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Get an inside view of the muscles in action during every stretch you perform!
Delavier's Stretching Anatomy is your guide for increasing flexibility, improving range of motion, toning muscles, and relieving pain and discomfort. The very best stretches for shoulders, chest, arms, torso, back, hips, and legs are all here, and all in the stunning detail that only Frederic Delavier can provide.
With over 550 full-color photos and illustrations, you'll go inside more than 130 exercises to see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations, progressions, and sequencing can affect muscle recruitment, the underlying structures, and ultimately the results.
Delavier's Stretching Anatomy includes 13 proven programs for increasing muscle tone, releasing tension and stress, and optimizing training and performance in 13 sports, including running, cycling, basketball, soccer, golf, and track and field.The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frederic Delavier is a journalist for Le Monde duMuscle and a contributor to Men's Health Germany and several other strength publications. His previous publications, Strength Training Anatomy and Women's Strength Training Anatomy, have sold more than 2 million copies.
Frederic Delavier is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculte de Medecine.
The former editor in chief of the French magazine PowerMag, Delavier is currently a journalist for the French magazine Le Monde du Muscle and a contributor to several other muscle publications, including Men's Health Germany. He is the author of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy, Women's Strength Training Anatomy, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, and Delavier's Core Training Anatomy.
Delavier won the French powerlifting title in 1988 and makes annual presentations on the sport applications of biomechanics at conferences in Switzerland. His teaching efforts have earned him the Grand Prix de Techniques et de Pedagogie Sportive. Delavier lives in Paris, France.
Jean-Pierre Clemenceau is a fitness coach to the stars and has trained numerous French celebrities using an approach based on positioning and breathing. Clemenceau has worked with legendary actresses including an Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (Chocolat, The English Patient, Three Colors: Blue, The Unbearable Lightness of Being), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Melancholia, The Science of Sleep, I'm Not There, 21 Grams, Elektra recording artist), Emmanuelle Beart (Mission: Impossible, Don Juan, Manon of the Spring), and Jane Birkin (Blow-Up, recording artist, muse to musicians John Barry & Serge Gainsbourg, and namesake for the Hermes Birkin bag). He is the author of over 15 health and fitness books as well as numerous exercise DVDs. He has a background in yoga, shiatsu, and reiki.
Michael Gundill has written 13 books on strength training, sport nutrition, and health including co-authoring The Strength Training Anatomy Workout. His books have been translated into multiple languages, and he has written over 500 articles for bodybuilding and fitness magazines worldwide, including Iron Man and Dirty Dieting. In 1998 he won the Article of the Year Award at the Fourth Academy of Bodybuilding Fitness & Sports Awards in California.
Gundill started weightlifting in 1983 in order to improve his rowing performance. Most of his training years were spent completing specific lifting programs in his home. As he gained muscle and refined his program, he began to learn more about physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics and started studying those subjects in medical journals. Since 1995 he has been writing about his discoveries in various bodybuilding and fitness magazines all over the world.
Exercises That Reconnect You With Your Body
STRETCHING: A USER'S MANUAL
A Natural Method Based On How Your Body Feels, Not How Hard You Push
Benefits of Stretching
Stretching: A Gentle Form of Exercise
Types of Stretching
Structuring a Stretching Program
Learn How to Breathe!
For Effective Breathing.
Inhaling and Exhaling
Breathe Deeply, but Find a Natural Rhythm
Why Athletes Should Stretch
Stretching Has Five Benefits for Athletes
Too Much Flexibility Can Diminish Performance
Athletes Have Four Opportunities to Stretch.
How an Athlete Should Stretch
Breathing During Stretching .
Stretching to Prevent Problems Associated With Sports
Stretches for the Shoulders and Chest Muscles
To Prevent Shoulder Pain, Stretch the Infraspinatus
Preventing Shoulder Pain in Athletes
How to Protect the Infraspinatus
Stretches for the Arms and Forearms
Stretches for the Lateral Flexor Muscles in the Torso
Stretches for the Rotator Muscles in the Torso
Stretches to Relax the Back.
Preventing Lower Back Pain
Relaxing the Spinal Column
Stretching the Hips
Importance of Hip Flexibility
Stretching the Buttocks
Stretching the Quadriceps
Preventing Hamstring Tears
Stretching Programs for Better Muscle Tone and Well-Being
Stretching Programs for Athletes
Guidelines on Programs
Basic Athletic Program
Program for Golf and Sports Involving Torso Rotation
Program for Running Sports, Soccer, and Skating
Program for Combat Sports
Program for Throwing Sports (Shot Put, Basketball, and Handball)
Horseback Riding Program