Part I. Set for Success
Chapter 1. Find Your Why
Chapter 2. Prepare to Move
Part II. Get Moving
Chapter 3. Squat and Hinge
Chapter 4. Push and Pull
Chapter 5. Anti-Rotation, Loaded Carry, and Rotation
Part III. Make a Plan
Chapter 6. Create Your Workout
Chapter 7. Sample Workouts
Chapter 8. Take Action
Meet your new training partner! If you are a plus-size woman and want to get stronger, but you are intimidated by the gym or don’t have access to a personal trainer, Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman is for you. Unlike books that target weight loss as the ultimate goal, this book emphasizes why strength training and movement are important for women of all sizes and how progress is not tied to a number on the scale.
Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman offers clear and simple instructions on how to safely perform 83 exercises to make them more effective for larger bodies. Master the squat and hinge exercises for the lower body; push and pull exercises for the upper body; and loaded carry, rotation, and anti-rotation exercises for the core. Learn why some movements are more important than others and how to safely progress by manipulating the reps, sets, load, and rest periods.
Sample workouts—for beginner level through advanced—enable you to determine your starting point for strength training goals. Choose from a variety of training equipment for many of the exercises or follow the dumbbell-only workouts if you have limited access to equipment.
You’ll also find tips for clothing and equipment needs. And, because she’s “been there, done that,” author Morit Summers explains how to pace yourself with advice on when and how often to work out and what to do if you become overwhelmed on your journey.
Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman will inspire you to start putting one foot in front of the other to become a stronger, more capable version of yourself.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Big & Bold: Strength Training for the Plus-Size Woman With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Morit Summers has been a personal trainer since 2007, defying industry standards with her abilities and inclusive approach. She holds a bachelor of science degree in exercise science and kinesiology along with many certifications, including NSCA-CPT and CrossFit Level 1. Summers began her career at the State University of New York at Cortland. At Equinox Fitness, she progressed to a Tier 3+ trainer and began teaching classes of new personal trainers.
In 2016, she launched her own business: Morit Summers Personal Training. She is also co-owner of Form Fitness Brooklyn. Clients range from individuals just beginning their fitness journeys to seasoned athletes. Aside from personal training, she is an expert fitness consultant. She has been featured in Shape, Health, and Fabuplus magazines; the Good Day New York TV show; and various health and fitness podcasts and campaigns, including Lane Bryant's LIVI Moves and Calia by Carrie Underwood’s #StayThePath.