Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training. 3rd Ed.: Bodybuidling, Powerlifting, and Weight Training

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9781456446901: Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training. 3rd Ed.: Bodybuidling, Powerlifting, and Weight Training

The changes made in this third edition were a result of the recent development in the printing and publishing industry. The Print-On-Demand option made it easy for authors to write and revise their work without the worry of the overhead financial burden of printing and storing voluminous amount of printed books. Also, the arrival of eBooks impacted publishing by eliminating the hassles of shipping and receiving for international readers. However, those recent development also imposed restrictions on the number of pages and binding of Print-On-Demand books. For the aforementioned reasons, I am compelled to divide the Second Edition into three volumes as follows. Part I: Bodybuilding and Powerlifting comprises the Strength Training aspect of the Second Edition. This part includes chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 14, and 18. The reason for bundling those chapters in one volume is that the seven chapters cover the issues of strength training along the technical, nutritional, and behavioral aspects. Part II: Olympic Weightlifting comprises the two Olympic lifts, their supporting exercises, and the managements of loading and volume. This part includes chapters 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 16, 19, 20, and 22. Those chapters cover the technical, management, and health aspects of Olympic Weightlifting. Part III: Performance Analysis deals with the comparative analysis of International and Olympic Weightlifters. This part encompass chapters 12, 15, 17, and 21 which deals with comparative analysis among weightlifters, the scientific foundation of lifting, and the decisions made on making choices regarding strength training. Contents in snap: INTRODUCTION RECOGNITION OF A FORGOTTEN SPORT MYTHICAL THINKING AND SPORT STIGMA ABOUT WEIGHTLIFTING DISCIPLINE DEBATES NUTRITION, EXERCISE, AND REST SOUND WORKOUT PLAN BASIC RULES EXERCISE SEQUENCE MODESTY AND POSTURE PROPER EQUIPMENTS OF RESISTANCE TRAINING SERIOUS DAILY HABITS PROPER LIFTING TECHNIQUES LIFTING IN EVERYDAY ACTIVITY APPROACHING LIFTING UPPER BODY POSTURE BEND YOUR KNEES HABITUAL MODELING SHOULDER VERSUS ARM PULLING PULLING VERSUS YANKING THE APPROACH PHASE EQUALIZATION PHASE THE PHASE OF EXTERNAL MOTION MUSCULOSKELETAL BACK PAIN FALLACIES AND THEIR CRITIQUES SMOKING AND ALCOHOL SEXUAL ACTIVITY AND TRAINING DECEPTIVE INFORMATION FALLACIES ON WARMING UP FALLACIES ON DEADLIFT FALLACIES ON INJURIES AND LIFTING FALLACIES ON SPORT VERSUS EXERCISE FALLACIES ON ADAPTATION TO TECHNIQUE FALLACIES ON WEIGHTLIFTING FALLACIES ON FITNESS FALLACIES ON AEROBICS VERSUS WEIGHT TRAINING FALLACIES ON NUTRITION AND METABOLISM MUSCULAR BALANCE POWERLIFTING BASICS OF PHYSICAL POWER POWERLIFTING ASSISTING EXERCISES PLANS OF POWERLIFTING TRAINING MUSCULAR IMBALANCE POWER BOOSTING MODALITIES OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING VS POWERLIFTING BODYBUILDING BODYBUILDING DIET ANABOLIC STEROIDS MUSCULAR ACTIONS STRENGTHENING ELBOW FLEXORS STRENGTHENING ELBOW STRENGTHENING THE SHOULDERS STRENGTHENING THE HIPS STRENGTHENING THE KNEES STRENGTHENING THE ANKLE BACK EXERCISES LOWER BACK EXERCISES ABDOMINAL EXERCISES WEIGHT TRAINING GUIDELINES X-RAY IMAGES OF NORMAL AND DISEASED JOINTS ENDURANCE VERSUS STRENGTH VENTILATION, PERFUSION, AND CIRCULATION RUNNING FOR ENDURANCE AND STRENGTH ADAPTATION TO EXERCISE EFFECTS OF AGE ON STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE PLYOMETRICS HEALTH AND FITNESS ROLE OF EXERCISE IN HEALTH FLAGS OF ALARM SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOOD AND HEALTH TABLES OF FOODSTUFF WITH HIGH CONTENTS OF PROTEIN, FAT, CARBOHYDRATES, AND VITAMINS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS DRUG USE BODYBUILDING AND SELF-IMAGE FAT BURNING WITH DIET AND EXERCISE DEADLIFT EXERCISE AND BLOOD DONATION RESISTANCE TRAINING VERSUS OTHER TYPES OF WORKOUTS STRUCTURING WORKOUT SESSIONS SQUAT LEARNING THE HANG CLEAN OVERHEAD DUMBBELL PRESS PERSONAL TRAINERS POWERLIFTING VERSUS BODYBUILDING SHAKINESS DURING RESISTANCE TRAINING

