exercise goals, tips for sticking with a weight training program, a student progress log, time management guidelines and assignments to create time for exercise, and a simple home training program for busy people.
  • In addition to the physical aspects of weight training, this text also discusses wellness topics, such as nutrition, showing the connection between fitness and personal health.

About the Contributor

AUTHOR
  • James L. Hesson

    Dr. James Hesson has been weight training continuously since 1960 and had been teaching weight training since 1964. He has taught men and women of all ages, from beginners to elite athletes. His passion and purpose is motivating and inspiring others to achieve personal success in life.

Table of Contents

PART I: GETTING STARTED.
1. What, Who, and Why.
2. Frequently Asked Questions.
3. Muscle Structure and Function.
4. Warm Up, Flexibility, and Stretching.
5. Safe and Effective Weight Training.
6. A Beginning Weight Training Program.
7. Nutrition and Rest.
PART II: LEARNING MORE EXERCISES.
8. Chest Exercises.
9. Back Exercises.
10. Shoulder Exercises.
11. Arm Exercises.
12. Leg Exercises.
13. Core Exercises.
PART III: BECOMING INDEPENDENT
14. Measurement and Evaluation.
15. A Formula for Success.
16. Planning Your Personal Weight Training Program.
17. Advanced Weight Training.
18. Weight Training for Life.

New to this Edition

  • New! Part Openers help break the material into easily digestible, practical segments. Each Part Opener includes a breakdown of the material presented in that part.
  • New! Assessment questions at the end of each chapter with space for student response test the Learning Outcomes from the chapter openers, encouraging students to interact with the material.
  • New! Cengage Learning's Health CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support WEIGHT TRAINING FOR LIFE. Instructors can easily track students participation and engagement in course materials through a unique engagement tracker. Student have access to an interactive eBook.
  • New photographs of proper techniques demonstrations for each featured exercise help readers more accurately perform each movement.
  • New coverage includes dynamic warm-up, the waist to hip ratio, body mass index, and a mirror test for excess body fat.
  • "Guided Learning Experiences" lab assignments highlight the personal relevance of the material as students interact with and respond to the information. A new listing of supplements and ergogenic aids for research is included in the Supplement Assignment "Guided Learning Experience" in Chapter 17.

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