The Stretching Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Improving Fitness and Flexibility (Paperback)

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The Stretching Bible will help anyone gain mobility, improve sporting performance, and prevent common muscular injuries. A highly practical title, it clearly explains the science, benefits and 'dos and don'ts' of stretching followed by a range of stretches categorized by body part (quads, calves), activity (working at the office, rising in the morning), sport (rowing, tennis) or injury (hamstring strain, tennis elbow).

This book is illustrated with simple diagrams at the beginning of each 'body part' chapter to pinpoint the location of the muscles to be stretched, and contains real-life case studies from athletes in the sport-specific section to explain how stretching has enhanced their performance or reduced injury and expert opinions on stretching from physiotherapists, doctors and coaches.

About the Author

Lexie Williamson is a British Wheel of Yoga (2008) and Yoga Sports Science® qualified instructor and fitness writer. She teaches Yoga for Runners, Cyclists and Triathletes workshops across Surrey, and writes for running and cycling magazines including Runner's World, Triathlete's World, Cycling Active, Cycling Plus and Outdoor Fitness and the US website She is the author of Yoga for Cyclists and Yoga for Runners.

Praise For…

"The Stretching Bible is the perfect way for anyone to take their stretching to the next level." - Women's Fitness

"Lexie Williamson devised The Stretching Bible with those common obstacles that stop us rehabilitating properly in mind. As well as specific moves for every part of the body, Williamson has devised a series of stretches for 20 different sports . . . to reduce injury, build strength, and enhance performance." - Triathlon Plus

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472929877
ISBN-10: 147292987X
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 272
Language: English