Description CONTAINS A FULL-BODY MUSCLE WALL CHART
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 and an overview of the nerve pathways that are most relevant.
The book also includes a new chapter on the pelvic floor muscles; which are of particular interest to those studying or practicing yoga and Pilates.
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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