Weight Training Without Injury

Weight Training Without Injury

Over 350 Step-by-Step Pictures Including What Not to Do!

Non-Fiction - Health - Fitness
294 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2015
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Author Biography

Fred Stellabotte, a US Navy veteran and an expert in bodybuilding, has developed weight-training programs with a focus on proper form and injury prevention for over 50 years. He has trained movie stars, champion bodybuilders, professional athletes (including Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and Oakland Raiders football team players), and members of the general public. From 1970 to 1989, he founded and directed southern California’s Manhattan Beach Athletic Club for Men and the Manhattan Beach Athletic Club for Women, two of the largest facilities of their kind in America. His knowledge and experience result from years of research, including study with monks who practice martial arts in China; extensive coursework in kinesiology, anatomy, and neurology; and scrutiny of proper muscle function through examination of his own body in front of mirrors. Weight Training Without Injury, co-authored by one of his star students, Rachel Straub, is Fred’s legacy. It shares his knowledge, acquired over a lifetime, with future generations.

Rachel Straub is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Carnegie Mellon, where she received her BA in chemistry with university and research honors. She holds master’s degrees in exercise physiology and nutritional sciences from San Diego State University and a third master’s degree in biokinesiology (with a focus on biomechanics) from the University of Southern California. She has been certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is the co-author of scientific papers in the fields of biomechanics, sports medicine, nutrition, and computational chemistry, published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, Nutrition Research, and Physical Biology and other journals. Rachel, a skilled investor, currently co-manages extensive brokerage accounts that are outperforming benchmark indices such as the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite

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.