Get on the path to increased flexibility and improved muscular strength! With more than 450,000 copies sold worldwide, Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for seeing inside the stretches that will help you increase range of motion, enhance recovery, and facilitate ease of movement during physical and everyday activities.
The visually stunning illustrations of 79 stretches cover all major joint areas of the body from the feet to the neck. Each stretch includes step-by-step instructions on how to perform the stretch, the names of the muscles stretched, and a Stretch Notes section detailing the procedures and benefits of every exercise as well as safety considerations and variations for increasing or decreasing difficulty.
You'll find suggested stretching programs for daily mobility and flexibility, including stretches for people who sit or stand for extended periods, as well as a program proven to help lower blood glucose. Sport-specific stretching routines for 23 different sports are included for athletes and their trainers who want to improve flexibility, maximize efficiency of movement, and enhance recovery from training and competing in their chosen sport.
If tight hips, frozen shoulder, limited neck mobility, leg cramps, arthritis, or general muscle soreness are conditions you're all too familiar with, use Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition, to develop a regular stretching routine that will help you move and feel better.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam is available that can be completed after reading this book. The Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition Online CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition With CE Exam, package that includes both the book and the exam.
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Feet and Calves
Knees and Thighs
Arms Wrists and Hands
Shoulders Back and Chest
Programs for Daily Mobility and Flexibility
SportSpecific Stretching Programs
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abductor stretch activities addition adduction Advanced seated Advanced standing allows ankle Area become Beginner bend Biceps body bones brevis carpi cause chest deltoid digitorum longus Dynamic shoulder dynamic stretches Dynamic trunk elbow Execution exercise extension extensor stretch Feet and calves femoris fingers flexibility flexion flexor digitorum Flexor pollicis longus flexor stretch Advanced floor foot forward front hallucis longus hamstring hands head hip external rotator Hold improve increase internal joint keep knee flexor stretch Knees and thighs lateral latissimus dorsi Less-stretched muscles ligaments limited lower lower-trunk major medial minor move movement neck opposite pain palmaris longus perform plantar flexor stretch position possible posterior PREEVENT psoas major pull reduce Repeat retractor right knee rotator stretch side sitting slightly soreness straight strength stretch Dynamic hip stretch Intermediate Stretch Notes STRETCHES Shoulders surface TABLE teres tibialis tightness Triceps brachii trunk upper vastus wrist