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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 611.7
EAN: 9781585187065
ISBN: 1585187062
Label: Coaches Choice Books
Manufacturer: Coaches Choice Books
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2003-03
Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
Studio: Coaches Choice Books

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Fitness Professional’s Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Human Movement is a revolution in the field of human movement. Comprehensive and meticulous, this ground-breaking text is ideal for college courses and a must for health and fitness experts, physical therapists, and related professionals. The book uses full color to isolate and illustrate every muscle in the body. And unlike 2-dimensional anatomy posters where such detail would be impossible, each muscle’s origin and insertion are shown in detail. Along with the illustrations, you’ll find a description of each muscle as well as information on its joint crossings, associated body actions, blood supply, and controlling nerves. Never has learning the muscles and their associated actions and details been easier or more straight-forward.

But the free CD-ROM included with each copy of the book is what really makes this resource unique. Developed specifically as a companion to this text, the intuitive and easy-to-use PC CD-ROM applies each of the muscles and body actions described in the book to nearly 300 specific exercises. Each exercise is shown in full-motion video and demonstrated in repeatable, correct form, with complete descriptions, step-by-step instructions, and a list of the body actions used to perform each exercise. By double-clicking on any of the 65 body actions, you’ll get a list of each muscle used in that action. Double-click on any of the muscles in the list, and you’ll be presented with detailed information about that muscle, complete with a full-color image of the muscle that you can magnify and isolate from the surrounding muscles. It even gives you an audio clip of the correct pronunciation!

Another feature of the CD allows you to view over 100 movement related activities, from a field hockey backhand to gardening to rowing a canoe, with corresponding body actions and the same double-click to live action footage and musculoskeletal detail provided for the 300 exercises. The uses of this feature are virtually limitless and can be applied to everything from occupational therapy to ergonomic engineering.

The CD also features five four- to seven-minute video lectures by Dr. Golding on muscle basics, anatomy, soreness, and strength.

And the CD even allows you to print sixteen different skeleton illustrations for use in muscle placement exercises. It also contains 20 multiple-choice quizzes on various nomenclatures, actions and attachments; these can be taken electronically and scored instantly or printed for use in classroom exercises.

CD-ROM System Requirements: The supplemental CD-ROM is for PC based Windows platforms only. System requirements include Windows 95 to Windows XP. It will not work on Windows NT3.51 or Windows NT4 with service Pack 4 or less (though upgrading your NT system may be done easily with free downloads from Microsoft on their website). Other software requirements that generally come pre-loaded with Windows are: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), Jet Database engine, QuickTime 4 video viewer application, and The Distributed Component Object Module (DCOM95). The program requires 235 MB of hard drive space, 64 MB or more of RAM, and a Pentium class processor of at least 133mhz.

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Summary: Fitness Professionals' Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Human Movement
Comment: This book is written by top experts on fitness. It is an essential and comprehensive resource for those who want to become fitness professionals. There is a lot to learn in terms of names of bones, muscles, etc, but that's just the way anatomy is. This book makes it easier by its intelligent organization. The only drawback: I'd heard there were "typo's," and yes there are quite a few. For instance, a whole section of the table of contents is missing. But this is the 2003 edition, and I understand many of these have been caught and corrected in a later edition?? Also see the ACE (American Council on Exercise) website for other resources for aspiring fitness pro's.

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Summary: Excellent Resource For Learning Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Comment: This book came with my ACE Personal Trainer Premier package and it's been extremely useful. This in combination with the "ACE Functional Anatomy" DVD by Sabrena Newton, has really made learning this complex material much easier than I thought it would be (though still not easy by any means)!

In spite of some typo's in the book (which I have been told they will correct in future editions when I contacted the publisher), it's an excellent resource which has an incredible CD ROM showing individual details of muscles and "video" footage of various types of movements as well as a large amount of exercises.

There are also great quizzes you can use to practice the information. This has been an extremely beneficial tool in terms of being able to apply the information rather than just memorize it by rote. It adds another dimension to the learning process which I find helps to reinforce the material.

Along with the footage, there is a list of all the muscles involved in the particular exercise. You have the option of clicking on the names of those muscles which then leads you to a page with detailed illustrations (with various viewing options including seeing only the origins/insertions) and explanations of the functions of the muscles.

I also like that fact that they not only tell what each individual muscles do, but there is a section in the book containing several pages where they list various types of anatomical movements (ex. Scapula Adduction) and then list all the muscles involved with each movement. They also make it clear which are primary muscles and which are secondary.

With the individual muscles they rank (in order of importance) the motions that the muscle is responsible for.

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Summary: Just OK
Comment: I got this book because of the combination of text and DVD. I had to try the CD-rom on 3 computers before I was able to install it. Once installed, I wasn't thrilled with the videos. I thought I'd get snippets of athletes in motion with audio to go with it, but it's just shots of a single person performing a muslce action multiple times(adduction, abduction, etc.) The activity examples given in the text were good, but in all I wouldn't recommend this for trying to learn muscle anatomy. Not worth the $40.

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Summary: Very thorough
Comment: This book has very graphic pictures and everything is described in detail. The quizzes and the dvd were very helpful as well.

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Summary: Exersise managment
Comment: This is a great book for anyone who needs a reference for the human body in design and action. It can give you an insight as to how and why each part works in an easy and efficient manner thought up by some of the best in the field of human anatomy.

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