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Delavier's Stretching Anatomy

Delavier's Stretching Anatomy

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    Get an inside view of the muscles in action during every stretch you perform!

    Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy is your guide for increasing flexibility, improving range of motion, toning muscles, and relieving pain and discomfort. The very best stretches for shoulders, chest, arms, torso, back, hips, and legs are all here, and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide.

    With over 550 full-color photos and illustrations, you’ll go inside more than 130 exercises to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results.

    Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy includes 13 proven programs for increasing muscle tone, releasing tension and stress, and optimizing training and performance in 13 sports, including running, cycling, basketball, soccer, golf, and track and field.The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier is a journalist for Le Monde duMuscle and a contributor to Men’s Health Germany and several other strength publications. His previous publications, Strength Training Anatomy and Women’s Strength Training Anatomy, have sold more than 2 million copies.

    Table of Contents

    INTRODUCTION

    Why Stretching?

    Exercises That Reconnect You With Your Body

    STRETCHING: A USER’S MANUAL

    A Natural Method Based On How Your Body Feels, Not How Hard You Push

    Benefits of Stretching

    Stretching: A Gentle Form of Exercise

    Types of Stretching

    Structuring a Stretching Program

    Learn How to Breathe!

    For Effective Breathing.

    Inhaling and Exhaling

    Breathe Deeply, but Find a Natural Rhythm

    Active Breathing

    External Breathing

    Pulmonary Breathing

    Why Athletes Should Stretch

    Stretching Has Five Benefits for Athletes

    Too Much Flexibility Can Diminish Performance

    Athletes Have Four Opportunities to Stretch.

    How an Athlete Should Stretch

    Breathing During Stretching .

    Stretching Unilaterally

    Stretching to Prevent Problems Associated With Sports

    THE STRETCHES

    Neck Stretches

    Stretches for the Shoulders and Chest Muscles

    To Prevent Shoulder Pain, Stretch the Infraspinatus

    Preventing Shoulder Pain in Athletes

    How to Protect the Infraspinatus

    Stretches for the Arms and Forearms

    Stretches for the Lateral Flexor Muscles in the Torso

    Stretches for the Rotator Muscles in the Torso

    Stretches to Relax the Back.

    Preventing Lower Back Pain

    Relaxing the Spinal Column

    Stretching the Hips

    Importance of Hip Flexibility

    Stretching the Buttocks

    Stretching the Quadriceps

    Hamstring Stretches

    Preventing Hamstring Tears

    Adductor Stretches

    Calf Stretches

    STRETCHING PROGRAMS

    Stretching Programs for Better Muscle Tone and Well-Being

    Beginner Program

    Intermediate Program

    Advanced Program

    Stretching Programs for Athletes

    Guidelines on Programs

    Basic Athletic Program

    Program for Golf and Sports Involving Torso Rotation

    Program for Running Sports, Soccer, and Skating

    Skiing Program

    Program for Combat Sports

    Cycling Program

    Program for Throwing Sports (Shot Put, Basketball, and Handball)

    Horseback Riding Program

    Swimming Program.

    Bodybuilding Program

    About the Author

    Frédéric Delavier is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculté de Médecine.

    The former editor in chief of the French magazine PowerMag, Delavier is currently a journalist for the French magazine Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to several other muscle publications, including Men's Health Germany. He is the author of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy, Women’s Strength Training Anatomy, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, and Delavier's Core Training Anatomy.

    Delavier won the French powerlifting title in 1988 and makes annual presentations on the sport applications of biomechanics at conferences in Switzerland. His teaching efforts have earned him the Grand Prix de Techniques et de Pédagogie Sportive. Delavier lives in Paris, France.

    Jean-Pierre Clémenceau is a fitness coach to the stars and has trained numerous French celebrities using an approach based on positioning and breathing. Clémenceau has worked with legendary actresses including an Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (Chocolat, The English Patient, Three Colors: Blue, The Unbearable Lightness of Being), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia, The Science of Sleep, I'm Not There, 21 Grams, Elektra recording artist), Emmanuelle Béart (Mission: Impossible, Don Juan, Manon of the Spring), and Jane Birkin (Blow-Up, recording artist, muse to musicians John Barry & Serge Gainsbourg, and namesake for the Hermès Birkin bag). He is the author of over 15 health and fitness books as well as numerous exercise DVDs. He has a background in yoga, shiatsu, and reiki.

    Michael Gundill has written 13 books on strength training, sport nutrition, and health including co-authoring The Strength Training Anatomy Workout. His books have been translated into multiple languages, and he has written over 500 articles for bodybuilding and fitness magazines worldwide, including Iron Man and Dirty Dieting. In 1998 he won the Article of the Year Award at the Fourth Academy of Bodybuilding Fitness & Sports Awards in California.

    Gundill started weightlifting in 1983 in order to improve his rowing performance. Most of his training years were spent completing specific lifting programs in his home. As he gained muscle and refined his program, he began to learn more about physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics and started studying those subjects in medical journals. Since 1995 he has been writing about his discoveries in various bodybuilding and fitness magazines all over the world.