Stretching Anatomy-3rd Edition
BookGet on the path to increased flexibility and improved muscular strength! With more than 450,000 copies sold worldwide, Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for seeing inside the stretches that will help you increase range of motion, enhance recovery, and facilitate ease of movement during physical and everyday activities.
The visually stunning illustrations of 79 stretches cover all major joint areas of the body from the feet to the neck. Each stretch includes step-by-step instructions on how to perform the stretch, the names of the muscles stretched, and a Stretch Notes section detailing the procedures and benefits of every exercise as well as safety considerations and variations for increasing or decreasing difficulty.
You’ll find suggested stretching programs for daily mobility and flexibility, including stretches for people who sit or stand for extended periods, as well as a program proven to help lower blood glucose. Sport-specific stretching routines for 23 different sports are included for athletes and their trainers who want to improve flexibility, maximize efficiency of movement, and enhance recovery from training and competing in their chosen sport.
If tight hips, frozen shoulder, limited neck mobility, leg cramps, arthritis, or general muscle soreness are conditions you’re all too familiar with, use Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition, to develop a regular stretching routine that will help you move and feel better.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam is available that can be completed after reading this book. The Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition Online CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition With CE Exam, package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceAnyone seeking to increase range of motion and flexibility for themselves or their clients, including athletes, personal trainers, strength and conditioning professionals, and coaches.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Stretching Fundamentals
Chapter 2. Feet and Calves
Chapter 3. Knees and Thighs
Chapter 4. Hips
Chapter 5. Lower Trunk
Chapter 6. Arms, Wrists, and Hands
Chapter 7. Shoulders, Back, and Chest
Chapter 8. Neck
Chapter 9. Dynamic Stretches
Chapter 10. Programs for Daily Mobility and Flexibility
Chapter 11. Sport-Specific Stretching Programs
ExcerptsIntermediate seated hip external rotator and extensor stretch
Shoulder adductor stretch
Stretching programs for specific daily mobility and flexibility concerns
Sample ContentBeginner seated knee extensor continuedBeginner seated knee extensor stretchBeginner seated toe extensor stretchBeginner seated toe extensor stretch continued
The title explains most of the content of the book. With every stretch's execution explained, we get good all-around analysis with brief biomechanical, physiological and biochemistry hints.
From my point of view, few things are missing like when to stretch, warmup to stretch, how to build a stretching program and integrate stretching into a training programs and what are the best moments to stretch.
Great book. Really easy to use, great pictures!