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Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action

Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action
Author: Mark Vella
ISBN 13: 9780071475334
ISBN 10: 71475338
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2006-08-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
List Price: $22.00

See How Your Muscles Work Before You Work Your Muscles!

More than 200 full-color drawings pinpoint the muscle groups used during the most popular exercises

Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training provides a magnificent visual insight into what happens to your muscles when you exercise. By understanding how your body responds to each movement, you'll be able to isolate specific muscle groups and design the most targeted program possible.

Turn to Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training for:

  • 200+ muscle-by-muscle illustrations for an inside look at how exercise affects 70 different muscles
  • 90+ exercises-ranging from free weights to machines to yoga and Pilates-that will sculpt your entire body and give you a buffer, more powerful and sexy chest, legs, hips, back, shoulders, arms, and abs
  • Tips for good form to maximize safety and effectiveness
  • Expert commentary on each exercise covering everything from history to cautions and benefits
  • Specific exercise programs for muscle tone and strength
  • A difficulty rating for every exercise ranging from beginner to advanced
  • A brief overview of anatomy, from anatomical definitions and terms to how to analyze an exercise

Mark Vella has been involved in the field of health and fitness for more than 15 years as a personal trainer, lifestyle counselor, and massage therapist. He lectures to fitness professionals on a variety of health science topics.

Dr. Nick Walters, an exercise physiologist with more than 20 years' experience, is the vice principal and head of research at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in London.