The Anatomy of Stretching: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation

The Anatomy of Stretching: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation

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By (author) Brad Walker

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  • Publisher: Lotus Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 264mm x 12mm | 580g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 1905367295
  • ISBN 13: 9781905367290
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour
  • Sales rank: 11,580

Product description

When The Anatomy of Stretching was originally published, it was the first book to cover the topic of anatomy and physiology for stretching and flexibility. Since then others have been written, but no other book on the subject contains more examples of stretching exercises, or is able to take detailed anatomical information and present it in a way that is easy for everyone to understand. This is where The Anatomy of Stretching is different: it is able to take you inside the body and show you both the primary and secondary muscles in action during the stretching process. The Anatomy of Stretching looks at stretching from every angle, including: physiology and flexibility; the benefits of stretching; the different types of stretching; rules for safe stretching; and how to stretch properly. Aimed at fitness enthusiasts of any level, as well as fitness pros, The Anatomy of Stretching also focuses on which stretches are useful for the alleviation or rehabilitation of specific sports injuries. Plus in this second edition, over twenty new stretches have been added; the chapter on physiology has been expanded; more detailed anatomy has been included with each stretching chapter; the top five stretches for a range of sports and sports injuries are listed; and a new numbering system has been included to help reference each stretch.

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Author information

Brad Walker is an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with over twenty years of practical experience in the health and fitness industry. Brad is a Health Science graduate of the University of New England (Assoc. Dip. Health Science (Sport and Exercise)) and has postgraduate accreditations in athletics, swimming, and triathlon coaching. Brad has worked with elite-level and world champion athletes and lectures for Sports Medicine Australia on injury prevention.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Physiology and Flexibility Chapter 2: The Principles of Stretching Chapter 3: Neck and Shoulders Chapter 4: Arms and Chest Chapter 5: Stomach Chapter 6: Back and Sides Chapter 7: Hip and Buttocks Chapter 8: Quadriceps Chapter 9: Hamstrings Chapter 10: Adductors Chapter 11: Abductors Chapter 12: Upper Calves Chapter 13: Lower Calves and Achilles Tendon Chapter 14: Shins, Ankles, Feet, and Toes Top Five Stretches for Sports Injuries Top Five Stretches for Sports