Idiot's Guides: Stretching, 1st Edition

  • Melanie Roberts
  • Stephanie Kaiser
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  • ISBN-10: 1615645780
  • ISBN-13: 9781615645787
  • DDC: 613.7182
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Proper stretching can lead to better health; greater range of motion; and a longer, healthier life. However, if done improperly, it can lead to unnecessary pain and injury. Idiot's Guides®: Stretching is a simple and clear guide to safe, healthy stretching for people of all ages and with all ranges of health. Each stretch is introduced in a simple, highly visual format that encourages readers to stretch the right way. Along the way, readers benefit from easier as well as more advanced modifications, and learn how to avoid incorrect techniques that can lead to the injuries that can result due to improper instruction. Readers also benefit from prescriptive routines designed around everyday movements to help ease many of the most common issues associated with chronic pain and limited range of motion.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Flexibity Fundamentals.
2: How to Get the Most from This Book.
3: Stay Flexible, Move Easier.
4: The Different Types of Stretching.
5: Building Your Stretching Program.
6: Testing Your Flexibility.
7: Stretching Tools and Props.
8: Basic Anatomy.
9: The Stretches.
10: Neck.
11: Shoulders.
12: Arms, Wrists, and Hands.
13: Chest.
14: Upper Back.
15: Lower Back.
16: Core.
17: Hips.
18: Upper Legs.
19: Lower Legs.
20: Whole Body.
21: Stretching Routines.
22: Active Warm-Up Movements.
23: Tight Beginner.
24: The Morning Stretch.
25: The Evening Stretch.
26: The Quick 6.
27: The Daily Dozen.
28: Stretching for Relaxation.
29: Stretching for Better Posture.
30: Gardening.
31: Deskercise at Work.
32: Standing for Long Periods.
33: Driving.
34: Stretching While Seated.
35: Foam Roller.
36: Rope Stretches.
37: Walking.
38: Running.
39: Rowing.
40: Swimming.
41: Skiing.
42: Cycling.
43: Tennis.
44: Golf.
45: Bowling.
46: Basketball.
47: Weight Lifting (Upper Body).
48: Weight Lifting (Lower Body).
49: Advanced Stretching.
About the Authors.