Describing over thirty new muscles, this exciting new edition of The Concise Book of Muscles is a comprehensive guide to the six major muscle groups. Fully illustrated and easy to use, this compact reference guide provides a complete profile for each muscle, clearly showing its origin, insertion, action, and nerve supply, the movements that use it, and exercises and stretches that strengthen it. The Concise Book of Muscles 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. While designed for the student and early practitioner of anatomy, massage/bodywork, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, physiotherapy, 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.
Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979, and has taught anatomy, shiatsu, qigong, and bodywork therapy throughout Europe. He is the author of several best-selling books, including Acupressure for Common Ailments and The Concise Book of the Moving Body.
“As a physiotherapy student, this book has provided me with everything I need to know about muscles. The diagrams are clear and colourful, information is accurate, and there are lots of useful extras that you don’t find in other similar books; such as functional movements, common problems and injuries, and stretches and strengthening exercises. I previously bought Stone’s Atlas of Skeletal Muscles, but saw this and decided to swap - it is so much clearer and more useful! Thoroughly recommended for anyone studying this subject area!”
“As a current sports therapy student and a Personal Trainer based in N. Ireland, i can thoroughly recommend this book. Having brought the Atlas of Skeletal Muscles by Stone et al, I can state this book is superior. The diagrams are clear and colourful in comparison. It is colour-coded and shows muscles in context, as supposed to isolation. Therefore I have no hesitation recommending this to fellow students.”
“I bought this book on the advice of a friend who is a physiotherapist. I needed a book on muscles for my Personal Trainer course. I found this book very helpful; the muscle diagrams are very clear. Origin and insertion are clearly shown. It also provides exercise and stretching suggestions. I would recommend it for anyone doing a similar type of course.”
“As a fitness instructor, this book is very helpful and simple to use. I would recommend it to all fitness instructor or would be instructors, level 2 and 3.”