Sunday, May 3, 2015

Review: Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts by Frédéric Delavier and Michael Gundill

Synopsis: Delavier’s Women’s Strength Training Anatomy Workouts delivers the exercises, programming, and advice you need for the results you want. Based on the anatomical features unique to women, this new guide sets the standard for women’s strength training. 290 full-color illustrations allow you to see inside 157 exercises and 49 programs for strengthening, sculpting, and developing your arms, chest, back, shoulders, abs, legs, and glutes. Step-by-step instructions work in tandem with the anatomical illustrations to ensure understanding of maximizing the efficiency of each exercise. You’ll see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations of movements can isolate specific muscles and achieve targeted results. Delavier’s Women’s Strength Training Anatomy includes proven programming for reducing fat, adding lean muscle, and sculpting every body region. Whether you’re beginning a program or enhancing an existing routine, working out at home or at the gym, it’s all here and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide. (from the back of the book)

Review: I reviewed Delavier's Mixed Martial Arts Anatomy book a few years ago. So when I saw this one up for review, I eagerly applied to review it. It did not disappoint! If possible, this was even better. Once again, I was impressed with the clear, precise instructions, the clean text, the sturdy construction of the book, and the easy-to-understand organization and layout. Delavier's ability to gather and compress a large quantity of information into an understandable format is impressive. Again, as a novice, I found the instructions and examples free from jargon, easy to follow, and logical. The book is organized into three parts - instructions on how to develop your personal program, the exercises, and then suggested programs depending on your goals. The exercises take up the bulk of the book, each one detailed with drawings and precise instructions. Delavier adds multiple precautions and warnings about how to do these movements without injury and I appreciate that.
In the end, this is an excellent book that will assist any female looking to begin or improve her strength training exercises.

Note: I received this free as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program, in exchange for my fair and honest opinion

Bookmarks: 8 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-1-4504-6603-5
Date Finished: 5-2-2015
Pages: 351

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