I bought two books from Frederic Delavier. This one and Strength training anatomy. If you plan on working out exclusively at home with dumbbells, Strength Training Anatomy Workout is the only book you may need. It has a nice introduction, explaining some of the things to consider prior to working out with weights. The benefits of working out at home, the use of rubber bands for some specific exercises, the goal setting, some motivational words, etc. 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.
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