Fitness Professionals' Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Human Movement

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Fitness Professionals' Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Human MovementLarry Golding, Ph.D., Scott Golding, M.S.
CD-ROM & Book, 256 pages
US Price: $59.95

CD-ROM System Requirements | About the Authors | Table of Contents | Words of Praise

Fitness Professional's Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Human Movement is a revolution in the field of human movement. Comprehensive and meticulous, this ground-breaking text is ideal for college courses and a must for any fitness professional. For each muscle in the body, the book includes a detailed illustration that uses color to highlight the muscle. Along with the illustrations, you'll find a brief description of each muscle as well as information on its joint crossings, associated body actions, blood supply, controlling nerves, and insertion and origin.

The accompanying CD-ROM is one-of-a-kind. Developed specifically as a companion to this text, the intuitive and easy-to-use PC CD-ROM applies each of the muscles and body actions described in the book to nearly 300 specific exercises. Each exercise is shown in full-motion video and demonstrated in repeatable, correct form, with complete descriptions, step-by-step instructions, and a list of the body actions used to perform each exercise. By double-clicking on any of the 65 body actions, you'll get a list of each muscle used in that action. Double-click on any of the muscles in the list, and you'll be presented with the same detailed information about that muscle as you'll find in the book. In addition, the CD enables you to view a printable, full-color image of the muscle that you can magnify and isolate from the surrounding muscles. It even gives you an audio clip of the correct pronunciation. Examine sample screen closer.

Fitness Professionals' Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Human Movement CD-ROMAnother feature of the CD allows you to view over 100 movement related activities, from a field hockey backhand to gardening to rowing a canoe, with corresponding body actions and the same double-click to live action footage and musculoskeletal detail provided for the 300 exercises.

The CD allows you to print sixteen different skeleton illustrations for use in muscle placement exercises. It also contains 20 multiple-choice quizzes on various nomenclatures, actions and attachments; these can be taken electronically and scored instantly or printed for use in classroom exercises.

The CD also features five four- to seven-minute video lectures by Dr. Golding on muscle basics, anatomy, soreness, and strength.

CD-ROM System Requirements

The supplemental CD-ROM is for PC based Windows platforms only. System requirements include Windows 95, Windows XP or Windows Vista. It will not work on Windows NT3.51 or Windows NT4 with service Pack 4 or less (though upgrading your NT system may be done easily with free downloads from Microsoft on their website). Other software requirements that generally come pre-loaded with Windows are: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), Jet Database engine, QuickTime 4 video viewer application, and The Distributed Component Object Module (DCOM95). The program requires 235 MB of hard drive space, 64 MB or more of RAM, and a Pentium class processor of at least 133mhz.

About the Authors

Larry Golding, Ph.D., FACSM, has been a professional in the field of kinesiology and physical education for the past 50 years. He has been a continuous member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) since 1955, and a continuous member of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1961. He holds the highest certifications from ACSM-Program Director, and Health and Fitness Director. Currently, Dr. Golding is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas - a rank only held by six other faculty. Most recently (1996), he was appointed Editor-in-Chief for the new ACSM Health & Fitness Journal. Dr. Golding is also the chair of the planning committee for the ACSM Health and Fitness Summit and Exposition, and was the Southwest Regional Chapter ACSM Executive Director for 8 years. In 1996, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief for the new ACSM Health & Fitness Journal. Dr. Golding was, for 4 years, the chair of the Medical Committee of the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilders). Dr. Golding received the "Healthy American Award", an award the Presidents's Council of Physical Fitness and Sport bestowed on 10 individuals who had done the most for the health of the nation. He has conducted adult fitness classes, workshops, and certifications for the last 40 years, has certified over 6,000 YMCA Physical Fitness Specialists, and currently consults a six fitness specialist workshops every year.

Scott M. Golding, MS, has been a professional in the software and computer technology industry for the past 25 years. He has been vice president of engineering and technology with several companies that develop specialized production equipment and software. In 2000, he founded E2 Systems, Inc., an organization that focuses on the development of exercise-related software.

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Words of Praise

Larry and Scott Golding have done yeoman's work in assembling this unique text on musculoskeletal anatomy and human movement. This is one of those rare textbooks that is focused and definitive, yet comprehensive in its coverage of the subject matter. I consider this a "must have" physiology, athletic training, physical therapy, etc. I can easily se it replacing more established anatomy texts, which strive to cover all physiological systems but often fall well short in their coverage of musculoskeletal structure and function.

W. Larry Kenney, Ph.D., FACSM
President-Elect, American College of Sports Medicine

This book is a must for any fitness professional interested in functional anatomy and human biomechanics. It contains full-color, detailed yet easy-to-understand illustrations of the complete musculoskeletal anatomy. Fitness Professionals' Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Human Movement fills a professional void. It will be a key resource for personal trainers, athletic trainers, allied healthcare professionals, and students in exercise science.

Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM
Chief Exercise Physiologist / VP of Educational Services
American Council of Exercise
San Diego, CA

One of the most comprehensive and meticulous musculoskeletal anatomy books I have ever seen. Each muscle is described thoroughly and represented by a detailed, color illustration to give the reader an intimate knowledge of both forms and function. An essential addition to every fitness professional's library.

Liz Neporent, M.A., C.S.C.S.
Author or Weight Training for Dummies and The Ultimate Body

Larry Golding is the individual who initially got me interested in exercise physiology. His ability to articulate and apply the essential concepts and principles of exercise, health, and wellness has benefited fitness professionals for more than four decades. In the book, Fitness Professionals' Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Human Movement, Larry Golding has amplified those lessons and insights. This book provides the quintessential reference for every fitness professional who is interested in musculoskeletal anatomy and human movement

Barry F. Franklin, Ph.D., FACSM
Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and Exercise Laboratories
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, Michigan

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