Anatomy of Stretching (book)


"The Anatomy of Stretching" is the first book to look in-depth at the anatomy of the body when stretching, and will prove an invaluable resource for gym users, personal trainers, athletes, sports therapists, coaches, PE teachers, physiotherapists, and sports scientists. The book looks at different aspects of stretching, including physiology and flexibility; the benefits of stretching; the different types of stretching; rules for safe stretching; and how to stretch properly. More than 300 unique full-colour illustrations reveal the primary and secondary muscles worked in 115 key stretches, arranged by body area. The depth of information includes the technique for the stretch; which muscles are being stretched; which sports benefit from the stretch; sports injury(s) where the stretch may be useful; and common problems when the stretch is performed incorrectly. [1]