The Anatomy of Stretching

The Anatomy of Stretching

Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation

Book - 2011
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The multiple stresses of contemporary life--whether from excessive sports play, overwork, or overuse of technology--are increasingly taking a toll on the body. Symptoms range from muscle soreness and pain to pinched nerves to potentially more permanent disabilities, including serious body injuries. One safe, quickly productive way to address the problem is through a simple therapy that can be done anywhere, anytime, and without special equipment: stretching. This new edition of Brad Walker's best-selling book on the subject presents 135 unique stretchingnbsp;exercises designed to help repair the body and make it more flexible, fit, and relaxed.
The book begins with clear, detailed descriptions of important principles of anatomy and physiology, the benefits of stretching, different forms of stretching, rules to remember, and how to stretch properly. It also focuses on the kinds of stretches that are most helpful in the alleviation or rehabilitation of specific sports injuries. Organized by body part, The Anatomy of Stretching presents stretching exercises in a uniform style accompanied by full-color anatomical illustrations. Equally useful for fitness fans, pro or amateur athletes, coaches and personal trainers, and healthcare practitioners, this new edition contains 20 new stretches; expanded physiology and anatomy information; and a revised numbering system that makes the stretches easier to reference. An expanded appendix includes a longer resources section and a helpful chart describing the top five stretches for each sport and sports injury.
Publisher: Chichester, England : Lotus Pub. ; Berkeley, CA : North Atlantic Books, 2011
Edition: 2nd edition
ISBN: 9781583943717
Branch Call Number: 613.7182 WAL 2011
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (some col.)


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Jul 08, 2014

An illustrated guide to performing a variety of stretches with instructions and drawings showing the locations of the muscles. The book is organized by groups of muscles and the first portion of the book is an overview of the how to and why of stretching. While it doesn't go into detail of the various muscles and joints it is great for getting you stretching the areas you may be having trouble with.

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