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Increase your strength to improve
your health, your appearance, and your performance—with
Strength Training Past 50!

Strength training has numerous
advantages for the active adult, including enhanced athletic performance
and reduced risk of disease, including decreased symptoms of arthritis,
diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Strength Training Past 50 has
everything you need to start enjoying these benefits or to jump-start
your current routine:

-63 exercises for both free weights and
machines

-14 workout plans for increasing size, endurance, and
strength

-Sport-specific programs for running, cycling, swimming,
skiing, tennis, and golf

-Eating plans for increased strength
gains

Strength Training Past 50 will keep you active,
healthy, and looking great with workouts and programs designed just for
you!


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Reviews for Strength Training Past 50 - 2nd Edition (Ageless Athlete Series):

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Sep 14, 2019

This book provides an excellent all around discussion about strength training for older athletes, both beginners and those more advanced. Solid advice from the Nautilus Handbook and other sound principles of modern strength training are evident throughout. It would be more complete with coverage of body-weight strength training, including the Total Gym (TM), strength circuits, and calisthenics: [variations of] pushups, pull-ups, dips, rope climbing; as well as Russian kettlebells.
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Nov 19, 2019

I found Strength Training Past 50 on the shelf in my local public library. I was looking for more information than the trainers at my YMCA didn't seem to have. Seems to be good and accurate info for the older serious gym rat. I've read through this book twice, good illustrations and advice. The charts of training programs could do with more detail and explanation. Some of the photos are too cluttered with unneeded backgrounds but still a very useful book.
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Oct 06, 2019

Strength Training Past 50 is the authoritative guide for active adults. The all-new third edition features 83 exercises for free weights, machines, kettlebells, stability balls, and elastic bands and 30 programs for endurance, speed, and strength.
5

Mar 07, 2018

Excellent! Intend to act on much of it. I have to.

Gift from Jer & Kaja BD2018.
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Dec 30, 2015

This book is OK but not great. If you have no background at all it is a good place to start except for a couple things which are not so minor. (1) Some of the machine exercises are DANGEROUS - think knees. People get injured knees all the time on those leg extensions. I am an example. While still in the military i used the full lineup of Nautilus equipment on a regular basis, until one day when I felt what I can only describe as a knife being stuck into the side of my knee. A year or so after This book is OK but not great. If you have no background at all it is a good place to start except for a couple things which are not so minor. (1) Some of the machine exercises are DANGEROUS - think knees. People get injured knees all the time on those leg extensions. I am an example. While still in the military i used the full lineup of Nautilus equipment on a regular basis, until one day when I felt what I can only describe as a knife being stuck into the side of my knee. A year or so after getting discharged my knee locked in a bent position (this was after lots of odd popping sounds and such coming from it for months). Seems that sharp pain was the meniscus getting split and then the side piece wedging into the joint itself of the knee. One surgery later and lots of cartilage removed it was repaired, but not back to what it was before. Such is life but the authors should at least warn newbies (like this book is directed toward) about such potential hazards. when i hurt myself I was still in my twenties. Now in my fifties I know better - you may not. go on the internet and google gym machines not to use or injuries, etc. You'll see more of what I am talking about. Second, why even waste time talking about abductors in the leg section. Note that only machines are discussed - no free weights or body weights. That is because these machines are gimmicks. Real strength training of any sort doesn't waste time on this. Do some squats, or lunges, or whatever you wish and your abductors will be just fine. Lastly, not sure about the neck machine either. i used to use that in my younger days but get a little older and you are more likely to get neck spasms than an improvement. Just work your traps instead or if you must exercise your neck, grab a towel and google the exercises for necks using a towel. Much easier, safer, etc. ...more
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Aug 14, 2013

I was delighted to see a book geared toward strength training for those over 50 years old. It is something that I have wondered about ever since taking an Anatomy & Physiology class this spring. The teacher told the class that once the growth phase of life is over, we can't increase the number of cells in a muscle - we can only enlarge those cells. Aw shucks. Ever since then I have wanted to learn more about it. This book partially addressed that desire.

The book starts with "Assessing I was delighted to see a book geared toward strength training for those over 50 years old. It is something that I have wondered about ever since taking an Anatomy & Physiology class this spring. The teacher told the class that once the growth phase of life is over, we can't increase the number of cells in a muscle - we can only enlarge those cells. Aw shucks. Ever since then I have wanted to learn more about it. This book partially addressed that desire.

The book starts with "Assessing Current Strength." I didn't do that part because I already have a good idea what I like and don't like about my current level of fitness. And, because of my interest, I preferred the background chapters more than the chapters with how-to-do-the-exercises. One page that surprised me: " First, because we synthesize amino acids less efficiently, senior men and women should eat more protein-rich foods..." (Page 238)

For someone who wants a book that covers the theory and has clearly described and illustrated exercises, this book is great.
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Sep 18, 2016

Read this book for a CEC course. I would say that having been training people for a while I didn't gather any new information. However, if you are past 50, and have not trained or want to find a way to find out some programs to get you going where you are... this is a good book. It's not complicated, it's well illustrated. It covers strength training, it does not cover flexibility or cardio exercises.

It covers using machines, free weights, tubing, stability balls and kettlebells. However, if Read this book for a CEC course. I would say that having been training people for a while I didn't gather any new information. However, if you are past 50, and have not trained or want to find a way to find out some programs to get you going where you are... this is a good book. It's not complicated, it's well illustrated. It covers strength training, it does not cover flexibility or cardio exercises.

It covers using machines, free weights, tubing, stability balls and kettlebells. However, if you are really a newbie- to be honest, you would do best to get a good trainer to make sure you are doing the movements correctly and bring the book to show them what you're hoping to achieve. Also, if you plan to use kettlebells I would advise finding someone who knows how to use them! ...more
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Jul 09, 2011

A straight-forward approach to weight lifiting geared toward people over 50. Ten-week training programs with machines or free weights are described in detail, then there are additional programs for continuing on, depending on whether you want to strengthen muscles, or strengthen endurance. There are a number of training log forms in the back of the book that you can photocopy to use in your weight lifting program. The exercises are described well, with black and white pictures.
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Aug 11, 2016

Strength Training Past 50
Wayne L. Westcott

This book has a lot of good information for starting a weight training program. Much of this information is also available online from a variety of sources, but that would take a significant amount of time and effort. Here, in one place, is all one needs to begin weight training in a safe and effective way.
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Jul 06, 2016

I think this book is better suited to a beginner than to an advanced exerciser. It's a solid, basic reference that gives information about strength training with machines, free weights, and alternative equipment such as resistance bands. Nothing trendy, just a good reference. Fitness models all appear to be 50+, which I appreciate.
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Apr 26, 2015

I was in a bad fall so I have a partial disablity but I can use very light dumbells for my upper body. The gym will not take me. This book has shown me a few exercises I can do. There is also sections on health and nutrition. I enjoed the book for the exercises I learned. It is a very complete and illustrated exercise book for those who can every exercise in it.
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Sep 15, 2016

Got from DPL. Added updated 3rd ed to wish list.
Skimmed 15 September 2016.

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