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The Concise Book of Muscles, Second Edition Paperback – August 12, 2008

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“An easy-to-use reference book...it will help the student and practitioner to not only learn the anatomy, but to understand and apply the information. An excellent addition to the library of anyone studying the human body.”—James Earls, B.A. (Hons.), Structural Integration and Massage Practitioner, Ultimate Massage Solutions“One of the best anatomy textbooks ever published in its clarity and ease-of-use.”—Connections, magazine for bodyworkers and therapists“The information and method of presentation in this book for the therapist is unrivalled in its usefulness as a learning tool.”—Russell Humpage, Master Medica, Physical Therapy Book Specialists

About the Author

Chris Jarmey, MCSP, DS, MRSS, has taught anatomy, shiatsu, qigong, and bodywork therapy throughout Europe. Also the author of Acupressure for Common Ailments, Concise Book of the Moving Body, and many other books, he runs a bodywork therapy practice in Marlborough, United Kingdom, where he lives.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 2 edition (August 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556437196
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556437199
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is by far the best book I have ever purchased. I am a pilates, yoga and personal trainer. Whenever I need some visual clarification, I open this book. The pictures and descriptions of the muscles are fabulous. +++++++++
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Ecellent book! One of the best illustrated muscle books. Great for Massage students. All muscles show and discribe origin and inserion points which a lot of books don't. Great reference book!
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The title of this book is spot on, and I am glad to have picked it up as it has been really useful to me in my work and studies. I needed a simple book for quick reference and this fits the bill precisely. Each two page spread has the diagram/drawing of the muscle on the left, and the basic information on the right. Having it all there without having to turn pages makes it very easy to use. If you are studying anatomy or medicine, then you will need a more detailed text, but for everything else I cannot recommend this enough.
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Each pair of pages contains clear drawings of a major muscle, description of etymology of its name, origin, insertion, action, innervation, sports it is involved with, and stretching and strengthening exercises.

The front matter contains clear definitions of anatomical and kinesiology terminology with lots of beautiful clear drawings.

Nice index.

A labor of love and a wonderful gift to everyone who works with the human body.

Thank you Chris!!
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I bought this book because a classmate of mine had it. While the book does not have every muscle that must be memorized in Gross Anatomy, it does have many and presents them in an easy-to-understand layout. It also gives stretches and exercises to target these muscles. This would be great for medical students, physical therapy students, physical training and anyone interested in rehabilitation. Well worth the price I paid.
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Used this book to review for comprehensive graduate finals in anatomy. It's strengths are that it clearly highlights each individual muscle in the body with an overlay of a generic man - so you can picture how it sits in the body with skin and all. Then it describes origin/attachment/innervations and movements. Finally, it provides a "generic" movement like kicking a soccer ball, so you can memorize the movements and then describe them in anatomical terms. It also provides exercise recommendations for each muscle.
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I love this book!! The color pictures and descriptions helped me to ace my A&P Lecture and Lab courses this semester. Would have paid much more for this quality. Definitely worth it. I have recommended it to many of my classmates!
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I am a Certified Massage Therapist and have frequent need in my practice to reference a muscle or muscle group to help a client. This book is laid out in an intuitive manner for reference. The illustrations are beautifully done and easy to understand for me and for a client when I share with him or her.

I employ deep tissue therapy with activation for my clients. The Origin, Insertion, and Action reminders, along with the basic functional movement section, help me to ensure the proper treatment for each individual. I also love the easy to use stretch and exercise inserts.
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