Strength training offers many benefits for active adults, including enhanced athletic performance, reduced risk of disease, and decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes and osteoporosis. Completely updated, this new third edition features 83 exercises for free weights, machines, kettlebells, stability balls and elastic bands plus 30 programmes for endurance, speed and strength. It is equally suitable for those just getting started or those who have been training their entire lives.
"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