- Paperback: 124 pages
- Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers (Sept. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0736041850
- ISBN-13: 978-0736041850
- Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 19.6 x 1.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (310 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Strength Training Anatomy Paperback – 1 Sep 2001
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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.
The diagrams are like the Bruce Algra posters on gym walls with drawings of the muscles. I have several friends who have also bought this book as I really recommend it's no nonsense plain style. You can just pick a muscle and design your program around it.
Also the colour coding system is very useful as it shows the secondary muscles effected by an exercise
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.
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was recommended to me by a Fitness athlete that I admire - Simeon Panda. I recommend this book for not just people aspiring to become fitness professionals but also for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Master
Great detail of muscles worked and different types of workoutsPublished 1 month ago by Ashley Bunce
Lots of detail. Has helped me learn and progress by understanding the body and movements even more. Highly recommendPublished 1 month ago by GBubble
Great book with detailed breakdowns on specific exercises. Really useful for all those starting to train in the fitness industry.Published 2 months ago by S V.
Brilliant.the sketches are like a work of art.tips for training various muscle groups are must for budding athletes gymgoers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book.Good for learning names of all muscles etc.Chapters with lots of exercises for each muscle.Good drawings/illustrations.Published 2 months ago by DM
Excellent book and illustrations - easy to understand and provides very useful tips for stretching, correct form and preventing injury.Published 3 months ago by Panayiota
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