Understand muscular anatomy much better and how training promotes muscle growth and bone strength in a book all about the mechanics of movement. Muscles are attached to bones via tendons and often work in antagonistic pairs to control the movement around a joint such as during an arm curl. Shown through ingenious cutaway colourful diagrams and explained in scientific and laymen´s terms are eccentric, isometric and concentric contractions and how the muscles shortens and generates enough force to move an object or weight. Here the biceps brachii contracts concentrically to flex the elbow and lift the dumbbell. There are useful terminology guides and strength exercises for leg, chest, back, shoulder, arm, and abdomen. The dumbbell lateral raise uses the middle part of the deltoid muscle along with the supraspinatus and upper part of the trapezius which stabilise your shoulder blades. The lateral raises are a safe and effective way to train your shoulders using minimal equipment. More than 100 essential exercises to strengthen your body, tone and sculpt, help you lose weight, gain a sporting edge, or support mobility, strength training will help you achieve your own goals. 224 very large softback pages, superb colour line artwork.
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