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Stretching Anatomy 2ed

by Arnold Nelson and Jouko Kokkonen Human Kinetics
Pub Date:
10/2013
ISBN:
9781450438155
Format:
Pbk 232 pages
Price:
AU$34.99 NZ$37.38
Product Status: In Stock Now
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See inside every stretch as you increase flexibility and improve muscular strength. Expanded, enhanced, and updated, the best-selling Stretching Anatomy returns to show you how 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 Anatomy, Second Edition, is like having an X-ray of each stretch, only better. Not only do you see full-colour illustrations of the muscles in action, but you also see how a change in position can alter the muscle emphasis and difficulty and how variations can improve safety and effectiveness. A new Stretch Focus section details the procedure and benefits of every exercise as well as safety considerations and variations according to skill level.


 


 Each exercise describes 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 to aid in recovery from soreness and injury. A new chapter on dynamic stretches covers the most effective exercises for athletic warm-ups, while another chapter shows you how to customize a program based on your individual needs, including a program of passive static stretches proven to help lower blood glucose.


 


 Whether you seek increased flexibility, better athletic performance, or reduced muscle soreness and tension, Stretching Anatomy is your visual guide to proper stretching technique.


 

Chapter 1 Neck

Chapter 2 Shoulders, Back, and Chest

Chapter 3 Arms, Wrists, and Hands

Chapter 4 Lower Trunk

Chapter 5 Hips

Chapter 6 Knees and Thighs

Chapter 7 Feet and Calves

Chapter 8 Dynamic Stretches

Chapter 9 Customizing Your Stretching Program

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 effect 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 professor in exercise science at Brigham Young University in Hawaii. For more than two decades he has taught anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and athletic conditioning, and for more than three decades he has 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 now resides in Laie, Hawaii, with his wife, Ruthanne.