The Concise Book of Muscles, Third Edition

Author: Chris Jarmey,John Sharkey

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170214

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

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Updated with the latest human anatomy and biomechanics research, the third edition of this authoritative, best-selling book offers a comprehensive introduction to emerging explanations of new models of living motion and human architecture. Detailed, full-color anatomical drawings and clear, succinct text identify all the major muscles, showing the origin, insertion, action, and innervation of each muscle. Designed to make complex topics easily accessible to medical students and anyone interested in anatomy and movement, The Concise Book of Muscles is a quick, information-packed, and user-friendly guide to this rapidly-growing and important field.

Beyond Biomechanics - Biotensegrity

The new paradigm of kinematics and body awareness

Author: Maren Diehl

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3748209231

Category: Pets

Page: 172

View: 7239


In this book Maren Diehl describes biotensegrity as a new explanatory model for living bodies and especially horse kinetics, as the alternative paradigm to biomechanics. By connecting biotensegrity with the latest knowledge on myofascial tracks in the horse, the encouraging results of brain research and the "sphere of possibilities" as a practice field, the author provides another book filled to the brim. It is an invitation to merrily join motoric learning, tensegrity thinking and feeling, problem-solving processes and personal development. As difficult as the topic might initially appear: anyone who still has pleasure in contemplation or would like to reawaken their enthusiasm for learning and researching in the real, creative sense is well served with this book.

Your Body's Brilliant Design

A Revolutionary Approach to Relieving Chronic Pain

Author: Karen Gabler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510716424

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Want to know the key to eliminating chronic pain from your life? It’s not more rigorous exercise, medical interventions, or expensive therapies. It turns out you have had the key all along—your body and its natural brilliant design! For years we have been overlooking a crucial element of the body—fascia—that holds the key to allowing you to live pain-free. Many of us think of the human body as a static, mechanical system of muscles attached to a skeleton. What is missing from this picture is the tissue that unites all the parts: the fascia, a seamless web of dynamic connective tissue that surrounds all muscles, bones, organs, and even cells. When one part of the fluid fascial web moves, the rest of the body responds. When we learn how to connect to this system through subtle movements, we open up a world of understanding of how our bodies are designed to work with us, not against us, to support an easy and pain-free life. This book will teach you how to feel and embody this new anatomy by connecting to your dynamic center of gravity, or the Core Hug, and to a vertical line of muscles and fascia that runs deep through the body: the Vertical Core. When you connect to the Core Hug and the deep Vertical Core using movement, your body is able to suspend itself and sustain that suspension over time. Your body is already brilliantly designed to support you. The architecture is within you. The key is to access that brilliant design and work with it. Through stunning imagery and simple movement techniques, this book teaches you how to use the natural architecture of your body (bones, fascia, and movement) to align, balance, and support you so that you can move with ease and live without pain.

An Introduction to Complex Systems

Making Sense of a Changing World​

Author: Joe Tranquillo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030025896

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 396

View: 6495


This book explores the interdisciplinary field of complex systems theory. By the end of the book, readers will be able to understand terminology that is used in complex systems and how they are related to one another; see the patterns of complex systems in practical examples; map current topics, in a variety of fields, to complexity theory; and be able to read more advanced literature in the field. The book begins with basic systems concepts and moves on to how these simple rules can lead to complex behavior. The author then introduces non-linear systems, followed by pattern formation, and networks and information flow in systems. Later chapters cover the thermodynamics of complex systems, dynamical patterns that arise in networks, and how game theory can serve as a framework for decision making. The text is interspersed with both philosophical and quantitative arguments, and each chapter ends with questions and prompts that help readers make more connections. Studies the tools of complex system theory that include chaos and fractals, game theory, networks, agent-based models and information theory; Contains examples, some outside the traditional boundaries of science, to help build a more intuitive feeling for complex systems; Outlines principles that can be used to design the next generation of machines and automata.

Smarter Workouts

The Science of Exercise Made Simple

Author: McCall, Pete

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492567884

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 2263


Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple gives you the solution you need with efficient and effective workout programs that use only one piece of equipment. You can work out in a short period of time without spending a lot of money on expensive equipment or gym memberships—all while targeting your personal goals.