Strength Training Anatomy by Frederic DelavierStrength Training Anatomy by Frederic Delavier

Strength Training Anatomy

byFrederic Delavier

Paperback | March 9, 2010

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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.


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.

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 Fr...
Title:Strength Training AnatomyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 10.06 × 7.72 × 0.45 inShipping dimensions:10.06 × 7.72 × 0.45 inPublished:March 9, 2010Publisher:Human Kinetics, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0736092269

ISBN - 13:9780736092265


Rated 5 out of 5 by from great addition to my workout! I was getting a bit bored with my workout when I came across this book. The exercises and explanations are straightforward and can be done in even the most basic gym facility. What I found most helpful were the explanations of how to modify different exercises for different body proportions, mobility and stretches for each exercise and the illustrations.
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fitness A good reference book for fitness training.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I have been using this book as a muscle reference for drawing recently, which isn't too bad.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from get book This is a great book for anyone in fitness or just starting off. very detailed pics along with information that guides you in the right directions
Date published: 2015-10-14

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.    Arms

Chapter 2.    Shoulders

Chapter 3.    Chest

Chapter 4.    Back

Chapter 5.    Legs

Chapter 6.    Buttocks

Chapter 7.    Abdomen