Increase Your Strength Training Knowledge With Fitness Books

Increase Your Strength Training Knowledge With Fitness Books


Larry Scott

In the 21st century people are aware of the importance of fitness and are curious to know more about it. Fitness books provide useful information like different types of exercises, health tips, benefits of particular type of exercises etc in a precise and compact manner. These books are usually written by experts who are well known in the fitness industry and are eager to share their knowledge with the rest of the world.

Here are some of our favorite fitness books:


Strength and Conditioning Secrets of The World s Greatest Fighters written by John Saylor is ideal for those who are associated with cardiovascular exercises. In addition it is ideal for those who are interested in improving their strength, speed and flexibility. John Saylor had gained reputation for being a world class judo expert. He was the member of a number of U.S. Judo teams and won a number of championships like National Collegiate Championship (1974), Pan American Judo Championship (1976, 1979). He took a great interest in learning new tactics and now he had revealed all the secrets that he had painfully accumulated over the years in this book.

Another fitness book that should find a place in your bookshelf is Science and Practice of Strength Training. This book provides necessary information for training athletes. Dr. Vladimir Zatsiorsky original author of the book has been joined by Dr. William Kraemer in the 2nd edition of Science and Practice of Strength Training. In this new edition Dr. William Kraemer has written three informative chapters that focus separately on athletes who have started out new, women and senior athletes. Both the authors have rich experiences of training over 1000 high profile athletes including Olympic champions, world champions as well as record holders and national champions. The unique fact about this fitness book is the authors not only take into account of North American point of view but also Eastern Europe perspective. They have applied all these experiences in various sections of the book.

Fitness experts always state that everybody must have a personalized exercise routine. This book, too, follows this principle and tries to show that a particular fitness program may not be suitable for everyone. In fact it says that as a person moves through different stages of life the fitness programs should also be modified accordingly.

Strength training programs can be pretty complicated; especially for a newcomer and this book makes an attempt to make the readers understand the basic concepts in a lucid and simple style. The authors have made it sure that all the information are current and updated so that the readers get a glimpse of the latest fitness trends. The examples that have been provided in the book will help the readers to understand the concepts more easily and effectively.

To promote better understanding, the book is divided into 3 sections. Part one concentrates on topics like athlete-specific strength, basics of strength training, task-specific strength etc. In part two the readers will get to know about fitness goals, intensity of training programs, importance of timing, how to prevent injury while exercising. In part 3, the reader will get to know about training programs that are meant for particular populations.

Larry Scott is a health and fitness enthusiast and an aspiring powerlifter. Larry has published articles about

powerlifting equipments

and various strength training methods; he is a big fan of Louie Simmons and is a member of

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Your Health &Amp; Fitness Profile How To Make It Better

Submitted by: Kimberley Holman

If you look in the mirror and aren’t happy with who you see looking back at you, it can be really depressing. But if you don’t want to keep doing that, only you have the power to do something about it. If you really want to improve your health and fitness, take the step to make it happen. You really can create a new life for yourself. There’s nothing new about this, it just may be new for you. This article will look at three easy things you can do to boost your health and fitness levels.

If you want to be healthier and fitter, a good place to start is with your diet. Watching your diet doesn’t have to mean going on a diet, but you do have to eat healthy foods. The right kind of diet gives you energy and ensures your body has the right kind of fuel. You know about the different food groups, and it’s not healthy to completely eliminate any of them. Grains, for example, can be good for you or not depending on what kind you consume. All you need to do is eat a grain that is healthy and there’s a wide selection of them. One grain everyone is very familiar with and that is also very healthy is oatmeal. It also removes plaque from arteries, making it a very heart healthy food. You are exactly the type of person who needs to dedicate time to exercise if you have a demanding home and professional life. Both aspects of your life will place a lot of stress on you. Working out helps eliminate stress and that’s specifically what you want to achieve. Find an activity you enjoy and then work out how you’re going to do it. Going out to walk for a mile or two is a good approach and it will help you get in shape. Reducing stress and losing weight can be achieved with power walking or normal walking, according to various studies. Power walking is a more vigorous form of walking and is not the same as casually strolling along.


