Synopses & Reviews
Can one of the world's most popular fitness books get even better? It can! Stretching
, by Bob Anderson, has been completely revised, with all new drawings, 25 new stretching routines, and updated stretching information throughout.
Ahead of its time when first published in 1980, Stretching hit the street when a lot of ordinary people were getting interested in fitness and were starting to run, cycle, and work out. It had stretching routines for these newcomers, as well as for serious competitive athletes. It also included general stretches for everyday activities. People loved its simplicity and clarity, while trainers and doctors found it to be such a valuable resource they recommended it to patients and clients.
Stretching has remained a favorite for two decades, proving that Stretching never goes out of style.
"The best I've seen on the market." Art Ulene, M.D., The Today Show
"A bible of the stretching gospel." The Washington Post
The bestselling exercise book now includes stretches for over 60 sports and activities, including those for sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. 1,000 illustrations.
Illustrates stretching exercises designed to increase flexibility and help prevent injury, and suggests specific stretch routines for a variety of sports.
This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers recommend for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym - which all seem commonplace now. It features: more than 20 new stretching routines, including those for sports enthusiasts; travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs; an abbreviated version of each routine for people in a hurry; new information on the stretching vs. warming up controversy; and new and improved drawings.
Includes bibliographical references and index.