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Book Review: Overpower Pain: The Strength Training Program That Stops Pain Without Drugs or Surgery by Mitchell T. Yass

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Overpower Pain is a superior physical training guide which describes classic weight training problems pictorially. For instance, progressive resistance is an integral part of the weight training regimen. Utilizing weights provides more efficient cardio and pulmonary functioning. The metabolic rate is raised with rigorous exercise and muscle strength is gained with repetitive exercise sequences. Special weight training sequences may help arthritis of the neck due to muscular imbalances which require re-balancing.

Mitchell T. Yass describes classic mistakes to avoid while training with weights. For instance, joints should never be locked. Exercises should be performed with a full range of controlled slow motion. The appropriate amount of weight should be selected to enhance the experience. No more than two-three exercises should be done for each body part exercised.

The geometry of weight training requires that every exercise be performed on a single plane with the forearm perpendicular to the floor. Larger body parts should be worked before smaller ones. Muscles should be given ample time to rest from rigorous resistance training. Also, the knee should be in line with the foot and not in the front. Lastly, exhale as the muscle shortens.

The presentation is easy to read, and the many diagrams add to the experience by pinpointing the exact posture of the body during the exercise regimen . Classic weight training techniques are described together with the physical benefit to be expected.

Much attention is paid to safety issues and the need to prevent injury during intense exercise sessions. Overpower Pain: The Strength Training Program That Stops Pain Without Drugs or Surgery is an excellent value for a wide spectrum of physical fitness enthusiasts. The publication is on store shelves in time for the commencement of this new school year.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.
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    Kind of a strange title for a book, I’m not sure if it’s intended to prevent pain or help you cure pain that you already have…or if it’s a strength training regime.