Strength Training Anatomy Paperback – Illustrated, 9 March 2010
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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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- Publisher : Human Kinetics; Third edition (9 March 2010)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0736092269
- ISBN-13 : 978-0736092265
- Item Weight : 590 g
- Dimensions : 19.56 x 1.52 x 25.53 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
- Best Sellers Rank: #21,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The First best feature of any Workout Literature is to detail the BASIC form of any exercise and suggest variations to that, which the Reader would then understand in accordance with today's changing Dynamics. In that way, if Arnold's Bodybuilding Encyclopedia is a Gold Standard, this book is almost at it's level in suggesting the varieties of exercises per muscle group that can be done.
Frankly, even this isn't it's best part.
The Second and perhaps the Best Feature of this Book is:
i) The Anatomy of each exercise, the muscles it affects, with colour codings, showing the reader where the primary pressure is felt and the secondary+tertiary+other muscle groups that are effected IN THE PROCESS is simply awesome. I've been on the look out for a book like this and this one is something which I will ALWAYS refer, time irrespective
ii) The INJURIES that are possible, by weight lifting. I haven't read many books in this section, so maybe I might have been carried away by this book's contents, but there simply is NO denying the fact that the way Injuries occur and the ways to PREVENT them that are highlighted in this book is Phenomenal and something which I haven't come across anywhere so far. YouTube videos would perhaps be more detailed but it you want it in readable format, then this book is the one to go for, eyes closed.
The main mistake is there are no such instructions like how to make exercise program, split or full body workout etc, nothing at all.
If I compare with the money I gave for this book is little bit of frustrating.
Otherwise the book is good, informative no doubt.
Amazon told one day delivery but it took 3 days. This book is good for beginners only.
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The book really comes into it's own where you might be seeking alternatives to certain movements, and as the book is divided into body part sections you can always choose a new exercise from its pages and understand whether it will help you target your chosen body part effectively. I have, since paying attention to Delavier's clear writing and superb cross-section illustrations, corrected my form on a great number of movements which is all the more important as I train at home in my purpose-built gym, and therefore cannot benefit from expensive PTs at the local gym.
It gets even better when you purchase this fundamental exercise guide together with Delavier's separate Strength Training Anatomy Workout #1, which for me is the defining text on home gym workouts using nothing more complex than dumbbells, barbells, body weight and resistance bands together with chairs and your bed.
Do not delay and add these two Delavier books to your collection today - you will NOT regret it.
Seriously tho, it's incredibly useful when you work your behind off and know EXACTLY what you're working (and what you're missing!!)
The ONLY book you need if you had to go to a remote island and cut up coconut trees with your bare hands and shaved them down to dumbells and an Olympic bar.