The Muscle Book

Anatomy, Testing, Movement

Author: Klaus-Peter Valerius

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781850972136

Category: Science

Page: 420

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"The Muscle book is a reference to all those who work with the locomotor apparatus: physicians, physiotherapists, athletes, students of sport, occupational therapists and alternative practitioners."--Publisher.
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Muscle

Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder

Author: Samuel Wilson Fussell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781504002059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A hilarious and harrowing firsthand account of the eccentric world of hardcore bodybuilding When blue-blooded, storklike Samuel Wilson Fussell arrived in New York City fresh from the University of Oxford, the ethereal young graduate seemed like the last person on Earth who would be interested in bodybuilding. But he was intimidated by the dangers of the city--and decided to do something about it. At twenty-six, Fussell walked into the YMCA gym. Four solid years of intensive training, protein powders, and steroid injections later, he had gained eighty pounds of pure muscle and was competing for bodybuilding titles. And yet, with forearms like bowling pins and calves like watermelons, Fussell felt weaker than ever before. His punishing regimen of workouts, drugs, and diet had reduced him to near-infant-like helplessness and immobility, leaving him hungry, nauseated, and prone to outbursts of " 'roid rage." But he had come to succeed, and there was no backing down now. Alternately funny and fascinating, Muscle is the true story of one man's obsession with the pursuit of perfection. With insight, wit, and refreshing candor, Fussell ushers readers into the wild world of juicers and gym rats who sacrifice their lives, minds, bodies, and souls to their dreams of glory in Southern California's so-called iron mecca.
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Muscle Medicine

The Revolutionary Approach to Maintaining, Strengthening, and Repairing Your Muscles and Joints

Author: Rob DeStefano,Joseph Hooper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416562788

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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A leading orthopedic surgeon and a top sports chiropractor team up to offer a groundbreaking new approach to remaining injury-free and recovering from injury faster. Muscle injuries are not just for sports superstars anymore. Back, shoulder, hip, and knee problems bedevil more and more people than ever before. Muscle Medicine provides a way to prevent such injuries from happening and to treat them when they do without drugs or surgery. The product of a collaborative effort between two widely recognized authorities on sports injuries, Muscle Medicine relies on cutting-edge medical and therapeutic expertise to deliver what many doctors cannot: explanations of how to maintain good muscle health, how to treat common muscle injuries, such as “Tennis Elbow” and “Cell Phone Neck,” and how to determine when joint surgery is and is not necessary for some common orthopedic problems. By focusing on the health of our muscles, we can prevent many sports injuries from occurring and recover faster from the ones that do, say the coauthors, whose A-list clients have included John McEnroe and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Featuring more than 100 illustrations that show the basics of muscle mechanics, along with various stretching, strengthening, and self-treatment exercises, Muscle Medicine will help readers enjoy pain-free, active lives no matter what their age or activity level.
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Men's Health The Book of Muscle

The World's Most Authoritative Guide to Building Your Body

Author: Lou Schuler,Ian King

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1594868964

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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The World's Most AUTHORITATIVE Guide to Building Your Body You probably know a lot about building muscle. You know which curl is the best for your biceps, you do every possible exercise for your abdominals, and your 20-set bench-press routine is the envy of everyone in the gym. So why haven't you gotten the results you want? This book has the answer. In fact, it probably answers every question you've ever asked about how your muscles work: What makes them grow? What makes them show? Why didn't that champion bodybuilder's routine work for you? But The Book of Muscle does more than just explain how your muscles work. It also gives you comprehensive muscle-building programs from a world-class trainer. Ian King has spent 2 decades as strength coach to world-champion and Olympic athletes. He is in wide demand as a lecturer on athletic preparation and physique development, and he is a popular contributor to Men's Health magazine and T-mag.com, the most popular bodybuilding Web site on the planet. Now, for the first time, he brings his extraordinary knowledge and unique muscle-building systems to a book meant for regular guys who like to work out and want to see better results than they've gotten from conventional programs. Here's what you get from The Book of Muscle that you can't get from any other book: • Three complete 6-month, progressive workout programs created by Ian King to optimize muscle growth by juxtaposing opposing muscle actions • Ian King's revolutionary training-age system to help you determine which program is right for you • Complete abdominal training that ensures you'll not only get that coveted six-pack but also develop the muscles that prevent injuries and produce better performance on the field--any field • Vital advice on warming up, stretching, and recovering between workouts • The latest and best information on how you need to eat to make your muscles grow If you've never before bought a workout book, this should be your first. And if you've tried all the others, this is the one that finally delivers everything you have ever wanted to know but couldn't find in one place.
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The Concise Book of Muscles

