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Strength Training Anatomy - Frederic Delavier


Published: 1st May 2010
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The third edition of Strength Training Anatomy offers the most compelling artwork ever applied to a strength training resource. Packed with over 600 anatomical illustrations of muscles from each major muscle group, the updated edition features 48 additional pages, 12 new exercises, and 18 stretches.

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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.

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.


Very informative


This book is great for those who want to target specific muscles to develop. The book has detailed pictures on the muscles being used and also how to perform the movement. I would of liked to of seen more free weights and body movement exercises but still has great value.



Excellent resource for personal trainers


This book explains exercises and muscles used in great detail but the thing I found most useful was the diagrams showing, when applicable, how lever length affects exercise posture. It's definitely not a case of one size fits all! As a student I found it incredibly useful in my program design. My lecturer had a copy too. I gave 4 stars as it lacks an I index of exercises at the back.



Excellent resource


I use this book very often, while studying, when I need to check anything to do with an exercise, muscles involved, stretches, potential injuries. The images are very well detailed, very well organised, very helpful. It is focused mainly on free weights training (pin-loaded machines, dumbbells, barbells exercises) without references to power lifting (all that might be an entirely different subject for a totally different book!!!)



good book


very interesting , for beginner and intermediate trainers


THE must read for serious trainers


I use this book everyday to plan my workout routine so that I perform the most precise exercises and reduce my time at the gym. The illustrations are exact so you can see the muscles that you should be using.

Brisbane, QLD, AU


Partner loves it


Brought as a Christmas present,, partner loves it the best book for loosing weight and training. Highly recommend it myself as well as my partner



Strength Training Anatomy

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Chapter 1. Arms; Chapter 2. Shoulders; Chapter 3. Chest; Chapter 4. Back; Chapter 5. Legs; Chapter 6. Buttocks; Chapter 7. Abdomen.

ISBN: 9780736092265
ISBN-10: 0736092269
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st May 2010
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.3  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised