Whartons' Stretch Book

ISBN-10: 0812926234

ISBN-13: 9780812926231

Edition: 1996

Authors: Jim Wharton, Phil Wharton, Bev Browning

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Whether you're a serious competitor or weekend warrior, you know that proper stretching before and after your workout can improve your performance, increase your flexibility, help prevent injury, and make you feel better. But did you know that the traditional way of stretching -- lock your knees, bounce, hold, hurt, hold longer -- actually makes muscles tighter and more prone to injury? There's a new and better way to stretch: Active-Isolated Stretching. And with The Whartons' Stretch Book,  the method used successfully by scores of professional, amateur, and Olympic athletes is now available to everyone. This groundbreaking technique, developed by researchers, coaches, and trainers, and pioneered by Jim and Phil Wharton, is your new exercise prescription. The routine is simple: First, you prepare to stretch one isolated muscle at a time. Then you actively contract the muscle opposite the isolated muscle, which will then relax in preparation for its stretch. You stretch it gently and quickly -- for no more than two seconds -- and release it before it goes into its protective contraction. Then you repeat. Simple, but the results are outstanding. The Whartons' Stretch Book explains it all. Part I contains the Active-Isolated Stretch Catalog, with fully illustrated, easy-to-follow stretches for each of five body zones, from neck and shoulders to trunk, arms, and legs -- over fifty stretches in all. Part II offers specific stretching prescriptions for over fifty-five sports and activities, from running, tennis, track, and aerobics to skiing, skating, and swimming. You'll also find advice on stretching for daily activities such as driving, working at a desk, lifting, and keyboarding. Part III discusses stretching for life, with specific recommendations for expectant mothers and older athletes. It also includes specific stretching exercises that could help you avoid unnecessary surgery. Give Active-Isolated Stretching a try for three weeks. You'll never go back to your old stretching routines again.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 7/9/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Jim Wharton, an exercise physiologist, is the President of Maximum Performance International, which has facilities in New York, Florida, California, & Italy. He is a private-practice coach & personal trainer who runs clinics & workshops around the world. He, along with son Phil, has helped fifteen athletes qualify for international Olympic Teams, six athletes medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, & many other professional & amateur athletes feel stronger & more energetic.

Phil Wharton, son of Jim Wharton, is an exercise physiologist & Vice President of Maximum Performance International, which has facilities in New York, Florida, California, & Italy. He is a private-practice coach & personal trainer who runs clinics & workshops around the world. He, along with father Jim, has helped fifteen athletes qualify for international Olympic Teams, six athletes medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, & many other professional & amateur athletes feel stronger & more energetic.

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