| The Anatomy of Stretching by Brad Walker
on stretching are common, but The Anatomy of Stretching takes a more
fundamental approach than the others, taking the reader inside the body
to show exactly what is happening during a stretch. At the heart of the
book are 300 full-color illustrations that show the primary and
secondary muscles worked in 115 key stretches arranged by body area.
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. He looks at stretching from every angle, including
physiology and flexibility; the benefits of stretching; the different
types of stretching; rules for safe stretching; and how to stretch
properly. Aimed at fitness enthusiasts of any level, as well as at
fitness pros, The Anatomy of Stretching also focuses on which stretches
are useful for the alleviation or rehabilitation of specific sports
160 pages, 120 colour drawings
Walker, Assoc. Dip. Health Science (Sport and Exercise), is a prominent
Australian sports trainer with more than twenty years’ experience in
the health and fitness industry. Walker graduated from the University
of New England, and has postgraduate accreditations in athletics,
swimming, and triathlon coaching. Read articles by Brad.
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