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Strength Training Anatomy [Paperback]

Frederic Delavier
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Sep 2001
Coombines the most effective exercises for all the major muscle groups with detailed, full colour illustrations of the muscles used during the exercises.

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  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers (Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736041850
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736041850
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 19.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 367,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sit on a bench holding a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing inward: - Inhale and raise one arm at a time, turning the palm up Read the first page
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 22 July 2002
This is THE book for anyone who weight trains, or works within the fitness business. I have bought many books, but this is certainly THE bible. There are various sections in the book, from Arms, Legs, Back, SHoulders etc, and within each section it gives you a large number of exercises, but the main thing is it shows the all the muscles being used during that particular exercise. Because the diagrams are in colour, on good quality paper you can really understand what is being shown. This book will benefit beginners through the experienced Personal Trainers. Buy this book!
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. 20 Jan 2002
By A Customer
This book is more concerned with showing the muscles involved in resistance training than going into detail about technique. This is fine because it means that the whole book is made up of page after page of detailed, coloured artwork, illustrating the main muscle groups in action in just about every exercise. Most other books explain the exercises in detail, but assume that everyone reading them can visualise the muscle groups in action. Beginners will find that this book makes sense of all the other strength training books and advanced athletes/bodybuilders will be pleased, as I am, that someone has finally made a reference book like this which confirms the knowledge which they will already have, but puts in in a form which is fascinating to read. 10 out of 10. I am very pleased with this purchase.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice 1 April 2004
The book as expected is separated into individual body parts. Each chapter then provides information on exercises for those body parts. Each exercise is illustrated with an image depicting all the muscles that are used whether primary or secondary. There are also instructions on how to perform an exercise with proper technique and in some cases there is slightly more information, the bench press, the deadlift and other core exercises. It's a good book as it's always good to know exactly what muscles you're training. Don't expect anything on nutrition, lifestyles or training programs. And though it doesn't show you every exercise ever invented (no Arnie Presses) it should be enough for most people. It's a good way of planning your own excercise routines.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bible of Strength Training 27 April 2004
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This book is absolutely the best illustrated guide towhat-exersises-work-what-muscles there is. It is split into the followingsections:
Each section is then broken down into numerous exercises with somefantastic anatomical/action pictures showing you the required range ofmotion and the specific part of each muscle worked. It contains verydetailed diagrams of the nessesary anatomy, as well as important notes,alterate variations on some of the exersices, warnings about certainpositions and the stresses they might put on your body, as well as usefulldiagrams showing the way certain muscles function, and how to make themost of them.
This is the only book on the subject you'll ever need to buy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ronseal 20 Aug 2007
A decent book that does what it says on the tin.

I got this book because it was recommended by fireservice.co.uk for those wanting to become firemen.

No daft waffly intro extolling its own virtues, just straight to the point: nice.

Clear, eye-pleasing images that make almost every exercise straightforward to do; increase your interest in how the muscles work; and motivate you.

I found some good new dumbell routines in here that I never would have thought of, and they seem to work a treat - I was doing it all wrong before.

I can't compare it with any others, but I'm not disappointed with it at all.
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49 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable quick-reference guide 3 Jan 2002
This book is excellently laid out and is intended purely as a picoral guide - 124 pages of delicately illustrated excercises that work every major muscle of the human body. These are accompanied with detailed physiological diagrams of the area of the body focused on.
The book is conveniently grouped into sections (arms, legs, chest etc...) which makes it very easy to locate specific exercises. Whats more, the book is written by a professor of physiology, and as a result is void of the usual inane dross usually associated with books of this genre. All in all, a consise, well laid out book that is a must for anybody serious about weight training.
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72 of 83 people found the following review helpful
As a personal trainer, I have to know exactly what is going on inside your body when you exercise, and Mr. Delavier gives readers a good perspective of the anatomic structures involved in strength training, but there are exercises in his book that shouldn't be there, like the front delt flyes and the upper row. In this exercises the shoulder is in internal rotation and when the arm is raised, the bursa and the tendons of the supraspinatous and long head of the bíceps, are pinched by the troquiter and the acromium, leading to tendinitis.
Exercises, like external rotation of the shoulder, for example aren't there. With books like this, I'm not amazed when I see a bodybuilder with a shoulder injury.
To learn about proper technique, take a look at Efective Strength Training by Douglas Brooks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive 15 Aug 2005
By A Customer
Strength Training draws you into the most detail of exercises for every major part of the body. Detailed chapters on sections of the arms I found most helpful with those suborne body parts like the inside head of the tricep. Gave many exercises for any begining weight lifter could use for months at a time. Also highly recommend The Backsmart Fitness Plan By Dr.Adam Weiss, a very strong and smart details of ABS sections and wall exercises for arms. Happy training!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Has some stunning exercises inside but lacks other information
I bought this back in 2004 on Amazon UK, when I started to weight train to help build my body up. I just had a minor operation and the surgeons recommended I casually strengthen... Read more
Published 6 months ago by LTRobespierre
5.0 out of 5 stars Good item, received with thanks
Good book, really detailed, great illustrations - recommend.
great for bodybuilding enthusiasts or ideal for,those interested in sorting out their own gym routine and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by D. L. Winter
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I like this book a lot, it's a very handy reference and gives a fairly good amount of exercises and some good advice. Read more
Published 9 months ago by sam
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
this is great book if you want to know which part of your body you want to train, follow it for 6 weeks and i could see the results
Published 12 months ago by Matthes Pheto
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy
It took the guts of a week to receive this book, but to be honest i wasn't in any rush to get it. Have a couple of Frederic Delavier's books, and they are just amazing, just for... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Simon Monahan
5.0 out of 5 stars Gym motivation
This book has many qualities.
1.Beautiful drawings highlighting Muscle structure.
2.Technique definition and Posture.
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Published on 28 Aug 2012 by AndrewAlex
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Incredible illustration detail: this may be to the detriment of the book [for me at least] as the [clearly genius] illustrator has no alternative but to portray the "models" as... Read more
Published on 21 July 2012 by Royston Cole
5.0 out of 5 stars In-depth muscle
An amazing book for those wanting a better understanding of building muscle development, from beginners to advance trainers.
Published on 14 Aug 2010 by D. Wilson
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After purchasing a number of other titles I found that this book is by far the best that I have read. Read more
Published on 29 Nov 2009 by Kyranos
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!
This is an excellent book! It shows you the different type of exercises that you need to perform for the different body parts. Read more
Published on 20 Jan 2007 by Jonathan
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