Anatomy and 100 Essential Stretching Exercises by Guillermo Seijas AlbirAnyone who wants to improve his or her overall flexibility, feel great, and look great too will want this comprehensive guide. It features over 100 stretching exercises to help you improve your range of motion, decrease discomfort, and prevent sporting or other injuries. Easy-to-understand exercises are clearly illustrated and contain precise instructions, making them simple to follow. Readers will find: Methods explained step-by-step for the most effective exercise routines Anatomical descriptions of the parts of the body and the muscles being worked Photographic representations of each exercise, complemented by detailed illustrations of the primary and secondary muscles Explanatory text that ensures correct techniques and proper safety precautions The numbers of repetitions needed depending on fitness levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and the physiological benefits of each exercise Effective exercises for athletes, non-athletes, and those searching for pain relief associated with injuries A quick reference guide to the most beneficial stretches for specific ailments, and more Increase your overall sense of well-being, overcome physical ailments, and learn the proper way to stretch every part of your body with this helpful guide.
Call Number: RA 781.63 .A62 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
Facilitated Stretching by Robert E. McAteeWhen >Facilitated Stretching> was published in 1993, it was the first book to translate the complexities of PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching into an easy, step-by-step method. Now fully updated and expanded, >Facilitated Stretching, Second Edition> is an even better resource that makes PNF stretching accessible to everyone.PNF stretching consists of three simple steps: stretch the muscle, contract it isometrically against resistance, then stretch it again. Simple, yet highly effective. These steps apply whether you're isolating one muscle at a time, or using the spiral diagonal patterns of PNF to stretch groups of muscles simultaneously.This new edition features the latest PNF stretching techniques to help improve range of motion and enhance performance, reduce overuse injuries that result from muscle fatigue, and enable easy assessment of current muscle function. And you'll find expanded information on effective self-stretching techniques.Take a look at what's new in >Facilitated Stretching, Second Edition>:--A broader scope of stretches featuring 10 additional muscle groups, including the cervical region-The latest research findings including a new appendix devoted to scientific inquiries into PNF techniques-An expanded chapter explaining the role of PNF techniques during injury rehabilitation-An expanded discussion of biomechanics and stabilization that will help you achieve optimum flexibility and coordination-An appendix that explores using facilitated stretching along with soft tissue therapy for reducing pain and restoring range of motion lost due to injuryThe book shows how to perform 66 facilitated stretches covering all the major muscles and muscle groups and features easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by 122 photos and illustrations.>Facilitated Stretching, Second Edition> is a cutting-edge tool that uses the science behind PNF stretching to develop a simple method to improve flexibility and range of motion.
Publication Date: 1999-05-01
Fascial Stretch Therapy by Christopher Frederick; Ann FrederickThis book shows how Fascial Stretch Therapy assessment, treatment and training are used in a variety of common circumstances encountered in manual therapy and athletic training.
Call Number: RM 724 .F74 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Good-Bye to Bad Backs by Judith Scott; Richard M. Bachrach; D.O. Bachrach (Foreword by)Providing gentle, safe therapy for those suffering from back pain, whether caused by stress, accident, pregnancy, or obesity, this book uses proven techniques to help eliminate back pain. The author acts as a personal trainer, stressing the importance of stretching and exercising every muscle in the lower back to improve posture and overall health. Medical line drawings illustrate and teach about muscles and their relationship to posture and lower back pain. Using a mind/body approach, Scott provides visualising techniques and gentle exercises that will begin the process of reducing stress and relaxing. Specific workouts for alleviating back pain target the psoas, lower back, and the abdominals.
Call Number: RD 76 .S334 2002
Publication Date: 2002-09-28
Stretching Anatomy by Arnold Nelson; Jouko Kokkonen; Jason M. McAlexander (Illustrator)See inside every stretch—and maximize flexibility! Stretching Anatomywill arm you with the knowledge to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement. You'll also gain a detailed understanding of how each stretch affects your body. Stretching Anatomyis like having an X-ray of each stretch, only better. Not only do you see full-color illustrations of the muscles in action, but you also find out how changes in position can alter the muscle emphasis and difficulty and how variations can improve safety and effectiveness. Each exercise includes detailed instruction on how to stretch, when to stretch, primary and secondary muscle emphasis, and which muscles are activated for support. Stretching programs provide three levels of difficulty, including light stretching that can be used as a warm-up or to aid in recovery from soreness or injury. And summary movement tables show how to customize stretching programs to focus on key problem areas. Whether it is increased flexibility or reduced muscle soreness or tension, Stretching Anatomyallows you to see and feel the benefit of proper stretching technique.