Stretching Basics: Stretching and Flexibility for Sport, Lifestyle and Injury Prevention with Australia's Body Coach

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Stretching Basics is a user-friendly exercise guide for achieving a more supple and flexible body using your own body as resistance. It provides an introductory guide for stretching and flexibility exercises for sport, lifestyle, and injury prevention. Stretching before and after work or exercise plays a vital role in keeping muscles pliable, flexible and free of tension.

Body Coach Paul Collins provides step-by-step instructions for more than 50 exercises meant to improve ...

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Overview

Stretching Basics is a user-friendly exercise guide for achieving a more supple and flexible body using your own body as resistance. It provides an introductory guide for stretching and flexibility exercises for sport, lifestyle, and injury prevention. Stretching before and after work or exercise plays a vital role in keeping muscles pliable, flexible and free of tension.

Body Coach Paul Collins provides step-by-step instructions for more than 50 exercises meant to improve flexibility and range of motion, as well as to reduce muscular tension throughout the whole body. Stretching Basics also includes testing and stretching routines for reducing lower back tension, exercises at the office and workplace and general fitness. Stretching Basics is ideal for all age groups and ability levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841262208
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Body Coach Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     5
About the Author     8
Introduction to Stretching     9
Testing Flexibility and Range of Motion     15
Passive Muscle Assessment (PMA)     24
Dynamic Warm-up - Stretching on the Move     32
Quadriceps and Anterior Hip Muscles     39
Hamstrings     48
Lower Limb     58
Adductors (groin)     66
Gluteal (buttock) and Hip Region     73
Hip, Pelvic and Lumbar Region     81
Iliotibial Band (ITB) and Sacroiliac Joint     91
Upper Body Region     98
General Stretching Routines     115
Passive Muscle Assessment (PMA)     116
Reducing Lower Back Tension     118
Pre-and-Post Work Stretching Routine     120
3-Minute Office Stretching Routine     122
Sports Specific Stretching Routines     123
General Sports Stretching Routine     125
Ball Sports     126
Balance Sports     128
Golf Specific     130
Martial Arts     132
Racquet and Bat Sports     134
Running Specific     136
Swimming Specific     138
StretchingIndex     141
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