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Anatomy of Exercise: A Trainer’s Inside Guide to Your Workout

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Anatomy of Exercise is revolutionary for its insights into 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. Lifelike anatomical illustrations demonstrate each exercise and reveal in colorful detail exactly which muscles are engaged, which are being conditioned and how those muscles respond.

The following features help the reader gain the greatest benefit from each exercise and thereby improve fitness and well-being:

  • Detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations for all the exercises
  • Annotations identifying the active and stabilizing muscles
  • Concise how-to instructions for each exercise
  • Identification of the specific muscles that benefit the most from each exercise
  • Suggested modifications for different levels of difficulty
  • Instructions on stabilizing the body throughout each movement
  • A visual index of exercises that allows easy navigation through the book
  • A glossary of anatomical terms.
  • No other book provides such rich detail tailored to the general reader. Beginners, those already committed to exercise, competing athletes, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists and the many others involved in fitness will find Anatomy of Exercise fascinating, instructive and practical.


    From the Publisher

    Anatomy of Exercise: A Trainer’s Inside Guide to Your Workout

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    What happens to your body when you exercise?

    Which muscles are involved in the movements you make, and what do they do?

    With anatomical drawings and detailed instructions, Anatomy of Exercise shows you exactly what your body is doing as you move. Annotated illustrations demonstrate the active and stabilizer muscles involved in each physical exercise, while informative text explains how particular exercises can benefit specific muscles, and offers modification options and tips on proper form to help you achieve maximum results.

    Organized by body area, this invaluable resource includes a glossary and handy visual index. Anatomy of Exercise is designed to give you more insight into your body and workout than ever before, and is the ideal reference manual for anyone designing an exercise program for themselves or their clients.

    Author PAT MANOCCHIA is the owner, founder and director of La Palestra Center for Preventative Medicine in New York City. A pioneer in the integration of exercise and medicine, he has served as contributing editor for Women’s Sports and Fitness and Allure magazines, and as a fitness expert for Good Morning America. He lives in New York City.

    Matt DraytonMatt Drayton

    Learn which muscles are activated during specific exercises:

    front squat

    front squat

    cable row

    cable row

    single leg deadlift

    single leg deadlift

    Front Squat

    BEST FOR

    • biceps femoris

    • erector spinae

    • gluteus maximus

    • rectus femoris

    • vastus intermedius

    • vastus lateralis

    • vastus medialis

    Cable Row

    BEST FOR

    • latissimus dorsi

    • trapezius

    • rhomboid

    • erector spinae

    • teres major

    • posterior deltoid

    • brachialis

    • brachioradialis

    • biceps brachii

    Single Leg Deadlift

    BEST FOR

    • biceps femoris

    • erector spinae

    • gluteus maximus

    • latissimus dorsi

    • quadratus lumborum

    • rectus femoris

    • semimembranosus

    • semitendinosus

    • vastus lateralis

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