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 stretching 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 athlete
Publisher: Chichester, England : Lotus Pub. ; Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, 2011.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781583943717
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,27 cm.


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Mar 18, 2018

This is an excellent guide to understanding how to stretch your muscles properly to obtain maximum benefit from toning and conditioning those muscles and to avoid injuring them. Visualizing the muscles and how to stretch them can also provide pain relief if your muscles are tight or have already been injured. You also gain insight into how your body is constructed and how it works. I recommend this book highly.I give it five stars.

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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