Stretching Anatomy

Stretching Anatomy

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See inside every stretch-and maximize flexibility! "Stretching Anatomy" will arm you with the knowledge to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement. You'll also gain a detailed understanding of how each stretch affects your body. "Stretching Anatomy" is like having an X-ray of each stretch, only better. Not only do you see full-color illustrations of the muscles in action, but you also find out how changes in position can alter the muscle emphasis and difficulty and how variations can improve safety and effectiveness. Each exercise includes detailed instruction on how to stretch, when to stretch, primary and secondary muscle emphasis, and which muscles are activated for support. Stretching programs provide three levels of difficulty, including light stretching that can be used as a warm-up or to aid in recovery from soreness or injury. And summary movement tables show how to customize stretching programs to focus on key problem areas. Whether it is increased flexibility or reduced muscle soreness or tension, "Stretching Anatomy" allows you to see and feel the benefit of proper stretching technique.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 8.13mm | 394.63g
  • Champaign, United States
  • English
  • 56 colour illustrations, 150 colour illustrations
  • 0736059725
  • 9780736059725
  • 47,006

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Neck; Chapter 2. Shoulders and Upper Back and Upper Chest; Chapter 3. Arms, Wrists and Hands; Chapter 4. Lower Trunk; Chapter 5. Hip; Chapter 6. Knees and Thighs; Chapter 7. Calves and Feet.
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Review quote

""Stretching Anatomy "is the most complete guide to stretching I've seen. Its illustrations, tips, and explanations inspired me to stop procrastinating and start getting limber."
Janet Lee
Deputy Editor, "Shape" "The beautiful, highly detailed illustrations in" Stretching Anatomy "are the best I've ever seen, and the book's advice and exercises are simple, clear, and easy to follow. It's an invaluable resource for anyonefrom novice exercisers to fitness professionals.""
Sara Kooperman, Owner and Executive Director of SCW Fitness Education
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About Arnold G. Nelson

Arnold Nelson is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University. He is considered to be one of the leading authorities on how stretching affects muscle performance. Joke Kikkonen is an expert in training, conditioning and flexibility research. He heads the Exercise and Sports Science Department at Brigham-Young University in Hawaii.
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