Customer Reviews for

The Concise Book of Muscles

Average Rating 4.5
( 8 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted September 20, 2009

    Best I found available

    Clear diagrams and clean presentation of information. Great for learning muscles, function, origin and insertion. Overall a great reference book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 20, 2009

    Very useful as a reference manual

    I am a certified personal trainer and I emphatically recommend this book for all trainers at any level for reference. The color diagrams make the viewing of the origin and attachments of the muscles easy to see. In addition the muscle discussed has a reference to the vertebrae of the spine that enervates it. Finally suggestions are made to strengthen and stretch the muscle studied. This book I highly recommend for anyone that is involved with kinesiology at any level.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Best reference out there!

    I am currently transitioning careers from a visual discipline into one of health, wellness, and fitness. My Pilates instructor brought this to class one day, along with a few others, and I immediately fell in love with it. I use it daily as it is a quick, easy, comprehensive reference, yet it is laid out beautifully with appropriate accompanying diagrams.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 9, 2010

    Best value purchase in years

    This is a great book on muscle and skeletal anatomy. My college education was in Kinesiology but I recently found I needed some refreshing. I located this book during a physical search at B&N and have been extremely pleased with several features. It is organized by area of the body so the muscles that share or support the same functions are in the same color coded section. The graphics are accurate and very clear. The book not only explains in simple terms such as "lifts the leg in stepping forward" or "used in jumping" but it also provides both strengthening exercises and stretches for the muscles. The book also contains a section explaining the terms used in describing muscle placement and movement with respect to body position.

    I am seeing a Doctor of Osteopathy for difficulty in walking and have used the book as a basis for discussion with my doctor about my problems and restorative activities. She was very favorably impressed with the contents and plans to recommend it to other patients.

    This book was a real find and even though very affordable for a workbook or textbook, it is produced on high quality, durable paper. I have already recommended it to several people.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1