How does the body work? How do I spot imbalances? What can I do to help myself? Answer to these questions and more are found in THE MUSCLE BOOK. Discover the major muscles and what they do, how to spot weaknesses and practical tips on preventing injury. Whether you are a truck driver with a stiff neck or a yoga teacher helping someone recover from back pain, this book makes anatomy interesting and applicable.The book clearly identifies all major muscles of the human body, and shows how they work. For each muscle there is straightforward information including common problems, signs of weakness, and self-massage for first aid. Students of anatomy and physiology, yoga, massage and dance, as well as athletes, will find this book to be an invaluable and easy-to-follow guide. "An inspired insight into the desire of the student for a clear and concise text on muscle anatomy by a graduate of this college...I cannot imagine a future new student without it." --Ken Woodward FLCSP (Phys) Principal, Northern Institute of Massage, Blackpool"For all of us who use these muscles and don't know what to call them, this book couldn't be clearer, simpler, or more useful...and it took a dancer/osteopath to write it! " --Robert Cohan - Founder/Artistic Director, London Contemporary Dance Theatre
About the Author
A former international ballet dancer and author of Stretching Without Pain, Paul Blakey now practices osteopathy and lives in Canada.