- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Lotus Publishing; 2nd Revised edition edition (30 Jan. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1905367295
- ISBN-13: 978-1905367290
- Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 1.1 x 26.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Anatomy of Stretching: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation Paperback – 30 Jan 2011
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About the Author
Brad Walker is an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with over twenty years of practical experience in the health and fitness industry. Brad is a Health Science graduate of the University of New England (Assoc. Dip. Health Science (Sport and Exercise)) and has postgraduate accreditations in athletics, swimming, and triathlon coaching. Brad has worked with elite-level and world champion athletes and lectures for Sports Medicine Australia on injury prevention.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book provides details on the types of stretching and how they should be used, and the make up and actions of muscles at the beginning of the book. Then the book is broken down into to exercises for the different parts of the body. Each individual exercise has at least one, but sometimes a number of really clear diagrams showing the stretch and the muscles being used. Then their are sections on the technique that should be used for the stretch, sports that would benefit from the stretch, sports injuries where the stretch may be useful, additional information for performing the stretch correctly, and details of other stretches that would complement the stretch.
This is one of the best books I have found on stretching exercises, and I use it all the time for reference for myself and for teaching points for the sports participants I coach.
This book offers over a hundred stretches with lots of technical detail and excellent illustrations. It also offers stretching routines for sports injuries and specific sports. However, what's missing is any sort of guidance for the person who wishes to add a more general flexibility routine to their activities. If it had that then it would be perfect for what I want - brilliant stretches for any injuries I might receive, plus a range of general stretching routines to use everyday.
In summary - I think this is an brilliant book, providing you are the athlete or sports professional it was specifically written for, or if you want the best stretches for any current and future injuries and sports. But don't buy it if you just want a great guide to general stretching and flexibility.
All in all one of the best books I've ever purchased, it's made the round of my family who have all agreed with me as well (non medics but sportsy).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I play a lot of sport and this is quite handy to find different stretches. Easy to understand too.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great for anyone who likes an active lifestyle. My husband and I use it like a post-workout biblePublished 1 month ago by sarah taylor
Very interesting book. Filled with many good clear descriptions and images of stretches. Gives clear description of the muscle groups involved in each stretch.Published 1 month ago by Alison Wilson
Everyone should have this book. If their, their going to reduce their injuries in a daily life.Published 2 months ago by Asim Dilaver
Absolutely everything you would want to know about stretching, well laid out with plenty of cross-referencing.Published 2 months ago by Musician