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The Whartons' Stretch Book

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780812926231
Author(s): Jim Wharton
Format: Paperback
Year: 1996
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Harmony
Dimensions: 189 x 231 x 17 (w x l x h)
Pages: 288

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Whether you're a serious competitor or weekend warrior, you know that proper stretching before and after your workout can improve your performance, increase your flexibility, help prevent injury, and make you feel better. But did you know that the traditional way of stretching — lock your knees, bounce, hold, hurt, hold longer — actually makes muscles tighter and "more" prone to injury?
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 stre Please click here to ask a question
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