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Author Westcott, Wayne L., 1949-

Title Strength training for seniors : an instructor guide for developing safe and effective programs / Wayne L. Westcott, Thomas R. Baechle
Published Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [1999]


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 MELB  613.70446 Wes/Stf  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Why Your Clients Should Train -- Ch. 2. Training Principles to Use With Seniors -- Ch. 3. Teaching Strategies and Training Procedures -- Ch. 4. Free-Weight and Machine Exercises -- Ch. 5. Basic Workout Programs -- Ch. 6. Intermediate and Advanced Workout Programs -- Ch. 7. Alternative Exercises and Programs -- Ch. 8. Progress Assessment -- Ch. 9. Working With Special Populations -- Ch. 10. Nutrition for Senior Weight Trainers -- Training Logs
Summary Wayne Westcott and Tom Baechle, two internationally recognized weight training experts, have written this research-based guide for instructors at health clubs, YMCAs, community centers, nursing homes, retirement communities, and other organizations who want to help older adults reap the diverse, far-reaching benefits of strength training
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217) and index
Subject Exercise for older people -- Physiological aspects.
Muscle strength.
Physical education for older people.
Physical fitness for older people.
Weight training.
Exercise Therapy.
Author Baechle, Thomas R., 1943-
LC no. 98027028
ISBN 0873229525 (paperback)