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The Concise Book of Muscles, Fourth Edition Paperback – Oct. 2 2018

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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

Detailed chapters on all of the eight major muscle groups

Scalp and face

Neck

Trunk

Pelvis and perineum

Shoulder and arm

Forearm and hand

Hip and thigh

Leg and foot

Each color-coded for ease of reference.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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
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