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Over 1 million copies sold! With new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice.

Many books explain what muscles are used during exercise, but no other resource brings the anatomy to life like Strength Training Anatomy. Over ...

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Overview

Over 1 million copies sold! With new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice.

Many books explain what muscles are used during exercise, but no other resource brings the anatomy to life like Strength Training Anatomy. Over 600 full-color illustrations reveal the primary muscles worked along with all the relevant surrounding structures, including bones, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue.

Like having an X-ray for each exercise, the anatomical depictions show both superficial and deep layers and detail how various setup positions affect muscle recruitment and emphasize underlying structures. New pages show common strength training injuries in a fascinating light and offer precautions to help you exercise safely.

Author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier is the former editor in chief of the French publication PowerMag. He is a journalist for Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to Men’s Health Germany and several other strength training publications.

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Reviewer: Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Description: This book excels in providing detailed and organized illustrations outlining the muscular and skeletal structures involved in specific weight-training movements. This is an update of the 2005 edition.
Purpose: It is a detailed, illustrated guide to the muscular and skeletal anatomy involved in basic strength training exercises. It sets out to outline the major and minor muscles and skeletal structures involved in each movement while also providing various exercises to target specific muscles.
Audience: Although intended for anyone interested in strength training exercise, it will be especially useful for health and fitness professionals, movement science students, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, and other allied health professionals teaching or applying the principles of resistance training.
Features: The author focuses on what he deems to be the seven most important anatomical structures of the human body and how they are involved in strength training. Detailed sections on each of these structures provide both illustrations and text to help readers understand resistance exercise and the muscles and skeletal structures involved with specific resistance training movements. The book excels in providing detailed and easy to understand illustrations that depict specific strength training exercises. The value of these illustrations cannot be overstated, as they are what make this book unique and valuable for a broad audience. However, a shortcoming of this book is the omission of notable references to ensure readers of the accuracy of the illustrations.
Assessment: This book is exceptional for its clear writing style and accurate, detailed, and easy to read illustrations for all health and fitness enthusiasts. It may be particularly useful for health and fitness practitioners interested in reviewing resistance training human anatomy as well as those new to the field. This edition adds complementary sections focusing on stretching and injury identification related to resistance training.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736092265
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 38,851
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Frédéric Delavier is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculté de Médecine.

The former editor in chief of the French magazine PowerMag, Delavier is currently a journalist for the French magazine Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to several other muscle publications, including Men's Health Germany.

Delavier won the French powerlifting title in 1988 and makes annual presentations on the sport applications of biomechanics at conferences in Switzerland. His teaching efforts have earned him the Grand Prix de Techniques et de Pédagogie Sportive. Delavier lives in Paris, France.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1.    Arms

Chapter 2.    Shoulders

Chapter 3.    Chest

Chapter 4.    Back

Chapter 5.    Legs

Chapter 6.    Buttocks

Chapter 7.    Abdomen

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    ==Lots of Strengths==

    With over 450,000 copies sold, this book is arguably the best book of its kind. What's it useful for? Mainly to help the reader (from the weekend athlete to the athletic trainer to the professional bodybuilder) figure out what exercises work what muscles. It's neatly divided up into sections (arms, shoulders, chest, back, etc.), so all you really have to do is flip to one of these sections and it will have detailed pictures of various exercises and exactly which muscles are involved. A great reference to keep have around, I give it five stars easy. Readers who lift weights regularly might also be interested "Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff" to avoid shoulder problems a lot of lifters eventually get.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Are you looking for Practical Info?

    I like the illustrations of the forms to use when doing the exercises.The coloring of the isolated muscles is helpful.The book is so handy that people new to weight training can understand it.The book is practical for setting up long term work out plans. Best book of its kind, I have seen.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Great Guide to Strength Training

    My son and I have used this book to develop a strength training plan. This very detailed and comprehensive book provides suggested exercises to work each muscle group in the body. The detailed dsrawings provide an excellent understanding of which muscles are being worked and the descriptions of the exercises ensures proper form when performing them. There are also excellent writeups on potential injuries associated with the exercises and muscle groups. This is an excellent book for weight training whether being used by the beginner or the advanced individual.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Outstanding cover page

    Fantastic detail that is a valuable tool for personal training. Very clear and concise. A must buy for the trainer.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A SUPERB ATLAS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

    Not at all your typical coffee table quality book, this is simply one of the clearest texts available for study of muscular-skeletal anatomy and muscle group function. Intelligently designed, very inexpensive, and loaded with beautifully drafted illustrations, this book stands alone among the many similar books in print.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    I first saw this book in the gym I worked out in when I went to

    I first saw this book in the gym I worked out in when I went to college.  Wow.  I could not believe the insight this book has.  This book will motivate any athletic performer with new goals.  Best workout book hands down must get.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    VERY GOOD REFERENCE BOOK FOR WEIGHT LIFT

    I USE BOOK AS REFERENCE TO MODIFY MY EXERCISE PROGRAM ELEMENTS. ENOUGH DETAIL TO DO WITHOUT INSTRUCTION

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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