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About the Author :

I am a medical doctor and the author of the book titled 'Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training', year 2003, New York. The following are the highlights of my personal background: (1) I am an Egyptian-born American citizen, born in 1950 in Alexandria, Egypt. (2) Practiced Weightlifting at the age of 14 and competed in college and state contests in the 90 kg class. (3) Studied engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Alexandria, Egypt (1969-1974) and graduated with B.Sc. in Engineering. (4) Joined the Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria in 1975 and graduated in 1981, with M.B. and Ch.B. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). After two years of internship, I obtained my medical license and practiced as a rural physician, in Damanhour, province of Al-Behira, Egypt. (5) In 1977, I conducted research as a lecturer in the High Institute of Public Health in Alexandria in a conjoint project with the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the hazards of radioactive radon gas in the phosphate mines of South Egypt. (6) Overlapping with my undergraduate medical education, I studied for master and doctoral degrees in engineering and obtained my M.Sc. in 1978 and Ph.D. in 1983. My doctorate thesis in engineering was on the 'feasibility of laser-driven fusion'. A synopsis of the thesis was published in the Journal of Optical Society of America, in 1985. (7) In 1986 and 1987, I was awarded a postdoctoral research associateship by the National Research Council of U.S. and conducted research in the Frank. J. Seiler at the U.S. Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. NRC Associateships Award Information: Year of Award: 1986 Start Year: 1986 Program Air Force Research Laboratory Center: Frank J. Seiler Research Laboratory Division: Laser Physics Division Adviser: Richard J. Cook Education Degree Field: Nuclear Engineering Degree Institution: Alexandria, University of-Egypt Degree: PHD Research Interests: Laser - material interaction; Radioactivity applications in biology and medicine (8) Journal Publications: [i] Illumination of a spherical fusion pellet displaced from the geometric foci of focused laser beams: vector-analysis method JOSA A, Vol. 2 Issue 1 Page 51 (January 1985) El-Sayed A. El-Badawy, Mohamed F. El-Hewie [ii] Illumination of a spherical fusion pellet displaced from the geometric foci of focused laser beams: vector-analysis method: erratum JOSA A, Vol. 2 Issue 6 Page 879 (June 1985) El-Sayed A. El-Badawy, Mohamed F. El-Hewie [iii] Integral solution for diffraction problems involving conducting surfaces with complex geometries. I. Theory JOSA A, Vol. 5 Issue 2 Page 200 (February 1988) Mohamed F. El-Hewie, Richard J. Cook [iv] Integral solution for diffraction problems involving conducting surfaces with complex geometries. II. Application to ellipsoidal surfaces JOSA A, Vol. 5 Issue 7 Page 1105 (July 1988) Mohamed F. El-Hewie, Dan Fredal [v] Integral solution for diffraction problems involving conducting surfaces with complex geometries. III. Application to paraboloidal mirrors JOSA A, Vol. 5 Issue 9 Page 1444 (September 1988) Mohamed F. El-Hewie [vi] Polarization discrimination of complex surfaces by laser light: Theory Authors: El-Hewie, Mohamed F.; Majumdar, Arun K. Affiliation: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO 80204, USA Journal: Optics Communications, Volume 85, Issue 5-6, p. 462-472. Publication Date: 10/1991

Review :

By Larry Wagner "Athlete, Analyst, Coach, Dad" (Northridge, California, USA) I am a former collegiate oarsman, who lifted weights to augment strength in college. I also coached rowing for a short time, and track and field. I wanted to review the book after finding Mr. El-Hewie has 57 book reviews on Amazon.com, many less than flattering. But he writes them honestly. So I wanted to see how good his book is. Its a bit difficult, but very good. Packed with information. I've looked at many other books at the library, but bought few. At the moment, I have Getting Stronger, and now this book. To begin, the book is 9 x 12 and an inch thick. Mr. El-Hewie uses margins of about 3/4 of an inch. His 519 pages could easily have been spread out to a "more readable" 1000 pages. He is very much for powerlifting and traditional weight lifting, but still gives very good coverage to bodybuilding. His technical writing is thorough. He gives anatomical and descriptions of how things work that you expect of other books, but seldom find. He covers Technique, Posture (over and over, since you can hurt yourself, as some us well know), Fallacies, Weightliftng, Powerlifting, Importance of Muscle Balance, Bodybuilding, Weight Training, individual chapters to the Snatch, and Clean & Jerk. Also Endurance vs Strength, Axial Training (multi-joint exercises, his preference),Training Choices, Managing Load Volume and Intensity, Health and Fitness, Exercise & Preventable Disease, Diet and Nutrition, Exercise and Injuries, Exercise and Science, a good FAQs, and Training for Women. He has tables. He show both good technique and bad technique, and the what and why of them. He summarizes each chapter. The book is not perfect. But this is a book in English by an Egyptian. There are occasional grammatical errors, and rare difficult sentences. But hey, how many of us would try to make a 500 page book in a foreign language ? Mr. El-Hewie claims to be a doctor and engineer. From what I read in the book, he must be. I've gone over the book in pieces, some sections completely, others just a skim, and not every page yet, but I've only had it a few days. It seems to be beyond thorough. Tough to get through some sections, but the value in some sections will make you want to make sure you don't miss anything in the entire book. He does not cover every exercise variation, as you might find in Bill Pearl's Getting Stronger, which I also have, and like. But Bill Pearl leaves out much of the nitty gritty hard to write technique for individual exercises. For what he provides, El-Hewie, gives you everything you could want to know about the exercises he includes. The book is a gift. --This review is from: Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training (Paperback)

