Author - Wayne L. Westcott PhD

Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., is fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, MA. He is strength training consultant for numerous national organizations, such as the American Council on Exercise, the American Senior Fitness Association, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, and editorial advisor for many publications, including Prevention, Shape, and Club Industry magazines. He is also author of 20 fitness books including the new releases, No More Cellulite, Building Strength and Stamina, Strength Training Past 50, Strength Training for Seniors, Complete Conditioning for Golf, and Strength and Power for Young Athletes. Dr. Westcott has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Roberts-Gulick Award from the YMCA Association of Professional Directors, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the NOVA 7 Exercise Program Award from Fitness Management Magazine. Books Strength & Power for Young Athletes, Human Kinetics, 2000. Complete Conditioning for Golf, Human Kinetics, 1999. Strength Training for Seniors, Human Kinetics, 1999. Strength Training Past 50(Ageless Athlete Series) Human Kinetics Publishers, 1997. Building Strength and Stamina New Nautilus Training for Total Fitness, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1996. Strength Fitness Physiological Principles and Training Techniques, Fourth Edition, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1995. Nautilus Strength Training Certification Textbook, Nautilus 1995. Be Strong: Strength Training For Muscular Fitness For Men And Women, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1992. Personal Trainer Manual, American Council On Exercise, 1991. (Chapter On Muscular Strength And Endurance). Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques, Third Edition, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1990. Keeping Fit, George W. Prescott Publishing Company, 1987. Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques, Second Edition, Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1987. Building Strength At The YMCA, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1987. Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques, First Edition, Allyn and Bacon Publishers, 1982. Articles Over 300 Articles in Professional Journals Weekly Newspaper Fitness Column Weekly Radio Fitness Show Education B.S. Pennsylvania State University 1971 M.S. Pennsylvania State University 1974 Ph.D. Ohio State University Awards Healthy American Fitness Leader Award, 1995, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Lifetime Achievement Award, 1993, IDEA: International Association of Fitness Professionals. Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Honor Award, 1993. American Heart Association Recognition Award, 1992. Association of Professional YMCA Directors Program Service Award, 1983. Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., is fitness research director at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy, MA. He is strength training consultant for numerous national organizations, such as the American Council on Exercise, the American Senior Fitness Association, and the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, and editorial advisor for many publications, including Prevention, Shape, and Club Industry magazines. He is also author of several fitness books including the new releases, Building Strength and Stamina, Strength Training Past 50, Strength Training for Seniors, Complete Conditioning for Golf, and Strength and Power for Young Athletes. Dr. Westcott was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the Healthy American Fitness Leader Award from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Roberts-Gulick Award from the YMCA Association of Professional Directors, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Fitness Industry Leader Award from the National Strength Professionals Association, and the NOVA 7 Exercise Program Award from Fitness Management Magazine.

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Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?

Although one of every two American adults is presently following a restricted calorie diet, almost 75 percent of us are overweight and the obesity epidemic continues to expand. Certainly, overeating and underexercising are part of the problem, but...

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Strength Training for Softball

Softball is an interesting team sport that involves throwing, catching, batting and sprinting. Successful players must have excellent eye-hand coordination and high levels of performance power. Although softball does not require cardiovascular...

Strength Training For Triathletes

Top triathletes typically have a linear physique - relatively low on fat and muscle. In "Strength Training For Triathletes" Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. presents a case that they can become leaner and stronger through a sensible program of strength...

Youth Strength Training: Why and How

Research has shown that strength training is the best means for improving body composition in young people, as it addresses two major problems in many preadolescents, namely, too little muscle and two much fat. In "Youth Strength Training: Why and...

Strength Training For Tennis

Although skill is essential for top-level tennis, technique development is easier if you are fit — which is also the critical factor for staying power during the second and third sets. In "Strength Training For Tennis" Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. offers...

Strength Training for Skiing

Downhill skiing is a very physically demanding activity. The body positions that provide the best combination of balance, stability, control and speed are those that require relatively high levels of muscle strength. In "Strength Training for...

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