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All About Muscle

SKU# 9781888799422

A User's Guide

Author: Irwin M. Siegel MD



From the acclaimed author of All About Bone: An Owner's Manual, All About Muscle: A User's Guide tells readers everything they might want to know about their muscles, how they get injured, illnesses to which they are prone, and how to keep them healthy.

Chapters cover such diverse topics as anatomy, growth and development, physiology, energy, exercise, injury, and disease There are tables of instructional materials, illustrations, and numerous diagrams to help readers understand the text. A list of books for suggested further reading and a handy glossary are appended.

The book is designed for the intelligent reader who wishes to understand this important organ system of his or her body. It was written as a companion to All About Bone: An Owner's Manual, which treated the skeletal system in a similar manner. It covers practical matters such as proper exercise and diet, the prevention and treatment of injury, muscle and sports, relaxation techniques, muscle building, and much more.

All About Muscle: A User's Guide will teach readers how to keep their muscles healthy and strong. Between its covers, readers will find everything they need to know in order to to understand their muscles, how they work, and how to keep them in top form.


Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 01, 2000
  • Page Count 195
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781888799422

Table of Contents 

"A Short Biography of Muscle
By and Large
The Structure of Muscle
The Growth and Development of Muscle
How Muscle Functions
The Energy for Movement
The Exercise Prescription
to Muscle
Ligaments, and Tendons
Diseases of Muscle
Suggested Further Reading

Editorial Review(s) 

"Three titles from Dr. Irwin M. Siegel cover the orthopedic bases: 'All About Bone,' 'All About Joints,' and 'All About Muscle.' The books have information both serious and weekend athletes can use to avoid or deal with injury and to maintain strength." -- Associated Press

"...this book condenses information about muscles into an informative guide..includes tables of instructional material, illustrations and diagrams, and covers practical matters such as proper exercise and diet, the prevention and treatment of injury, muscles and sports, relaxation techniques and muscle building."-- Fitness Management

"...(a) no-nonsense guide...There's a terrific chapter on muscle injuries and how to cope with them, a prescription for an exercise program which does not assume you desire to be a spa poster-girl or the middle linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, and a great 'For Further Reference' section...which is always useful." -- Book Bag