Stretching Scientifically

Stretching Scientifically
Author: Thomas Kurz
Publsiher: Stadion Pub
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780940149458
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stretching Scientifically Book Excerpt:

Presents a collection of exercises and stretches to increase flexibility and build muscles.

Science of Flexibility

Science of Flexibility
Author: Michael J. Alter
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780736048989
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science of Flexibility Book Excerpt:

Based on the latest research, this revised & updated edition includes detailed illustrations throughout & an expanded section of scholarly & professional references.

The Anatomy of Stretching Second Edition

The Anatomy of Stretching  Second Edition
Author: Brad Walker
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-03-26
ISBN: 1583947302
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anatomy of Stretching Second Edition Book Excerpt:

The multiple stresses of contemporary life—whether from excessive sports play, overwork, or overuse of technology—are increasingly taking a toll on the body. Symptoms range from muscle soreness and pain to pinched nerves to potentially more permanent disabilities, including serious body injuries. One safe, quickly productive way to address the problem is through a simple therapy that can be done anywhere, anytime, and without special equipment: stretching. This new edition of Brad Walker’s best-selling book on the subject presents 135 unique stretching exercises designed to help repair the body and make it more flexible, fit, and relaxed. The book begins with clear, detailed descriptions of important principles of anatomy and physiology, the benefits of stretching, different forms of stretching, rules to remember, and how to stretch properly. It also focuses on the kinds of stretches that are most helpful in the alleviation or rehabilitation of specific sports injuries. Organized by body part, The Anatomy of Stretching presents stretching exercises in a uniform style accompanied by full-color anatomical illustrations. Equally useful for fitness fans, pro or amateur athletes, coaches and personal trainers, and healthcare practitioners, this new edition contains 20 new stretches; expanded physiology and anatomy information; and a revised numbering system that makes the stretches easier to reference. An expanded appendix includes a longer resources section and a helpful chart describing the top five stretches for each sport and sports injury.

The Stretching Handbook

The Stretching Handbook
Author: Brad Walker
Publsiher: The Stretching Institute
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780958109338
Category: Back exercises
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stretching Handbook Book Excerpt:

Mplete reference handbook to assist with the planning and inpletation of sessions.

The Anatomy of Stretching

The Anatomy of Stretching
Author: Brad Walker
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781556435966
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anatomy of Stretching Book Excerpt:

An in-depth instructional manual on the anatomy of the stretching body features full-color illustrations that demonstrate how muscles are worked during 115 key stretches, in a reference that discusses the benefits of stretching, rules for safe stretching, and more. Original.

Fascial Stretch Therapy Second edition

Fascial Stretch Therapy   Second edition
Author: Ann Frederick,Chris Frederick
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN: 1912085682
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fascial Stretch Therapy Second edition Book Excerpt:

The beautiful new edition of this highly successful book, written by Ann and Chris Frederick, directors of the Stretch to Win® Institute, is packed with theory and practice, including a host of beautifully illustrated assisted stretches. Fascial Stretch TherapyTM, Second edition is a practical and highly applicable manual for any massage therapist, movement instructor, physical or occupational therapist, athletic or sports trainer, fitness instructor or osteopath - in fact for any hands-on practitioners who wants to learn new skills and improve therapeutic outcomes. It clearly demonstrates how FSTTM assessment, treatment, and training are used in a variety of common circumstances encountered in manual therapy and athletic training. What's new for the second edition... Discusses a very brief history of a still expanding and evolving new industry of assisted stretching. It also covers the negative aspects of this trend, including the lack of assessments and specificity and common stretching methods. Approaches are listed so you can compare and contrast. Includes a new Chapter 2 with updates of the highest quality evidence-based research useful to the field of assisted stretching. It includes the authors' own research about the effects of FSTTM on chronic nonspecific low back pain as well as a discussion about a recent systematic review of the acute effects of muscle stretching on physical performance range of motion, and injury incidence in healthy active individuals. Lists contraindications and indications for FSTTM along with new updates to reflect current understandings (e.g. about Golgi tendon organs) with supporting references. Shows how this method will save you time when forming a working hypothesis that will quickly be proven or disproven so that you will have enough time to develop other hypotheses that you can test for efficacy, all within a single session. Includes new photographs and artwork along with new titles to reflect the change in nomenclature from the use of the term 'fascial line(s)' to 'fascial net(s)'.

