The Anatomy of Exercise & Movement serves as a bridge between biomechanics and exercise. Awareness of movement potential is the key to a healthy body and the prevention of injuries; this text allows the reader to help maintain health, weight, posture, strength, stretch, and performance skills. The practice of sport, Pilates, yoga, and dance is emphasized, providing a better understanding of how the body functions whilst being exercised. The author’s background in movement sciences has led to a deep interest in the ability of the body to care for and/or heal itself, specifically through knowledge of muscles and what they can do.
The Anatomy of series provide a comprehensive and detailed reference into the anatomy of various exercises and body parts. Discover what goes on beneath the skin and see which muscles you are exercising and stretching. A solid understanding of muscle building and stretching is the key to achieving a healthy back and a supple body. With full-colour photographs, clear step-by-step instructions for each movement and tips on what to look for, these books provide essential insights into your body and your exercise and stretching routines. 200,000 Anatomy of titles sold to date. Full-colour photographs of the muscles inside the body to highlight the impact of the exercise and stretch. Includes exercise and stretching routines, and a photographic index.
"Anatomy of Exercise 50+, written by an experienced personal trainer, is a detailed guide to attaining optimum physical fitness through exercises for flexibility, endurance, core strengthening and more, and will show you exactly what your body does in each excercise
Inside you will find 75 exercises, all presented with clear instructions, full-colour photography and detailed anatomical illustrations, annotated with every involved muscle.
With information on the level of the exercise (beginner, intermediate, advanced), benefits and a handy 'avoid if you have' section, this book is your complete guide to exercising over 50."
Anatomy of Exercise is a unique guide to strength training. It uses stunning 3D colour illustrations to guide the reader through a complete range of strength exercises, each highlighting exactly which muscles are used and how. The book is an ideal resource for everyone interested in exercise - from those new to training who are looking for clear and simple guidance to students and health and fitness professionals looking for a detailed guide to anatomy. The book takes a logical progeression through training: warm up stretching legs back chest shoulders arms abdominals. Every exercise is fully supported with a detailed written description, photograph of the exercise being performed by a leading personal trainer and a 3D illustration to show which muscle groups are being used.