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Delavier's Stretching Anatomy - Paperback Book

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  • 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.

    Contents

    INTRODUCTION
    Why Stretching?
    Exercises That Reconnect You With Your Body

    STRETCHING: A USER’S MANUAL
    A Natural Method Based On How Your Body Feels, Not How Hard You Push
    Benefits of Stretching
    A Gentle Form of Exercise
    Types of Stretching
    Structuring a Stretching Program
    Learn How to Breathe!
    Breathing and Relaxation
    For Effective Breathing
    Inhaling and Exhaling
    Breathe Deeply, but Find a Natural Rhythm
    Active Breathing
    External Breathing
    Pulmonary Breathing
    Why Athletes Should Stretch
    Stretching Has Five Benefits for Athletes
    Too Much Flexibility Can Diminish Performance
    Athletes Have Four Opportunities to Stretch
    How an Athlete Should Stretch
    Breathing During Stretching
    Stretching Unilaterally
    Stretching to Prevent Problems Associated With Sports

    THE STRETCHES
    Stretches for the Neck
    Stretches for the Shoulders and Chest
    To Prevent Shoulder Pain, Stretch the Infraspinatus
    Preventing Shoulder Pain in Athletes
    How to Protect the Infraspinatus
    Stretches for the Arms and Forearms
    Stretches for the Lateral Flexor Muscles in the Torso
    Stretches for the Rotator Muscles in the Torso
    Stretches to Relax the Back
    Preventing Lower Back Pain
    Relaxing the Spinal Column
    Stretches for the Hips
    Importance of Hip Flexibility
    Stretches for the Buttocks
    Stretches for the Quadriceps
    Stretches for the Hamstrings
    Preventing Hamstring Tears
    Stretches for the Adductors
    Stretches for the Calves

    STRETCHING PROGRAMS
    Stretching Programs for Better Muscle Tone and Well-Being
    Beginner Program
    Intermediate Program
    Advanced Program
    Stretching Programs for Athletes
    Guidelines for Programs
    Basic Athletic Program
    Golf and Sports Involving Torso Rotation
    Running Sports, Soccer, and Skating
    Skiing
    Combat Sports
    Cycling
    Throwing Sports (Shot Put, Basketball, and Handball)
    Horseback Riding
    Swimming
    Bodybuilding

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