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Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy makes a perfect companion to the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy. The ideal visual supplement is accompanied by Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations and features 362 full-color photos of over 100 exercises and 60 sample programs, including those for strength and athletic performance.
Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy is your guide for increasing core strength, stability, flexibility, and tone.
Whether you’re just beginning your routine or looking to enhance an existing conditioning program, Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy presents the most effective exercises and workouts for the results you want. It’s all here, and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide.
With 460 full-color photos and illustrations, you’ll go inside over 100 exercises and 60 programs to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures. You’ll learn how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results.
Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy includes proven programming for sculpting your abs, reducing fat, improving cardiovascular health, and relieving low back discomfort. Targeted routines are presented for optimal training and performance in more than 20 sports, including running, cycling, basketball, soccer, and golf.
The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier is a journalist for Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to Men’s Health Germany and several other strength publications. His previous publications, Strength Training Anatomy and Women’s Strength Training Anatomy, have sold more than 2 million copies.
20 Steps to Creating the Perfect Core Workout Program
1. Set your goals
2. How many workouts should you do each week?
3. On which days of the week should you exercise?
4. Should you exercise once or twice per day?
5. What time of day should you exercise?
6. How many sets should you do?
7. Be flexible and adaptable
8. How many exercises should you do for each muscle?
9. When should you change exercises?
10. How many repetitions should you do per set?
11. How quickly should you perform repetitions?
12. Adjust range of motion in the exercises
13. How long should a workout last?
14. How much rest time should you take between sets?
15. Determine the most appropriate weight for each exercise
16. When should you increase the weight?
17. Determine rest time between exercises
18. Learn to choose exercises that work for you
19. Know when to change your workout program
20. Taking a vacation?
Keep a Workout Notebook
Increase the Visibility of Your Abs
Exercising Your Abs for a Smaller Waist
Diet as a Way to Slim Your Waist
Diet Plus Workout Synergy
Improving the Effectiveness of Your Diet
Role of Supplements
BCAAs for Losing Belly Fat
Calcium: The Anti-Belly Fat Mineral
Basic Exercises to Sculpt Your Abs
Beware of Fake Abdominal Exercises!
If You Have an Inguinal, Femoral, or Abdominal Hernia
Rectus Abdominis Exercises
Lying Leg Raise
Seated Leg Raise Oblique Exercises
Side Crunch Stability Exercises
Static Stability, Back Against Wall
Plank Breathing Exercises to Improve Athletic Performance
Lying Rib Cage Expansion With a Weight
Diaphragm Contraction Stretching the Abdominal Muscles
On a Stability Ball Stretching the Hip Flexors
Tilting of the Pelvis
Lunge Stretching the Low Back
Preventing Low Back Pain
Relaxation Stretch on a Stability Ball
Hanging From a Pull-Up Bar
Advanced Exercises and Techniques
Three Difficulties of Abdominal Work
How to Isolate Upper Abdominal Work From Lower Abdominal Work
Why Are the Lower Abdominal Muscles So Hard to Develop?
1. It is difficult to recruit that part of the muscle
2. Lower abs lack strength
3. It is difficult to isolate the lower part
4. Lower abs are not robust
5. Many exercises are inappropriate Three Zones of Attack for Total Development
Relative Importance of Each Zone
Getting a Head Start on Recovery
Exercises for the Upper Abdominal Muscles
Sit-Up Exercises for the Lower Abdominal Muscles
Pelvic Tilt on the Pull-Up Bar
Hanging Leg Raise Exercises for the Obliques
Hanging Leg Raise to the Side
Exercises Using Machines and Accessories
Purpose of Home Equipment
Exercises for the Upper Abdominal Muscles
Swiss Ball Crunch
Rocking Machine Crunch
Standing Cable Crunch Exercises for the Lower Abdominal Muscles
Ab Coaster Exercises for the Obliques
Cable Twist (Machine or Resistance Band)
Workout Programs for Abdominal and Core Muscles
Very Advanced Programs
At-Home Programs Using Accessories
Programs Using Equipment in a Gym
Programs to Reduce Belly Fat
Programs to Reduce Love Handles
Programs to Highlight Apollo’s Belt Programs for Well-Being
Programs for Cardiovascular Health
Programs to Relax Your Back Before Sleep
Programs to Help Protect Your Lumbar Spine
Programs to Help With Bloating and Other Digestive Problems Sport-Specific Core Programs
Phase 1: Basic Muscle Conditioning
Phase 2: Circuit Training
Phase 3: Improving Overall Physical Qualities
Phase 4: Sport-Specific Training
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. He is the author of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy, Women’s Strength Training Anatomy, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, and Delavier's Stretching Anatomy.
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.
Michael Gundill has written 13 books on strength training, sport nutrition, and health including co-authoring The Strength Training Anatomy Workout. His books have been translated into multiple languages, and he has written over 500 articles for bodybuilding and fitness magazines worldwide, including Iron Man and Dirty Dieting. In 1998 he won the Article of the Year Award at the Fourth Academy of Bodybuilding Fitness & Sports Awards in California.
Gundill started weightlifting in 1983 in order to improve his rowing performance. Most of his training years were spent completing specific lifting programs in his home. As he gained muscle and refined his program, he began to learn more about physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics and started studying those subjects in medical journals. Since 1995 he has been writing about his discoveries in various bodybuilding and fitness magazines all over the world.