Anatomy of Strength Training: The 5 Essential Exercises

Anatomy of Strength Training: The 5 Essential Exercises

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By (author) Pat Manocchia

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  • Publisher: Advantage Publishers Group
  • Format: Mixed media product | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 251mm x 23mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 16 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: San Diego
  • ISBN 10: 1607102048
  • ISBN 13: 9781607102045
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 164,917

Product description

Working out can be fun and rewarding. But if you're not doing it correctly, it can seem pointless, and even painful. Knowing the best way to build muscle--and knowing why it's the best way--can mean the difference between a lifelong devotion to exercise and a fabulously fit body, or giving up in frustration. Health and fitness expert Pat Manocchia gives readers the tools they need to embark on a journey of fitness and health, from basic movements to information on how to build a complete exercise plan. With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations of starting positions and movement paths, it's like having your very own personal trainer. Learn what to do and what "not" to do. For example, hands should be shoulder-width apart during a chin-up, and you should never, ever swing the body during that move. Keep a slight arch in the back while performing a dead lift, and do so by keeping the head up. Find out how to get results by following these and other exercises. "Anatomy of Strength Training" brings a new dimension to workouts, helping readers target every problem area--and helping them stay on the path to health and fitness.

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Pat Manocchia is the owner, founder, and director of La Palestra Center for Preventative Medicine in New York City, a wholly integrated medical and fitness center. Widely recognized as one of the foremost experts in the field of health and fitness, Pat has multiple certifications and has served as contributing editor for "Women's Sports and Fitness" and "Allure" magazines. A former professional hockey player, he has completed eleven marathons and led several group climbs around the world. A graduate of Brown University, he lives in New York with his wife, Deborah, and their two children.

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"Pat Manocchia's a great trainer because I can feed off his knowledge and intensity, which allows me to get more from myself." --Tennis legend John McEnroe "Pat's training programs and methods have gotten me into the best off-season shape I've ever been in...Pat keeps your body in a good place, [but] he keeps your mind in an even better place." --NHL player Sean Avery "As one of the fortunate to work one-on-one with Pat Manocchia, I've learned so much about fitness and health...I am thrilled that I can now carry his expertise in my suitcase all around the world--without the extra plane ticket. This book not only teaches but also demonstrates what changed my life forever. Thanks Pat." --Grammy Award-winning gospel and R&B singer BeBe Winans

Back cover copy

Renowned fitness expert Pat Manocchia points out that "an effective strength training program must address the entire body." In "Anatomy of Strength Training," Pat gives readers the five essential exercises that will work all of the body's muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. You'll learn exactly what your body does when you perform these key exercises. All of the exercises are presented with clear instructions, full-color photography, and detailed anatomical illustrations--annotated with every involved muscle. Also included is a basic matrix of conditioning programs depicting how the 5 Essential Exercises can be used. With tips to guide you, "Anatomy of Strength Training" provides essential insights into your body and workout.

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To design a truly successful fitness or strengthening program, all you need are the 5 Essential Exercises: the deadlift, lunge, push-up, chin-up, and ab wheel. These powerful moves form the basis of any conditioning workout. "Anatomy of Strength Training" provides step-by-step instructions for dozens of variations on these five exercise groups and also illustrates the muscles in action, providing you with a deeper understanding of the effects of each exercise on your body.