Verdict: WEIGHT TRAINING WITHOUT INJURY combines 50 years of experience, plus academic study, and concise instructions with clear reasons and photos, to make this a unique resource for current and future individuals looking to weight train.
WEIGHT TRAINING WITHOUT INJURY is a user’s guide to help prevent injury for beginners as well as advanced individuals looking to maximize their weight training regimes. With over 350 pictures and detailed explanations, readers are provided with an easy way to start or improve one’s current routine.
Fred Stellabotte, a former Navy veteran and expert body builder, and Rachel Straub, a former student of Stellabotte’s and holder of multiple master’s degrees in exercise physiology, nutritional sciences and biokinesiology, understand that “exercise will never hurt you–it is improper form that will injure you.” This led to the creation of a user’s manual with photos and detailed instructions and explanations as to why the exercises work, which is geared to those looking to start weight training or hoping to improve the nature of their workout.
WEIGHT TRAINING WITHOUT INJURY by Stellabotte and Straub is easy to use and, more importantly, understand and provides readers with chapters to focus on different parts of the body, including legs, back, chest, shoulders, arms and core. In addition, each chapter begins with key points for safe and effective exercise as the book draws on Stellabotte’s 50 years of weight training program development, while also considering readers varying lifestyles. Can’t go to the gym? No problem. Can only work out one day a week? No worries.
Stellabotte and Straub offer readers various programs and routines to allow them to benefit from what they are able to do.
Providing excellent tidbits of information regarding what workouts to focus on, including a Q&A that addresses frequency, duration, amount of weight, sets, repetitions and more to begin a successful program, as well as in the author’s opinion, the “one exercise to do for the remainder of one’s life, the squat, due to the day-to-day applications as well as the best to increase physical strength” makes WEIGHT TRAINING WITHOUT INJURY an essential guide for anyone just starting out.
WEIGHT TRAINING WITHOUT INJURY combines 50 years of experience, plus academic study, and concise instructions with clear reasons and photos, to make this a unique resource for current and future individuals looking to weight train.