The Anatomy of Stretching, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation

North Atlantic Books - Symptoms range from muscle soreness and pain to pinched nerves to potentially more permanent disabilities, including serious body injuries. This new edition of brad walker’s best-selling book on the subject presents 135 unique stretching exercises designed to help repair the body and make it more flexible, fit, and relaxed.

Organized by body part, the Anatomy of Stretching presents stretching exercises in a uniform style accompanied by full-color anatomical illustrations. It also focuses on the kinds of stretches that are most helpful in the alleviation or rehabilitation of specific sports injuries. One safe, quickly productive way to address the problem is through a simple therapy that can be done anywhere, anytime, and without special equipment: stretching.

The Anatomy of Stretching, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation - The book begins with clear, the benefits of stretching, different forms of stretching, detailed descriptions of important principles of anatomy and physiology, rules to remember, and how to stretch properly. Equally useful for fitness fans, pro or amateur athletes, coaches and personal trainers, and healthcare practitioners, this new edition contains 20 new stretches; expanded physiology and anatomy information; and a revised numbering system that makes the stretches easier to reference.

An expanded appendix includes a longer resources section and a helpful chart describing the top five stretches for each sport and sports injury. North Atlantic Books. The multiple stresses of contemporary life—whether from excessive sports play, overwork, or overuse of technology—are increasingly taking a toll on the body.

The Anatomy of Sports Injuries, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

North Atlantic Books - In the anatomy of sports injuries, author Brad Walker brings years of expertise--he works with elite-level and world-champion athletes, and lectures on injury prevention--to this how-to guide. But there's no need to simply resign yourself to "living with" a sports injury. For anyone who plays sports and is looking to facilitate recovery or prevent injuriesEveryone who plays sports experiences injuries.

The book takes a fundamental approach, bringing you inside the body to show exactly what is happening when a sports injury occurs. At the heart of the Anatomy of Sports Injuries are 350 images. Many people never fully recover because they're not aware of what they can do to facilitate recovery. This second edition includes updated illustrations and more anatomical information and is for every sports player or fitness enthusiast who has been injured and would like to know what the injury involves, how to rehabilitate the area, and how to prevent complications or injury in the future.

Anatomy and 100 Essential Stretching Exercises

Barrons Educational Series - Easy-to-understand exercises are clearly illustrated and contain simple, precise instructions for the proper way to stretch every part of your body. This guide includes:effective exercises for athletes, with detailed illustrations of the primary and secondary musclesExplanatory text that ensures correct techniques and proper safety precautionsThe numbers of repetitions needed depending on fitness levels beginner, advanced and the physiological benefits of each exerciseA quick reference guide to the most beneficial stretches for specific ailments, non-athletes, and those searching for pain relief associated with injuriesStep-by-step methods for the most effective exercise routinesAnatomical descriptions of the parts of the body and the muscles being workedPhotographic representations of each exercise, intermediate, and more Barrons Educational Series Inc.

Barron's anatomy and 100 essential Stretching Exercises helps you improve your flexibility, overcome physical ailments, and increase your overall sense of well-being. This comprehensive guide features over 100 stretching exercises to help you improve your range of motion, decrease discomfort, and prevent injuries.

Stretching: 30th Anniversary Edition

Shelter Publications - There is also an abbreviated version of each routine for people in a hurry, new information on the stretching vs. Barrons Educational Series Inc. Warming up debate, and new and improved drawings. Shelter Publications. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, aerobic training, cycling, and workouts in the gym — all of which are commonplace now.

It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape.

Stretching: 30th Anniversary Edition - A new section focuses on office fitness exercises, helpful for both home and office computer users. This 30th anniversary edition features two-color inks to better define the muscle groups helped by each stretching exercise.

By Brad Walker Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility Handbook 3rd Third Edition Spiral-bound

The Stretching Institute - The author, brad walker, is a health Science graduate of the University of New England and has postgraduate accreditation's in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. The ultimate guide to stretching & Flexibility includes 144 pages in a convenient A5 size 5. 8 x 8. 3 inches or 148mm x 210mm, featuring 150 photos of 135 unique stretching exercises.

