Barron's Anatomy and 100 Essential Stretching Exercises helps you improve your flexibility, overcome physical ailments, and increase your overall sense of well-being. This comprehensive guide features over 100 stretching exercises to help you improve your range of motion, decrease discomfort, and prevent injuries. Easy-to-understand exercises are clearly illustrated and contain simple, precise instructions for the proper way to stretch every part of your body. This guide includes: Effective exercises for athletes, non-athletes, and those searching for pain relief associated with injuries Step-by-step methods for the most effective exercise routines Anatomical descriptions of the parts of the body and the muscles being worked Photographic representations of each exercise, with detailed illustrations of the primary and secondary muscles Explanatory text that ensures correct techniques and proper safety precautions The numbers of repetitions needed depending on fitness levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and the physiological benefits of each exercise A quick reference guide to the most beneficial stretches for specific ailments, and more
Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation
Author: Brad Walker
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
Anatomy: A Pressing Concern in Exercise Physiology is a thorough analysis of the importance of anatomy in exercise physiology courses. It presents a series of topics that cover key concept and terms in anatomy, muscle physiology, kinesiology, the use of imagery in anatomy, physical flexibility and the conventional study of cadavers. Readers of the book will receive reliable anatomical knowledge, well-researched cadaver information as well as information about good, useless, and dangerous exercises. Readers will essentially be equipped to supervise exercise training designed to be safe while providing a greater range of physical motion. Anatomy: A Pressing Concern in Exercise Physiology serves as a textbook for exercise physiologists in training and as a handbook for healthcare professionals involved in the physical training or rehabilitation of clients or patients.
"At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming a seventeenth-century Chinese sage explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the Three Creeds Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism to impress upon us that by combining simple elegance with the ordinary, we can make our lives artistic and poetic. This sense, along with a particular understanding of Zen that makes art from the simple in everyday life, has permeated Chinese and Japanese culture to this day. The work is divided into two books. The first generally deals with the art of living in society and the second is concerned with man's solitude and contemplations of nature. These themes repeatedly spill over into each other, creating multiple levels of meaning."
This new book fills the urgent need for an anatomy and physiology text relevant to the practice of midwifery. ESSENTIAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR MATERNITY CARE is a straightforward, basic anatomy and physiology textbook aimed at midwives. It focuses on systems of the body and refers the reader to other sources for background reading in more specialized areas such as cell biology or genetics. In addition to basic anatomy and physiology, each chapter includes a separate section on associated disorders of pregnancy for that system.
-- Simple, straightforward presentation (by body system) of subject matter-- Beautifully rendered illustrations, most in full color, that work with the text to promote understanding of the subject matter-- Coverage of pathophysiologic and clinical topics in sidebar-feature style-- Expanded art program, with color photos and clearly drawn and labeled illustrations, nearly all in full color, created expressly for this text-- New section on age-related changes to each body system added to the end of chapters-- Each chapter includes an outline, student objectives, and terminology list with phonetic pronunciations-- New terms are in boldface, with full definition and pronunciation in the extensive glossary-- Chapters contain review outlines that are followed by study questions
Whether you are just beginning your Pilates journey, or have been practising or teaching for years, Stretching on the Pilates Reformer, now with QR codes with live video, will be an invaluable resource-one that allows you to see each exercise in an entirely new light. With modern variations on some of the classics, and some entirely new stretches too, the anatomically detailed full color 3D graphics and video take you inside every exercise.With clear, simple, step-by-step cues that have been tried and tested over a 20-year period, Stretching on the Pilates Reformer provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement. You will be able to teach and practice these safe and effective stretches in no time at all.If you have an interest in stretching and anatomy, the stunning illustrations in this book will show you how each muscle is used, how slight alterations in position can enhance and reduce effectiveness and how breathing and body position are related. With over 100 images, 27 videos and 50 exercises you can target a specific region to stretch, strengthen and develop self-awareness skills in the process.