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There's a new and better way to stretch: Active-Isolated Stretching. And with The Whartons' ...
There's a new and better way to stretch: Active-Isolated Stretching. And with The Whartons' Stretch Book, the method used successfully by scores of professional, amateur, and Olympic athletes is now available to everyone.
This groundbreaking technique, developed by researchers, coaches, and trainers, and pioneered by Jim and Phil Wharton, is your new exercise prescription. The routine is simple: First, you prepare to stretch one isolated muscle at a time. Then you actively contract the muscle opposite the isolated muscle, which will then relax in preparation for its stretch. You stretch it gently and quickly -- for no more than two seconds -- and release it before it goes into its protective contraction. Then you repeat. Simple, but the results are outstanding. The Whartons' Stretch Book explains it all.
Part I contains the Active-Isolated Stretch Catalog, with fully illustrated, easy-to-follow stretches for each of five body zones, from neck and shoulders to trunk, arms, and legs -- over fifty stretches in all. Part II offers specific stretching prescriptions for over fifty-five sports and activities, from running, tennis, track, and aerobics to skiing, skating, and swimming. You'll also find advice on stretching for daily activities such as driving, working at a desk, lifting, and keyboarding. Part III discusses stretching for life, with specific recommendations for expectant mothers and older athletes. It also includes specific stretching exercises that could help you avoid unnecessary surgery.
Give Active-Isolated Stretching a try for three weeks. You'll never go back to your old stretching routines again.
Posted December 28, 2011
As a fitness professional, I can say that this book is an invaluable tool to aid a person in their pursuit of optimal fitness. I've been in the business of fitness for 28 years and owned this book 3 times, repurchasing to replace copies I loaned out and were never returned.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 24, 2003
i felt the book was theoretically great, but poorly illustrated in its execution. as a massage therapy student, i'd hoped the book would help me greatly, but felt held back by the lack of 3-D illustration i could better follow. where's the video? firstname.lastname@example.orgWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 22, 2001
I was recommended to read this book by a physical therapist after years of back problems. After following the program in this book, I'm free of pain for the first time in 15 years. Commonsense, easy to follow.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.