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EXCELLENT reference book,
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This review is from: Strength Training Anatomy (Sports Anatomy) (Paperback)
I am a relatively experienced gym-goer - been training regularly for about 15 years and I consider myself knowledgeable on issues relating with weight-training. I still found this book very useful in giving me a better, more professional, insight into how different muscle groups respond during the execution of different variations of exercises. It even helped me realise that some of the routines that I switch to now and then did not really maximise the effectiveness of my workout as they did not exactly target the fibres I thought they did.
All in all, a MUST for anyone who starts or is thinking to start weights training - it will save you developing an awful lot of bad habits (be it poor posture, poor execution or suboptimal use of your workout time). Also, the book gives very useful instructions on stretching routines - which again is a good idea to follow and get used to them from early on as they WILL save you injuries later on.
For more experienced lifters, well my opinion is that it is still a useful reference book. You will of course probably find out that you know most of the exercises cited in there - but again the focus is not as much on teaching you new routines, but explaining in full detail what happens "inside the box" when you execute these routines. Unless you have physio training, you are unlikely to have seen this information before at this level of detail - I hadn't.
All in all, a good investment.