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Get an inside view of the muscles in action during every stretch you perform!
Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy is your guide for increasing flexibility, improving range of motion, toning muscles, and relieving pain and discomfort. The very best stretches for shoulders, chest, arms, torso, back, hips, and legs are all here, and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide.
With over 550 full-color photos and illustrations, you’ll go inside more than 130 exercises to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results.
Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy includes 13 proven programs for increasing muscle tone, releasing tension and stress, and optimizing training and performance in 13 sports, including running, cycling, basketball, soccer, golf, and track and field.The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier is a journalist for Le Monde duMuscle and a contributor to Men’s Health Germany and several other strength publications. His previous publications, Strength Training Anatomy and Women’s Strength Training Anatomy, have sold more than 2 million copies.
From the Publisher
Stretching the lateral flexor muscles in the torso
Over 250 four-color photos
Over 130 programs and exercises
Increase flexibility, reduce injury
Each exercise includes step-by-step instruction for the main stretch and variations, anatomical illustration of movement, and safety considerations. There are stretches for each body region—neck, shoulders, back, arms, core, buttocks, and legs—integrating active, pulmonary, and external breathing techniques into each stretch. With something for everyone, the programs include beginner, intermediate, and advanced routines as well as sport-specific programs, including golf, combat sports, swimming, running, soccer, skating, cycling, bodybuilding, and horseback riding.
Over 130 exercises for flexibility, agility, and toning
Stretching the extensor muscles in the forearms
Standing version with fingers pointing to the side
Stretching programs – Intermediate
Stretching programs – Combat sports