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Product Details

  • Series: Anatomy of
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books; 1 edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554073855
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554073856
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a great motivator for the health conscious... Depending on how intensely you get into your routines, Anatomy of Exercise is critical reading for those who want to acquire the best body they can. (Shelf Life 2009-02-00)

Curious what the body is doing when it's working out? Fitness expert Manocchia shows readers with a glossary of anatomical terms and detailed color illustrations that identify muscles. Duke, a personal trainer to the stars, has devised diet-and-fitness regimes for women. Distinctive to her approach: her encouragement to appreciate our bodies instead of aiming for an ideal that may not exist. (Library Journal Xpress Reviews 2008-04-22)

Exercise books abound -- filled with how-to photos of various exercises. But here's one with a bit of a different focus. Anatomy of Exercise looks at how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise. The book is organized by body area and shows common sequences in the progression of a typical workout. It features life-like anatomical illustrations to demonstrate each exercise and reveal exactly which muscles are engaged, which are being conditioned and how those muscles respond. (I Seiberling Regina Post 2009-02-05)

For the exercises covered, the author does a good job of explaining proper form. If you were never completely sure the right way to run or ride a stationary bike, this book tells you how in very simple language. The computer-generated illustrations of the muscles recruited to perform each exercise are cool. (Steve Jacob Star Telegram (Dallas-Fort Worth) 2009-01-00)

Anatomy of Exercise is a fascinating book.... If used correctly the book can help the reader benefit from each exercise and improve their fitness level. Highlights of the book include the detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations, annotations identifying active and stabilizing muscle, suggestions for modifications to vary intensity of an exercise, and a visual index that allows for easy navigation through the book. This book would be useful for anyone interested in enhancing their fitness routine as well as fitness instructors who want to visually show their customers the benefits of each exercise. Therefore, it can be recommended to medium-sized and large public libraries as well as high school and undergraduate collections. (Shannon Graff Hysell American Reference Book Annual)

This user-friendly guide has everything you need and then some. (2 Magazine 2008-03-00)

Provides the answers and shows you exactly what's moving one push-up and cross-over crunch at a time. (Albuquerque Journal 2008-08-10)

[The author's] emphasis on supporting muscles will be helpful to people who tend to injure different muscles, one after another. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 2008-04-21)

This manual is the ultimate reference on physical fitness for anyone who exercises. Fully illustrated and annotated it's aimed at general readers who want to perform each exercise correctly while helping their muscles, not hurting them. (Destinations (Via Rail) 2008-07-00)

Read this book and you'll strengthen your mind as well as your body.... This book is like having your own personal trainer right there with you. (Good Times 2008-08-31)

One of the best books written as a reference manual for understanding exercise... For those of you who want to work out, but are unsure if you are exercising properly, this book is perfect for you.... Great how-to instructions. (Men's Exercise 2008-01-09)

This is an excellent book no fitness professional or fitness enthusiast should be without. (New Living (Stony Brook NY) 2008-07-00)

[The drawings] make it easy to visualize your muscles in action, even if you are not exactly sure where your anterior deltoid or external obliques are located. (The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne IN) 2008-07-07)

About the Author

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 was the fitness expert for Good Morning America and was contributing editor to Women's Sports and Fitness and Allure magazines.


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Joan Pacitti
This book illustrates a great many exercises that involve the all sections of the body and how they affect each muscle that is being exercised.
Rauol Pifkey III
The pictures are great and very helpful.
P. Miller

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Yamin on August 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I am just a regular person who likes to work out, and I found this book to be very clearly written and understandable as well as being insightful and helpful to me as I go about my exercise routine which includes aerobic, stretch, stability and weight exercises.

I am learning how particular excercises can benefit different areas of my body and muscles and also understanding and seeing how the positions and movement impact my muscles. It has already been helpful in curing some muscle pain I've had. Excellent book for the lay person!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mark C. Adams on July 1, 2009
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If you're looking for a 'Dummies'-type volume that will show you an introductory workout (and there's nothing wrong with that), then this is not the book for you. What Pat Manocchia has assembled here is the 'Larousse Gastronomique' of fitness, strength training in particular. Every major exercise (squats, biceps curls) is examined in depth, and broken down both by the steps involved and by the muscles affected. You'll soon find yourself dipping in mid-workout to check your technique or find out if your strength routine has any holes. A classic.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Charles Roark on September 14, 2009
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The illustrations in this book are great. The only problem is the number of exercises included was limited. I expected to see a number more of actual exercises. It's great for seeing exactly which muscle or muscle is group being worked, just needs more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Techvisitor Computer Repair on February 15, 2013
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Great detail for both the novice and person who's studied anatomy.
Binding is stiff, pages are thicker and should hold up to regular use.
Neatly organized to show the exercises and the anatomical names of the muscles being used.
Has a lot of detail, but isn't overkill.

Covers the basic exercises for men and women
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rauol Pifkey III on November 5, 2011
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This book illustrates a great many exercises that involve the all sections of the body and how they affect each muscle that is being exercised. This is important to understand whether you are exercising or you are explaing exercises to others. It is much easier to understand how to effect the whole body through groups of exercises. Thus for example 10 exercises could be chosen that would then affect each muscle group so that a thorough workout is achieved. Also the exercises shown include a wide variety of tools, such as use of weights, stability balls, and calisthentics/pilates types of exercises. Still another book would be needed to indicate technique, suggested length of workouts, how often per week to do the exercises, breathing techniques etc. The purpose of this book is to demonstate the muscles being used in each exercise. It serves that purpose very well in indicating the muscles being used in color drawings and in actual photographs of people doing the exercises. It is a very good book for learning the muscles and how they work together in each exercise.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Terry R. Peckat on December 4, 2009
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Excellent illustations show neuro-muscular activation for each exercise. Stresses the importance of stabilization muscles as you are as strong as your core stabilizers. Very good hints for each exercise, things to focus on and things to avoid. I am using it daily as a personal trainer and conditioning coach
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. Miller on June 13, 2008
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This is a great book for people from beginner to advanced in working out! It will show which prime muscles are being used as well as the synergyst muscles. It also demonstrates ways to make the move harder or easier depending on what level you are at and so that you do not injure yourself. The pictures are great and very helpful. This is a very good book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donald G. Silvera on December 12, 2013
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Its shows clear concise pictures of certain muscles within our body and how to exercise them. Even a person without any knowledge of the human musculature can understand what muscle is worked and what exercise should be done.
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