Improve flexibility, range of motion, stamina, muscular strength and posture with this visual guide to 86 stretches. Second edition.
This expanded and updated second edition of the best-selling Stretching Anatomy lets you see inside each stretch with 110 full-color illustrations that show the muscles in action. Each stretch is also accompanied by detailed information on how the stretch affects your body and how changes in position can alter emphasis and difficulty level. It explains how to stretch, when to stretch, primary and secondary muscle emphasis and which muscles are activated for support.
A new chapter on dynamic stretches profiles the most effective athletic warm-up exercises. Another added chapter demonstrates how to customize a stretching regimen based on individual needs.
Written by Arnold Nelson and Juoko Kokkonen. Illustrated. Softcover, 232 pages.