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About Wayne Westcott
Westcott is the author of 25 fitness books, including Building Strength and Stamina, Strength Training for Seniors, Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults, Strength and Power for Young Athletes, Complete Conditioning for Golf, Youth Strength Training, and Building Strength and Stamina Navy Fitness Edition, all with Human Kinetics.
Dr. Westcott has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Roberts-Gulick Award from the YMCA Association of Professional Directors, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, the NOVA 7 Exercise Program Award from Fitness Management Magazine, the Marla Richmond Memorial Education Award from the Medical Fitness Association, and the Faculty of the Year Award from Quincy College.
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Increase your strength to improve your health, your appearance, and your performance with Strength Training Past 50.
Strength training offers many benefits for active adults, including enhanced athletic performance, reduced risk of disease, and decreased symptoms of arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Whether you are just getting started or have been training your entire life, Strength Training Past 50 has you covered. In the third edition of this best-selling guide, you’ll find these topics:
- 83 exercises for free weights, machines, bands, and balls
- 30 workouts for increasing size, endurance, and strength
- Sport-specific programs for tennis, golf, cycling, running, and more
- Eating plans and nutrition advice for adding lean muscle and losing fat
Strength Training Past 50 will keep you active, healthy, and looking great with workouts and programs designed just for you.
That is definitely not the way to go. But authors Avery Faigenbaum and Wayne Westcott, with their 50 years of combined experience in teaching youth strength-training classes and coaching, can tell you the way to go—and back it with the most current research on instructional techniques and program design for youth.
The authors guide you in designing efficient, enjoyable, productive, and practical programs for kids ages 7 to 18 and of varying abilities. You will focus first on broad-based, balanced muscle development and then move into comprehensive, sport-specific, and age-specific strength-training programs.
In addition, Youth Strength Training will teach you
- productive protocols for warming up, cooling down, and enhancing joint flexibility;
- proper exercise technique for 111 resistance exercises using weight stack machines, free weights, medicine balls, elastic bands, and body-weight resistance;
- how to incorporate periodization and long-term planning; and
- how to provide effective instruction to youth.
Now, with Get Stronger, Feel Younger, you can shed the fat that you've accumulated over the years, while regaining and maintaining a healthier body composition and a faster metabolism-without depriving yourself of the foods you love.
Acclaimed fitness experts Dr. Wayne Westcott and Gary Reinl present their proven strength training program that has helped over 3,000 research participants shed fat, regain atrophied muscle, and experience dramatic increases in resting metabolic rate. Using cutting-edge exercises and brief high intensity workouts, in as little as 10 weeks you can experience a 15-pound improvement in body composition and physical appearance: up to 12 pounds of fat loss, 3 pounds of new muscle, and a 6 percent increase in resting metabolic rate.
There are two programs: the Standard Strength Training Program, which requires only 20 minutes for completion in 2 days a week, and the Advanced Strength-Training Program, which requires 30 minutes 3 days a week. Dr. Westcott and Reinl also provide a natural nutrition plan that not only may enhance your results, but also is realistic and easy to follow. They explain how using brief high-intensity workouts and strength training can transform your body-as well as help prevent diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoperosis, low back pain, arthritis, and several types of cancer.