By Blandine Calais-Germain
Trade paperback book
Using hundreds of drawings and photographs, this companion volume to Anatomy of Movement describes and illustrates specific exercises for strengthening each part of the musculoskeletal anatomy. Each of the exercises prepares the body to responsively meet the demands of specified movements and can serve as the basis for more specialized or complex exercises associated with various physical disciplines or therapies. Arranged by body region, the text covers characteristic movements, potential sources of stiffness or laxity, techniques for strengthening specific muscles and muscle groups, and how to coordinate movements. It is useful not only for athletes, dancers, and aerobic exercisers, but for bodyworkers as well.