The Concise Book of Muscles, Fourth Edition

The Concise Book of Muscles, Fourth Edition

Updated to include quick reference tables, an overview of the gross anatomy of the body area and the nerve pathways that are most relevant, and a new chapter on the pelvic floor muscles, the fourth edition of this authoritative, best-selling book offers a comprehensive introduction to the muscular system.This newly revised fourth edition of The Concise Book of Muscles is a comprehensive guide to the major muscle groups. Fully illustrated with more than 500 drawings, and easy to use, this compact reference provides a complete profile for each muscle, clearly showing its origin, insertion, nerve supply, and action, the movements that use it, and, where appropriate, exercises that stretch and strengthen it.The book’s distinctive quick-reference format shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. Each muscle chapter now includes an overview of the gross anatomy of the body area to show bony landmarks, cross-sections of muscle layers, and points of attachment as well as a quick reference table and an overview of the nerve pathways that are most relevant. The book also includes a new chapter on the pelvic floor muscles–of particular interest to those studying or practicing yoga and Pilates–as well as a 20″x35″ detachable muscle wall chart. While designed for the student and beginning practitioner of anatomy, massage, bodywork, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, physiotherapy, yoga, and Pilates or any other health-related field, The Concise Book of Muscles is equally useful for athletes and anyone interested in the workings of the human body.


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The late CHRIS JARMEY, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979, and taught anatomy, shiatsu, qigong, and bodywork therapy throughout Europe. This new edition has been updated with the help of CECILIA BRASSETT, who is a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Councillor of The Anatomical Society, and the writing of Dr. DAN QUEMBY, who has taught pharmacology, physiology, and anatomy to medical and science students at St. Andrew’s University and University College London. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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concise book of muscles

?World-class strength coach Charles Poliquin introduced me to this outstanding book. It is the best anatomy book for students that I?ve ever seen, and I?ve seen them all. Get it.?

?Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Body

Concise book of muscles

Anatomical terminology simply explained

Illustrated descriptions of the body?s planes of motion, anatomical movements, types of muscle contraction, the physiology of each muscle shape, an overview of the different types of synovial joint, and the roles of agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles.

Detailed chapters on all of the eight major muscle groups

Scalp and face



Pelvis and perineum

Shoulder and arm

Forearm and hand

Hip and thigh

Leg and foot

Each color-coded for ease of reference.

concise book of muscles

In-depth profiles of over 173 muscles

High quality illustrations of each muscle are accompanied by descriptions of the the origin, insertion, action, and nerve supply, as well as examples of how the muscle is used in functional movement and suggestions for strengthening and stretching.

concise book of muscles

Zooming out to see the bigger picture

Each chapter begins with the gross anatomy of each body area to help you not only learn but really understand how to apply the information, with guidance on locating and identifying each muscle and insights on those which are heavily used and more susceptible to injury.

Includes comprehensive reference tables and a wall chart of the muscular system.

concise book of muscles

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#281,909 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store) #56 in Anatomy (Kindle Store) #122 in Health Reference #125 in Anatomy Science

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