Delavier's Stretching Anatomy - Paperback Book
The latest in Delavier's collection, following his renowned 'Strength Training Anatomy', illustrating a range of stretching techniques.Get an inside view of the muscles in action during every stretch you perform!Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy is your guide for increasing flexibility, improving range of motion, toning muscles, and relieving pain and discomfort. The very best stretches for shoulders, chest, arms, torso, back, hips, and legs are all here, and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide.With over 550 full-colour photos and illustrations, you’ll go inside more than 130 exercises to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results.Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy includes 13 proven programs for increasing muscle tone, releasing tension and stress, and optimizing training and performance in 13 sports, including running, cycling, basketball, soccer, golf, and track and field.The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier is a journalist for Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to Men’s Health Germany and several other strength publications. His previous publications, Strength Training Anatomy and Women’s Strength Training Anatomy, have sold more than 2 million copies.ContentsINTRODUCTIONWhy Stretching?Exercises That Reconnect You With Your BodySTRETCHING: A USER’S MANUALA Natural Method Based On How Your Body Feels, Not How Hard You PushBenefits of StretchingA Gentle Form of ExerciseTypes of StretchingStructuring a Stretching ProgramLearn How to Breathe!Breathing and RelaxationFor Effective BreathingInhaling and ExhalingBreathe Deeply, but Find a Natural RhythmActive BreathingExternal BreathingPulmonary BreathingWhy Athletes Should StretchStretching Has Five Benefits for AthletesToo Much Flexibility Can Diminish PerformanceAthletes Have Four Opportunities to StretchHow an Athlete Should StretchBreathing During StretchingStretching UnilaterallyStretching to Prevent Problems Associated With SportsTHE STRETCHESStretches for the NeckStretches for the Shoulders and ChestTo Prevent Shoulder Pain, Stretch the InfraspinatusPreventing Shoulder Pain in AthletesHow to Protect the InfraspinatusStretches for the Arms and ForearmsStretches for the Lateral Flexor Muscles in the TorsoStretches for the Rotator Muscles in the TorsoStretches to Relax the BackPreventing Lower Back PainRelaxing the Spinal ColumnStretches for the HipsImportance of Hip FlexibilityStretches for the ButtocksStretches for the QuadricepsStretches for the HamstringsPreventing Hamstring TearsStretches for the AdductorsStretches for the CalvesSTRETCHING PROGRAMSStretching Programs for Better Muscle Tone and Well-BeingBeginner ProgramIntermediate ProgramAdvanced ProgramStretching Programs for AthletesGuidelines for ProgramsBasic Athletic ProgramGolf and Sports Involving Torso RotationRunning Sports, Soccer, and SkatingSkiingCombat SportsCyclingThrowing Sports (Shot Put, Basketball, and Handball)Horseback RidingSwimmingBodybuilding
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