With new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform right through strength exercises. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the most efficient of strength training advice.
Many books give an explanation for what muscles are used right through exercise, but no other resource brings the anatomy to life like Strength Training Anatomy. Over 600 full-color illustrations reveal the primary muscles worked together with the entire relevant surrounding structures, including bones, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue.
Like having an X-ray for each and every exercise, the anatomical depictions show both superficial and deep layers and detail how more than a few setup positions have an effect on muscle recruitment and emphasize underlying structures. New pages show common strength training injuries in a fascinating light and offer precautions that will help you exercise safely.
Author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier is the former editor in chief of the French publication PowerMag. He’s a journalist for Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to Men’s Health Germany and several other strength training publications.