GET STRONG: A SENSIBLE GUIDE TO STRENGTH TRAINING FOR FITNESS AND SPORTS
Brian Cook and Gordon W. Stewart.
Volume 11 Number 4.
Since weight training is an area fraught with misconceptions, some of the common ones are discussed here and the reminder given that strength is but one component of fj|ness. The vocabulary used in the field is carefully defined in a special introductory section so that no misunderstanding will occur in using the exercises. In addition, the principles of program design are explained in considerable detail and a "muscle map" provided so that athletes can understand the main areas exercised as they work their way through the program. A standard physical activity readiness chart is the final step before the action.
Two different routines are outlined, one using free weights and the other using Universal type gym equipment. The illustrator, Chelle, has done her own special style of attractive sketches to clarify each exercise suggested in the text. Sample record charts are another useful device illustrated. As an extra tip, for those times when athletes have no access to equipment, a set of twelve exercises is included to help them stay strong without weights.
In this booklet the beginner will find a useful introduction to an occasionally misunderstood field. Recommended for purchase.
Elizabeth Woodger, Msgr. Doyle J. H. S., Cambridge, ON.
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