Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training

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"Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training" is a reference book that offers the reader more than just the 'how to' of exercise and training. Using detailed anatomical illustrations of the way muscles and tendons work, the book provides a visual insight into what happens to the body during exercise, making it invaluable to anyone active in the exercise field. The initial section of the book covers basic anatomy, overviews of the musculo-skeletal system, directional terms, planes and movements, basic kinesiology and an overview of exercise concepts, as well as an explanation of muscle analysis.The core of the book presents 88 exercises involving gym machines, free weights and body weight/stretching, grouped by body region (chest, legs and hips, back and shoulders, arms and abdominals). Each exercise features a full-colour illustration, together with instructions on execution and technique. Supporting graphics show starting and finishing positions, and additional information includes training tips and useful facts.

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[ Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training Vella, Mark ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2006

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Author Mark Vella has been involved in the field of health and fitness for more than 15 years, as a personal training instructor, lifestyle counsellor and massage therapist, and he is also a practising naturopath. He lectures to fitness professionals on a variety of health science topics, including anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, health assessment, medical screening, fitness testing, training methods and principles, postural assessment, programming, exercise prescription and nutrition, and has been active in developing standards and manuals for fitness trainers in his native South Africa. Consultant Dr Nick Walters, an exercise physiologist with more than 20 years' experience, is currently vice principal and head of research at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London.

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