No less then 5 stars, warmly recommended, October 15, 2004 By Slavisa Nesic (Serbia and Montenegro) - Previously I read the books "Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding" by G. Thorne and P. Embleton, "The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding" by A. Schwarzenegger, "The Complete Book of Abs" by K. Brungardt, "The Complete Book of Shoulders and Arms" by the same author, "Lee Honey's Ultimate Bodybuilding" and other. These books were good and very helpful as introductory to bodybuilding for myself, but all these books are not comparable to Mr. El-Hewie's master peace "Essentials of Weightlifting & Strength Training". Mr. El-Hewie explains the art of weightlifting. In the book you will exactly find everything about weightlifting you wanted to know. The books I read and mentioned above are not even close to his project. What he did is a very complete and thorough representation of techniques, principles, with very clear and numerous pictures exactly where you need them, comparison and explanation of various weightlifting flavors like bodybuilding, Olympic style weightlifting, power lifting. You can learn every weightlifting style from his book, if you wish. You will find all the best exercises and the best of the proven techniques for all of these disciplines. The accent of the book is however on freestyle weightlifting. From the book you will learn how bodybuilding differs from normal weightlifting and what mistakes you have done if you were bodybuilder. You will understand that bodybuilding is just a shorter version of normal weightlifting, and that shortage could be easily overcome with much more powerful exercises and attitude than you possibly had before! I tried the exercises myself and I can assure you that after years spent in bodybuilding, with Mr. El-Hewie's exercises I feel as reborn and would never return to poor bodybuilding style of exercising. One very important note: by changing your bodybuilding style to weightlifting you will avoid the injuries and inevitable deformations that you will have with your bodybuilding style (whatever it is). Also the feeling of whole body strength is so refreshing and powerful that I can't stop myself from practicing even at nights after this book! One of the book editors was 100% right that Mr. El-Hewie's book is the lifetime project. It is so crowded with information, attitude, techniques, comparisons, and all vital info on the subject that you would find probably everything you need about healthy weightlifting training. This is not money-luring book like most of others I found, this is honest approach to personal practical knowledge of an highly educated and very skillful author. This is the first edition of the book. Bad things about it is that the language is not polished because the author is not from English spoken area; the book binding is poor and the index should be more thorough, the glossary also. The book has long lines of dense text so it is a little harder to read if you are used to reading more luxury books. You will have to adopt yourself to the author?s language. But, these bad things are nothing when compared with what you got with the book! Personally after some 10 pages or so I adopted myself to the author's language style perfectly. Even the author's language and style gives you a very warm feeling of having a contact with a specific person with distinguished personality, and giving you an impression as if you have a personal trainer next to you. About the dense text: if the author followed usual big letter size and wide empty page margins, you would face not a 540 pages book, but maybe 2,500 pages and proportionally expensive one. So there is a good point in keeping the size down, right? All in all, if you ever intended t --This review is from: Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training (Paperback)

"Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training"-2nd Ed. is more than a very good book on what it's title suggests. As previous reviewers have covered the expansive index, I'll try to add some more insights. This book benefits tremendously from the author's 40 years of hands-on experience in Olympic Lifting combined with his education as an MD and an engineer, coupled with an unstoppable enthousiasm for spreading the word of lifting, exercising and healthy living. Only one of many positive results is that inside the book is found the most complete technical Olympic Lifting manual I have ever read, wich on the one hand is lavishly illustrated and lively written in an attractive lay-out, and on the other hand explains the intricate mechanical why and how of the Olympic lifts through every inch from the approach to the bar until the finish in exquisite detail. A near magical mix of utterly complete technical explanation of execution, assistance exercises and training planning, and inviting, low-threshhold writing. These characteristics jump out in every chapter, on every page, in any subject covered. The clean & jerk and the snatch stand central stage but around them are added and rigorously covered all the important ingedients for health, not only competition, or training with a barbell: cardio-vascular health, physiology down to cellular level, mental and social issues, flexibility, axial strength, adequate nutrition, maximizing training longevity, body-building and bodyweight exercises,facts & fallacies, all sub-divided again. This is a rare book where the title falls short on the contents. 576 pages (including index) of solid "uplifting" info. Highly recommended. --This review is from: Essentials of Weightlifting and Strength Training (Paperback)

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