The Essential Guide to Stretching

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Crown Publishing Group, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 128 pages
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Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy's stretching program will help you

¸  keep your muscles and joints mobile and flexible, reducing the risk of injury during exercise;
¸  improve your posture and physical alignment, easing back pain and avoiding stiffness;
¸  relax and unwind, relieving muscle tension and soothing aching joints.

You'll find

¸  charts to help you determine your level of flexibility;
¸  programs to follow, such as the "Morning Wake-Up Routine";
¸  exercises for each body part;
¸  warm-ups and cool-downs for different sports, from swimming to skiing, golf to gymnastics;
¸  routines for stretching with a partner;
¸  the latest techniques, from PFN stretching, which uses muscle contractions to "trick" your body  into deeper stretches, to ballistic stretching, which prepares the body for more active exercises.

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Introducing Stretch
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About the author (1996)

Chrissie Gallagher-Mundy trained and has worked as a dancer, acrobat, trapeze artist, and choreographer in London and Europe, and is the author of Relaxation.  She runs her own one-on-one personal fitness training company in London.

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