To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition Paperback – March 9, 2010
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About 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.
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
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 in Bulletproof Your Shoulder to avoid shoulder problems a lot of lifters eventually get.
For those that don't already know what's in this book let me explain in detail. Everyone has seen the anatomy posters on the gym walls. The individual caricatures on the posters display a cut-away model of the human body sans skin. It highlights a muscle or group of muscles and then shows you an exercise that you can use to work that specific muscle. There usually isn't much more detail than that. Text is minimal. This book is at it basics a book version of those posters. However this book goes much, much further. The caricatures for individual muscles and muscle groups in this book usually have multiple exercise options. Text in this book explains in detail how to properly perform the exercise.Read more ›
The reader does not come away with a plan to do certain exercises in a certain order, on certain days or in combination with certain other body parts. Thus a novice will not be told (for example) to start his chest workout with dumbbell presses and then move to barbell and machines as the chest muscles are exhausted. Nor will you be instructed to exercise triceps after chest so that the triceps muscles are not depleted prior to doing chest. Finally, this is not a book that discusses diet, sleep, nutrition or supplements, all of which are critical factors to achieving your strength training goals.
This book is an outstanding linkage between human anatomy and exercise physiology. It describes what mechanical difference and muscular impact of doing different exercises (say, squats vs. leg presses) so that the reader can understand how a given exercise works the muscles. It is up to the reader to infer based on this understanding how an exercise routine should be constructed or how to overcome or compensate for limitations in the reader's existing training regiment or personal physical characteristics.
As for what could be better, with each exercise, there is a color legend to explain which muscle groups are engaged.Read more ›
One look and you'll be sold. The cover touts selling over a million copies of Strength Training Anatomy and its been the best selling strength training title at Amazon year-in and year-out.
This newly released 3rd Edition packs even more information on strength training, sport injury and prevention, and now adds material on stretching/flexibility for the first time. At 192 pages, this edition is 50% longer than the original 2001 publication. It now contains over 600 full-color illustrations.
Believe the hype - this is a FANTASTIC resource! Highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful, quality and quick to the point. A well made gem to have in your collection!!Published 4 days ago by PolyChromatic
A superb book, a must-have for anyone thinking about lifting, be it for toning, body building/sculpting, or anyone who wants to get fit. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Patrick Molina
Awesome read for those getting into fitness/body building. Very informative and there are pictures showing how to perform each exercise! I would recommend buying this book! Read morePublished 9 days ago by Jose M.
Probably good for someone studying anatomy. I felt some of the female illustrations were a little over sexualized as I'm not sure why you have to depict nipples to show good... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Cassandra
Good book shows how the Muscle work through different exercisesPublished 15 days ago by Kenneth R Butler