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

4.6 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews

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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 (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Patricia Thornton on August 6, 2009
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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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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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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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Good book. Comprehensive. Main complaint is formatting & search of kindle edition. I found it hard to find stuff. Book didn't help me understand details of how muscles work together; e.g., iliacus, textual abdominis & psoas. How to isolate them in a workout.
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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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This is perfect information in book form. Good drawings, explanations, and also tells you the nerves Helps you understand function, movements, injuries, stretches and strengthening exercises. Good information and it doesn't overload the non professional. There is also the app called imuscle that you can get this type of information in electronic form.
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The best description of the book is the book's title, "The Concise Book of Muscles". Straight forward and to the point. Covers a lot of useful information without unnecessary chatter.
The illustrations are clear and easy to understand with just the right amount of detail. .
I use this book on my Fire HD 7 in my work as a Personal Trainer, it helps me share information with my clients about what muscles we are working and why we are doing particular exercises. However there is enough detail in the illustrations that they still show up well on a non-color e-reader like my Kindle 6.
This is a very useful reference book in regards to the basics of the main skeletal muscles.
I do recommend.
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