Stretching Anatomy

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Human Kinetics, Mar 2, 2020 - Health & Fitness - 264 pages
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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Contents

Stretching Fundamentals
1
Feet and Calves
9
Knees and Thighs
37
Hips
59
Lower Trunk
81
Arms Wrists and Hands
107
Shoulders Back and Chest
141
Neck
173
Dynamic Stretches
185
Programs for Daily Mobility and Flexibility
209
SportSpecific Stretching Programs
219
Stretch Finder
247
About the Authors
251
Ad
253
Earning Continuing Education CreditsUnits
254
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About the author (2020)

Arnold G. Nelson, PhD, is a professor in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University. A leading researcher on flexibility, he is considered one of the top authorities on the effects of stretching on muscle performance. Nelson is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and earned his PhD in muscle physiology from the University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Jouko Kokkonen, PhD, is a retired professor in exercise science at Brigham Young University in Hawaii. For more than three decades, he taught anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and athletic conditioning and coached track and field. Kokkonen's research has focused on the acute and chronic effects of stretching. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from Brigham Young University and resides in Finland and the United States with his wife, Ruthanne.

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