Winning Ways (FYI):
Women's Strength Training Anatomy
Monday, August 18, 2003
By Gregory "Graig" White
While reading this book I just couldn't stop wondering has to what the true difference was, there are differences between men and women, but being in the strength training game I couldn't find it. The exercises that Frédéric Delavier writes about have been proven, but they also work for men as well, the function of most of the muscles in men and women are the same, the bicep bends the arm, the triceps straighten the arm and so on.
The diagrams are well done and will give the reader all the knowledge they might want about the female anatomy, I just couldn't help getting the feeling that this was a "concept" book. A book written for women who want to get in shape but feel that some of the other books already available were not written with them in mind. I'm here to tell you that if given a chance the information that you find in those other books are the same, the difference is the application.
This book is broken up into 4 chapters and is very descriptive, by that I mean the text and diagrams work well to give the reader an exact picture as to how each exercise should be performed. Which is good but on the whole this is a book that is probably best left on the shelf.
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