Stretching Anatomy

Stretching Anatomy

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This is an exercise anatomy bestseller updated. Visually stunning and immediately accessible, this best-selling guide combines step-by-step instructions for performing 86 stretches and 110 full-colour anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles and surrounding structures engaged. More than just an instruction manual, Stretching Anatomy includes a "Stretch Focus" section that details the procedure and utility for each exercise as well as safety considerations, benefits and variations for increasing or decreasing difficulty. Stretching provides numerous benefits, including improved flexibility, stamina, posture and muscular strength as well as reduced muscle soreness. Stretching Anatomy is one of 20 titles in the Anatomy Series, Human Kinetics' bestselling series of all time with over two million copies in print.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 179 x 254 x 11.43mm | 562.45g
  • Champaign, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 119 colour illustrations, 118 colour illustrations
  • 1450438156
  • 9781450438155
  • 98,997

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Neck; Chapter 2. Shoulders, Back, and Chest; Chapter 3. Arms, Wrists, and Hands; Chapter 4. Lower Trunk; Chapter 5. Hips; Chapter 6. Knees and Thighs; Chapter 7. Feet and Calves; Chapter 8. Dynamic Stretches; Chapter 9. Customizing Your Stretching Program.
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Review quote

"Stretching Anatomy offers great illustrations and practical advice from two well-known scholars in stretching."

Duane Knudson, PhD, FACSM, FISBS, FRCAAHPERD-- Texas State University, Chair, Department of Health and Human Performance
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About Arnold G. Nelson

Arnold G. Nelson is a professor in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University. A leading researcher on flexibility, he is considered one of the top authorities on the effect of stretching on muscle performance. Jouko Kokkonen is a professor in exercise science at Brigham Young University in Hawaii. For more than two decades he has taught anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, athletic conditioning and track and field.
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