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.

Strength Conditioning for Cycling

Like any repetitive movement activity, cycling stresses some muscles more than other muscles, which may lead to overuse injuries. In "Strength Conditioning for Cycling" Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. offers a detailed, comprehensive program of resistance...

Bicycling At Its Best

Running and bicycling are complementary exercises that enable you to cross-train for better cardiovascular benefit and lower risk of overuse injuries. While running emphasizes the rear thigh and calf muscles, bicycling emphasizes the front thigh...

What About Water Aerobics?

Aerobics refers to activities that require sustained periods of large muscle movement such as walking, running, cycling, stepping, swimming, rowing or dancing. In "What About Water Aerobics?" Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D. introduces us to newer additions...

Using Lawn and Garden Tools Safely

Lawn and gardening activities are always more effective, efficient and enjoyable when you are in good physical condition. In "Using Lawn and Garden Tools Safely" Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. not only gives basic conditioning tips, but details specific...

Park Season

Sixty minutes of exploring different walking trails in your local state park is a delightful alternative to a 30 minutes jog around the track. In "Park Season" Wayne Westcott, Ph.D. describes how a fast walk up and down the undulating trails...

Getting In Shape For Golf

Golf is a most challenging activity due to the complexity and intricacy of the game. However, you may not be aware that the golf swing is one of the most difficult and demanding physical skills in the sports world. In "Getting In Shape For Golf"...

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