Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy

Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy

by Hollis Liebman
     
 

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"This useful title, which will also work well as a circulating item, presents that something extra for fitness enthusiasts who want to become serious about their conditioning."
— Library Journal (starred review)

The revolutionary series Anatomy of Exercise includes eight specialized titles that followed the first title, Anatomy of Exercise

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"This useful title, which will also work well as a circulating item, presents that something extra for fitness enthusiasts who want to become serious about their conditioning."
— Library Journal (starred review)

The revolutionary series Anatomy of Exercise includes eight specialized titles that followed the first title, Anatomy of Exercise, each focusing on a specific sport or exercise program. Since the release of the first book, the titles in this innovative series have sold 250,000 copies in North America.

Compiling content from all nine titles, Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy enables the reader to tailor a personalized and professional program that will meet specific needs. A runner can dip into yoga to improve his breathing; a muscle builder can shape her legs with cycling workouts; a gymnast can combine yoga with core stability and strength exercises, and a woman over 50 can design a program that fits into her busy life.

Comprehensive and informative, this big compendium includes these standard features:

  • Full-body anatomy illustrations, front and back
  • Annotated full-color anatomical illustrations for all exercises
  • Full-color photographs of exercises
  • Visual identification of active and stabilizing muscles
  • Concise step-by-step how-to instructions and guidance
  • Level-of-difficulty modifications
  • "Best For" information boxes
  • Safety tips boxes
  • Pre-designed workouts
  • Visual index of exercises
  • Glossary of anatomical terms.

For anyone who works on their fitness routines, whether at a gym, health club or in a sport personally, professionally or academically, Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy is the ideal resource for a lifetime of healthy living.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 10/15/2014
Your patrons are bombarded with health and exercise advice from every corner and recommendations for what's best to do seem to change weekly. Fitness magazine editor and national bodybuilding champion Liebman's no-nonsense title goes back to the basics, educating users on how to do specific exercises, illustrating in anatomical sketches how the body is affected by them, and listing which exercises best prepare the body for various sports. Part 1 offers general comments and tips on exercise and nutrition as well as large-format computer-generated images (CGI) of the human body with its muscles labeled. The other sections of the book show exercises and stretches in a spread each, with one page offering a photo-illustrated how-to, and the opposite page featuring a CGI of the body at work with the relevant muscles highlighted. Most helpful is the segment of workouts, with instructions for two routines each for beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners who want to focus on a particular part of the body or prepare for a particular sport. The sports-specific entries ready readers for common pastimes such as baseball, cycling, and various martial arts but also for sports such as archery, hurling, and water polo. Closing the book are glossaries of English and Latin terms. VERDICT This useful title, which will also work well as a circulating item, presents that something extra for fitness enthusiasts who want to become serious about their conditioning.—Henrietta Verma, Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770854437
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
11/04/2014
Series:
Anatomy of Series
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,313,037
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Hollis Lance Liebman has been a fitness magazine editor and national bodybuilding champion. Currently a Los Angeles resident, Hollis has worked with some of Hollywood's elite, earning rave reviews. His web site is www.holliswashere.com.

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