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Product Details

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Killustrated (December 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615390722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615390727
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lon Kilgore is a faculty member at the University of the West of Scotland. He has also held faculty appointments at Midwestern State University, Kansas State University, Central Texas College, and Warnborough University. He graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and earned a Ph.D. in Anatomy and Physiology from Kansas State University. He has competed in weightlifting to the national level since 1972 and coached his first athletes to national championship event medals in 1974. He has worked in-the-trenches as a coach or sports science consultant, with athletes from rank novices to professionals and the Olympic elite, and as a collegiate strength coach. His interest in developing better fitness professionals and in reducing the mass of exercise mythology has driven much of his academic and professional efforts. He was been a certifying instructor for USA Weightlifting for more than a decade and a frequent lecturer at events at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. His authorship, co-authorship, and illustration efforts include the new industry standards Starting Strength and Practical Programming, dozens of magazine columns framing the science of exercise for the average reader, and many research journal publications.

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Dr. Kilgore has 20 years experience as an author writing and illustrating books and articles about anatomy, physiology, professional fitness practice, and training. His first endeavor into textbook authorship was "Dynamics of Sport & Exercise: Physical Activity from the Cell to Society". His most famous books were concept and co-authorship of "Starting Strength" (1st and 2nd Editions) and "Practical Programming for Strength Training". His goal in authorship has been to create a set of books useful for the professional fitness trainer, and the trainee, covering the essential elements of designing exercise programs that produce predictable fitness gains. To date this has resulted in the strength training books above, the comprehensive fitness book "FIT", and three books presenting the underpinning science of fitness, "Anatomy without a Scalpel", "Basic Fitness Testing", and "Fitness Physiology" (summer 2013).

The distinguishing factor, setting Dr. Kilgore apart from other science and fitness "experts", is that he is not limited to experiences in one domain of the fitness professions - science based or practice based. He has been a nationally or internationally competitive athlete, a coach of beginning and international caliber athletes, an award winning artist, and a soldier, who also possesses a doctorate from the Department of Anatomy & Physiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. His works are informed by science and broad real world experiences.

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It is a great reference for a fitness professional.
J. Strange
Definitely a great book for any coach/trainer who wants to know how to better use your knowledge of anatomy to coach and for your own training.
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This text is very well written, easy to understand and packed with information.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Zac on January 12, 2011
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Anatomy without a scalpel is a great resource for any practitioner of barbell sports (really anyone at all) to get a firmer grasp on the in's and out's of human movement. It's focus on anatomy pertaining to exercise really shines through. In an industry rife with pseudo-science this book is a breath of fresh air. Well written in non-cryptic, to the point language both professional's and casual participant's can benefit from Kilgore's explanations and insights. If you want to train the body, or the body's of others, it helps to know how it works. This book makes that information available in one concise yet thorough package, geared specifically towards the lifter. Excellent addition to any training library!
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on April 17, 2011
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I hate giving this a bad review because I enjoyed this book and it has a lot of very good content, but it is confusing at times because it has a lot of typos and errors. I'd hold out until the second edition when it is hopefully edited more carefully.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Fox on July 25, 2011
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This is the book I wish I had in college. Written from the lifter's POV and in a language that makes sense to even a lay person. Great illustrations also.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Strange on January 24, 2011
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This book is really helpful to the lay person trying to understand anatomy and its application to movement. It is a great reference for a fitness professional.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DaveJ on March 27, 2011
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I have throughly enjoyed this book. For anyone who is taking any anatomy course, wants to learn more about the anatomy or spends any time in a gym this book should be in your library.
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