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"It was always hard remembering the details of all the muscles and not having anywhere to go for a quick reminder. David's courses are always excellent and I have been looking forward to this one for a while - this one is spot on for my needs as a trainer, we are also going to be getting our more advanced students to use it now. I would absolutely recommend this course because it is the best and most comprehensive course out there!"

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Our 3D  course includes:

  • 79  lessons with video, audio, and multiple quizzes
  • 65 muscles taught through high-quality 3D models
  • Learn the  muscle origins, insertions, and actions
  • Memorize with our multiple quizzing styles

Start Learning Your Muscles Today

a course designed for memorization

Have you been wondering how you're going to learn the muscles?

Perhaps you're overwhelmed by your classwork. Maybe your teacher doesn't seem to be able to explain this information in a way that makes sense for you.

The Anatomy and Muscle Function course is designed to guide you through the material in such a way that you'll understand and memorize the muscles, their attachments, and actions.

Hi, I'm David Keil, LMT, NMT

here's why i created this course for you

Kinesiology, the study of muscles, was the first course I taught back in 1998. I taught it at a massage school in Miami, FL, where I was quickly confronted with taking a complex subject and making it accessible to students from every walk of life.

Since then teaching anatomy in the yoga world has been my passion and it has literally taken me around the world. I have been on a mission to return to teaching the basics, and make it accessible as an online course, for some time now. There are many resources out there for learning basics of kinesiology, but my experience tells me that being guided through the information by someone who knows how to break it down and explain it, is what makes the difference.

This is exactly what I did in my book, Functional Anatomy of Yoga. I took the complexity of anatomy and the complexity of yoga and brought them together in a conversational tone. Why? So that the people reading the book would understand it!

Anatomy and Muscle Function

Take it one step at a time

This course is designed to successfully teach you the muscles of the body. Learning on your own sounds like a good idea, but a subject as complex as kinesiology (the study of muscles) requires a guide to be effective. I will walk you through all of the details of the muscles we cover.

Here's how I walk you through it:

  • This course starts with lessons that introduce you to  fundamental concepts surrounding the muscular system as well as kinesiology in general. From there we will make our way through 65 muscles in total. 
  • In each lesson you have multiple ways to learn the information. You'll watch a video introduction and then have an opportunity to review the material and quiz yourself on the content presented. You'll have options to explore different kinds of learning tools to help reinforce what you've watched and read.
  • Each section has a cumulative test including 3D images to make sure you remember the information you've been presented throughout the lesson.

Here's What You'll Learn

Visuals are key to learning

We have used 3D models throughout the course. All videos use the 3D models to help you  see origins, insertions, and actions of muscles. This makes the information easy to visualize in the body. This in turn leads to better memorization, which is the name of the game when it comes to learning your muscles. Here's the full outline

  • Introduction to the musculoskeletal system
  • Introduction to an area of the body and associated muscles
  • Breakdown and visualization of associated bony landmarks
  • Introduce a specific muscle, its origin, insertion, and action using 3D
  • Use our multiple memorization tools in each lesson

Who's This For?

You, if you need to learn your muscles

The Anatomy and Muscle Function Course was designed for anyone who needs to learn their muscles. Whether you're a massage therapist, personal trainer, yoga teacher, physical therapist, even a doctor will benefit from the way we have laid out this course. The entire aim of this course is to help you memorize and learn the muscles, their attachments and actions.

  • Massage Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Yoga Teachers
  • Personal Trainers
  • Doctors
  • Anatomy Enthusiasts
  • Body Builders


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Our learning 3D muscles course includes

12 Modules, 79 lessons, covering 65 muscles
  • Module 1 - Introduction To Anatomy And Muscle Function

This module will introduce you to the course: Anatomy and Muscle Function.

  • Lesson 1 -Overview and Intentions for the Course
  • Module 2 - Fundamental Anatomy Concepts

This module covers several fundamental anatomy concepts. We'll look at how movements are described as occurring in the three planes of the body. We'll also cover directional terms to describe where things are located in the body and discuss how we describe basic movements in the body. Finally we'll take a look at types of joints in the body as well as some examples of where each type occurs.

  • Lesson 1 - Planes of the Body
  • Lesson 2 - Directional Terms
  • Lesson 3 - Basic Movements
  • Lesson 4 - Joint Types and Shapes
  • Lesson 5 - Quiz: Fundamental Anatomy Concepts
  • Module 3 - The Muscular System

This module covers muscle construction and function. We'll first explore what a muscle is. We'll take a look at how a muscle is constructed from the cellular level all the way to a whole muscle. We'll then explore the different ways that muscles can contract and how this affects our movement.

  • Lesson 1 - Muscle Construction
  • Lesson 2 - Muscle Contractions
  • Lesson 5 - Quiz: The Muscular System
  • Module 4 - Muscles That Move The Forearm

This module covers muscles that move the forearm. Specifically, we'll take a look at biceps brachii, brachialis, and the triceps brachii muscle.

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Forearm
  • Lesson 2 - Biceps Brachii - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 3 - Biceps Brachii - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 4 - Brachialis - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 5 - Brachialis - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 6 - Triceps Brachii - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 7 - Triceps Brachii - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 8 - Quiz: Muscles that Move the Forearm
  • Module 5 - Muscles That Move The Scapula

This module covers muscles that move the scapula. Specifically, we'll cover levator scapulae, the rhomboids, trapezius, serratus anterior, and the pectoralis minor muscle.

