Contents

Preface vii

Nomenclature xvii

Chapter 1 Human Body Structure

Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments, and Bones 1

1.1 Introduction 1

1.2 Notation for Human Movement 3

1.3 Skeletal Tree 6

1.4 Bone, Cartilage, and Ligaments 10

1.5 Joints of the Human Body 14

1.6 Physical Properties of Skeletal Muscle 17

1.7 Muscle Groups and Movement 21

1.8 Summary 27

1.9 Problems 27

Chapter 2 Laws of Motion

Snowflakes, Airborne Balls, Pendulums 30

2.1 Laws of Motion: A Historical Perspective 30

2.2 Addition and Subtraction of Vectors 33

2.3 Time Derivatives of Vectors 39

2.4 Position, Velocity, and Acceleration 40

2.5 Newton's Laws of Motion and Their Applications 43

2.6 Summary 52

2.7 Problems 53

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Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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