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The Concise Book of Muscles, Fourth Edition Paperback – Oct. 2 2018
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‘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
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.
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.
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.
About the Author
- Publisher : North Atlantic Books; 4th edition (Oct. 2 2018)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1623173388
- ISBN-13 : 978-1623173388
- Item weight : 1.07 kg
- Dimensions : 21.26 x 1.7 x 27.51 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #73,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In addition from providing complete and "concise" information about each muscle, it also provides a better understanding on how to look at them. For example, for the shoulder girdle, it presents the muscle group that moves the scapula (insertion). I also have many anatomy book, Netter, Grays, Kamina, Trail...but when it comes to muscles this one is my favorite , It's a great buy!
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A great book for students or sports therapist or physio therapist