English | 17 Mar. 2016 | ISBN: 1530513766 | 298 Pages | AZW3 | 6.99 MB
Powerlifting training can skyrocket a man's strength, health and confidence. This book is for the mature athlete or fitness enthusiast who wants to experience the huge benefits of power training. Competing is optional. For mature athletes, there are always some risks associated with lifting "big iron". Great gains are possible if an athlete follows the "training smart" system in this book. Training smart involves three distinct things: mastering the athletic skills needed in powerlifting; doing sport specific conditioning; and mastering proper lifting technique. The author, a retired scientist, has been lifting weights for 60 years. He began his powerlifting career at age 48 and competed at the national and international level for 25 years. During his life, he has competed in eight different organized sports. Based on extensive research and his long career, in this 300-page book, the author provides detailed instructions on how to master the skills of strength needed for heavy lifting; a unique conditioning program to reduce the chance of injury; extremely detailed instruction (with pictures) for properly performing the squat, bench press and deadlift; and five complete training routines for the squat, bench press and deadlift, along with dozens of tips on building a powerful body over age 50. These are probably the most detailed instructions on optimal lifting technique available anywhere. In addition, the author provides detailed instruction on the mental approach to training, nutrition, injury management, plus training plans and a full chapter on how to prepare for and compete in a powerlifting meet. An Amazon review of the authors book Mastering the Squat (5 star rating) "This book is a gem... Great workout programs. Probably the most practical guide on squats written out there...."