The squat belongs in the basic, multiple-joint exercise category because the hip, knee, and ankle joints are mobilized. As a result, the squat recruits many muscles in addition to the quadriceps: the glutes, hamstrings, lumbar muscles, and calves.
The goal of these programs is to wake up your muscles and joints and expose them to training. Avoid doing too much exercise too soon; otherwise you may experience long lasting and painful soreness. These programs are perfect if you have little time to train and no athletic background.
Best-selling author Frédéric Delavier introduces 49 programs for sculpting every region of the body. Featuring 157 exercises targeted to the back, shoulders, abs, buttocks, legs, arms, and chest, Delavier’s Women’s Strength Training Anatomy Workouts includes 140 photos and 290 remarkable anatomical illustrations.
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.
The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier has written for Le Monde du Muscle,Men’s Health Germany, and several other publications. His previous publications, including Strength Training Anatomy and Women’s Strength Training Anatomy, have sold more than 2.5 million copies.
Part I Developing Your Own Training Program Part II The Exercises Part III The Programs
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 wrote for several fitness publications, including the French magazine Le Monde du Muscle, Men’s Health Germany, and Ironman. He is the author of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy, Women’s Strength Training Anatomy, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, Delavier’s Core Training Anatomy, and Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy.
Delavier won the French powerlifting title in 1988 and gives worldwide presentations on the sport applications of biomechanics. 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 coauthoring The Strength Training Anatomy Workout and The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II. 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 worldwide.