Rachel Straub Discusses “Weight Training Without Injury”

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 Weight Training Without Injury came in first in the non-fiction category of the 2016 IndieReader Discovery Awards, where undiscovered talent meets people with the power to make a difference.

Following find an interview with co-author Rachel Straub.

What is the name of the book and when was it published?

Weight Training Without Injury: Over 350 Step-by-Step Pictures Including What Not to Do! published on January 1, 2016

What’s the book’s first line?

Working with weights can be one of the most beneficial things you do for your body. While the exercise itself will never hurt you, the way it is performed is crucial—improper form (using the wrong technique) will injure you. This is why correct weight training and information is essential, and that is exactly what this book provides.

What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”.

With over 350 full-color, step-by-step photos, Weight Training Without Injury’s unique, revolutionary approach teaches right from wrong at every step with meticulous attention to detail. Our mission is simple: to enable you to master proper form and prevent injury when lifting weights.

What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event?

The book was inspired by those who have needlessly injured themselves while using weights. In addition, what constitutes proper vs. improper form has been a topic of debate, so we wished to explicitly define this distinction through the use of full color, step-by-step photos.

What’s the most distinctive thing about this book?

We not only show you what’s right, but we also show you what’s wrong. For some exercises (such as the squat), this is head to toe. We are show and tell at its best.

What’s the main reason someone should really read this book?

If you wish to master the essentials of proper weight training (or simply ensure what you are currently doing is proper), then this book is for you. According to Publishers Weekly, Weight Training Without Injury is “… essential for anyone who hopes to get into weight training, and it should be mandatory reading before setting foot into any gym.”