Mnm's (and I Don't Mean Chocolate... )

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Trafford Publishing, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 159 pages

MnM's (And I Don't Mean Chocolate...): A Muscle and Movement Handbook is a book about muscles and movement, a resource for those who would like to know more about the human body and how it works without having to read a cumbersome textbook. Written in a light-hearted yet informative style, the text includes detailed material on location and actions of different muscles. The illustrations and pictures demonstrate invaluable stretch and strength exercises for each joint area, and cover a wide scope of fitness areas: weight- training, Yoga, Pilates, sports, and dance.

The book's approach is unique because it can be used a handbook, a 'portable guide' to the correct use of the body. Each chapter centers on a large muscle group, relating it to current concepts and myths in the fitness industry, while giving in-depth information. There is a sense of humor throughout the material; the book is meant to be fun and interesting.

The text maintains that a person is capable of conditioning, maintaining, and/or healing oneself without spending thousands of dollars. With knowledge of the body's mechanisms, one can begin to improve their physical as well as mental and emotional health, relieve pain, and increase quality and longevity of life. Specific areas addressed are alignment, injury prevention, rehabilitation, the 'weekend' as well as professional athlete, and conditions such as lower back pain, bursitis, and shoulder, hip, and knee problems.

There are an increasing number of people who want to know more about their body and what can be done to improve it, no matter what age and without the fitness "hype". This text will appeal to teachers of exercise, fitness enthusiasts, and professionals in the science of movement. It is precise yet readable, for anyone interested in the human body and its potential.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
2
THE ABDOMINALS or forget the 6 pack
3
WHAT IS THE PSOAS AND WHERE IS MY PELVIS?
23
GLUTEI THE PLURAL OF GLUTEUS
36
A TRIP AROUND THE HIPS or What Your Thighs Look Like
54
THE SPINE OUR LIFE SOURCE
81
THE SHOULDER JOINT IS THE CHEST AND BACK
95
MULTIPLE HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
106
FEET WHERE WOULD WE GO WITHOUT THEM?
136
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TRUTH THE FACE THROAT AND HANDS
142
THE REMEDY GO TO THE SOURCE YOUR SELF
153
ORGANS ARE MUSCLES TOO
156
AFTERWORD MY MOVEMENT BELIEFS
157
INDEX
158
REFERENCES
163
DISCLAIMER
166

THE MYSTERIES OF THE KNEES UNLOCKED
122

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About the author (2005)

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones is a professor of Dance and Kinesiology and has been teaching for over 30 years. She is a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor with a Masters in Dance and Education.

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