The Concise Book of Muscles Paperback – 31 Jul 2008
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World-class strength coach Charles Poliquin introduced me to this outstanding book. It is the best anatomy book for non-medical students that I've ever seen, and I've seen them all. Get it. --The 4-Hour Body, Tim Ferris
About the Author
The late Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979, and has taught anatomy, shiatsu, qigong, and bodywork therapy throughout Europe. He was the author of several best-selling books, including Acupressure for Common Ailments and The Concise Book of the Moving Body, as well as being the founder of the European Shiatsu School.
Top customer reviews
My favourite bits of this book:
* The mini diagram in the top left with origin/insertion colour coded in red/blue is a brilliant learning aid.
* Having each muscle on a double page with diagram on left and text on right means this is easy to reference and use.
* Mini illustrations of strengthening exercises and self stretches are instantly understandable.
Limitations noted by other reviewers include that there are some missing muscles and that there is limited detail. I agree this is true, but personally I consider this is one of the book's strengths depending on your field of study. For me it offered the essentials without drowning me in information. As an example there is no description of the number of smaller muscles of the pelvic floor. However from a sports and body work perspective these have limited functional use (the reproductive and digestive systems are ancillary rather than central to my fields of study) and so for my purposes their omission wasn't a concern.
I would thoroughly recommend this to any students of the health field.
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Layout very clear, and just enough detail to help you understand about muscles origins and insertions
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