The Concise Book of Muscles
Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S.
The Concise Book of Muscles is a comprehensive guide to the major muscle groups. Fully illustrated with more than 500 drawings, and easy to use, this compact reference provides a complete profile for each muscle, clearly showing its origin, insertion, nerve supply, and action, the movements that use it, and, where appropriate, exercises that stretch and strengthen it.
The book's distinctive quick-reference format shows how to locate and identify specific muscles. Each muscle chapter includes an overview of the gross anatomy of the body, showing bony landmarks, cross-sections of muscle layers and points of attachment, as well as a quick reference and overview of the most relevant nerve pathways. The book includes a chapter on the pelvic floor muscles, which are of particular interest to those studying or practicing yoga and Pilates.