The centerpieces of this comprehensive book are its illustrations and step-by-step guidelines for 311 different stretches. The stretches can be used individually or grouped with other stretches to form a personalized flexibility program.
Athletes looking to use the stretches to improve performance in a specific sport will love the book's Stretching Program section. It's full of handy tables that detail the most effective exercises for individual sports. There are sample programs for 41 sports in all!
Sport Stretchalso provides a selection of ""All Star"" stretches. These include the single best stretches for 28 muscle groups and the 12 best stretches overall. The exercises are perfect to use for warming up and cooling down.
For those who are looking for background information on flexibility, this book explains the basic principles of stretching and describes how the body responds during stretching. Readers will discover what causes muscle soreness, how increased flexibility translates directly into better performance and lessens the chances of injury, and more.
Sport Stretchhas everything athletes need to limber up and play their best. It takes the guesswork out of stretching by providing 311 exercises for 41 sports."
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The Benefits of Stretching
What Happens When You Stretch?
What Causes Muscle Soreness?
Appropriate Injury Management
Adding a Stretching Program to Your Workout
The Controversy About Stretching
Martial Arts Advanced
Rowing Kayaking and Canoeing
Sailing and Windsurfing
Soccer International Football
12 AllStar Stretches
28 Maximal Isolation AllStars
STRETCHING ROUTINES FOR SPECIFIC SPORTS
Baseball Softball and Cricket General Field Players
Baseball Softball Pitchers and Cricket Bowlers
Cycling and Triathlon
Diving 3 to 10Meter
Football Offensive Line and Defensive Line
Football Defensive Backs and Receivers
Hiking and Backpacking
Martial Arts Beginning
Tennis Racquetball and Handball
Track and Field High Jump and Pole Vault
Track and Field Hurdles Long and TripleJumps and Sprints
Track and Field Discus Hammer Throw Javelin and Shot Put
Weight Lifting Very Light Weights
ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTIONS FOR 311 STRETCHES
Feet and Ankles
Hips and Gluteals
Arms and Wrists
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