Strength Training Anatomy Workout

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-15
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Over one million readers have turned to Strength Training Anatomy for strength training's most effective exercises. Now put those exercises to work for you with The Strength Training Anatomy Workout. Over 150 full-color illustrations allow you to get inside more than 200 exercises and 50 workouts to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures. You'll also discover how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results. The Strength Training Anatomy Workout includes proven programming for strength, power, bodybuilding, and toning. You'll find targeted conditioning routines for optimal performance in more than 30 sports, including basketball, football, soccer, track and field, and golf.

Author Biography

Former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frdric Delavier is a journalist for Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to Men's Health Germany and several other strength training publications. His previous publication, Strength Training Anatomy, has sold more than one million copies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Advantages of Working Out at Homep. 4
Practical Aspects of Exercising at Homep. 4
Why Working Out at Home Is the Right Choicep. 5
Develop Your Strength Training Programp. 7
Equipmentp. 8
Diversify Resistance for Maximum Effectivenessp. 9
How a Muscle Gains Strengthp. 14
Mechanisms of Muscle Enlargementp. 15
How Muscles Increase Their Endurancep. 16
Contraindications to Strength Trainingp. 17
Clearly Define Your Objectivesp. 17
Quantify Your Objectivesp. 17
20 Steps to Developing Your Programp. 18
Rates of Progressp. 35
Role of Dietp. 36
Warm-Up Techniquesp. 36
Cool-Down (Return to Calm)p. 37
Keep a Workout Notebookp. 39
Analyze Your Workoutsp. 39
Using Videop. 40
Techniques for Increasing Intensityp. 41
Inroad Theoryp. 41
Theory of Absolute Strengthp. 42
Train to Muscle Failure?p. 42
Beyond Failurep. 43
Cheat Repetitionsp. 43
Forced Repetitionsp. 44
Taperingp. 44
Rest Breakp. 45
Negativesp. 46
Stop-and-Gop. 48
Burnp. 49
Continuous Tensionp. 49
Unilateral Trainingp. 50
Supersetsp. 51
Circuitsp. 55
How Should You Breathe While Exercising?p. 56
Exercisesp. 59
Strengthen Your Armsp. 60
Bicepsp. 60
Tricepsp. 75
Forearmsp. 88
Develop Bigger Shouldersp. 92
Infraspinatusp. 108
Sculpt Your Chestp. 112
Strengthen Your Neckp. 126
Sculpt Your Backp. 130
Latissimus Dorsip. 130
Trapeziusp. 138
Lumbar Musclesp. 142
Strengthen Your Thighsp. 148
Quadricepsp. 148
Adductorsp. 164
Strengthen Your Legsp. 170
Hamstringsp. 170
Calvesp. 177
Firm Up Your Glutesp. 186
Gain Flexibility in the Rotator Muscles of the Hipsp. 200
Sculpt Your Abdominalsp. 202
Obliquesp. 212
Exercises for the Diaphragm and Respiratory Musclesp. 217
Programmingp. 221
Men's Strengthp. 222
Women's Strengthp. 233
Sport-Specific Trainingp. 236
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