Waking Dragons

Waking Dragons
Author: Goran Powell
Publsiher: Goran Powell
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1840245131
Category: Karate
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waking Dragons Book Excerpt:

Thirty Man Kumite is one of karate's toughest tests. Kumite means fighting, so it means fighting a line-up of 30 people, one after the other, with no pause in between each fight. Each new fighter is fresh, and the person taking the test must move up the ranks fighting higher and higher grades, the strongest last. Few martial artists will ever experience this. This book is a true account of Goran Powell's Thirty Man Kumite - which was much harder than even he had imagined - and the lifetime of martial arts that led up to it. He explains what he learned at each stage and how he put it into prac.

Sport Stretch

Sport Stretch
Author: Michael J. Alter
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780880118231
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sport Stretch Book Excerpt:

Improve your flexibility and reach your athletic potential. Sport Stretch shows you how with stretching programs for 41 sports.

Career Longevity

Career Longevity
Author: Jean'e E Freeman,Sandra K Anderson
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2012-02-20
ISBN: 0803632967
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Career Longevity Book Excerpt:

Avoid the injury, muscle strain, fatigue and burnout that can shorten your career as a bodywork practitioner! This easy-to-use reference develops the skills you need to foster ease of movement and decrease your chance of injury. These skills, including self-assessment, life-style choices, body awareness and mechanics, balanced posture, efficient breathing, self-care habits, and injury prevention, give you the foundation you need to ensure that you are not putting undue strain on your own body. You’ll learn how to maintain proper body mechanics and how to integrate wellness, self-care, and nutrition into your practice.

The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise

The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise
Author: Price, Justin
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-03
ISBN: 149254566X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise Book Excerpt:

The BioMechanics Method for Corrective Exercise enables health and fitness professionals to identify common musculoskeletal imbalances in their clients and apply appropriate corrective exercises to swiftly eliminate muscle and joint pain and improve physical function.

Thinsanity

Thinsanity
Author: Glenn Mackintosh
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN: 0733642195
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinsanity Book Excerpt:

We are becoming more and more obsessed with being thin ... as we get fatter and fatter! The craziest part is that most weight loss 'solutions' are actually part of the problem. Diet and exercise programs fail 97% of people in the long-term, resulting in short term weight loss, medium term regain, and long-term gain approximately 10 to 15% above starting weight. Scientists have known this reality for decades - the entire diet industry is based on it - yet we keep on falling for promises of fast, easy, permanent weight loss (and other fictional tales), putting ourselves through rebranded versions of the exact same thing ... and expecting different results. Some might call this insanity - weight management psychologist Glenn Mackintosh calls it Thinsanity. Glenn's book, Thinsanity, aims to transform the way we approach weight management of the body, by starting with the mind. New scientific developments are offering insights into a compassionate way to make peace with food, fall in love with physical movement, and learn to LOVE your body healthy. Glenn takes all those new scientific developments and expresses them the way he does with his clients: clearly and with lots of understanding. This book is right for anyone who wants to learn to love their body and be healthy in it.

Physical Education for Homeschool Classroom and Recreation Settings

Physical Education for Homeschool  Classroom  and Recreation Settings
Author: John Byl,Bettie VanGils Kloet
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-06-25
ISBN: 1492584460
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Education for Homeschool Classroom and Recreation Settings Book Excerpt:

