For Everyday Health, Fitness and SportBook - 2003
Stretches for better health, flexibility and performance
Stretching improves posture, body image and athletic performance. Stretch Plan features a variety of stretches that promote relaxation, reduce stress and relieve pain. The book explains how to develop your personal stretch program.
Step-by-step instructions show a variety of stretches you can do on your own and with a partner. There are different stretches for different objectives:Basic stretches Developmental stretches to lengthen muscles Ballistic stretches -- ideal prep for martial arts and dancing Stretches that "fool" your muscles into relaxing
Stretching is also vital as a warm-up and cool-down after vigorous sporting activities. This book features stretches for 25 sports including:Soccer Football Golf Basketball Skiing Running and walking
Stretch Plan is the ideal reference for natural, effective exercise without using special equipment or facilities.