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Strength Training Anatomy
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Discover for yourself the magic of Strength Training Anatomy, one of the best-selling strength training books ever published!

Get an intricate look at strength training from the inside out. Strength Training Anatomy, with over 850,000 copies already sold, brings anatomy to life with more than 400 full-color illustrations. This detailed artwork showcases the muscles used during each exercise and delineates how these muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures. Like having an X-ray for each exercise, the information gives you a multilateral view of strength training not seen in any other resource.

This updated bestseller also contains new information on common strength training injuries and preventive measures to help you exercise safely. Chapters are devoted to each major muscle group, with 115 total exercises for arms, shoulders, chest, back, legs, buttocks, and abdomen.

Customer Reviews:

  • Exceptional Fitness Tool
    Provides a clear and detailed map of how a vast array of exercises should be done and which muscles are worked. Brilliant illustrations and minimal text provide for clarity rarely achieved in any publication. My new gym companion! ...more info
  • very useful
    i found this book very useful... it explains which specific muscles are targeted by an exercise....more info
  • excellant
    this book was a gift for my son and it was in excellant condition to be used for a gift....more info
  • Best book you will out there - A must have!
    Best book you will out there - A must have!
    Book is great reference book on bodybuilding and strength training. Know the parts and work-out parts and design your own regiment. ...more info
  • simple minded and full of inaccuracies
    The information provided in this book is not rigorously based on in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and exercise kinesiology. For example, the Bridging exercise is shown in this book to exercise only th buttock muscle. Anyone who has done this exercise will know that it works the lower back just as much if not more. It seems that the author simply assumed what is going on without much studies. The only value of this book is all the drawings. It may help some people understand their muscle better and can be used as a simple reference but should not be taken seriously. It is not really worth buying for people who just want to learn how to exercise. It doesn't really give you ideas on how to plan your workout....more info
  • Workout Enthusiast
    This is the workout bible! I've been working out for fifteen years and this is the most complete and amazingly illustrated weight lifting book I have ever come across. A variety of specific exercises for each muscle group is demonstrated with easy to follow instructions and detailed pictures. The primary muscle groups in each exercise are highlighted red and all muscle groups used in the exercise are labeled. The book is well organized and grouped by category as follows:
    * Arms
    * Shoulders
    * Chest
    * Back
    * Legs
    * Buttocks
    * Abdomen
    THE BEST WORKOUT BOOK EVER!
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  • A Fantastic Reference Into the World of Strength Training
    I just ordered this book of Amazon and already received it. This is definatly the best Strength Training book published. It shows 100s of workouts for all parts of your body including your arms, legs, buttocks, back, chest, abdomen, and shoulders. Now, I am 13 years old and I am currently lifting weights, so since Im younger than most guys, I like to make sure I know what Im doing so I dont hurt myself, and this book gives me it all. It tells me how to do workouts, different ways of doing them, what muscles it mainly works, and it even informs you on possible injuries.

    I recommend this to anyone intrested in getting a Strength Training book...more info
  • Anatomy book - not really a lifting book per se
    This book gets excellent reviews. I guess I felt a little bit like the book was going to be different so that's why 4 instead of 5 stars. For example, while the squat is covered, it really doesn't detail which muscles perform which activities and various points in the lift. The squat is clearly the basis for most serious lifting programs, and I really could have used 10 pages to cover the various aspects (perhaps more). I realize this isn't a technique book, but thought to some extent it was about showing you the anatomy during proper technique. This is more of an anatomy book than something in the lifting category. There are a few good 'side bar' type notes on various injuries which did provide useful information. Also, there is no index and the book's organization is perhaps not as good as it could be. Now I have an anatomical reference book on my bookshelf....more info
  • Exercise Technique
    Excellent resource for budding fitness instructors. Practical and clear. Easy to follow and understand....more info
  • Strength Training Anatomy
    Excellent book for the beginner or someone who has been training for a while. The book has great illustrations and helpful hints with variations of exercises, as well as, warnings on certain injuries and how to avoid them....more info
  • Anatomy in action
    I think this is a good book to supplement a bodybuilding book collection but is not a primary source on how to do gym exercises, but will give you additional ideas and information not found in other sources. The presentation is excellent and the design is superb. You will rarely find an exercise book that looks as amazing as this one and certainly it is a must for any bodybuilding/sport collection. You won't be disappointed.