Remember the days when, with very little equipment and just a few kids, you could have an endless amount of fun playing games? Those days are back. And Physical Education for Homeschool, Classroom, and Recreation Settings: 102 Games With Variations adds a twist to those fun games: They are educational as well. The 102 games and 10 dance and gymnastics activities in this book are specifically designed for small-group settings. They’re great for • parents who homeschool or who simply want to supplement their children’s PE instruction and have fun with their kids; • physical education teachers in small-school settings or who break their class into smaller groups; and • leaders of after-school, recreation, intramural, and recess programs. While the settings may change, the results don’t: Children learn skills and healthy concepts while playing games that keep them coming back for more. Physical Education for Homeschool, Classroom, and Recreation Settings offers the following: • Games and activities that are ready-made, easy and fun to play, and grounded in research • Yearly lesson plans for grades K-5, making it easy for you to teach • Games that are grounded in American Academy of Pediatrics research on the importance of play, the Canadian Sport for Life model, physical literacy, and the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach The TGfU approach helps children learn interpersonal, social reasoning, and problem-solving skills, which they can apply to multiple situations. And as they take part in the fun physical activities, kids develop fundamental abilities and learn how to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through regular physical activity. The book includes a game finder to help you see what skills and equipment are involved for each game. Photos, illustrations, and easy-to-use components help make the games simple to teach, and you’ll be shown how to modify each game as needed for your children and to ensure the game applies to different sports. Each game ends with questions that lead to understanding the skills and concepts applied during the game. Physical Education for Homeschool, Classroom, and Recreation Settings includes • warm-up, cool-down, and fitness games; • target, territory invasion, and net and wall games; • dribbling, striking, and fielding games; and • dance and gymnastics activities. Whether you are looking for a useful PE book for your homeschooler or looking to supplement your physical education program, recreation program, or after-school or intramural program, this book is a great find. You’ll find it comprehensive, well grounded, and filled with challenging educational games that your kids will love.

NPTI s Fundamentals of Fitness and Personal Training

NPTI   s Fundamentals of Fitness and Personal Training
Author: Henriques, Tim
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN: 1450423817
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NPTI s Fundamentals of Fitness and Personal Training Book Excerpt:

This text makes the principles and theories of fitness and personal training accessible for all readers, helping them understand how the body works and responds to exercise and how to create exercise programs that help clients accomplish their fitness goals.

The Athlete s Shoulder E Book

The Athlete s Shoulder E Book
Author: James R. Andrews,Kevin E. Wilk,Michael M. Reinold
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2008-12-08
ISBN: 0702036056
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Athlete s Shoulder E Book Book Excerpt:

The latest edition of this in-depth look at athletic injuries of the shoulder has been updated to feature 16 new chapters, additional illustrations and algorithms, an added focus on arthroscopic treatments, and pearls that highlight key information. Additional contributing authors give you a fresh spin on new and old topics from rehabilitation exercises to special coverage of female athletes, pediatrics, and golfers. This book offers coverage of arthroscopy, total joint replacement, instability, football, tennis, swimming, and gymnastic injuries, rotator cuff injuries, and much, much more! The large range of topics covered in this text ensures that it’s a great resource for orthopaedists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and primary care physicians. Presents a multidisciplinary approach to the care of the shoulder, combining contributions from the leaders in the field of orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, and athletic training. Demonstrates which exercises your patients should perform in order to decrease their chance of injury or increase strength following an injury through illustrated exercises for rehabilitation and injury prevention. Illustrates how the shoulder is affected during activity of certain sports with a variety of tables and graphs. Covers a large range of topics including all shoulder injuries to be sufficiently comprehensive for both orthopaedists and physical therapists/athletic trainers. Features 16 new chapters, including Internal Impingement, Bankarts: Open vs. Arthroscopy, Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder, Cervicogenic Shoulder Pain, Proprioception: Testing and Treatment, and more. Details current surgical and rehabilitation information for all aspects of shoulder pathology to keep you up-to-date. Organizes topics into different sections on anatomy, biomechanics, surgery, and rehabilitation for ease of reference.

The FaQ The Principles for Overcoming Adversity and Dealing Effectively with Life s Issues

The FaQ  The Principles for Overcoming Adversity and Dealing Effectively with Life s Issues
Author: Stephan L. Jackson I
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0578026899
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The FaQ The Principles for Overcoming Adversity and Dealing Effectively with Life s Issues Book Excerpt:

Physical Fitness and Wellness

Physical Fitness and Wellness
Author: Jerrold S. Greenberg,George B. Dintiman,Barbee Myers Oakes
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780736046961
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Fitness and Wellness Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive text aims to provide students with the information, strategies & motivation they need to help themselves improve the way they look, feel & perform.