Author: Chris Jarmey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437196

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 189

View: 562

A clear, simple guide for students of anatomy as well as an excellent resource for athletes, massage therapists, and anyone interested in the workings of the human body, this user-friendly book is organized around six muscle groups. They include muscles of the face head, and neck; the trunk; the shoulder and upper arm; the forearm and hand; the hip and thigh; and the leg and foot. Each of the groups is given a distinctive color to make it easy to identify, and each muscle is shown in its relationship to the skeleton. Each gets a complete profile, including origin/insertion, action of the muscle, which nerve controls it, movements that use it, and exercises and stretches that strengthen it. The Concise Book of Muscles shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. This expanded edition of a leading anatomy reference book includes 20 muscles not previously covered, adding greater depth to the original edition while remaining accessible and affordable.
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Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World

Author: Tom Venuto

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0804137854

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

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A no-nonsense plan that has been proven and tested by more than 300,000 people in 154 countries. Whether you want to shed 10 pounds or 100, whether you want to build muscle or just look more toned, this book is the original “bible of fitness” that shows you how to get permanent results the safe, healthy, and natural way. Do you want to shed fat and sculpt a new body shape at the same time? Do you want a program without gimmicks, hype, or quick fixes? Do you want a program guaranteed to work, no matter how old you are or what kind of shape you’re in now? For twenty-five years, industry veteran and bestselling author Tom Venuto has built a reputation as one of the world’s most respected fat-loss experts. In Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle—known by fans as “the bible of fat loss”—Tom reveals the body transformation secrets of the leanest people in the world. This is not a diet and it’s not just a weight-loss program; this is a breakthrough system to change your life and get you leaner, stronger, fitter, and healthier with the latest discoveries in exercise and nutrition science. Inside, you’ll discover: - The simple but powerful LEAN formula, revealing the four crucial elements of body transformation success. - The New Body 28 (TNB-28): a four-week training plan for sculpting lean muscle, plus a quick start primer workout perfect for beginners - A lifestyle program that’s more flexible and easier than ever to follow, even if you are busy, have dietary restrictions, or have never worked out before. - The motivation strategies it takes to stick with your plan. Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is not about getting as ripped as a fitness model or becoming a bodybuilder like Tom did (unless you want to); it’s about using their secrets to achieve your own personal goals. You are sure to call it your fitness bible for many years to come. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Golden Book of Muscle Health and Reconditioning

Author: M. D. Michael R. Binder

Publisher: Michael R. Binder, M.D.

ISBN: 9780974883649

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 86

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Did you know that exercising improperly can slowly destroy your health? Did you know that joint stiffness and muscle aches are not an inevitable part of aging? Did you know that most surgeries to relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain are performed unnecessarily because the pain is not caused by a herniated disc, torn cartilage, or other abnormality that may be seen on MRI but by an unrecognized chronic contraction of muscle? Did you know that there is a scientifically-based way to restore the health and vitality of your muscles to the athleticism of your youth? This book reveals the hidden truths about muscle and the ubiquitous phenomenon of hypertonic spasm--a silently growing, permanent contraction of muscle that affects all of us to some degree and slowly erodes the health and vitality of our muscles without our being aware of it until we begin to experience symptoms that are almost always misattributed to aging or an abnormality of the spine or joints. In this life-changing book, you will discover how hypertonic spasm develops, how it causes symptoms, and, if you are already suffering from it's ill effects, what to do to get out of pain and stay out of pain without the need of drugs, injections, or surgery. We're talking about truths that are destined to revolutionize orthopedic medicine, physical rehabilitation, and the fitness world! So if you want to preserve the vitality of your muscles and get the most out of them; or, conversely, if you have ever thrown out your back, developed chronic pain in a joint, or experienced frightening symptoms like numbness, tingling, or pain down an arm or leg, this book is for you!
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Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Author: Sunil Yapa

Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books

ISBN: 0316386529

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An Amazon Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Notable Book A Barnes & Noble Discover Pick One of Bustle's "Most Important Books of 2016" Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year in Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, BuzzFeed, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, Ploughshares, Bustle, TheMillions, BookRiot, The Oregonian, The San Diego Union-Tribune, River City Reading, Indigo Grief-stricken after his mother's death and three years of wandering the world, Victor is longing for a family and a sense of purpose. He believes he's found both when he returns home to Seattle only to be swept up in a massive protest. With young, biracial Victor o one side of the barricades and his estranged father--the white chief of police--on the opposite, the day descends into chaos, capturing in its confusion the activists, police, bystanders, and citizens from all around the world who'd arrived that day brimming with hope. By the day's end, they have all committed acts they never thought possible. As heartbreaking as it is pulse-pounding, Yapa's virtuosic debut asks profound questions about the power of empathy in our hyper-connected modern world, and the limits of compassion, all while exploring how far we must go for family, for justice, and for love.
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The M.A.X. Muscle Plan

Author: Brad Schoenfeld

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450423876

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 217

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Widely regarded as one of America's leading strength and fitness professionals, the author has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles and has been published or featured in virtually every major fitness magazine. In this book, he brings his expertise to everything needed for completing a total-body transformation in just six months.
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Muscle as Food

Author: Gerard Meurant

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323139531

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 459

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Emphasizing the properties of meat proteins, this volume has a broad-based examination of the factors that affect the process of converting muscle to meat. Unlike some books dealing with this subject, _p_Muscle as Food provides two complete chapters on the unique properties of poultry and fish muscle. Among the topics covered are: properties of the contractile proteins biochemical and physical changes during the conversion process changes occuring during storage and preservation functional properties of the myofibrillar system sensory and nutritional composition. This volume is a valuable teaching tool and reference source for students and researchers in the food, meat, and animal sciences.
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Artificial Muscles

Applications of Advanced Polymeric Nanocomposites

Author: Mohsen Shahinpoor,Kwang J. Kim,Mehran Mojarrad

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781584887140

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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Smart materials are the way of the future in a variety of fields, from biomedical engineering and chemistry to nanoscience, nanotechnology, and robotics. Featuring an interdisciplinary approach to smart materials and structures, Artificial Muscles: Applications of Advanced Polymeric Nanocomposites thoroughly reviews the existing knowledge of ionic polymeric conductor nanocomposites (IPCNCs), including ionic polymeric metal nanocomposites (IPMNCs) as biomimetic distributed nanosensors, nanoactuators, nanotransducers, nanorobots, artificial muscles, and electrically controllable intelligent polymeric network structures. Authored by one of the founding fathers of the field, the book introduces fabrication and manufacturing methods of several electrically and chemically active ionic polymeric sensors, actuators, and artificial muscles, as well as a new class of electrically active polymeric nanocomposites and artificial muscles. It also describes a few apparatuses for modeling and testing various artificial muscles to show the viability of chemoactive and electroactive muscles. The authors present the theories, modeling, and numerical simulations of ionic polymeric artificial muscles’ electrodynamics and chemodynamics. In addition, they feature current industrial and medical applications of IPMNCs. By covering the fabrication techniques of and novel developments in advanced polymeric nanocomposites, this book provides a solid foundation in the subject while stimulating further research.
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The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation

Author: Michael Matthews

Publisher: Waterbury Publishers

ISBN: 1938895398

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 483

Master the psychological "playbook" top performers use to shift their negative thinking and behaviors into peak performance and lasting success . . . inside and outside the gym.
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Scrawny to Brawny

