This edition of Building Strength and Stamina also features practical information on warm-ups, cool-downs, and stretching exercises, that is designed to provide a more complete context for experiencing safe and effective exercise sessions. With regard to correct exercise execution, Chapter 5 offers detailed descriptions and precise photographs of properly performed resistance exercises, using free-weights, resistance machines, and bodyweight. Chapter 6 presents properly performed aerobic activity, using cycles, treadmills, rowers, and steppers.
Among the things that you will learn by reading this book are the following:
• A basic and brief program of strength and endurance exercise can increase overall muscle strength by more than 50 percent in 10 weeks, while concurrently adding three pounds of muscle and reducing four pounds of fat.
• An advanced and brief program of resistance exercise can further increase muscle strength by more than 20 percent and muscle mass by more than two pounds after 10 weeks of higher intensity training.