Stretch Plan: For Everyday Health, Fitness and Sport

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Firefly Books, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 128 pages
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Stretches for better health, flexibility and performance

Stretching improves posture, body image and athletic performance. Stretch Plan features a variety of stretches that promote relaxation, reduce stress and relieve pain. The book explains how to develop your personal stretch program.

Step-by-step instructions show a variety of stretches you can do on your own and with a partner. There are different stretches for different objectives:

  • Basic stretches
  • Developmental stretches to lengthen muscles
  • Ballistic stretches -- ideal prep for martial arts and dancing
  • Stretches that "fool" your muscles into relaxing

Stretching is also vital as a warm-up and cool-down after vigorous sporting activities. This book features stretches for 25 sports including:

  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
  • Running and walking

Stretch Plan is the ideal reference for natural, effective exercise without using special equipment or facilities.

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Chapter 3
Your Personal Stretch Program

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About the author (2003)

Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy owns a personal training company. She is also a dancer, acrobat, choreographer and trapeze artist.

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