Increase your strength to improve your health, your appearance, and your performance withStrength Training Past 50.
Strength training offers many benefits for active adults, including enhanced athletic performance, reduced risk of disease, and decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Whether you are just getting started or have been training your entire life,
Strength Training Past 50 has you covered. In the third edition of this best-selling
guide, you’ll find these topics:
• 83 exercises for free weights, machines, bands, and balls
• 30 workouts for increasing size, endurance, and strength
• Sport-specific programs for tennis, golf, cycling, running, and more
• Eating plans and nutrition advice for adding lean muscle and losing fat
Strength Training Past 50 will keep you active, healthy, and looking great with workouts and programs designed just for you.
Chapter 1 Benefits of Strength Training
Chapter 2 Assessment for Training Success
Chapter 3 Applying Training Principles
Chapter 4 Strength Training Equipment
Chapter 5 Basic Exercise Techniques
Chapter 6 Machine Exercises
Chapter 7 Dumbbell Exercises
Chapter 8 Alternative Equipment Exercises
Chapter 9 Basic Training Programs
Chapter 10 Advanced Training Programs
Chapter 11 Sport-Specific Training Programs
Chapter 12 Nutrition for Continuous Improvement
Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, directs the exercise science program
and fitness research program at Quincy College in Quincy, Massachusetts. He
has been a strength training advisor for several national organizations, including
the American Council on Exercise, American Senior Fitness Association, YMCA
of the USA, President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, International
Council on Active Aging, Medical Fitness Association, and United States Navy.
He has also served as an editorial advisor for publications such as Physician
and Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and
Fitness Journal, American College of Sports Medicine’s Certified News,
Fitness Management, On-Site Fitness, American Fitness Quarterly, Club Industry,
Perspective, Prevention, Men’s Health, and Shape.
Westcott is the author of 25 fitness books, including Building Strength and Stamina, Strength Training for Seniors, Fitness Professional’s Guide to Strength Training Older Adults, Strength and Power for Young Athletes, Complete Conditioning for Golf, Youth Strength Training, andBuilding Strength and Stamina Navy Fitness Edition, all with Human Kinetics.
Dr. Westcott has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Roberts-Gulick Award from the YMCA Association of Professional Directors, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, the NOVA 7 Exercise Program Award from Fitness Management Magazine, the Marla Richmond Memorial Education Award from the Medical Fitness Association, and the Faculty of the Year Award from Quincy College.
Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D (R), NSCA-CPT,*D (R), is a professor and chair of the exercise science department at Creighton University. He is a cofounder and past president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and for 20 years he was the executive director of the NSCA Certification Commission.
Baechle has received numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NSCA and the Excellence in Teaching Award from Creighton University. He has more than 35 years of experience competing in and coaching weightlifting and powerlifting and presenting and teaching on these topics. Baechle has authored, coauthored, or edited 15 books, including three editions of Fitness Weight Training, four editions of the popular Weight Training: Steps to Success, and three editions of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, all published by Human Kinetics.
“Wayne Westcott is a pioneer, leading researcher, and authority
on strength training, metabolism, and fitness. He puts it all together in Strength
Training Past 50, a must-read for anyone who cares about strength and health!”
Nicholas DiNubile, MD-- Orthopedic Surgeon and Best-Selling Author, Chief Medical Officer, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
“From basic exercise technique to advanced program design, this guide is a must-read for men and women over 50.”
Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, FACSM, FNSCA-- Department of Health and Exercise Science, The College of New Jersey, Author of Youth Strength Training
“Readers will find Dr. Westcott’s writing style easy to follow and will enjoy what it feels like to train past 50.”
Peter Ronai, MS, FACSM, RCEP, CSCS-D-- Clinical Associate Professor Exercise Science, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement, Science Sacred Heart University
“Staying strong and fit after 50 is absolutely achievable—and Drs. Westcott and Baechle provide the winning game plan for doing so!”
Ken Mannie -- Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Michigan State University