Chapter 1 provides a basic overview of physiology, fitness and flexibility. Written to minimize the likelihood of sports injury and increase athletic performance, it gives coaches, trainers, athletes and fitness enthusiasts a complete reference handbook to assist with the planning and implementation of their training and rehabilitation sessions.

By Brad Walker Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility Handbook 3rd Third Edition Spiral-bound - While the final chapter and ultimate strength of the book, contains 135 photographs of each stretch with step-by-step instructions. Shelter Publications. He has coached elite level and world champion athletes from sports as diverse as triathlon, squash and baseball, motor cycle racing, roller skating, and has lectured extensively on sports injury prevention and rehabilitation.

It's an easy-to-use, quick reference guide for anybody involved in health, fitness and sporting activities. Barrons Educational Series Inc. The many benefits of stretching are outlined in chapters 2 and 3. Chapter 7 deals specifically with flexibility testing.

Stretching to Stay Young: Simple Workouts to Keep You Flexible, Energized, and Pain Free

Althea Press - But this isn’t our natural state―in fact, our bodies were designed for movement. Stretching is a gentle, simple activity that anyone can do. In stretching to stay young, jessica meets you at your current level of stretching ability and guides you step-by-step through each stretch, arming you with the confidence you need to progress into deeper levels of stretching for enhanced flexibility and strength over time.

Stretching to stay young is your all-in-one guide to creating a stretching regimen that is tailor fit to your specific needs. Her work as a seasoned yoga instructor, exercise physiologist, and graduate-level health educator has impacted thousands of lives, and has made her a leading and trusted expert in the health and fitness industry.

Stretching to Stay Young: Simple Workouts to Keep You Flexible, Energized, and Pain Free - Althea Press. Those who enjoy an active lifestyle find that regular stretching improves athletic performance and decreases the risk of injury. Jessica Matthews knows how important stretching is. Barrons Educational Series Inc. Doctors often “prescribe” stretching to patients to alleviate ongoing aches and pains, as well as improve range of motion and flexibility.

Shelter Publications. And the less we move, the tighter our muscles and joints become. Discover how the practice of stretching can increase your flexibility, strengthen your body, and renew your youth with Stretching to Stay Young.

Stretching Anatomy

Human Kinetics Publishers - Expanded, enhance recovery, the best-selling Stretching Anatomy returns to show you how to increase range of motion, enhanced, supplement training, and updated, and maximize efficiency of movement. 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.

See inside every stretch as you increase flexibility and improve muscular strength. Whether you seek increased flexibility, better athletic performance, or reduced muscle soreness and tension, Stretching Anatomy is your visual guide to proper stretching technique. Stretching anatomy, is like having an X-ray of each stretch, Second Edition, only better.

Stretching Anatomy - A new stretch focus section details the procedure and benefits of every exercise as well as safety considerations and variations according to skill level. Barrons Educational Series Inc. You'll also gain a detailed understanding of how each stretch affects your body. Althea Press. Shelter Publications. Stretching programs provide three levels of difficulty, including light stretching that can be used to aid in recovery from soreness and injury.

1,500 Stretches: The Complete Guide to Flexibility and Movement

Black Dog & Leventhal - This is the companion book to the New York Times bestseller 2, 100 Asanas. The steps are easy to follow and explain what muscle groups are targeted and that stretch's benefits for pain relief and physical appearance. Barrons Educational Series Inc. 1, 500 stretches provides practical advice to feeling and looking your best.

Does your lower back ache from sitting all day? Can you barely walk after your cycling class? Do you stretch and feel more tension? Stretching is vital for to retain muscle tone, alleviate chronic pain, and achieve free movement. Each stretch is demonstrated with full-color photographs. Althea Press. There are additional chapters on yoga and partner stretches and the importance of stretching correctly.

1,500 Stretches: The Complete Guide to Flexibility and Movement - 1, easy-to-follow steps, 500 stretches compiles all stretching poses in one place, organized by body part, with stunning photographs, and the health benefits of each pose. Used book in Good Condition. 1, hamstrings, calf, 500 stretches offers a comprehensive collection of stretches organized by body part--back, chest and many more.

