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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mosby; 3 edition (10 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0723433860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0723433866
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 1.3 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 706,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rolf Wirhed, Fil Lic, Professor, University Lecturer in Biomechanics, Department of Physical Education and Health, Orebro, Sweden

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Sept. 1999
Format: Paperback
This book shows you clearly the human body anatomy in plain English, so you don`t have to be a doctor to read it. I`m studying Martial Arts and I can now see why some exercises are good for my training and - this is most important - I can avoid wrong movements because I know how the human body moves. It improved the quality of my training. I strongly recommend it for everyone who wants to understand what he is doing and why instead of merely accepting it from coaches and intrusctors.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Feb. 2003
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This book is full of excellent line drawings by the author, most of which are central to the text; anatomy and biomechanics cannot easily be explained without reference to models and diagrams and this book accomplishes that better than almost any other book on anatomy or biomechanics I have seen. The first chapters focus on basic principles of human anatomy and biomechanics, told in plain English and using technical terms usually in brackets.
Subsequent chapters focus on different areas of the body, giving more detailed anatomy, along with biomechanical reasons for the structure. These chapters also give many examples of ways to stretch and strengthen the various muscles, along with exercises or movements which are likely to cause more harm than good. Again, the text is simple, and technical terms are usually in brackets.
The final section collates the various stretching exercises and is followed by lists of muscles, their origins, insertions and actions.
This is not a particularly technical work, and more advanced readers will perhaps be frustrated by it's fairly basic level. However, it is an excellent introduction to biomechanics and a useful reference book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ISCA on 31 July 2007
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If you are a sportsman or just interested in keeping fit then this book is most useful.
It is an uncomplicated guide to the anatomy and function of the muscles and ligaments.
Good clear line drawings with the working parts highlighted in red help explain 1)what is going on during motion 2)what can go wrong 3)how to exercise effectively 4) how to stretch effectively and the reasons behind it all.
There is a useful section in the back with the name of every muscle; its place of origin and place of insertion.
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