Muscle Energy Techniques Website E Book

Muscle Energy Techniques   Website E Book
Author: Leon Chaitow
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 0702059625
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muscle Energy Techniques Website E Book Book Excerpt:

Muscle Energy Techniques 4e sets out clear, practical and clinical guidelines for all students and practitioners wishing to use MET techniques as part of their patient management. Fully updated and now published in full colour throughout, this book has an accompanying website with video clips presenting the full array of modern METs in a variety of acute, chronic and rehabilitation settings. Introduces new methodology and instructs in the scientific basis and correct application of existing METs Explains the value of METs in the treatment of a variety of problems ranging from hypertonicity and muscle tightness to joint dysfunction and joint capsule adhesions Provides precise assessment and diagnosis guidelines from a variety of perspectives including osteopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy, athletic training and massage therapy Details the background to soft tissue dysfunction and explains the adaptive chain reactions that both produce and result from dysfunction Gives many variations on the safe use of MET in acute, chronic and rehabilitation settings Highly illustrated with full-colour line drawings and diagrams Supplemented by a website which includes video clips of experienced practitioners demonstrating the techniques Ideal for experienced practitioners as well as those taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in manual therapy Now published in full colour throughout Presents the latest research findings underpinning the practice of MET methodology from differing areas of practice Presents the increasingly refined ways of using the variety of MET methods to allow the reader to safely apply them in a variety of settings Video clips on an associated website presents practical examples of the METs explored in the book Contains a new chapter on the history of MET to provide useful insights from pioneers of the method New chapters by orthopaedic surgeons discuss the relevance of MET in the rehabilitative setting Contains a completely new chapter on the relevance of MET to massage therapy as well as expanded sections on its value in chiropractic, sports injury and physiotherapy Contains an increased emphasis on pulsed MET and isotonic eccentric stretching

THE TAO OF MENTFLEXX

THE TAO OF MENTFLEXX
Author: Earl Wright
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2016-08-11
ISBN: 1365319512
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE TAO OF MENTFLEXX Book Excerpt:

A visual literature that engages the reader to open mental thought inviting a unique process that will combine both the mental and physical, allowing for the renewal of mind and body. Excavating the system, it is designed to be as a whole. A Tao of how it was developed by the creative team of active young adults.

The Road To Shodan A Guide To Reaching First Degree Black Belt

The Road To Shodan  A Guide To Reaching First Degree Black Belt
Author: Bill Menees
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2006-10
ISBN: 1847283799
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road To Shodan A Guide To Reaching First Degree Black Belt Book Excerpt:

This book covers the quest for black belt like no other book before. It is not about individual techniques or styles. Instead, it's about the common experiences that occur across all major styles of martial arts on the road to black belt. It is a concise manual of best practices that will help you to: - Understand your motives and goals for training - Progress faster and with deeper understanding - Identify your dominant method of learning - Develop physical discipline and mental strength - Be aware of important developmental milestones - Gain a deeper understanding of martial arts as a whole - Apply martial arts training to daily life - See past the allure of trophies and awards - Discover the ultimate goal of martial arts. The primary audience for this book is anyone interested in practicing a martial art who has not yet reached the rank of black belt. It can also be a valuable guide for advanced martial artists who are instructing others on their "Road to Shodan."

Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon

Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon
Author: Andrew Johnston
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2011-02
ISBN: 1456724037
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon Book Excerpt:

Much more goes into a successful strength training program than reps and load. How one thinks, breathes, eats, drinks, and sleeps has just as much impact on a person's vitality as how one moves. Indeed, failing to get the biochemistry right dooms even the best exercise prescription to failure. While most others treat the athlete as though the musculoskeletal system functions as an island. Andrew's approach is Holistic-inclusive of all key systems of the body & mind. Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon will teach the reader what is often neglected in both their pursuit of wellness and their pursuit of a place on the podium.