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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 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.

About the Author

Jim Wharton, an exercise physiologist known as "The Mechanic" (for his ability to finely tune athletes), and his son, Phil, a competitive long-distance runner, are the President and Vice President of Maximum Performance International. Their Active-Isolated Stretching technique is taught in fitness centers and clinics around the world. The Whartons are internationally-known personal trainers who have worked with luminaries in the sports world, from professional football players to Olympic gold medalists.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812926231
With:
Browning, Bev
Author:
Wharton, Phil
Author:
Wharton, Jim
Author:
Browning, Bev
Publisher:
Harmony
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Physical Education
Subject:
Stretching exercises
Subject:
Physical education and training
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Fitness
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 315
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 BandW LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.09x7.46x.66 in. 1.08 lbs.

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