Muscle Mechanics (second edition)


Muscle Mechanics (Second edition)

About the Product
Obtain optimal muscle gains using superior technique! Muscle Mechanics will teach you how to train for strength, definition, and muscle size using 65 of the most effective exercises covering all the major muscle groups. By combining full-color anatomical illustrations and expert technical guidance, this book will help you better understand how to properly target specific muscles by using the most efficient alignment, positioning, and lifting technique for each exercise.

Three programs for base strength, full-body fitness, and advanced split routines show how to combine the exercises into progressive strength programs. And by varying intensity, volume, recovery, and exercise sequencing, you can design customized programs for reaching both immediate and long-term training goals.

Resistance training expert and Cooper Institute instructor Everett Aaberg is one of the worldÆs foremost instructors and authors in strength training. In Muscle Mechanics, he puts the emphasis on training mechanics to help you maximize results and minimize the risk of injury.

About the Author
Everett Aaberg has been both a teacher and practitioner of resistance training for more than 15 years. He is currently the director of fitness services and co-owner of the TELOS Performance Center in Dallas, Texas. A highly sought international presenter and consultant, Aaberg provides continuing education services for several fitness organizations and health clubs around the United States. He also serves as an instructor for the Cooper Institute, where his books are used for two of their most popular courses, The Biomechanics of Resistance Training and Optimal Performance Training.

Aaberg has been a certified personal trainer through some of the most highly accredited organizations in the United States, including American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Aaberg was recognized as an IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and has been regularly selected by industry and trade magazines as one of the top trainers in the country.

Aaberg holds a bachelorÆs degree in exercise sciences and recreation management with continuing education in exercise physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics, and nutrition. He was a collegiate academic All-American in football and has won several state and national powerlifting championships and bodybuilding titles, including Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and National Physique Committee (NPC) Mr. Colorado titles and the Mr. Junior America title. Aaberg lives in Dallas, Texas, and trains at the TELOS Performance Center.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Anatomical Design and Function
  • Chapter 2. Effective Exercise Selection
  • Chapter 3. Optimal Exercise Technique
  • Chapter 4. Core and Trunk Exercises
  • Chapter 5. Compound Lower Body Exercises
  • Chapter 6. Isolated Lower Body Exercises
  • Chapter 7. Upper Body Pushing Exercises
  • Chapter 8. Upper Body Pulling Exercises
  • Chapter 9. Program Planning