book review

At the core of any successful fitness professional is a firm understanding of human anatomy and the effective application of safe, effective movement. Bret Contreras, MS, CSCS, has compiled years of research and experience in his book, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy. In his easy-to-reference format, Contreras offers 11 chapters of bodyweight exercises; some familiar and some that will be new to your training repertoire. He details each exercise with the proper execution of the movement, anatomy involved using beautiful anatomical illustrations, variations of each exercise based on four skill levels and concludes the book with a chapter dedicated to successful planning and programming. This book is one that every fitness professional should consider adding to their library; and be sure to keep it close-at-hand