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Anatomy of Exercise: A Trainer's Inside Guide to Your Workout
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Anatomy of Exercise: A Trainer's Inside Guide to Your Workout

by Pat Manocchia
 

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Anatomy of Exercise is revolutionary for its insights into how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise. The book is organized by body area and shows common sequences in the progression of a typical workout. Lifelike anatomical illustrations demonstrate each exercise and reveal in colorful detail exactly which muscles are engaged, which

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Anatomy of Exercise is revolutionary for its insights into how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise. The book is organized by body area and shows common sequences in the progression of a typical workout. 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.

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.
  • No other book provides such rich detail tailored to the general reader. 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.

    Editorial Reviews

    Shelf Life
    This book is a great motivator for the health conscious... 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.
    Regina Post
    Exercise books abound -- filled with how-to photos of various exercises. But here's one with a bit of a different focus.
    — I Seiberling
    Star Telegram (Dallas-Fort Worth)
    The computer-generated illustrations of the muscles recruited to perform each exercise are cool.
    — Steve Jacob
    American Reference Book Annual
    A fascinating book.... Recommended to medium-sized and large public libraries as well as high school and undergraduate collections.
    — Shannon Graff Hysell
    2 Magazine
    This user-friendly guide has everything you need and then some.
    Albuquerque Journal
    Provides the answers and shows you exactly what's moving one push-up and cross-over crunch at a time.
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    [The author's] emphasis on supporting muscles will be helpful to people who tend to injure different muscles, one after another.
    Destinations (Via Rail)
    This manual is the ultimate reference on physical fitness for anyone who exercises. Fully illustrated and annotated it's aimed at general readers who want to perform each exercise correctly while helping their muscles, not hurting them.
    Good Times
    Read this book and you'll strengthen your mind as well as your body.... This book is like having your own personal trainer right there with you.
    Men's Exercise
    One of the best books written as a reference manual for understanding exercise... For those of you who want to work out, but are unsure if you are exercising properly, this book is perfect for you.... Great how-to instructions.
    New Living (Stony Brook NY)
    This is an excellent book no fitness professional or fitness enthusiast should be without.
    The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne IN)
    [The drawings] make it easy to visualize your muscles in action, even if you are not exactly sure where your anterior deltoid or external obliques are located.
    Star Telegram (Dallas-Fort Worth) - Steve Jacob
    For the exercises covered, the author does a good job of explaining proper form. If you were never completely sure the right way to run or ride a stationary bike, this book tells you how in very simple language. The computer-generated illustrations of the muscles recruited to perform each exercise are cool.
    Regina Post - I Seiberling
    Exercise books abound — filled with how-to photos of various exercises. But here's one with a bit of a different focus. Anatomy of Exercise looks at how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise. The book is organized by body area and shows common sequences in the progression of a typical workout. 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.
    American Reference Book Annual - Shannon Graff Hysell
    Anatomy of Exercise is a fascinating book.... If used correctly the book can help the reader benefit from each exercise and improve their fitness level. 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. 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. Therefore, it can be recommended to medium-sized and large public libraries as well as high school and undergraduate collections.
    VOYA - David Goodale
    In a nutshell, this title is a large book of exercises divided into categories, which include "Warm-Ups," "Stretching," "Legs and Hips," "Back," "Chest," "Shoulders," "Arms," and "Core." Each exercise is described in detail, from starting position to action to movement path. Suggestions are provided on how to stabilize one's body and what to look for and avoid while performing each action. Two-page spreads show quality photographs of each exercise as it is carried out, and a corresponding page illustrates the muscles being worked. This book claims to be the "ideal reference manual for anyone designing an exercise program for themselves or their clients;" however, the technical language used in the introduction seems to lend itself to trainers and "elite athletes" rather than beginners. The introduction even states that the best way to determine one's own specific program and goals is to consult a professional trainer. The photographs and illustrations in this manual are its strong points. The text that supports each exercise is well-written, but the teen audience for this book will be limited to serious athletes or those interested in becoming trainers. The readership will be even more restricted by the fact that many exercises require barbells, dumbbells, and sophisticated gym equipment. The price tag of this book also raises serious questions for teen librarians with budget constraints. It would be wise to look for other exercise manuals that are written specifically for teens and will appeal to a broader audience. Reviewer: David Goodale
    The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne IN) - wire
    Provide[s] the answers and show[s] you exactly what's moving what... [The drawings] make it easy to visual your muscles in action, even if you are not exactly sure where your anterior deltoid or external obliques are located.
    Albuquerque Journal - Journal Wire Reports
    Provides the answers and shows you exactly what's moving what one push-up and cross-over crunch at a time... [It] makes it easy to visualize your muscles in action, even if you aren't exactly sure where your anterior deltoid or external obliques are, or which muscles belong to which groups.
    The Cincinnati Enquirer
    Want to know what muscles you're working during an exercise session? What training moves are best for a targeted area? Find answers to both in "Anatomy of Exercise: A Trainer's Inside Guide to Your Workout."
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    Show[s] you exactly what's moving what — one push-up and cross-over crunch at a time... Make[s] it esy to visualize your muscles in action.
    Destinations (Via Rail) - Laila Maalouf
    This manual is the ultimate reference on physical fitness for anyone who exercises. Fully illustrated and annotated it's aimed at general readers who want to perform each exercise correctly while helping their muscles, not hurting them. Includes informative sidebars and many tips and variations to accommodate individual differences.
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Carolyn Poirot
    Anatomical drawings and detailed instructions on how to do specific exercises and how exercising one body part affects another... Makes it easy to visualize your muscles in action.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781554073856
    Publisher:
    Firefly Books, Limited
    Publication date:
    03/01/2009
    Series:
    Anatomy Of Series
    Pages:
    192
    Sales rank:
    103,511
    Product dimensions:
    9.64(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.74(d)

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    Meet the Author

    Pat Manocchia is the owner, founder and director of La Paletra Center for Preventative Medicine in New York City. A pioneer in the integration of health and medicine, he was the fitness expert for Good Morning America and was contributing editor to Women's Sports and Fitness and Allure magazines.

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