Compatible with your iPad, Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition: Enhanced Edition combines step-by-step instructions, visually stunning illustrations, interactive muscle identifiers, and several videos to feature the top stretches for the neck; shoulders, back, and chest; arms, wrists, and hands; lower trunk; hips, knees and thighs; and feet and calves. It also showcases nine dynamic stretches to use as part of a sport warm-up.
In addition to clear instructions and illustrations, Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition: Enhanced Edition has 59 interactive muscle identifiers with which the user can expand the illustration and highlight key muscles individually or collectively according to most-stretched or less-stretched.
For the assisted shoulder and elbow flexor stretch, triceps brachii stretch, intermediate seated hip external rotator and extensor stretch, intermediate standing knee flexor stretch, and dynamic trunk lateral flexion stretch, videos are included to show the stretch in motion and highlight the key muscles.
Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition: Enhanced Edition is the perfect visual guide to proper stretching technique for those looking to increase flexibility, better their athletic performance or reduce muscle soreness and tension.
This enhanced e-book with video is now available for purchase through the Apple iBookstore.
“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
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
About the Authors
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Arnold G. Nelson, PhD, 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. Nelson is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and earned his PhD in muscle physiology from the University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Jouko Kokkonen, PhD, is a professor in exercise science at Brigham Young University in Hawaii. For more than two decades he has taught anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and athletic conditioning, and for more than three decades he has coached track and field. Kokkonen's research has focused on the acute and chronic effects of stretching. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from Brigham Young University and now resides in Laie, Hawaii.