The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II

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The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II By Frederic Delavier and Michael Gundill 

© 2012
Book 352 pages
ISBN-13: 9781450419895

Product Description

The anatomy of strength, size, and definition!

Over 1 million readers have turned to Strength Training Anatomy for the most effective exercises in strength training. Now put those exercises to work for you with The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II.

Over 500 full-color photos and 485 full-color illustrations allow you to go inside 60 exercises, 19 stretches, and 9 programmed workouts to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results.

The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II is your guide to serious muscle development. Inside you’ll learn the best exercises for building up and strengthening each muscle; how to determine weights, repetitions, and frequency; and strategies for accelerating recovery.

The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II includes proven programming for adding lean muscle mass, improving strength, and increasing power. Targeted workouts allow you to focus on specific muscle groups such as the chest, biceps, triceps, quads, and core. It’s all here and in all the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide!

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 publication, Strength Training Anatomy, has sold more than 1 million copies.


  • Five Factors That Stimulate Muscle Growth
  • Free Weights or Machines: How to Make the Right Choice
  • Compound or Isolation Exercises?
  • How Can You Strengthen a Weak Area?
  • Changing Motor Behavior
  • Advanced Techniques for Increasing the Intensity
  • TNT for Explosive Muscle Growth
  • Adjusting the Speed of Your Repetitions
  • The Best Bodybuilders Train Explosively
  • A Physiological Dilemma: Should You Slow Down the Negative Phase?
  • When the Negative Phase Is Not Accentuated
  • Potentiation
  • Continuous Tension or Full Range of Motion?
  • Burn
  • Manipulate Your Genetics Using Sets of 100 Reps
  • How to Improve Your Mind–Muscle Connection
  • Recovery: An Increasingly Limiting Factor
  • Muscle Soreness
  • Learn to Manage Your Ability to Recover
  • Strategies to Accelerate Recovery
  • Segmenting Muscles So You Can Dominate Them
  • Dealing With Injuries
  • Optimizing Your Strength by Holding Your Breath
  • Paying Attention to Head Position
  • Protective Equipment

  • Get Bigger Shoulders
  • Shoulder Exercises
  • Develop a Complete Back
  • Back Exercises
  • Latissimus Dorsi Exercises
  • Do Not Neglect the Infraspinatus
  • Infraspinatus Exercises
  • Build Impressive Trapezius Muscles
  • Trapezius Exercises 
  • Develop Strong Lumbar Muscles to Protect Your Back 
  • Exercises for the Lumbar Region
  • Create Balance in Your Chest
  • Chest Exercises
  • Build Your Biceps Quickly
  • Biceps Exercises
  • Attain More Developed Forearms 
  • Forearm Exercises
  • Develop Impressive Triceps
  • Triceps Exercises
  • Take Steps Toward Massive Quadriceps
  • Quadriceps Exercises
  • Bring Your Hamstrings up to Speed
  • Hamstring Exercises 
  • Develop the Calves Evenly
  • Calf Exercises
  • Chisel Your Abdominal Muscles 
  • Abdominal Exercises


  • Beginner Program for Putting on Muscle Quickly—2 Days per Week
  • Beginner Program for Putting on Muscle Quickly—3 Days per Week
  • Advanced Program—4 Days per Week
  • Advanced Program—5 Days per Week
  • Programs for Building Up Weak Areas

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