One of the most versatile and effective forms of equipment, dumbbells have long been part of the training formula for building strength and power and toning the entire body. Now in Dumbbell Training, Second Edition, former NSCA Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Allen Hedrick describes how to use dumbbells as a primary mode of training and shows how dumbbells can be an excellent alternative to traditional barbell workouts for just about anyone. Whether you are an athlete wanting to improve your sport performance or a fitness enthusiast wanting to improve upon your current exercise regime, you can use dumbbells to achieve your goals related to fitness, weight loss, increased muscle mass, or improved athletic performance.
Hedrick, the former strength and conditioning coach at the United States Olympic Training Center, guides you through proven exercises and programs based on more than 25 years of experience working with athletes. The book is loaded with more than 110 exercises targeting the core, upper body, lower body, and total body. Exercises feature a variety of variations and are supplemented with photos and concisely written exercise descriptions, making it easy to understand each exercise and implement it on your own. Did You Know? sidebars offer interesting details and tips about the use of dumbbell exercises.
You’ll also find 66 ready-to-use programs that target your specific goals. Fitness-oriented plans will help you with fat loss, general fitness, hypertrophy, and strength, while athletes will find plans for increasing power, speed, agility, and balance in eight popular sports: cycling, ice hockey, skiing, soccer, speed skating, swimming, track and field, and wrestling.
If you train with dumbbells, or are interested in starting a dumbbell training program, Dumbbell Training will put you on the path to a refined physique or improved performance.
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