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Scapula
  • Lesson 2 - Levator Scapulae - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 3 - Levator Scapulae - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 4 - Rhomboids - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 5 - Rhomboids - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 6 - Trapezius - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 7 - Trapezius - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 8 - Serratus Anterior - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 9 - Serratus Anterior - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 10 - Pectoralis Minor - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 11 - Pectoralis Minor - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 12 - Quiz: Muscles that Move the Scapula
  • Module 6 - Muscles That Move The Shoulder

This module covers muscles that move the shoulder joint. Specifically we'll cover the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff: supraspinatus, infraspinatus teres minor, and subscapularis. We'll also cover pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, teres major, and the deltoid muscles.

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Shoulder
  • Lesson 2 - Rotator Cuff - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 3 - Rotator Cuff- Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 4 - Pectoralis Major - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 5 - Pectoralis Major - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 6 - Latissimus Dorsi - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 7 - Latissimus Dorsi - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 8 - Teres Major - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 9 - Teres Major - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 10 - Deltoids - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 11 - Deltoids - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 12 - Quiz: Muscles that Move the Shoulder
  • Module 7 - Muscles That Move The Knee

This module covers muscles that move the knee joint. In this module we'll cover the four muscles in the quadriceps group: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis vastus intermedius, and vastus medialis. We'll also cover the three muscles that make up the hamstrings group: Semitendinosus, semimembranosus, and the biceps femoris

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Knee
  • Lesson 2 - Quadriceps Group - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 3 - Quadriceps Group - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 4 - Hamstrings Group - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 5 - Hamstrings Group - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 6 - Quiz: Muscles that Move the Knee
  • Module 8 - Muscles That Move The Ankle

This module covers muscles that move the foot and ankle. Specifically, we'll cover tibialis anterior, fibularis (peroneus) longus, gastrocnemius, soleus

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Ankle
  • Lesson 2 - Tibialis Anterior - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 3 - Tibialis Anterior- Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 4 - Fibularis (Peroneus) Longus - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 5 - Fibularis (Peroneus) Longus - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 6 - Soleus - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 7 - Soleus - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 8 - Gastrocnemius - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 9 - Gastrocnemius - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 10 - Quiz: Muscles that Move the Ankle
  • Module 9 - Muscles That Move The Hip

This module covers muscles that move the hip joint. We'll cover the five adductor muscles: pectineus, adductor brevis, adductor longus, gracilis, and adductor magnus. We'll take a look at the three gluteal muscles: gluteus minimus, gluteus medius, and gluteus maximus. We'll explore the six lateral rotators: piriformis, obturator internus, obturator externus, gemellus superior, gemellus inferior, and the quadratus femoris. We'll also cover the sartorius muscle and the iliopsoas muscle in this module.

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Hip
  • Lesson 2 - Adductor Group - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 3 - Adductor Group - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 4 - Sartorius - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 5 - Sartorius - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 6 - Gluteal Group - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 7 - Gluteal Group - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 8 - Deep Six Lateral Rotators - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 9 - Deep Six Lateral Rotators - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 10 - Iliopsoas - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 11 - Iliopsoas - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 12 - Quiz: Muscles that Move the Hip
  • Module 10 - Muscles That Move The Neck

This module covers muscles that move the head and neck. Specifically, we'll cover sternocleidomastoid, the scalenes, and two splenius muscles: splenius capitis and splenius cervicis.

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Neck
  • Lesson 2 - Sternocleidomastoid - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 3 - Sternocleidomastoid - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 4 - Scalenes - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 5 - Scalenes - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 6 - Splenius Group - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 7 - Splenius Group - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 8 - Quiz: Muscles that Move the Neck
  • Module 11 - Muscles That Move The Trunk

This module covers muscles that move the head and neck. Specifically, we'll cover sternocleidomastoid, the scalenes, and two splenius muscles: splenius capitis and splenius cervicis.

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Trunk
  • Lesson 2 - Abdominal Muscle Group - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 3 - Abdominal Muscle Group - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 4 - Quadratus Lumborum - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 5 - Quadratus Lumborum - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 6 - Erector Spinae Group - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 7 - Erector Spinae Group - Attachments and Actions
  • Lesson 8 - Quiz: Muscles that Move the Trunk
  • Module 12 - Muscles Involved With Breathing

This module covers the main muscles that are involved with breathing. Specifically, we'll cover the diaphragm, the external intercostals and the internal intercostals.

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the Breathing Muscles
  • Lesson 2 - Breathing Muscles - Bony Landmarks
  • Lesson 3 - Breathing Muscles - Attachment and Actions
  • Lesson 4 - Quiz: Muscles Involved with Breathing

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But don't just take our word for it!

Easy to retain...

David's anatomy course is easy to understand and follow. The information is clear and the videos provide imagery that is easy to retain. Overall, this course is a great tutorial for students or refresh course for experienced therapists.

Adrian  > Massage Therapist

Essential

David Keil’s way of sharing complex anatomical knowledge, with his simple and easy to assimilate approach, has found it’s pinnacle! 


The multiple layers of content delivery within the course will really help you to grasp/master deeper anatomy/movement principles and the bespoke graphical representations that David has created are stunning. This course will take your knowledge, understanding and ultimate confidence in really knowing anatomy to the next level.  Essential!

SCOTT JOHNSON  >  Yoga Teacher - Stillpoint Yoga London

  • Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I have access?

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What if I want a refund?

We are happy to offer you a refund within the first 30 days.

How do I cancel my monthly subscription?

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Will I have access to the entire course all at once?

Absolutely

Do I need any books to go along with this course?

No. However, if you are in school, it would be helpful to use your books to make sure you are using the same exact attachment points that your instructor uses. There are slight variations across the kinesiology world and that some attachment points are described.

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