Science of Flexibility
Gain a well-rounded understanding of the principles underlying stretching and flexibility with the updated third edition of Science of Flexibility.This practical text includes illustrated stretching exercises with a concentration on muscle structure and the technical nature of stretching. You will learn about the principles and clinical aspects of flexibility, the factors limiting flexibility, as well as techniques to enhance flexibility throughout the body.
Based on the latest research, Science of Flexibility, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive examination of the scientific, anatomical, and clinical principles of stretching. A 16-page appendix features 60 illustrated stretching exercises. A basic stretching exercise is given for every major part of the body--starting with the toes and plantar arches in the feet, on to the quadriceps and hip flexors, trunk and back, and finishing with the neck, shoulders, and arms.
The new edition also includes many additional features:
-An expanded research section with 2,100 scholarly and professional references
-Boxes within the text that expand discussion of stretching-related topics such as elasticity, collagen and scarring, and altered stretch perception
-Redrawn tables and figures as well as new illustrations
-New information on several sports and artistic disciplines, including music and dance, and their functional aspects of stretching
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