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Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy

Human Kinetics Publishers - In depth yet practical, ligaments, bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy takes you inside every exercise through stunning anatomical artwork that reveals primary muscles worked along with the relevant surrounding structures, including bones, and tendons. With full-color anatomical illustrations, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy is the authoritative resource for sculpting your physique without free weights, step-by-step instructions, and training advice, machines, or expensive equipment.

Althea Press. Targeting all muscle zones and primary muscle regions--arms, back, and calves--Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 of the most effective bodyweight exercises that can be performed anytime, shoulders, thighs, glutes, chest, core, anywhere. With expert advice from renowned strength trainer Bret Contreras, you'll learn how to modify, combine, and sequence exercises to ramp up your routine and avoid plateaus.

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy - Human Kinetics Publishers. Increase strength, burn fat, build mass, and define your muscles. Whether you are just beginning your quest for a better body or simply seeking a proven approach for training at home, on the road, or on the go, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy is a one-of-a-kind resource that you'll refer to again and again.

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Muscle Energy Techniques: A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists

North Atlantic Books - Muscle energy techniques mets are a tool for physical therapists to strengthen patients' weak muscles, restore normal muscle tone, increase joint mobility, and improve circulation, musculoskeletal function, and overall well-being. Shelter Publications. First developed in 1948 by american osteopath Fred Mitchell, osteopathy, sports therapy, METs offer a valuable approach for practitioners of physiotherapy, chiropractic, yoga, and Pilates.

Human Kinetics Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Muscle energy techniques is the first affordable, accessible guide to METs for students and practitioners of all levels. Althea Press. The principles described can be incorporated quickly and effectively into a treatment plan and used to assist in the rehabilitation of anyone who is recovering from an injury.

Muscle Energy Techniques: A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists - Table of contents:acknowledgmentsprefacechapter 1: anatomical terminologychapter 2: planes of body motionchapter 3: Muscles and FunctionChapter 4: Theory of Muscle Energy TechniquesChapter 5: Muscle Imbalances Chapter 6: Core Muscle RelationshipsChapter 7: Upper Body Chapter 8: Lower BodyChapter 9: TrunkChapter 10: Specific Testing for Muscle WeaknessReferencesIndex Barrons Educational Series Inc.

Mets are unique in their application: rather than the therapist initiating the effort, the patient contracts specific muscles against a resistance applied by the therapist, who is simply guiding the exertion in a controlled position and direction. While mets have been in practice for decades, the theory behind them is often misunderstood and the possibilities for their application overlooked.

Easy-to-follow postural muscle tables and 160 full-color photographs and illustrations aid practitioners in monitoring the progress of patients and provide students with the underpinning knowledge of the specific anatomy.

The Concise Book of Muscles, Fourth Edition

North Atlantic Books - Used book in Good Condition. Shelter Publications. Fully illustrated with more than 500 drawings, the movements that use it, and easy to use, nerve supply, insertion, and, this compact reference provides a complete profile for each muscle, where appropriate, clearly showing its origin, and action, exercises that stretch and strengthen it.

The book's distinctive quick-reference format shows students exactly how to locate and identify specific muscles, highlighting those that are heavily used and therefore subject to injury in a variety of sports and activities. The book also includes a new chapter on the pelvic floor muscles--of particular interest to those studying or practicing yoga and Pilates--as well as a 20"x35" detachable muscle wall chart.

Barrons Educational Series Inc. Used book in Good Condition. Althea Press. Updated to include quick reference tables, an overview of the gross anatomy of the body area and the nerve pathways that are most relevant, and a new chapter on the pelvic floor muscles, the fourth edition of this authoritative, best-selling book offers a comprehensive introduction to the muscular system.

The Concise Book of Muscles, Fourth Edition - This newly revised fourth edition of The Concise Book of Muscles is a comprehensive guide to the major muscle groups. Each muscle chapter now includes an overview of the gross anatomy of the body area to show bony landmarks, cross-sections of muscle layers, and points of attachment as well as a quick reference table and an overview of the nerve pathways that are most relevant.

While designed for the student and beginning practitioner of anatomy, yoga, bodywork, physiotherapy, physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, and Pilates or any other health-related field, massage, The Concise Book of Muscles is equally useful for athletes and anyone interested in the workings of the human body.