Muscle

Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder

Author: Samuel Wilson Fussell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781504002059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2002

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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The Muscle Book

Anatomy, Testing, Movement

Author: Klaus-Peter Valerius

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781850972136

Category: Science

Page: 420

View: 5013

"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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Prime Mover

A Natural History of Muscle

Author: Steven Vogel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393324631

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 6857

A fascinating introduction to the world of muscle explores the role this important tissue plays in a host of important tasks, from maintaining a heartbeat to hunting prey. Reprint.
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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

View: 1285

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: 7672

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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Muscle

Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease

Author: Joseph Hill

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012381510X

Category:

Page: 1398

View: 6746

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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

View: 1294

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 M.A.X. Muscle Plan

Author: Brad Schoenfeld

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450423876

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 217

View: 406

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 Disease

Pathology and Genetics

Author: Hans H. Goebel,Caroline A. Sewry,Roy O. Weller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118635485

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 3220

This book clarifies the pathology and genetics of muscle disease for pathologists, clinicians, geneticists and researchers to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients. Organized around the 'motor unit' concept, this book presents the latest understanding of muscle disease, and how this can help identify new treatments.
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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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Muscle as Food

Author: Gerard Meurant

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323139531

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 459

View: 9473

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 Muscle Fitness Book

Author: Francine St George

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Australia)

ISBN: 9780731800643

Category: Exercise

Page: 280

View: 6417

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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: 3570

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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Respiratory Muscle Training

Theory and Practice

Author: Alison McConnell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054550

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Respiratory Muscle Training: theory and practice is the world’s first book to provide an "everything-you-need-to-know" guide to respiratory muscle training (RMT). Authored by an internationally-acclaimed expert, it is an evidence-based resource, built upon current scientific knowledge, as well as experience at the cutting-edge of respiratory training in a wide range of settings. The aim of the book is to give readers: 1) an introduction to respiratory physiology and exercise physiology, as well as training theory; 2) an understanding of how disease affects the respiratory muscles and the mechanics of breathing; 3) an insight into the disease-specific, evidence-based benefits of RMT; 4) advice on the application of RMT as a standalone treatment, and as part of a rehabilitation programme; and finally, 5) guidance on the application of functional training techniques to RMT. The book is divided into two parts – theory and practice. Part I provides readers with access to the theoretical building blocks that support practice. It explores the evidence base for RMT as well as the different methods of training respiratory muscles and their respective efficacy. Part II guides the reader through the practical implementation of the most widely validated form of RMT, namely inspiratory muscle resistance training. Finally, over 150 "Functional" RMT exercises are described, which incorporate a stability and/or postural challenge – and address specific movements that provoke dyspnoea. Respiratory Muscle Training: theory and practice is supported by a dedicated website (www.physiobreathe.com), which provides access to the latest information on RMT, as well as video clips of all exercises described in the book. Purchasers will also receive a three-month free trial of the Physiotec software platform (via www.physiotec.ca), which allows clinicians to create bespoke training programmes (including video clips) that can be printed or emailed to patients. Introductory overviews of respiratory and exercise physiology, as well as training theory Comprehensive, up-to-date review of respiratory muscle function, breathing mechanics and RMT Analysis of the interaction between disease and respiratory mechanics, as well as their independent and combined influence upon exercise tolerance Analysis of the rationale and application of RMT to over 20 clinical conditions, e.g., COPD, heart failure, obesity, mechanical ventilation Evidence-based guidance on the implementation of inspiratory muscle resistance training Over 150 functional exercises that incorporate a breathing challenge www.physiobreathe.com - access up-to-date information, video clips of exercises and a three-month free trial of Physiotec’s RMT exercise module (via www.physiotec.ca)
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Atlas of the Ultrastructure of Diseased Human Muscle

Author: W G P Mair,F M S Tomé

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483280993

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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Atlas of the Ultrastructure of Diseased Human Muscle provides a general view of the ultrastructure of normal and diseased human muscle. This book contains five chapters that illustrate the changes that take place in common pathological conditions and outline the patterns of change, which occur in particular diseases. Chapter 1 describes the ultrastructure of normal striated muscle and the extra-ocular and cardiac muscle. This chapter also deals with skeletal and cardiac muscle of the human fetus. Chapter 2 examines the changes in the ultrastructure of muscle fibers, including changes in myofibrils, mitochondria, lipid bodies, plasma, and basement membranes. Chapters 3 and 4 evaluate the changes in blood capillaries, interstitial tissue of muscle, nerves, motor end plates, and muscle spindles. Chapter 5 discusses the ultrastructural changes in various muscle diseases, such as denervation atrophy of muscle, muscular dystrophies, polymyositis, and congenital myopathies.
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HomeMade Muscle

Strong and Lean Without Going to the Gym (Motivational Bodyweight Home Workout)

Author: Anthony Arvanitakis

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512366402

Category:

Page: 224

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AMAZON #1 BEST SELLER! (In both kindle's Men's health and Weight loss categories) A true story that will motivate you to get in the best shape of your life with a proven, simple and do-anywhere bodyweight exercise program. Prepare yourself for a touching story of a journey into a true hero's deepest despair to his ultimate triumph. One of the most amazing stories you will read that will take you through Anthony's tragic life-changing event. From his darkest moments to the turning point when he made the most courageous life-altering decision - having his leg amputated. From a long recovery to finally reaching a place of peace, fulfillment and the best physical shape ever imagined. This book offers lessons of how to maneuver your way around life's obstacles in order to achieve your greatest bodyweight and strength training accomplishments all just by utilizing the miraculous tools (a/k/a "your own personal body") that you have been already given. It will inspire you to face the most daunting challenges and fears you could imagine with strength and courage resulting in confidence, fulfillment, and most importantly, a healthier you! The exercises in Anthony's program are self-tested and proven successful. Anthony will walk you through every phase of his exercise program to train you on proper form, technique, diet, nutritional supplements do's and don'ts, training video's and much more. This program will help you increase your strength, burn fat and define your muscles. For those who would rather not invest in expensive gym memberships and the hassles the gym brings, Anthony's program offers convenience, clear instructions and endless tips, tricks and advice on how to reach the pinnacle of your strength training! Anthony has a special innate quality like none other that will encourage you every step of the way. Included in this book HomeMade Muscle contains a step-by-step blueprint for becoming strong and lean without going to the gym. In this ebook you will find out: Video Tutorials: Exercise guides, progressions and variations for every level. Muscle-building exercises Which are the best muscle-building bodyweight exercises How to get that Six-pack: Tips, tricks and the best bodyweight exercises for a flat defined stomach Arms, Chest and Back: Which are the most important bodyweight exercises for developing your arms, chest and back muscles Which diets really work How to lose weight without starving yourself to death Which supplements work: you need supplements to build a lean and mean physique? Which ones work according to science. Motivation & Goal-setting tips: How to stay motivated, overcome Injury, Illness and Extended Life Challenges Get started todayStop making excuses... Stop being hassled into lifetime gym memberships... Stop overanalyzing your workout routine.... Build the body you want by using the body you already have. Would you like to learn more?Download HomeMade Muscle and get motivated to start your own journey to a stronger and healthy body. Scroll to the top of the page and click on the buy button
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