The Complete Guide to Stretching is the definitive practical handbook for: - sports participants and recreational exercisers who are keen to achieve a level of flexibility that will enhance their performance - sports coaches and fitness instructors who are seeking a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of this often neglected component of physical fitness - sport and exercise therapists who use stretching as an important part of a balanced rehabilitation programme A reasonable level of flexibility is essential to the healthy functioning of joints and muscles, which in turn facilitates performance and reduces the risk of injury. Now in its 4th edition, The Complete Guide to Stretching provides an accessible overview of the scientific principles that underpin this form of training and offers more than 70 exercises designed to safely increase range of motion right across the body. Full colour photographs demonstrate the stretches throughout.
The definitive practical guide for sports participants and recreational exercisers who are keen to achieve a level of flexibility to enhance their performance. The 4th edition of this classic text has been fully updated and features new chapters and sports specific stretching ideas.
Christopher M. Norris is a Chartered Physiotherapist, sports scientist, highly successful author and established lecturer and consultant. He has over twenty years' experience in treating soft tissue injuries and specialises in sports injuries and exercise therapy. At Norris Associates he runs two private clinics in Manchester and provides consultancy services to blue-chip industries and several leading sports clubs.