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Women's Strength Training Anatomy [Paperback]

Frederic Delavier
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1 Dec 2002
With information on strengthening and toning the legs, buttocks, abs, and back, Women s Strength Training Anatomy provides full-color, detailed anatomical illustrations of exercises for these hard-to-shape areas. What makes this book unique is that readers can see the muscles at work during each exercise, like an X ray of the body in motion. Are there definite anatomical differences in the way men and women should build their bodies? According to the best-selling author and illustrator of Strength Training Anatomy, the answer is an overwhelming yes! Exercise variations based on a woman s unique anatomical features are also covered, helping to isolate muscles and make each exercise more effective. Make your workouts work harder for you! If you work out to strengthen and shape your body or if you help women get stronger and more defined, this is one book you need for understanding the female form and getting the most from your exercises. Also available Strength Training Anatomy Posters. Click on the 'Enlarge' option to get a larger view of the poster's artwork. The seven posters can be ordered invidually or as a full set.

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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Europe Ltd (1 Dec 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736048138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736048132
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 19.8 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The former editor in chief of the French magazine PowerMag, Frédéric 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. Author and illustrator of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy, Delavier is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculté de Médicine. 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

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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent diagrams 14 May 2003
By J. Cronin VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I've always been into strength training, but I must admit to knowing very little about the muscles in my body. Hence my purchase of this book. There are hundreds of illustrations of athletic goddesses powering their way through many different exercises. The diagrams are cut away and illustrate clearly the muscles involved in each exercise and include the correct names for each muscle.
The book concentrates on solely on lower body exercises, as this is where women differ physiologically from men. However, a novice female in strength training would benefit enormously from a complete body description. I am considering buying the authors other book in order to have a complete body description, but I wish it was included in this.
The book is divided into sections on abdominals, back, legs etc and features many stretches and routines for each. This is great as I'm always seeking to introduce variety into my gym routine and this book definitely provides the inspiration. It shows the same exercise done many times done with different equipment, such as crunches done with a roller, on an inclined bench, on an inclined plane and many more versions. So depending on what you have available, you know what to do and what is happening.
I recommend this book whole heartedly. The hundreds of different exercises offered provide ample opportunity for variety in your routine. The illustrations are excellent and clear and very inspiring (you'll know what I mean when you see them). Most of all, the book doesn't shy away from women performing such things as dead lifts or squats, something a lot of gyms won't tell you about for fear you might hurt yourself!!
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
The book takes you through a good number of exercises, explaining differences between male and female musculature. There are excellent illustrations with highlighted detail of the areas being worked. It also gives additional tips for post child birth exercises. However, the book is restricted to legs and core muscles only. If you want a more complete guide that includes the upper body buy the 'Strength Training Anatomy' book instead (same author. The women's version is a good supplementary reference book however.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Apparently, women don't have arms... 11 Aug 2009
By ClareSS
Format:Paperback
Buy the Strength Training Anatomy book if you can only have one of them. This book doesn't deal with any upper body exercises at all, but does do a very nice job in illustrating the difference between male and female lower body. Illustrations and detail are the same excellent standard in both books.

It's a great shame that this isn't a book that could be used as a general stand-alone reference for women's strength training, but without upper body it's missing a large chunk!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
The book takes you through a good number of exercises, explaining differences between male and female musculature. There are excellent illustrations with highlighted detail of the areas being worked. It also gives additional tips for post child birth exercises. However, the book is restricted to legs and core muscles only. If you want a more complete guide that includes the upper body buy the 'Strength Training Anatomy' book instead (same author. The women's version is a good supplementary reference book however.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant little book 30 Nov 2009
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This is a great little book for both new and regular gym users, having bought the Strength Training Anatomy book initially for a Christmas present for someone I was really impressed. This womens version is also very good, looking at body types,fat distribution, exercise techniques and excellant diagrams to see which muscles are being worked during each exercise. Go buy it, its great Annie
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Half a book 23 Jan 2006
By Katia
Format:Paperback
the book is FABULOUS if you want half a workout. where are chest, lat's, bi's, and tri's?????? Spend your money on a COMPLETE WORKOUT NOT HALF!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!! 27 Jan 2009
By Grottis
Format:Paperback
This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn different ways to gain muscles. Like some reviewers have said it does not cover the whole body but not far from it. I have complemented with Delaviers other book, 'Strength Training Anatomy', as well.

The drawings in this book are just amazing and show very clear what muscles you train and also the way he explain how to do the different exercises are very easy to understand.

Once you got Delaviers two books you wont need anymore!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Best training book. 19 Aug 2014
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Excellent! I bought this one and Strength Training Exercises for Women by Joan Pagano. But I find I like this one better.

The book gives sufficient details for each exercise especially that the pictures show which muscles are involved in the exercise. I find this quite useful when you want to tackle a particular area/muscles.

The only problem is that the book does not say anything about arms. Probably the author doesn't think women need arms which is not true though...

If you do not definitely need the women's version then grab the general version Strength Training Anatomy rather than women's. The hubby's got that one. The writing styles/formats do not have much difference between the two just the latter is more comprehensive and has more pages (it covers arms!).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Roderick
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive
I am trying to tone up my body, I have tried exercises upon exercise with little success. This book explains exactly which muscles to use and how to use them and it is working... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Chiara
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and informative
Very detailed visuals make the exercises quick and easy to understand.
However it only really covers the basic exercises so don't buy if you're looking for strength training... Read more
Published 18 months ago by shonesoxon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I bought this book to have a clear outline of specific exercises and the muscles they work. Even though I knew the exercise/muscle information it is wonderful to have it in... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mrs. Helen Kenny
5.0 out of 5 stars superb
i am a gym instructor and personal trainer. this book is brilliant for understanding the science and practical steps for enabling most women to achieve there most personal aims... Read more
Published on 30 Jun 2012 by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the cover
I bought this book to get a better understanding of the female take on strength training and learn more about the muscles and bones and joints. Read more
Published on 5 Dec 2011 by TinaA
5.0 out of 5 stars Women's Strength Training Anatomy
Great book of intricate muscle illustrations and how to work and get the best out of our female bodies.
Published on 23 Jun 2010 by L. Vitalis
2.0 out of 5 stars A good basic book
This book is good but if you are buying the strenght training anatomy book you wont need this as well - I bought both and found there is alot of duplication.
Published on 11 July 2009 by Wanda Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Womens Strength Training Anatomy
Brilliant book, it helped me focus on particular muscles and also to work out a traing program for my body type.
Published on 9 July 2009 by Alexandra Lyons
5.0 out of 5 stars Womens strenght training anatomy
Absolutelly brilliant for all who are interested in gym workout and want to know how their muscular system is working during specific exercises;)
In my opinion-worth to have... Read more
Published on 27 Mar 2009 by Ms. Katarzyna Antos
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