Non Fiction Review: Weight Training for Women

Weight Training for Women by Brittany Noelle
Weight Training for Women: Exercises and Workout Programs for Building Strength with Free Weights
by Brittany Noelle

4 out of 5 stars

This book gives excellent advice for beginners about how to plan a weight training program for yourself. It talks about the benefits of weight training, how to stay safe and avoid injuries, how to set fitness goals for yourself, and the importance of warm-up and cool-down exercises. There is some advice about nutrition, how to incorporate cardio into your fitness plan, and how to track your progress.
There is an entire chapter just about the equipment and proper gym etiquette. You can also set up a gym at home with the guidelines in this book.

Most of the book is divided into chapters with weight lifting exercises for each area of the body, “Glutes and Hamstrings, Quadriceps and Calves, Chest, Upper Back, Lower Back, Abdominals and Obliques, Biceps and Triceps, and Shoulders.”

Then the last chapters have “Total Body Workouts, Upper Body Workouts, and Lower Body Workouts” with lists of exercises to do and how many sets and reps are recommended.

Each chapter includes warm-up and cool-down exercises and stretches, some of which are yoga poses!

Each exercise and stretch has detailed instructions as well as an illustration demonstrating how the exercise should be done. I really love that each one comes with instructions for modifications and variations, so that you can make it easier or harder depending on your needs.

There are also tips for how to lift safely by engaging the correct muscles and keeping your body in proper alignment. Some exercises also have tips for working out at home, and using common objects around the house to replace fancy machines from the gym.

This book has everything you need to get started with weight lifting!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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