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Make every minute in the weight room count. Fitness Weight Training will help you maximize the results youre seeking from each workout session.
75 detailed workouts designed specifically for strengthening, toning, and shaping ensure that your muscles will develop as you desire. The selection of workouts allows you to fit the optimal training session into the time, energy, and equipment available.
Take the guesswork out and put confidence into every workout. Make Fitness Weight Training your workout manual for toned and well-defined muscles.
Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D; NSCA-CPT,*D, is the executive director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Commission. He is the cofounder and past president of NSCA and its former director of education. In 1985 he was named the NSCAs Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. Baechle is also the chair of the exercise science and athletic training department at Creighton University and the former exercise leader of their phase III cardiac rehabilitation program. He has received numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NSCA and the Excellence in Teaching Award from Creighton University.
For 16 years, Baechle competed successfully in weightlifting and powerlifting, setting various Midwest records. For more than 20 years he coached collegiate powerlifting teams, strength-trained athletes, and taught weight training classes. Baechle was the force behind the creation of the CSCS and NSCA-CPT examinations that are offered through the NSCA Certification Commission. In addition to Fitness Weight Training, Baechle has authored 10 books that have been translated into 10 languages, including the popular Weight Training: Steps to Success.
Roger Earle, MA, CSCS,*D; NSCA-CPT,*D, is the associate executive director and the director of exam development for the NSCA Certification Commission. He is responsible for reviewing and editing the CSCS and NSCA-CPT exams and writing study resources with Thomas Baechle, including the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning and NSCAs Essentials of Personal Training texts. In addition, Earle has been a personal fitness trainer for people of all ages and fitness levels for nearly 20 years.
Earle has presented at numerous national and international conferences with an emphasis on designing resistance-training programs for athletes and clients of all sports and fitness levels. Before taking his position with the NSCA Certification Commission, he received his masters degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Earles background includes nine years as a Division I strength coach and eight years as a faculty member of the exercise science and athletic training department, both at Creighton University.
Tom Baechle and Roger Earle are the most qualified and experienced strength training experts in the fitness field. Their clear presentation and well-planned and progressive workout charts take the guesswork out of strength training. Use their outstanding exercise sequences to achieve a high level of muscular fitness.
Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS
Fitness research director, South Shore YMCA