If you’re in the habit of eating three large meals every day, you should consider making some changes. Many people eat a large dinner and then sit in front of the television all night long. You’re much better off if you eat more frequently, with smaller portions with each meal. Many people skip the one meal they should always eat, which is breakfast. It’s good to eat some high quality protein and other nutritious foods in the morning, as this will help you function better all day long. Then you can snack on something healthy before taking lunch. If you like to eat a large dinner, consider doing some form of exercise at night so you can work off the meal.

Many people consider health and fitness to be intimidating words, but don’t think this way. It’s just a psychological ploy or game people get sucked into. Begin with small things you know you can do now and you’ll quickly change your life.

About the Author: I am Kimberley Holman, I like writing, for more information, visit my blog :


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Weight Loss Advice Have You Ever Seen A Fat Postman

By Steve Hill

This article is all about how to lose weight, I hope you find it interesting to read and beneficial. I am somebody who has always struggled to keep off the fat and who has tried many different forms of diet.

From about the age of twelve, I have had problems with my weight. I have to be careful what I eat and I personally believe I actually eat less than what other people do. One of the issues I do have though is that I like the wrong types of food. Vegetables, fruit, salad and pasta do not really do it for me, where as fast foods such as pizza, chips and curry do.

Another one of my bad habits is that from the age of around sixteen I started to get a taste and a liking for alcohol. I have to admit that from this age I have always drank far too much and far more than the average man. You may well be thinking at this point that it is was no wonder that I have had problems controlling my weight.


In my defence, I have had many confidence issues and suffered with a low self-esteem for many years. This would cause me to binge drink and comfort eat. When hungover I would eat copius amounts of these fatty foods to make me feel better.

By the age of twenty-two I was basically very fat or obese. I decided at this stage of my life to do something about this and started looking into various forms of diet.

Maybe it is just me but these weight loss programs seemed very harsh and very unrealistic. Drinking taste-less milkshakes four times a day, eating five fruits a day and not being able to drink alcohol, no thanks. Following these diets would make my life not really worth living and I knew that I would not be able to stick to them.

One morning I saw three different postmen delivering their rounds. They were all quite thin, at a weight I would love to be. Over the next few weeks I kept an eye out for other postmen and realised that the ones I had observed were all thin. I thought about why would this be, quite simply because they do a lot of exercise via walking.

I sat myself down and started to think. I had to admit to myself that I do very little exercise and I use my car to take me to virtually every place I go.

The answer was quite simple, I need to, at times walk my children to school, walk to my friends and in general ensure I exercise far much more than I was.

This has, I am happy to report helped my tremendously and I now have a weight I am happy with.

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Yorkie Barking: 5 Ways To Stop Yorkies That Bark Alot

By Luke Blaise

Yorkies seem to bark a lot more than other dogs. Whether they do this for social reasons, protection, or to get attention, we don’t know. What we do know is that we love these little dogs, but after a while the barking can become annoying and also can lead to problems with neighbors. Here are 5 tips to keep your Yorkie from barking

1. Set firm boundaries about when you will and won’t give your dog attention. Dogs love schedules and when you make one and stick too it your dog will know what to expect attention and not to. It is important that you stick to this schedule if you have any hope that your stop barking plan will work.

2. More exercise is always a good idea. Many dogs bark because they have too much excessive energy. Talk your dog for a walk or play with them. If a dog has been resting all day and when they see or hear something interesting they have lots of nervous energy to get rid of. Take your dog for a walk in the mornings, afternoon or evenings. Also play with your dog more to get them tired out. If you know of a situation where your dog regularly barks, then try to tire them out with exercise first.


3. Make sure your Yorkie is aware that there are negative consequences when they do bark. This could be in the form of no treats, being ignored by you, or no toys. Do not use physical punishment. Hitting your dog will only lead to more problems.

4. Any good dog trainer will tell you that the best way to change a dog’s behavior is with positive reinforcement. So when your dog does not bark when it normally did, you have to reward them for a job well done. This could be in the form of a treat or positive attention. Over time the old behavior of barking will gradually disappear and you will have a quieter Yorkie.

