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The Muscular System Manual: The Skeletal Muscles of Human Body

Joe Muscolino’s The Muscular System Manual: The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, 4th Edition is an atlas of the muscles of the human body. This approachable, yet detailed, musculoskeletal anatomy manual provides both beginner and advanced students with a thorough understanding of skeletal muscles in a compartmentalized, customizable layout. Each muscle spread shows the individual muscle drawn over a photo of the human body, with an arrow to indicate the line of pull of the muscle, and explains: the muscle name, the origin of that name, Greek and Latin derivations, pronunciation, attachments, actions, eccentric contraction function, isometric contraction function, innervation to two levels of detail with predominant levels in bold, and arterial supply to two levels of detail. This new edition also features robust Evolve resources, an updated art program, and new chapter review and critical thinking questions that encourage you to apply what you have learned to prepare for practice. >> Order now
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To stretch or not to stretch before exercise: What you need to know about warm-ups

When looking at only those studies where participants performed muscle stretching within a full sport warm-up — that is, when lower-intensity exercise is done before static stretching of less than 60 seconds per muscle, and higher-intensity sports-specific exercises are performed after stretching — then static stretching within this comprehensive warm-up has no significant effects on actual performance. For example, average change in sprint speed was -0.15 per cent.
So why for the last 20 years have we been told that static stretching should be removed from the warm-up?
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