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Strength Training Anatomy (Third Edition) / Edition 3

Strength Training Anatomy (Third Edition) / Edition 3

by Frederic Delavier
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736092265
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 03/09/2010
Series: Anatomy Series
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 22,983
Product dimensions: 7.78(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.50(d)

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.

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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Strength Training Anatomy: Third Edition 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
wvlibrarydude on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent look at weightlifting exercises, descriptions, how to's, and graphic representations of the actual muscles being worked. Nice workout bible.
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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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fantastic detail that is a valuable tool for personal training. Very clear and concise. A must buy for the trainer.
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