5. As a last resort you could try citronella collars. This is a dog collar that sprays a small amount of citronella when the dog barks. Dogs do not like this smell so it is a good deterrent. This collar works very well and is much more humane than shock collars. The main problem with these is that at the beginning you have to refill the citronella very often due to the large amount of barking. But over time you will not have to do this as often because the amount of barking will decrease and stop.

If you have trouble with your Yorkie barking too much, realize that you are not alone. Yorkies are the number two most popular dog breed in the United States According to the American Kennel Club, so you can only imagine how many other people are having the same problem.

Yorkies love to bark, but as you can see there are numerous ways to try and change their behavior. It is always easier to change their behavior when they are young, but even older Yorkies can have their behavior modified.

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How Many People Die An Hour Smoking?

By Andrew Collier

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) embarked on a major 50 state anti-smoking effort ( The thrust of the program is to enhance public education and to develop a national anti-smoking policy. Simply stated, the goal is to reduce the death count (and related illnesses) from smoking in the United States. Currently some 444,000 people die annually from direct and indirect tobacco diseases.

Men still dominate the statistics with about 270,000 fatalities per year (averaged between 2000 and 2004); female deaths totaled 174,000 during the same period.

This means that during an average 10-year period, nearly 4.5 million people in the U.S. alone will die prematurely due to the use of cigarettes.

Results globally are equally staggering. According to a study led by researchers at the University of Queensland and the Harvard School of Public Health, around 5 million people died from smoking-related causes in 2000. Men were even more likely than women to succumb to smoking-related diseases. In developing countries, for example, more than 80 percent of deaths were among men.


While these numbers are impressive, consider adjusting them to an hourly time frame. Using an average of 365.25 days per year (incorporating leap years), an average year has 8766 hours. This means that almost 51 people die due to smoking every hour in the U.S. That’s about one person every minute.

Globally, the smoking-related death toll is around 570 people per hour or almost 10 people per minute.

Smoking does more than kill, however. Statistics amassed by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and others show that smoking brings along many other negatives (e.g., reduced quality of life, shortened life spans, loss of productivity, increased sick days, greater risk of heart and lung disease and increased risks associated with pregnancy and childhood illnesses).

In fact, in 2000, the CDC estimates that about 8.6 million people were suffering from at least one chronic disease due to current or former smoking. Many of these people were actually suffering from more than one smoking-related condition – chronic bronchitis, emphysema, heart attacks, strokes, and cancer.

Thus, the efforts to curtail smoking are based on a solid health footing.

But, the CDC anti-smoking effort provides other insight into smoking across the U.S. Using a “smoking prevalence” index (the percentage of people in each state who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime and currently smoke regularly), the CDC found that the region from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi-Alabama Gulf Coast and from the Appalachians to the Mississippi River fared the worst. West Virginia topped the scales at 26.5 percent. But, Indiana (26 percent), Kentucky (25.2 percent), Missouri (25 percent) and Oklahoma (24.7 percent) led the Nation. Utah (9.3 percent) and California (14 percent) had the lowest smoking incidence.

Many of the lowest smoking states used one or more of the stop/prevent smoking strategies that the CDC has outlined in the past. These include increasing the price of tobacco products, enacting and enforcing smoke-free laws, curtailing tobacco advertising and promotion, enacting anti-smoking media campaigns, limiting access to tobacco products and encouraging and offering assistance to smokers to quit.

Further testimony to reducing cigarette use is linked to groups that promote nonsmoking as part of their religion. Mormons and Seventh-day Adventists have much lower rates of lung and other smoking-related cancers than most other groups

Quitting pays generous dividends, too. The CDC notes that the risk of developing most smoking illnesses lowers the longer one quits and younger one is when they do quit. In fact, people who stop smoking at younger ages gain the greatest benefits. Quitting by age 35 eliminates 90% of the risk due to tobacco use. Still, as the CDC notes, “The argument that ‘it is too late to quit smoking because the damage is already done,’ is not true.”

The message is clear – smoking is hazardous to your life; quitting (or never starting) is better for you, your loved ones, your friends and your co-workers.

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