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Introduction. Part I: Before You Pick Up a Weight. Chapter 1: Weight Training for Life. Chapter 2: Workout Lingo and Proven Training Concepts. Chapter 3: Testing Your Strength, Setting Goals, and Tracking Progress. Chapter 4: Examining Tools of the Weight-Training Trade. Chapter 5: How to Avoid Dropping a Weight on Your Toe (and Other Safety Tips). Part II: Weighing In with Weight Training Wisdom. Chapter 6: Exercising at Home: Setting Up Your Own Gym. Chapter 7: Exercising Away from Home: Clubs, Trainers, and Classes. Chapter 8: Stretching: The Truth. Chapter 9: Avoiding Common Weight Lifting Mistakes. Part III: Tackling the Exercises. Chapter 10: Interpreting the Exercise Instructions. Chapter 11: Working Your Back. Chapter 12: Working Your Chest. Chapter 13: Working Your Shoulders. Chapter 14: Working Your Arms. Chapter 15: Working Your Abdominals. Chapter 16: Working Your Butt and Legs. Chapter 17: Working Your Core. Part IV: Setting Up Your Workout Programs. Chapter 18: Basic Workouts to Get Started. Chapter 19: Quickie Workouts for Busy Days. Chapter 20: Core Programs for Good Balance and a Healthy Back. Chapter 21: Tackling More Advanced Programs. Chapter 22: Workouts for Special Needs. Chapter 23: Adding Yoga and Pilates for Flexible Strength and Coordination. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: Ten (Okay, Eleven) G-Rated Things You Can Do with Latex Rubber. Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Have a Ball (Almost Literally). Chapter 26: Ten Thoughts on Supplements, Diets, and Healthy Eating. Index.