Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy
Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy
Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Hollis Lance Liebman
Series Name: Anatomy of
Audience: Trade
Specs: full-color throughout, glossary of exercise terms, Latin glossary, visual index
Pages: 392
Trim Size: 8 3/4" X 11" X 15/16"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20160901
Copyright Year: 2014
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Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy

"This useful title, which will also work well as a circulating item, presents that something extra for fitness enthusiasts who want to become serious about their conditioning."
-- Library Journal (starred review)

The revolutionary series Anatomy of Exercise includes eight specialized titles that followed the first title, Anatomy of Exercise, each focusing on a specific sport or exercise program. Since the release of the first book, the titles in this innovative series have sold 250,000 copies in North America.

Compiling content from all nine titles, Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy enables the reader to tailor a personalized and professional program that will meet specific needs. A runner can dip into yoga to improve his breathing; a muscle builder can shape her legs with cycling workouts; a gymnast can combine yoga with core stability and strength exercises, and a woman over 50 can design a program that fits into her busy life.

Comprehensive and informative, this big compendium includes these standard features:

  • Full-body anatomy illustrations, front and back
  • Annotated full-color anatomical illustrations for all exercises
  • Full-color photographs of exercises
  • Visual identification of active and stabilizing muscles
  • Concise step-by-step how-to instructions and guidance
  • Level-of-difficulty modifications
  • "Best For" information boxes
  • Safety tips boxes
  • Pre-designed workouts
  • Visual index of exercises
  • Glossary of anatomical terms.

For anyone who works on their fitness routines, whether at a gym, health club or in a sport personally, professionally or academically, Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy is the ideal resource for a lifetime of healthy living.


Hollis Lance Liebman has been a fitness magazine editor and national bodybuilding champion. Currently a Los Angeles resident, Hollis has worked with some of Hollywood's elite, earning rave reviews. His web site is www.holliswashere.com.


Excerpt from Introduction

The Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy features a comprehensive range of exercises for the whole body, along with detailed anatomical drawings to show exactly which muscles are being worked during each exercise. Whether you are interested in improving your sporting performance or toning specific parts of your body, this format allows you to target your exercise routines to achieve the desired results. To help you formulate an all-round routine, the book also includes workout routines that focus on improving performance in a number of popular sports as well as some to follow to help your body cope with particular stresses or build strength where it is lacking.

Building Strength Where It's Needed Today nearly every sport across the globe uses resistance training to improve performance -- long gone is the idea that weight training is only for those looking to increase muscle bulk. A quick peek into any gym will bear witness to how well stocked and versatile training facilities have become in recognition of the importance of strength and stamina in any fitness program. Sporting performance is improved, like most things in life, with repetition and practice. But the human body's musculature is complex, so the question is: what exercises should you be doing and what is best practice for your particular sport? Encyclopedia of Exercise Anatomy is designed to answer that question. Whether you're a novice at tennis picking up the racquet for the first time, or a seasoned rugby player wishing to brush up on strengthening the particular muscles that provide much needed power in the scrum, this is the book for you.

Part 1 of the book includes detailed anatomical illustrations highlighting all the major muscles in the upper body and all the major muscles of the lower body. Don't worry, you don't need to learn all the anatomical terminology, but the information is there for you to refer back to at any time. The more you work out, the more you will begin to understand about the way the human body works -- and that can only be a good thing when your ambition is to achieve peak fitness.

Part 2 introduces over 100 exercises divided into four sections: upper body exercises, lower body exercises, core exercises and stretches. There is an in-depth guide for each exercise, including the muscle groups used, step-by-step instructions and pertinent performance tips. Once again, anatomical illustrations highlight the key muscle groups involved in the exercise and annotation identifies the individual muscles being worked.

Part 3 of the book combines the individual exercises into highly effective programs. This section is divided into two subsections: the first dealing with fifty popular sports; the second dealing with functional workouts for specific non-sporting activities.

Following a brief overview of each sport and the muscles called into play, the sports programs are organised into three levels of intensity to meet the demands of every athlete, from beginner to advanced, and to provide those all-important goals to work towards -- whatever your level of fitness. An alternative set of programs is provided to add interest and variety to your workout.

The remaining programs in the book focus on real-world scenarios such as workouts to help back or knee problems. This final exercise section also helps you target specific body areas that you want to enhance for purely aesthetic reasons, whether you're looking to build bigger, more powerful arms or sculpting a glorious derriere. As with the sport-specific section, there is an introductory paragraph that gives a brief overview of the muscles used; the exercise programs themselves are set at three different levels of intensity -- in most cases an alternative program is provided for variety.



