Strength Training Anatomy
Human Kinetics, 2010 - Bodybuilding - 192 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wvlibrarydude - LibraryThing
Excellent look at weightlifting exercises, descriptions, how to's, and graphic representations of the actual muscles being worked. Nice workout bible. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - terrybanker - LibraryThing
Essential training or reference book. I've owned and used prior editions of this book since...2000. This one includes a better cutaway of the body in motion, and adds information on injuries and where common injuries occur. Essential to add to your workout bag...and reference library. Read full review