Full-Body Flexibility [NOOK Book]

Overview

Develop flexibility, balance, and strength for improved performance on the athletic field, in fitness class, and in daily life. Premier fitness instructor and author Jay Blahnik blends the best of yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sport training to create stretching sequences that can be used for warm-up, cool-down, and challenging fitness workouts.
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Full-Body Flexibility

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Overview

Develop flexibility, balance, and strength for improved performance on the athletic field, in fitness class, and in daily life. Premier fitness instructor and author Jay Blahnik blends the best of yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sport training to create stretching sequences that can be used for warm-up, cool-down, and challenging fitness workouts.
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Editorial Reviews

Benjamin D. Rubin
Jay Blahnik's extensive knowledge and teaching experience are evident in the concise and accurate descriptions of the goals and techniques of the various stretches. This unique book should improve the performance of recreational and competitive athletes and enhance the comfort of nonathletes while they perform daily activities.
Team physician, co-chairman, Sports Medicine Committee United States Diving
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736096867
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 402,325
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Jay Blahnik has more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. He is the spokesperson and education consultant for the Nautilus Health and Fitness Group. For more than 10 years, Blahnik has served as a spokesperson for Nike's programs and products and provides direction and consultation to Nike regarding fitness industry trends and product design. In addition, he is an education consultant, program developer, and spokesperson for the BOSU Balance Trainer. Blahnik also serves as a consultant and program developer for some of the world's largest and most successful fitness chains. Recently, he developed a new series of successful programs titled “Leg Xpress” and “Ab Xpress” for 24 Hour Fitness, and he has developed the new indoor cycling program for Bally Total Fitness.

Blahnik was named one of Shape magazine's Top 5 Group Exercise Instructors in the United States in 2000 and was selected as the IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year in 1996. He has starred in more than 17 award-winning exercise videos and has been the technical advisor and director for some of the best-selling exercise videos of all time. He served as the exercise consultant and choreographer for Jane Fonda's final six highly acclaimed videos and has worked with, consulted, or trained many of the world's leading exercise video superstars.

Blahnik is a master member of IDEA, an organization devoted to promoting fitness, health, and wellness. He is on the American Council on Exercise (ACE) editorial advisory board and is an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) continuing education provider. Blahnik is also the inventor and designer of The Power, a fitness machine designed to make closed-chain strength exercises easier to do.

Blahnik's clients have included Jane Fonda, Faye Dunaway, Jonelle Allen (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman), Leonard Lauder (Estée Lauder), Iman (supermodel), and Tawny Kitaen (America's Funniest People), to name a few. He currently trains athletes as well as numerous Iron Man competitors. Blahnik has appeared on many television and radio shows, and his work has been featured in Shape, Sports Illustrated, Self, Fitness, Family Circle, Vogue, Living Fit, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Outside, Fit, and Skiing magazines. He has been consulted as a fitness expert for hundreds of newspaper articles around the world.

Blahnik has presented educational workshops and motivational seminars in all 50 states, England, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Germany, Australia, France, Scotland, Korea, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands.

Blahnik lives in Laguna Beach, California, and enjoys running, ocean kayaking, and surfing.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The System

Chapter 1: Preparing to Stretch

Chapter 2: Neck, Shoulders, Arms, and Hands

Chapter 3: Chest, Abdominals, and Back

Chapter 4: Buttocks, Hips, Quadriceps, Hamstrings, and

 Gluteals

Chapter 5: Calves, Shins, and Feet

Chapter 6: Multiregion Stretches

 

Part II: Fitness and Sports Sequences

Chapter 7: Warm-Up and Cool-Down

Chapter 8: Stretching Workouts

Chapter 9: Throwing and Swinging Sports

Chapter 10: Jumping and Power Sports

Chapter 11: Running and Endurance Sports

Chapter 12: Custom Stretch Sequences
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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    extremely useful

    Whether you workout at home or you are a fitness instructor, this book will guide you through everything you need to know (and do) to gain and/or increase your flexibility. Very easy to follow, very complete. I use it all the time!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2004

    What a great book!

    I enjoy stretching a lot, and have a couple of stretching books, but this one is really helpful because it has routines! Each one is laid out clearly and is easy to follow. The pictures are are real photos, not drawn ones, and it is so well put together. This is the best stretching book I have seen so far!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 23, 2014

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