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Stretching & flexibility

Author: Kit Laughlin
Publisher: East Roseville, N.S.W. ; New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1999.
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Explains and illustrates beginning and advanced stretching exercises, contract-and-relax movements, and warmups designed to increase flexibility and improve posture.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kit Laughlin
ISBN: 0731806026 9780731806027 0743200691 9780743200691
OCLC Number: 45017394
Description: ix, 269 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: A new direction --
Why should we stretch? --
Background to the approach --
Muscles of the body --
Lesson one : the daily five (plus two) --
Lesson two : shoulders --
Lesson three : calf and hamstrings --
Lesson four : hip flexors, quadriceps, trunk backwards and hamstrings --
Lesson five : legs apart and rotation --
Lesson six : hip flexors, back bend and rotation --
Lesson seven : hamstrings, hip flexors and partial front splits --
Lesson eight : hamstrings, legs apart, and back bend --
Lesson nine : upper back, neck and shoulders --
Lesson ten : legs apart and trunk --
Lesson eleven : balancing and strength --
Lesson twelve : calf, wrists, trunk, and hip (piriformis) --
Lesson thirteen : hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, front splits --
Lesson fourteen : neck, wrists, ankles, whole body --
End poses --
Recommended exercises for sports --
Acknowledgments --
Technical notes --
Recommended reading list --
General index --
Visual index of exercises.
Other Titles: Stretching and flexibility
Responsibility: Kit Laughlin.

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This work is based on the posture and flexibility classes the author has run for many years at the Australian National University Union. It explains the importance and fun of stretching, and provides  Read more...

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