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Delavier's Core Training Anatomy [Paperback]

Frederic Delavier , Michael Gundill
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1 Dec 2011
Delavier s Core Training Anatomy is your guide for increasing core strength, stability, flexibility, and tone. Whether you re just beginning your routine or looking to enhance an existing conditioning program, Delavier s Core Training Anatomy presents the most effective exercises and workouts for the results you want. It s all here, and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide. With 460 full color photos and illustrations, you ll go inside over 100 exercises and 60 programs to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures. You ll learn how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results. Delavier s Core Training Anatomy includes proven programming for sculpting your abs, reducing fat, improving cardiovascular health, and relieving low back discomfort. Targeted routines are presented for optimal training and performance in more than 20 sports, including running, cycling, basketball, soccer and golf. The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier is a journalist for Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to Men s Health Germany and several other strength publications. His previous publications, Strength Training Anatomy and Women s Strength Training Anatomy, have sold more than 2 million copies.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers; 1 edition (1 Dec 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450413994
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450413992
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 19.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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. He is the author of the best selling Strength Training Anatomy, Women s Strength Training Anatomy, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, and Delavier's Stretching Anatomy. 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. Michael Gundill has written 13 books on strength training, sport nutrition, and health including co authoring The Strength Training Anatomy Workout. His books have been translated into multiple languages, and he has written over 500 articles for bodybuilding and fitness magazines worldwide, including Iron Man and Dirty Dieting. In 1998 he won the Article of the Year Award at the Fourth Academy of Bodybuilding Fitness & Sports Awards in California. Gundill started weightlifting in 1983 in order to improve his rowing performance. Most of his training years were spent completing specific lifting programs in his home. As he gained muscle and refined his program, he began to learn more about physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics and started studying those subjects in medical journals. Since 1995 he has been writing about his discoveries in various bodybuilding and fitness magazines all over the world.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Six Pack Ab workout?? 17 Feb 2012
Format:Paperback
As a huge fan of Delavier's previous books I ordered the Core Training Anatomy

I was hugely disappointed.

This is a book focussed on getting a six pack, not developing overall core muscle strength

There are very few exercises using a Swiss ball and very little information about how medicine balls can be incorporated into a core workout.
The static core strength exercises such as the plank are basic and do not show enough progressions and variations to challenge intermediate workouts
There is also very litle information about using cables for resisted core workouts.

Yes the illustrations are beautifully done, and the exercises in the book are well demonstrated with photos.

I'm sure there are better books out there
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Core Training Anatomy 20 May 2012
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This is a great book for fitness fanatics who want to achieve a perfectly sculptured and toned body. This shows each muscle and how they all work in conjunction with the weights and levers used at the gym. The graphic pictures are drawn using the bare muscle structure so you can see the muscles as they develop. I would really recommend this for people who are really enthused about achieving the perfect body.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing compared to Strength Training Anatomy 26 April 2012
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Having seen Strength Training Anatomy decided to pick this up, was very disappointed. Part of what makes STA so good are the amazing hand drawn diagrams. A good few of the pictures in this book are from STA, but most of the demonstrations are now photographs. While not bad, I was more interested in seeing how the muscles work then how to do the exercise. The author has removed what made STA unique, this Abs but is no different then may others you'll find.

Also Abs is all about diet and nutrition, i.e. a low body fat %, no other way to get a six pack.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 4 May 2013
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This book is amazing, as are other Delavier books, the picture details are great and make it easier to understand what you are doing during an exercise.
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