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Strength Training Anatomy by Frederic Delavier

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.

Many books explain what muscles are used during exercise, but no other resource brings the anatomy to life like Anatomy 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. Author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier is the former editor in chief of the French publication PowerMag.

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.

Insight Of  Strength Training Anatomy

The book is split up into Arms, Shoulders, Chest, Back, Legs, Buttocks, and Abdomen. There are 111 exercises in all (an average of 16 per muscle group), each with sufficient musculature detail and exercise instructions. Each exercise generally sits on a single page with several pictures and a couple of paragraphs. Take a look below to see an example:

Strength Training Anatomy

The above example is the Reverse Barbell Curl, one of the exercises in the Biceps section. This is definitely not a boring book, whatever you want to know, you can look up within a minute or two. You can’t say that for too many textbooks.

Overall, Strength Training Anatomy is clearly worth purchasing considering its quality and low price. Anybody who wants a thorough workout (not missing any muscles by accident), or wants to lift safely should have this book.

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