Frédéric Delavier’s artwork has amazed readers for years, with over two million people turning to his books—including the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy—to learn how muscles perform and affect the body during exercise. Now he brings his work to life again with Strength Training Anatomy for Athletes.
With over 600 full-color photos and 300 anatomical illustrations, you’ll be taken inside 46 exercises specifically selected for the demands of 43 sports and activities. You’ll see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and how variations and sequencing can isolate specific muscles for more effective and efficient training.
Strength Training Anatomy for Athletes guides you in analyzing the needs of your sport and identifying the most effective exercises for your body type, physical conditioning, and performance goals. You’ll enhance your strengths and minimize your weaknesses with programs for 43 sports and activities, including these:
Baseball and softball
Swimming and diving
Featuring exercises for warm-up, recovery, and injury prevention, Strength Training Anatomy for Athletes is a comprehensive, yet practical, guide to optimizing athletic performance.
About the Author
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 Iron Man. He is the author of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy, Women’s Strength Training Anatomy, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout III, Delavier's Core Training Anatomy, Delavier's Stretching Anatomy, and Delavier’s Women’s Strength Training Anatomy Workouts.
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 Prix de Techniques et de Pédagogie Sportive. Delavier lives in Paris, France.
Michael Gundill has written 16 books on strength training, sport nutrition, and health, including coauthoring The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout III, and Delavier’s Women’s 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 worldwide.