The Strength Training Anatomy Workout Paperback – 5 Apr 2011
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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 and Women s Strength Training Anatomy.
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Overall,I found it a worthwhile purchase.
Then the book is structured by major muscle groups. It shows many exercises for each group, offering alternatives and variations, to suit every need or physical condition. The pictures are really helpful and there is usually a drawing of the muscles involved in each exercise. These detailed drawing are mostly taken from Strength training anatomy.
It also includes stretching instruction and specific tips to avoid possible injuries for each type of exercise.
At the end it lays out several working-out programs according to different goals and/or different sports.
All in all it is a very good book, specially useful for those with even very limited equipment or not willing to spend time and money going to a gym. It offers many exercises to set up a program according to your needs or take the ones laid out for you at the end of the book.
I'm current using the one of the programs and am seeing results. For completeness I recommend Strength Training Anatomy as an accomplyment to this book.
The first part details the mechanics of muscle development in clear terms, broken into compact, headed sections which are aided by diagrams and photos. The information is all of interest and it nicely explains why weight training sessions follow a particular structure.
The second part then acts as an encyclopaedia of strength training exercises for the arms, shoulders, chest, back, neck, thighs and calves. Each exercise is illustrated with anatomical drawings and photographs to make clear the correct form of the exercise. Advice and warnings are given to help you to improve effectiveness and reduce risk, and in most cases each exercise offers variations to target different goals. The descriptions and photos make it easy to be confident that you're performing the exercise correctly, and the warnings make you aware of how to avoid injury.
The third part provides numerous weight training programmes, the first few intended for increasing muscle size across the body, the latter intended for athletes and sportsmen who want to improve muscle strength to gain better performance and ward off injuries. These programmes allow you to get started quickly without having to design your own routine, and the large number of exercises listed in the previous part of the book make it easy to select new exercises once you're making good progress and want to pursue particular goals.
Whether you seek to improve your muscle strength, size or stamina, or just have a curiosity about muscle development, this book is an excellent reference.
I learn a lot from reading this, it gives you example workout plans from training for sports, bodybuilding to general fitness
It has a list of intensity training techniques that I wouldn't have thought of (I'm not exactly new to the gym)
Overall I found this very useful
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a good starter book for understanding how to perform on the basic exercises, it's great when your are thinking to start training seriously.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's quite a good book for exercises and techniques but lacks nutrition advice. But the worst problem I have with it is in the Workout Programmes section where it is unclear to me... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Neale Hind