The Anatomy of Stretching Second Edition
The book comprehensively covers everything that the reader needs to know, including types of stretching, how to stretch safely, and the benefits of stretching. The second edition of The Anatomy of Stretching includes over twenty new stretches; an expanded chapter on physiology; each stretching chapter includes more detailed anatomy relating to the body area; and the top five stretches for a range of sports and sports injuries are listed.
Brad Walker runs the highly successful Stretching Institute, based in both Australia and the USA. He is an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with over twenty-five years of practical experience in the health and fitness industry. Brad has postgraduate accreditations in athletics, swimming, and triathlon coaching, and has worked with elite-level and world champion athletes and lectures for Sports Medicine Australia on injury prevention. For further information, see www.TheStretchingInstitute.com
Contents: How to Use This Book, Introduction, Flexibility, Anatomy, and Physiology, The Principles of Stretching, Neck and Shoulders, Arms and Chest, Stomach, Back and Sides, Hips and Buttocks, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Adductors, Abductors, Upper Calves, Lower Calves and Achilles Tendon, Shins, Ankles, Feet, and Toes, Resources, Top Five Stretches for Each Sports Injury, Top Five Stretches for Each Sport, Glossary.