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Weight Training Without Injury by Fred Stellabotte and Rachel Straub takes the reader through the fundamental movements of weight training with over 350 step-by-step photographs, which show the correct methods to adopt and the common injury-promoting pitfalls to avoid. The book shows you what works and what doesn’t, and explains why. The content is based on the training methods developed by Fred Stellabotte over the past 50 years and is complemented by extensive scientific research, so whether you are just beginning or are well established you can easily learn proper form and prevent any mishaps. To help you really understand the basics, each chapter begins with the Key Points for a Safe and Effective Exercise.
Weight Training Without Injury by Fred Stellabotte and Rachel Straub is a comprehensive guide for weight training. Completely illustrated with high quality photos, this book leaves nothing to wonder about with regard to weight training. In addition to all this, there are professional tips to make the workout program conducive to one's goals, whether it be to enhance safety or exercise selection, making this book a Bible for those involved in weight-training practice. This is an excellent companion for all athletes to achieve a thorough understanding of how to weight train—especially without injuries.
The comprehensive notes accompanying each illustration and the index at the end elevate the status of this book to that of a reference manual, which is useful equally for the novice, professional, or trainer.