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Strength Training Anatomy-3rd Edition [Paperback]

Frederic Delavier
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March 9 2010 Sports Anatomy

Over 1 million copies sold! With new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice.


Many books explain what muscles are used during exercise, but no other resource brings the anatomy to life like Strength Training Anatomy. Over 600 full-color illustrations reveal the primary muscles worked along with all the relevant surrounding structures, including bones, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue.


Like having an X-ray for each exercise, the anatomical depictions show both superficial and deep layers and detail how various setup positions affect muscle recruitment and emphasize underlying structures. New pages show common strength training injuries in a fascinating light and offer precautions to help you exercise safely.


Author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier is the former editor in chief of the French publication PowerMag. He is a journalist for Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to Men’s Health Germany and several other strength training publications.

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About the Author

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.

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. Delavier lives in Paris, France.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice addition to your fitness library July 17 2014
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For anyone who remember fitness and bodybuilding magazines from the 80s when they put in a physiology section with diagrams then you'll appreciate this. I am visual for a lot of stuff and really appreciate seeing what muscle groups will be at work. This book is quite easy to go through and nice to read. Luc
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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a great book! June 13 2014
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This book is amazing! I'm into amateur bodybuilding and science. The anatomy is very very useful. It helps build that mind muscle connection. It allows you to know what muscles you should be contracting during what excercise. I'm actually going to buy the stretching anatomy book too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strength Training Anatomy-3rd Edition June 5 2014
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Great Book explaining the how to work-out each muscle and proper method of working out. I really liked the illustrations and how it explains the potential injuries during each exercises.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent May 16 2014
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It is exactly what I was looking for. Great descriptions and pictures. Very thorough but also very easy to understand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Accurate and Helpful March 24 2014
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The exercises are somewhat limited but the book does a great job of depicting which muscles are used during certain exercises. It was helpful for an exercise prescription for my Graduate Kinesiology program.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to help help you a workout. Feb. 22 2014
This is a great book with a lot of detail on numerous workouts and which muscles are activated. Provides different positioning variations for the same exercise. Best book out there. Only wish there was a portable version to carry with me to the gym.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book Feb. 20 2014
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Purchased on a whim. Very detailed, good information. Helped me correct my form on most of my lifts. Still need to refer to other books for some exercises, but I'm really impressed overall.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bon! Oct. 29 2013
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Très bon livre, les images sont bonnes, le livre est bien organisé et il est arrivé en parfait état. Je le conseille!
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