500 photos, 300 drawings
Anatomy of Movement: Exercises, the companion volume to Anatomy of Movement, describes and illustrates, through hundreds of photographs and drawings, a comprehensive series of exercises involving the most common movements of the body. Over a hundred new illustrations were added in this revised edition.
The exercises were chosen on the basis of their effectiveness and with concern for their safety. Some are designed to focus on strengthening a particular region or muscle group, others the entire body. Each exercise prepares the body to respond well to the demands of particular movements. Together they serve as a basis for the more specialized movements associated with various physical disciplines and therapies.
Presentation follows the sequencing in Anatomy of Movement. For each body region the authors describe characteristic movements; potential sources of stiffness or laxity and how to detect, prevent and overcome them; how to strengthen specific muscles or muscle groups; and how to coordinate movements. This is followed by "practice pages" on which specific exercises are demonstrated.
- Preface & Introduction
- The Trunk & Neck
- The Shoulder
- The Elbow & Forearm
- The Wrist & Hand
- The Hip
- The Knee
- The Ankle & Foot
- Coordination of Hip, Knee & Foot
"Anatomy of Movement and Anatomy of Movement: Exercises describe the bones, muscles and joints, how they move, how to exercise specific and coordinated parts--with illustrations, photos and text that make it comprehensible even to someone like me, who's taken nary a class in anatomy, physiology or kinesiology."
—Molly Martin, Pacific Magazine
"For the client who asks for stretches or exercises to do, there is sure to be something appropriate [here], and the photographs simplify explanation. The practice pages and coordination exercises offer plenty of inspiration for movement sessions as well."