Sunday, December 02, 2007

Dumbbell Training

“Dumbbell Training for Strength and Fitness” by Matt Brzycki and Fred Fornicola is not your conventional “how-to” book that you’d usually find in any bookstore or Internet site. With an emphasis on safety, this book thoroughly covers all aspects of proper strength training while simultaneously debunking certain myths and misconceptions such as explosive training and sport-specific training. The book shows how to perform nearly 50 exercises with dumbbells in a safe and effective manner. Unique to this type of book is the inclusion of more than three dozen dumbbell workouts that have been submitted by approximately 24 strength and fitness professionals from across the country along with an additional dozen challenging dumbbell workouts and finishing routines.

Here is a list of the individuals who contributed workouts to this book:

Steve Baldwin, Drew Baye, Randy Berning, Michael Bradley, Jim Bryan, Luke Carlson, Brian Conatser, Michael De Joseph, Jeff Friday, Jason Hadeed, Chip Harrison, Aaron Hillman, Gregg Humphreys, Sunir Jossan, Tom Kelso, Sam Knopik, Aaron R. Komarek, Kristopher R. Kotch, Mike Lawrence, Dr. Ken Leistner, Ken Mannie, John Mikula, Willis Paine, Adam Rankin, Jeff Roudebush, Doug Scott, Mike Shibinski, Rob Spector & Scott Swanson.

Here are some comments about “Dumbbell Training for Strength and Fitness”:

“This book on dumbbell training is a touchdown. The style of writing is easy to read, informative and very interesting. The content is useful for the serious trainee and the novice fitness enthusiast. You would have to be a dumbbell to not like this book.”

Dan Riley, Strength and Conditioning Coach - Houston Texans

“Dumbbell Training for Strength and Fitness is a profound presentation of practical information on one of the simplest, safest and most successful means for improving muscular strength and physical fitness. This well-written book provides everything you need to know for attaining excellent results through sensible dumbbell exercises.”

Dr. Wayne Westcott, Fitness Research Director South Shore YMCA - Quincy, Massachusetts

“High-tech machines or low-tech dumbbells, they're all strength-building tools. This is the book that will tell you how to use dumbbells to your greatest strength-enhancing advantage.”
Dr. Ken Leistner, Strength Coach - Valley Stream, New York

“Dumbbell Training for Strength and Fitness offers numerous practical and time-efficient training using one of the oldest tools in strength training: the unsophisticated, simple-to-use dumbbell. This book should be on the shelf of every trainee, trainer and coach as it is an invaluable tool/reference for anyone.”

Tom Kelso, Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning - Saint Louis University