What do you need to build a body in motion? In this video, author Andrew Biel will guide you through those first steps.
You entered this world with a squirm. Since then it’s been one gesture, wiggle and gyration after another, with the hope that such actions will continue for years to come. Yet, you have probably given this topic – human movement – only casual consideration.
It’s time for that to change.
Thus begins this new and exciting book, Trail Guide to Movement, that explores how bones, fasciae, joints, muscles and other structures come together to produce human movement. Taking the same approach as the acclaimed Trail Guide to the Body, this text makes the study of human movement easy to understand, captivating and memorable.
Instead of dissecting the body into smaller, isolated pieces, author Andrew Biel takes a unique approach of building the body into larger, interconnected components. He asks the reader to join him as an active participant in building the body from scratch.
We begin our journey by designing four key structures for movement—connective tissue, joints, muscles and nerves. Then, after applying some bio-mechanical principles, we “put the body to the test” by exploring the concepts of posture and gait.
Never before have kinesiology and human movement been presented in such a fun, enjoyable and interesting way. In the video above, author Andrew Biel guides you through the first steps to building a body in motion.
Click here to get a sneak preview (including the table of contents) of Trail Guide to Movement.
Read an excerpt from Trail Guide to Movement that was published in the May/June 2014 issue of Massage & Bodywork. (You may see a request to receive a free subscription to Massage & Bodywork before you can access the page.)