Highlights of the book include the detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations, annotations identifying active and stabilizing muscle, suggestions for modifications to vary intensity of an exercise, and a visual index that allows for easy navigation through the book. All of the exercises are presented with clear instructions, full-colour photography and detailed anatomical illustrations, annotated with every involved muscle. For example, in a barbell curl, since the weight is in front of the body and is translated in a curvilinear fashion that creates a greater forward lever and subsequent need for stabilization as it moves upward, the back and hip muscles become more relevant with regard to movement contribution. This is an excellent book no fitness professional or fitness enthusiast should be without. Organised by body section and includi What happens to your body when you exercise? Beginners, those already committed to workout, competing athletes, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists and the a lot of other folks involved in fitness will discover Anatomy of Exercise fascinating, instructive and practical.
The best use of this book is as a reference manual for understanding both positioning and muscular involvement for the included exercises, and should stimulate some thought, when performing a given exercise, about how the rest of your body plays a part in any particular movement. Great product This book is an in depth account of what body part benefits the most that the person is exercising at a specific time. Lifelike anatomical illustrations reveal in colorful detail which muscles are engaged, which are being conditioned and how the muscles respond. Which muscles are involved in which movements? Now she must save his. It is not meant to be an exhaustive exploration of exercise vocabulary either. The book is organized by body area and shows common sequences in the progression of a typical workout.
The book is organized by physique area and shows typical sequences in the progression of a typical exercise. Lifelike anatomical illustrations demonstrate every exercise and reveal in colorful detail specifically which muscle tissues are engaged, which are being conditioned and how these muscles respond. Distinctive to her approach: her encouragement to appreciate our bodies instead of aiming for an ideal that may not exist. The book is organized by body area and shows common sequences in the progression of a typical workout. All of the exercises are presented with clear instructions, full-colour photography and detailed anatomical illustrations, annotated with every involved muscle. This book takes a unique and comprehensive stance on the anatomy of exercise, useful to laymen and professional alike.
Beginners, those already committed to exercise, competing athletes, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists and the many others involved in fitness will find Anatomy of Exercise fascinating, instructive and practical. Fitness expert Manocchia shows readers with a glossary of anatomical terms and detailed color illustrations that identify muscles. One of the best books written as a reference manual for understanding exercise. The book is organized by body area and shows common sequences in the progression of a typical workout. Which muscles are involved in which movements? But here's one with a bit of a different focus. Anatomy of Exercise will show you exactly what your body does when you go to the gym. Depending on how intensely you get into your routines, Anatomy of Exercise is critical reading for those who want to acquire the best body they can.
The following features help the reader gain the greatest benefit from each exercise and thereby improve fitness and well-being:Detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations for all the exercises Annotations identifying the active and stabilizing muscles Concise how-to instructions for each exercise Identification of the specific muscles that benefit the most from each exercise Suggested modifications for different levels of difficulty Instructions on stabilizing the body throughout each movement A visual index of exercises that allows easy navigation through the book A glossary of anatomical terms. He lives in New York City. The Anatomy of Exercise Encyclopedia features a comprehensive range of exercises for the whole body. The basic method I used to determine this was to ask whether or not the movement could be performed if the secondary stabilizers were injured, but readers should be aware that the specifics are open to some debate. This book would be useful for anyone interested in enhancing their fitness routine as well as fitness instructors who want to visually show their customers the benefits of each exercise.
Pat Manocchia is the owner, founder and director of La Paletra Center for Preventative Medicine in New York City. Packed with detailed anatomical drawings to show exactly which muscles are being worked during each exercise, whether you're interested in improving your sporting performance or toning specific parts of your body, this complete collection of workouts allows you to target your exercise routines to achieve the desired results. Unfortunately, what often doesn't get mentioned is how the adjacent muscles and structures, as well as some that are not directly or obviously involved, contribute to the exercises and subsequent improvement. Organised by body section and including a glossary and handy visual index, Anatomy of Exercise will give you more insight into your body and workout than ever before. Anatomy of Exercise is revolutionary for its insights into and illustrations of how the body works during exercise.
Valuable features of the book help the reader gain the greatest benefit from each exercise and improve fitness and well-being. If the reader wants to learn the quickest way to build certain body parts without wasting time, and probably without injuring themselves, this is a good book to get started with. Beginners, those already committed to exercise, competing athletes, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists and the many others involved in fitness will find Anatomy of Exercise fascinating, instructive and practical. Lifelike anatomical illustrations demonstrate each exercise and reveal in colorful detail exactly which muscles are engaged, which are being conditioned and how those muscles respond. Provides the answers and shows you exactly what's moving one push-up and cross-over crunch at a time. To do so she must make a huge sacrifice.
She must fight to save both of them. In a push-up, for instance, the primary active muscles act to extend the elbow and adduct the humerus upper arm at the shoulder joint. For those of you who want to work out, but are unsure if you are exercising properly, this book is perfect for you. It features life-like anatomical illustrations to demonstrate each exercise and reveal exactly which muscles are engaged, which are being conditioned and how those muscles respond. Fully illustrated and annotated it's aimed at general readers who want to perform each exercise correctly while helping their muscles, not hurting them.
Anatomy of Exercise will show you exactly what your body does when you go to the gym. In other texts of this nature, exercises have for the most part been depicted as using a specific muscle group because the book was intended to show how to develop size or strength in that particular muscle or group. The mesmerising sequel to the author's wonderful debut, After Eden. To that end, this book includes exercise types typically overlooked in similar works, such as aerobic activities, stretches, and stability work. Hip and spine position, for instance, contribute to almost every major exercise and are integral not only to the proper biomechanics of a given movement, but the subsequent improvement of the targeted muscle. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Recommended to medium-sized and large public libraries as well as high school and undergraduate collections. Anatomy of Exercise looks at how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise.
Preface: Introduction This is not the first book ever written that concerns itself with the anatomical structures that are involved in exercise, nor is it intended to be the final word. The point here is to make the reader aware that during any given movement, some muscles that may not play a major role in the actual execution may still be necessary contributors for proper biomechanics and form while the exercise is being performed. There is an enormous amount of variation that can be made to these exercises, since for any one single exercise there are perhaps four or five different ways to alter the stimulus by changing the grip, foot position, altering the speed of the movement, and so forth. Fitness expert Manocchia shows readers with a glossary of anatomical terms and detailed color illustrations that identify muscles. Detailed anatomical illustrations reveal what the body actually does during specific exercise sequences.