Strength Training Anatomy

Strength Training Anatomy

Book - 2010
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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 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.

Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2010
Edition: 3rd ed. --
ISBN: 9780736092265
Branch Call Number: 612.76 Del 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Delavier, Frédéric


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Jan 12, 2017

This is a fabulous book. Descriptions, directions for the exercise and modifications, information on potential issues, and pictures with muscle overlay. This book is a great reference and how to for beginners to advanced weightlifters as well as those in professions who need to know the muscles of the body. Unfortunately, the copy I checked out had a few pages torn out. I use this book so much for my own reference and weightlifting that I will be purchasing a copy for my home.

This book is always available at the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. - BC 140 D 2010

Mar 18, 2011

Incredible illustrations of the human muscle structure. This is a great book if you're looking to improve your form on muscle exercises. It even includes some nice sections on stretches. What this book does not have is anything tying the individual workouts together. You won't find information here about how to design a strength training exercise routine.

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