This title is aimed at strength training and fitness enthusiasts. It is a useful reference for strength training professionals, personal trainers and fitness instructors. It provides an introduction to the terminology, principles, equipment, muscle groups, exercises and programmes available in modern strength training. It outlines a wide variety of training techniques and variables for developing strength and gaining muscle mass, such as sets, reps, rest, recovery and speed to help readers tailor their own workouts to their own needs and goals. It also covers all the latest in equipment, techniques and programmes. It is flexible and easy to use with whatever type of resistance training or equipment the reader is using, be it free weights, weight machines or body weight.
Jim Stoppani is the science editor for Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines. Jim is a regular presenter at strength and conditioning conferences and has competed in both bodybuilding and powerlifting events.