    However this is not a primary book on how to do the exercises, but if you know how to do the exercises then this book will come as a huge bonus to your routine. What this book is really good at is illustrating muscles in action, contractions and extensions. It really is an astonishing anatomy book that covers the kinetics very well. I have often picked up this book and flicked through the pages to give me some extra pep before I go to the gym and that is really what it is for.

    It is quite a thin book though in comparison to many bodybuilding books but that is because it is light on text and heavy on illustrations. I think it complements a collection perfectly but isn't a beginner's book....more info
  • Le Book is good
    Wonderfully illustrated book makes it easy to understand which exercises are right for each muscle group. Very educational and also useful as a motivational tool. Only problem its published and printed in France (written in English). Viva La Freedom Fries!...more info
  • Excellent and detailed info.
    This book is a great supplement for bodybuilders and just fitness-minded people alike. If you're a technician in the gym or just want to know exactly what you're doing when you're doing it, this is a great resource. Highly recommended....more info
  • Strength Training
    The drawings clearly show the muscles used when performing a number of exercises, along with hints related to proper form. It's almost like seeing inside the body without the skin.

    If you are serious about your body building, this book will go a long way towards helping you to reach your goal.

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  • A good book
    Very nice book, with a lot of excersises that are availible in most fitnessrooms and group excersise classes. For all this excersises it is shown which muscles are used and how to do it correctly. Also some variations are shown if these are possible....more info
  • Strenght Training Anatomy
    Good book gives a great overview of what workouts target specific body parts and how to do them. ...more info
  • Nice Picture Book
    Did not take long to recieve on standard shipping

    the book came in perfect condition and it is a great resource for an anatomy class
    this is basically a nice picture book...more info
  • One of the best illustrations on training anatomy
    I chanced upon this book a year back in BJs and happen to grab it. I still think it was one of the best buys. The book has got one of the best illustrations on strength training anatomy. The book is divided into various sections with a set of excercises to develop strength in specific areas of anatomy. The text along with the illustrations are also very good and helpful. They also have specific dicussions on wears and tears in different muscles due to specific excercises.

    I have followed the book and have been successful in toning my body. When my brother in law, who is a fitness enthusiast and a practicing doctor, visited me from Oman, he too liked the book and we ordered a copy for him through Amazon. Fully satisfied and will recommend this book to any fitness enthusiast, of any level.

    There is a women's version of this book. Its a good book too but I think this book covers both the sexes pretty well....more info
  • Lacking scientific support
    After reading many books of this kind and looking specifically for books with a strong scientific support, I can say that this is a wonderful book in terms of images and editing, but not a good reference if one is looking for the best exercises and methodologies. Scientific evidence proves that the exercises described here are not the best choice, some of them might even be dangerous if one is not careful enough, and moreover, the muscolar districts involved in the exercise are not those that are highlighted....more info
  • Awesome!
    Simply stated, this book is awesome. I just started working out this year. Everything my hired trainer is teaching me is in this book, and more. I love the way it shows you exactly what muscles are being affected by an exercise. If theres something you want to target on a certain day, just get this book out and start working! It is great!...more info
  • do it yourself body sculpting
    Ever tried feeling your muscles while working out to see what is getting worked?

    If you are into 0% body fat and just want to be fit overall, then this book is probably not for you.

    This book is GREAT for people that want to target muscle groups in their workouts. It shows exactly what exercises work exactly which muscles. Want bigger pecs? bigger arms? bigger legs? a flat stomach? Then this book can tell what exercises you should be doing.

    An example: 'Push ups' taget your pecs and arms, what you might not know is that 'pec-flys' target only your pecs and concentrate the entire workout on your pecs, building that paticular muscle faster giving your pecs a more defined look... faster.

    My goal is to become ripped all in the right spots. Not too big.. but not too small. Whatever that means. And after years of exercise and using different methods, I have finally fouund out that nothing beats working out every other day by maxing your muscles out in 6 reps about 10 times and changing your target muscle the next time you work out. This book tells you what exercies you need to be performing to target the muscles you want to 'bulk' up.

    Sidenote: I am 200lbs and consume about 150 grams of protein per day through the use whey powder and food. After 1 month I started recovering faster ...more info
  • Great Book
    Great Book it shows each muscle that each exercise uses every personal trainer or individual weight lifter needs a copy!...more info