Stretching Exercises Encyclopedia

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Meyer & Meyer Verlag, Aug 1, 2016 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages

This book offers a general theory of muscle stretching. Anatomical illustrations explain the different muscle groups involved in the exercises. Furthermore, each exercise includes information about the movement one needs to perform, the posture that one must adopt, common mistakes that should be avoided, the principal and secondary muscles worked with this exercise, as well as a series of very useful tips and advice. After reading this book, any athlete, and even those who are not athletes, will realize how regular stretching can improve their physical body shape and their quality of life.

 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Pectorals
22
Traction with back to bar
28
Arm extension with or without assistance
38
Back
44
1
46
Neck and Shoulders
62
Dips on a bench
68
External rotation of the shoulders
74
Biceps and Triceps
90
5
106
pulling on the fingers 111 2 Extension of the hands facing a wall 112 2 2 Variation in quadruped 112 2 3 Variation seated 113 3 Extension of the ha...
114
Forearms and Hands 106 Group 6 Legs 130 Group 7 Abdomen and Lower Back 194 Appendix 1 Test for Evaluating Mobility 225 Appendix 2 Mo...
231
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About the author (2016)

Óscar Morán Esquerdo is a professor of Physical Education and a national weightlifting and bodybuilding trainer, fitness sports technician, sports nutrition technician and an expert in martial arts. He has been a member of the board at the International Federation of Physical Education and has published several books and dozens of articles in specialized magazines.  Isabel Arechabala has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the the Complutense Faculty of Madrid. Since 1982, she has been working in the fields of illustration and graphic design. She successfully combines her work as an illustrator/graphic designer and her job as a professor of illustration and computer graphic design.

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