This work stands out in the field of health and fitness literature because it is extraordinarily useful, informative, and accessible for a wide spectrum of readers. To adults of any age and almost any level of health, it is a safe, understandable, and inspirational introduction to strength training as a means to achieve better health and enjoy life more. To experienced exercisers, it offers many new concepts to improve training effectiveness. To health professionals—doctors, therapists, and trainers—it provides clear procedures for evaluating patients and monitoring their exercise progress. To college students and faculty members in exercise science, it is a highly organized text based upon two decades of clinical usage. To library patrons, it is one of the most comprehensive books ever written on strength training and the relationship between strength and health. Composed with passion, humor, and social awareness, this ruggedly bound reference book will inspire many readers to reread many chapters for many years.