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Strength Training Past 50


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Chapter 1: Assessing Current Strength; Chapter 2: Selecting Exercise Equipment; Chapter 3: Proper Exercise Performance; Chapter 4: Practical Strength Training Principles; Chapter 5: Base Fitness Programs; Chapter 6: Experienced Training Programs; Chapter 7: Advanced Training Programs; Chapter 8: Sports Performance Programs; Chapter 9: Eating for Strength Gains.

About the Author

Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, CSCS, is fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts. With more than 38 years in strength training as an athlete, coach, teacher, professor, researcher, writer, and speaker, Westcott is recognized as a leading authority on fitness. Westcott has served as a strength training consultant for numerous national organizations and programs, including Nautilus, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the National School Fitness Foundation, the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the American Council on Exercise, the YMCA of the USA, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation. Through his work with these organizations, he has also received numerous awards, including the Hall of Fame Award from the International Fitness Professionals Association, Fitness Industry Leader Award from the National Strength Professionals Association, five National Fitness Profession Leadership Awards, the Massachusetts Governor's Council Lifetime Achievement Award, the IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award, the President's Council Healthy American Fitness Leader Award, and the Alumni Recognition Award from Pennsylvania State University. Westcott has authored or coauthored 20 books on strength training, including Building Strength & Stamina, Strength Training for Seniors, and Complete Conditioning for Golf. In addition, he has served on the editorial boards of Prevention, Shape, Men's Health, Fitness, Club Industry, American Fitness Quarterly, Nautilus, and Fitness Management. He is currently a columnist for South Shore Senior News and The Patriot Ledger. Westcott also serves on advisory boards for the Senior Fitness Association and the American Association for Health and Fitness


""Wayne Westcott's and Thomas Baechle's advice is cutting edge, medically sound, and is the key to staying active and feeling healthy long after you've turned 50. It is just what this doctor ordered,""
Nicholas A. DiNubile, MD
- Orthopaedic Consultant to the Philadelphia 76ers and Pennsylvania Ballet
- Author of "FrameWork" and Executive Producer and star of PBS special, Your Body's FrameWork
"Dr. Wayne Westcott has, once again, outdone himself, presenting in an easily understandable style the principles of safe and effective strength training for seniors. The importance of this aspect of fitness training for the older population cannot be overstated. Improving health, strength, and fitness while enhancing function and avoiding unnecessary injuries through strength training are particularly important in this age group. We once again applaud the latest effort by Dr. Westcott, one of the leading authorities on strength and fitness,"
Lyle J. Micheli, MD
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
O'Donnell Family Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston

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