Part 1: Introduction
Upper-Body Anatomy
Lower-Body Anatomy

Part 2: Exercises and Stretches
Upper Body Exercises

    Barbell Deadlift
    Barbell Row
    Dumbbell Row
    Dumbbell Pullover
    Lat Pulldown
    Scapular Range of Motion
    Alternating Kettlebell Row
    Alternating Renegade Row
    Incline Bench Row
    Rope Pulldown
    Reverse Close-Grip Front-Chin
    Flat Bench Hyperextension
    Rotated Back Extension
    Barbell Bench Press
    Roller Push-Up
    Dumbbell Fly
    Cable Fly
    Push-Up Hand Walk-Over
    Dumbbell Shoulder Press
    Overhead Press
    Rotation Exercises
    External Rotation with Band
    Lateral Raise
    Shoulder Raise and Pull
    Barbell Upright Row
    Reverse Fly
    Swiss Ball Reverse Fly
    Front-Plate Raise
    Barbell Shoulder Shrug
    Biceps Curl
    Alternating Hammer Curl
    Barbell Curl
    Single-Arm Concentration Curl
    Rope Hammer Curl
    Rope Pushdown
    Lying Triceps Extension
    Triceps Roll-Out
    Chair Dip
    Rope Overhead Extension
    Wrist Flexion
    Wrist Extension
    Side Plank
    Swiss Ball Walk-Around
    Swiss Ball Jackknife
    Medicine Ball Wood Chop
Lower Body Exercises
    Swiss Ball Wall Sit
    Barbell Squat
    Dumbbell Lunge
    Reverse Lunge
    Lateral Low Lunge
    Dumbbell Walking Lunge
    High Lunge
    Crossover Step
    Goblet Squat
    One-Legged Step-Down
    Knee Extension with Rotation
    Star Jump
    Mountain Climber
    Adductor Extension
    Hamstring Abductor
    Swiss Ball Hamstrings Curl
    Inverted Hamstring
    Stiff-Legged Barbell Deadlift
    Hamstring Pull-In
    Sumo Squat
    Stiff-Legged Deadlift
    Single-Leg Calf Press
    Dumbbell Calf Raise
    Dumbbell Shin Raise
Core Exercises
    Abdominal Kick
    Abdominal Hip Lift
    Turkish Get-Up
    Bicycle Crunch
    Reverse Crunch
    Cobra Stretch
    Swiss Ball Pelvic Tilt
    Plank Press-Up
    Seated Russian Twist
    Wood Chop with Resistance Band
    Hip Abduction and Adduction
    Swiss Ball Roll-Out
    Thigh Rock-Back
    Swiss Ball Hip Crossover
    Medicine Ball Slam
    The Windmill
    Chest Stretch
    Shoulder Stretch
    Triceps Stretch
    Standing Biceps Stretch
    Latissimus Dorsi Stretch
    Spine Stretch
    Supine Lower Back Stretch
    Kneeling Swiss Ball Lat Stretch
    Iliotibial Band Stretch
    Hip-to-Thigh Stretch
    Standing Hamstrings Stretch
    Lying Hamstrings Stretch
    Piriformis Stretch
    Calf Stretch
    Shin Release
    Standing Quadriceps Stretch
    Toe Touch
    Child's Stretch
    Unilateral Seated Forward Bend
    Bilateral Seated Forward Bend
    Seated Hip and Spine Stretch
    Pretzel (Spinal Rotation) Stretch
    Knee-to-Chest Flex
    Wide-Legged Forward Bend
Pregnancy Stretches
    Torso Rotation
    Hand-on-Knee Stretch
    Lying Pelvic Tilt
    Unilateral Good Morning Stretch
    Cat Stretch
    Downward-Facing Dog

Part 3: Workouts
Sport-Specific Workouts

    American Football
    Australian Rules Football
    Cross-Country Skiing
    Field Hockey
    Figure Skating
    Fly Fishing
    Gaelic Football
    Ice Hockey
    Mountain Biking
    Paddle Board
    Table Tennis
    Water Polo
    Water Skiing
Functional Workouts
    Healthy Back
    Knee Problems
    Office Fit
    Belly Buster
    Cardio Plan
    Stronger Legs
    Core Stability
    Overall Strength
    Weight Free
    Full Body Resistance
    Bigger Arms
    Stronger Chest
    Strong Glutes

Part 4: Appendix
Glossary: General terms
Glossary: Latin terms
Credits and Acknowledgements

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