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Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition Paperback – March 9, 2010
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition, is a reference book--it's got really cool drawings with tips for common techniques at the gym. It's no-nonsense and great for weight-lifters who have a great routine already but want to optimize it, or for the intellectual athlete who wants to gain a greater understanding of muscles in motion.
The Strength Training Anatomy Workout will teach beginners how to start and athletes how to optimize strength for their sport. It goes into breathing techniques while lifting, how many sets and reps one should perform, how often to work out, etc. Delavier and Gundill have lots of drawings, pre-planned routines including those to supplement other sports, and succinct advice to get the most out of every technique. Important to note, it focuses on working out with weights and resistance bands and eschews gym equipment. If you want to work out at home, it's great, if you want to join a gym, you'll need Volume II.
Strength Training Anatomy Workout Volume II will show you how to make the most of the gym if you want some serious strength training. It has many different routines, the low-down on all the equipment you'll find at the gym, great advice on optimizing every technique, and even more drawings to help guide you to excellent technique. This is the book to get if you want to get into body building.
Overall, these books are great. Delavier and Gundill translate their extensive anatomy and weight-lifting knowledge into language anyone can understand and information is succinct so reading's a pleasure. Do they work? I gained 15 lbs in 6 months after having plateaued with my previous, self-made routine.
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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book, this is where i get my workouts from. It tells and shows how to have proper form and gives you tips on how to prevent injuries. Very informative. Read morePublished 1 day ago by eflo
Five stars! One of my sons "borrowed" mine and had to replace. Excellent in every way.Published 4 days ago by Vincent M. Stringer
First off, since you're here, I'm assuming you have some interest in strength training. If you had to mull it over or answered the obvious 'duh bro' then get this book! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Cameron Keim
Complete descriptions of exercises with incredible illustrations and diagrams. Plenty of hints and info.Published 7 days ago by Clare Mannino
Fantastic resource. Very in-depth information. A lot of "scientific" type anatomy information but it is presented in a way that it can be digested by anyone.Published 10 days ago by Bryce
Excellent book on anatomy and strength training. Beautifully drawn, realistic visuals. Many nuggets of knowledge of the body and why certain injuries occur and exercises to focus... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Natalie
More of a biology analysis book. Don't look for any training tips here. Just reference.Published 19 days ago by The Purple Heart