There’s a new and better way to stretch: Active-Isolated Stretching. And with The Whartons’ Stretch Book, the method used successfully by scores of professional, amateur, and Olympic athletes is now available to everyone.
An in-depth instructional manual on the anatomy of the stretching body features full-color illustrations that demonstrate how muscles are worked during 115 key stretches, in a reference that discusses the benefits of stretching, rules for ...
It is recommended to work in a specific order so as to stretch most of the joints: for example, limb order (from top ... assistance of adjacent muscle strength to facilitate direct activation of the joint (without outside assistance).
With 250 full-color photos and 300 detailed illustrations, this guide depicts over 130 exercises to increase flexibility, tone muscles and reduce injury. All body regions are covered and sport-specific stretching routines are included.
The text provides a useful overview of PNF stretching - safe and easy-to-use method that involves stretching the muscle, contracting it isometrically against resistance, then stretching it again to a new range of motion.
This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement?
Visual icons in the book indicate which stretches are shown in the video. As in previous editions, specific routines are included for cycling, golf, running, swimming, throwing and racket sports, and now ice hockey.
His reply was pretty direct: 'You're just tight mate, you need to get some of that flexibility back'. ... I was a fit but very stiff guy (who aspired to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger) who realized in a gym class that he'd unwittingly ...