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Strength Training Anatomy [Paperback]

Delavier
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Oct. 25 2001
Get an inside view of the muscles in action during every exercise you perform. This ultimate strength reference contains full-color, detailed, anatomical drawings of exercises that target every major muscle group, along with full descriptions of how to perform them.

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"Without question, this book is a must for anyone interested in strength training or in teaching strength training. No other book more clearly represents the functional anatomy of nearly every resistance training exercise. The illustrations are highly detailed and the material is accurate. This book will spend very little time on your bookshelf because you will constantly be referring to it."

David R. Pearson, PhD, CSCS Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology Ball State University, Muncie, IN

About the Author

The former editor-in-chief of the French magazine PowerMag, Frédéric 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 is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculté de Médicine.

Delavier won the French power-lifting title in 1988 and makes annual presentations on the sports 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative, Inspiring Oct. 5 2003
Format:Paperback
Using a simple color-coded schema, Delavier combines sound anatomy with bodybuilding exercises to give a unique perspective that will improve your workouts and expand your mind as well as your muscle size. Even though the models for the illustrations have the bulky, engorged muscles that accompany chronic steroid supplementation, and are sometimes depicted in the ludicrous pin-striped, post-Flashdance thongwear popular in California gyms in the early 90s, the illustrations are amazing. The selective use of color makes anatomically relevant highlights leap out. For example, the reverse wrist curl comes to life as the humerus and extensor carpi radialis longus, extensor carpi radialis brevis, extensor digitorum, extensor digiti minimi, extensor ulnaris, ane extensor indicus all are labeled in the context of the lift, so you know exactly what muscles are working while you're doing the movement.
If you are using weights to increase your strength, muscle size, or change your body, this book is one you should own, in conjunction with another book that tells you how to lift weights such as these three, which I recommend wholeheartedly: Arnold's Encylopedia of Bodybuilding (the quintessential 70s bodybuilding book), Frederick Hatfield's Bodybuilding: A Scientific Approach (the best 80s bodybuilding book), and Bob Paris's Natural Bodybuilding (the great 90s and 00s bodybuilding book).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book..and helpful workout aide! July 5 2003
Format:Paperback
The reason I say this is a helpful workout aide is because I had a serious problem incorporating intensity into my exercises. I just want into them as much as others were. After I got this book, I checked the exercises that I lacked lifting intensity in, and my problem was gone. By knowing what area I was primarily working, and focusing on them, imagining them in a red color (as in this book), I was able to finish a workout proud of myself, knowing I put as much intensity into it as I could. The art is stunning. Personally, I believe that it is a must-have book for anyone into weight trainers, but hey, all the other reviews say so too. Experience it yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book March 31 2004
Format:Paperback
No matter what level you do your resistance/strength training this is a must have. If you could only afford to buy one book on the subject, this is it. Execellent diagams accompanied by clear, concise and accurate text. Can't say enough good about this book. Suits both sexes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for workout development March 16 2004
Format:Paperback
I found the book most useful for determining if my workouts covered all muscle groups and specific muscles within each group. Highly recommended for experienced weightlifters. Beginning weightlifters would probably need additional assistance from another book and/or personal trainer to develop workouts. Book details movements of over 100 exercises showing many alternatives. Also details in text and pictures the exact muscles involved in each exercise. Color coding of muscle groups helpful though I found some errors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for anatomy for fitness or sport June 24 2003
Format:Paperback
Am not using the book for strength training. Use it instead as a reference for stretching, or, if injured, to see which muscles are involved.
The strength exercises are the same reliable ones we've been doing for years. Interesting to see what is happening beneath the surface.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely done May 30 2003
Format:Paperback
I have been looking for a book like this for a long time, I wish I could rate it higher. It is very well illustrated and should be on any everyones lists for books to buy when weight training. You will see every muscle a specific exersize targets and it also shows the minor muscles that come into play. This book DOES NOT put together a weight training routine but you can easily put one together by learning what muscles do what. The book is divided into seven section; arms, shoulders, chest, back, legs, buttocks, and abdomen. and each of these sections have anywhere from 9 to 21 execizes to perform. My hat goes off to Frederic Delavier for his awesome illustrations and this well put together book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learned a lot ! Aug. 3 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is so informative and clearly written and illustrated. I can. Now i can picture and better understand what muscle training is all about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strength Training Anatomy - a great book! March 10 2004
Format:Paperback
I was first given a copy of this book as a gift. At the time I was recovering from an injury and looking for "other" ways to work the injured area. Since that time I have had to replace it twice, as my daughter "borrowed" my first copy, as did my neighbor with the second copy. I liked the book enough to replace it [twice] and would do so again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book Ever
I read this book and it was amazing.It really helps you understand how the human body functions.
Published on Dec 3 2005 by sandra goncalves
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Good book. The only thing I've read that impressed me more was The System by Roy Valentine. I got it here at amazon. You have to read this book.
Published on Oct. 2 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars You need this reference
This is a great book. It's not an overall workout guide; rather, it gives detailed information on a wide variety of weight exercises, with beautiful anatomical illustrations that... Read more
Published on June 17 2004 by Allen Gathman
4.0 out of 5 stars Great regional anatomy, poor on training strategy
The artwork in this book is very impressive. It attests to the incredible patience and dedication of its author. Read more
Published on June 4 2004 by Mohamed F. El-Hewie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great regional anatomy, poor on training strategy
The artwork in this book is very impressive. It attests to the incredible patience and dedication of its author. Read more
Published on June 4 2004 by Mohamed F. El-Hewie
5.0 out of 5 stars Enough to make anyone a humanist.
I've had this book for a while now, and time after time, even when I'm not looking for workout information, I just like to look at the amazingly drawn pictures that Mr. Read more
Published on June 3 2004 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for symetry
This book is great for anyone who wants to work out intelligently and maintain symmetry that is as close to perfect as possible.
Published on May 25 2004 by Steven Weiner
4.0 out of 5 stars very useful !!! excellent
Lots of good info. However, it is an anatomy book so the information is limited to anatomy. This book shows you what the involved muscle does during a specific exercise. Read more
Published on Feb. 5 2004 by walk
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for any serious lifter
Superb drawings. Accurate, in-depth review of muscles hit by common lifting movements. Essential book for developing your own lift routines. Read more
Published on Jan. 22 2004 by CA or Bust
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