The Complete Guide to Building Muscle the Natural Way

Author: Michael Mejia,John Berardi

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 159486862X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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A state-of-the-art weight-lifting and nutritional blueprint for "skinny" guys who want to pack on muscle. Let's face it, naturally skinny guys are at a distinct genetic disadvantage when it comes to building muscle mass. But with the proper advice, these "hardgainers" definitely can realize their fitness goals. In Scrawny to Brawny, the authors draw on their years of practical experience as private strength and nutrition coaches to provide hardgainers with: A progressive, state-of-the-art program that optimizes results with shorter, less frequent workouts that maximize compound exercises A unique, action-based perspective on nutrition that shows how to prepare quick muscle-building meals and snacks--and how to take advantage of several critical times in the day when muscle growth can be stimulated by food intake Vital information on how to identify and fix any weak links in their physiques that may be precursors to injury Designed not only for frustrated adult hardgainers but also--with its strong anti-steroid message--a terrific book for the large teen market, Scrawny to Brawny fills a significant gap in the weight-lifting arsenal.
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Muscle

Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease

Author: Joseph Hill

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012381510X

Category:

Page: 1398

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The Diabetic Muscle and Fitness Guide

How to Look Feel and Perform Better As a Diabetic

Author: Phil Graham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780648148531

Category: Diabetes

Page: 372

View: 9783

Evidence-based muscle building and fat loss resource written for people living with diabetes.Go to resource for rapid body redesign and strength development when living with diabetes.The book provides a deep insight into the underlying physiology of diabetes and how it influences human metabolism, nutrition requirements and examines the body¿s response to different types of exercise especially weights resistance exercise.
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Plant-Based Muscle: Our Roadmap to Peak Performance on a Plant-Based Diet

Author: Robert Cheeke

Publisher: Plant-Based Muscle

ISBN: 9780984391639

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 262

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Co-authored by plant-based athletes with more than 35 years' combined experience, Robert Cheeke and Vanessa Espinoza, Plant-Based Muscle is the most complete plant-based fitness book to be released since Shred It!. Sharing experiences from different perspectives, and different backgrounds in exercise and sports nutrition, this plant-based fitness duo brings you the information, motivation, and inspiration to take your plant-based athlete lifestyle to the next level. We wrote this book with you in mind. We want this to be an incredibly helpful manual, designed to provide you with the exact tools you need to achieve your health and fitness goals as a plant-based athlete. By athlete, we mean YOU. The inner athlete inside all of us is ready to come out, and this book will give you the confidence to unleash your best plant-based self. From start to finish, this book will provide you with the motivation, instruction, guidance, tips, recommendations, and resources to put you on the path to success. We've got you covered on everything from how to create a workout routine, to how to select quality foods and ingredients to prepare plant-based meals, to what to eat for improved athletic performance, to how to prevent and overcome injuries and setbacks. Here are some specific things that you can expect to learn from our 35+ years combined experience as plant-based athletes: Motivation to get you pumped up to achieve your goals Programs for muscle building Programs for fat burning Programs for fitness conditioning Samples of our actual meal plans and workouts Grocery shopping lists and tips Healthy plant-based meal plans Delicious plant-based recipes Meal preparation guidelines A detailed account of our nutrition and fitness philosophies Photo demonstrations of numerous exercises Strategies for effective outreach as plant-based athletes Techniques to prevent and overcome injuries
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Don't Move a Muscle!

Author: P.J. Night

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148142923X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6252

Don’t miss the frights and fun as Cora faces her fears in a spooky sculpture garden in this mind-bending Creepover tale. Cora Nicolaides is panicking: It’s just three weeks until the school dance, and she’s the only one of her friends without a date! But then Cora meets Evan. Evan is cute and smart, and he even encourages Cora to volunteer with him at the nearby sculpture garden after school. Cora’s friends think the garden is creepy—some of the sculptures look a little too lifelike. Cora isn’t about to let a few weird statues come between her and her crush, but deep in the garden, Cora might just learn that some stones are better left unturned. This terrifying tale is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-O-Meter.
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