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

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Firefly Books, Mar 14, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
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Detailed anatomical illustrations reveal what the body actually does during specific exercise sequences.

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

Valuable features of the book help the reader gain the greatest benefit from each exercise and improve fitness and well-being. These include:

  • 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 bodythroughout each movement
  • A visual index of exercises, allowing easy navigation through the book.

No other such book is tailored to the general reader. Beginners, those already committed to exercise, competing athletes, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists and others involved in fitness will find Anatomy of Exercise instructive and practical.

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

User Review  - Nic Brisbourne - Goodreads

Text book that shows the muscles used by a range of exercises and provides a brief tutorial on how to do those exercises. Improved my understanding of my workouts and various aches and pains :), and will help in my quest to strengthen ALL my muscles. I will try some of the exercises too. Read full review

Awesome book

User Review  - cherokee0629 -

Love the illustration. Great if you want to know what exercise is working what muscle. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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 has served as contributing editor of Women's Sports and Fitness and Allure magazines and was the fitness expert for Good Morning America. He lives in New York City.

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