Elite Physique: The New Science of Building a Better Body (Paperback)

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Elite Physique: The New Science of Building a Better Body (Paperback)


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If muscle growth seems nonexistent, but you don’t have time to spend more hours in the gym each day, don’t give up. There is a better way. Featuring a revolutionary approach to male physique transformation, Elite Physique: The New Science of Building a Better Body offers a fresh approach to body sculpting. Based on scientifically proven strategies for making workouts more effective, Elite Physique features over 100 exercises and 50 exercise videos for men seeking training programs designed to build muscle, burn fat, or target those problem areas that are slower to respond to training.

Written by Dr. Chad Waterbury, a physical therapist who understands how bodies change with age, Elite Physique shows you how to make radical physical changes by manipulating sets, reps, and frequency and by deciding when and how to use advanced training methods. You’ll start by performing an honest physical assessment to establish a starting point and more accurately gauge your progress.

As you move into exercises for the lower body and upper body, you'll find tips on altering exercises to alleviate stress on primary joints like the shoulders, elbows, wrists, lower back, hips, and knees. Video clips offer demonstrations of many of the exercises, highlighting proper technique and common mistakes. You’ll learn the finer points of sculpting the midsection and will be able to create programs to target a lagging body part, either as an add-on to full-body training or as a stand-alone high-frequency training plan.

Waterbury also includes advice on how to make staple lifts such as squats, deadlifts, and presses more joint friendly for older, more physically battered lifters. He breaks down how training must change as you age—with a program for a 20-year-old looking different than one for a 50-year-old—to safely pursue your goal of a lean, muscular physique.

Designed for men looking for the most effective approach to ignite their physique transformation, Elite Physique is a go-to resource.

Note: A code for accessing the online video is included with all new print books.
Chad Waterbury, PT, DPT, MS, graduated from the nation’s top ranked doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program at the University of Southern California (USC), where he currently teaches the course Resistance Training Techniques for High-Performance Athletes for the master’s degree in sports science program. He is the owner of Chad Waterbury LLC and author of Huge in a Hurry from Rodale Publishing. Waterbury has lectured for fitness organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Perform Better. He has a master’s degree in physiology from the University of Arizona, where his focus on the neurophysiology of human movement and performance led him to make radical changes in the way he trains competitive athletes as well as nonathletic clients. His workouts are now shorter and faster, producing superior results in strength, power, and muscular development, while at the same time inducing less fatigue and allowing for shorter recovery periods between workouts.
Product Details ISBN: 9781718203785
ISBN-10: 1718203780
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication Date: December 8th, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English
“Dr. Chad Waterbury has created something truly remarkable here. Elite Physique is a complete guide to building muscle and losing fat, with the scientific rigor of a textbook and the conversational voice of a trusted coach. It’s accessible to lifters of all ages and levels. If you’re serious about improving your strength, physique, and performance, this is the book for you.”
—Lou Schuler, Author of The New Rules of Lifting