Stretching for Beginners: Improve Flexibility and Relieve Aches and Pains with 100 Exercises and 25 Simple Routines

Stretching for Beginners: Improve Flexibility and Relieve Aches and Pains with 100 Exercises and 25 Simple Routines

by Natasha Diamond-Walker, Philip Striano
Stretching for Beginners: Improve Flexibility and Relieve Aches and Pains with 100 Exercises and 25 Simple Routines

Stretching for Beginners: Improve Flexibility and Relieve Aches and Pains with 100 Exercises and 25 Simple Routines

by Natasha Diamond-Walker, Philip Striano

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Overview

Put some spring in your step—simple stretches to soothe your soreness

Movement is life—and stretching is an easy way for you to increase your flexibility, ease aches, and generally improve your quality of life. This easy-to-follow guide shows you how stretching long and slow can help you find fast pain relief and enhance your range of motion.

Take a deep dive into how muscles work and the health benefits of stretching, including plenty of how-tos for beginning stretchers. Get moving with 70 fundamental stretches, all designed to target specific affected areas—or introduce stretching to your day-to-day using 25 routines that can be done anytime and anywhere.

Stretching for Beginners includes:
  • Beginner to limber—Jumpstart your stretching with guides to performing each stretch safely, proper breathing techniques, and more.
  • Focus your flex—Extend your reach with illustrated step-by-steps for essential exercises—organized by anatomical regions.
  • Home stretch—Find the right routine to relieve specific aches and pains, reduce daily stress, or warm up for a variety of activities.

Stretch your possibilities, achieve a healthier, more flexible life with Stretching for Beginners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641525190
Publisher: Callisto Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2019
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 271,547
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

NATASHA DIAMOND-WALKER is an internationally recognized dancer, actress, and soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Natasha has worked extensively in TV, film, theater, and live performance venues.

PHILIP STRIANO, DC is a specialist in sports injury, exercise, and strength and conditionings, a certified chiropractic sports physician, and the owner of Hudson Rivertowns Chiropractic.

Table of Contents

Introduction vi

Part I The Know-How

Chapter 1 Why Stretch? 2

Chapter 2 How to Stretch 10

Chapter 3 Getting Started 17

Part II The Stretches

Chapter 4 Neck 24

Chapter 5 Back 42

Chapter 6 Shoulders & Chest 64

Chapter 7 Arms, Wrists & Hands 88

Chapter 8 Core & Hips 108

Chapter 9 Legs, Knees, Feet & Ankles 132

Part III Easy Routines

Chapter 10 Easy Routines 162

Chapter 11 Stretches for Aches & Pains 170

Chapter 12 Activity-Specific Stretches 178

Resources 187

Endnotes 188

Index 189

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