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Delavier's Stretching Anatomy

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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 De
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Paperback, 143 pages
Published 2011 by Human Kinetics Publishers
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Mark
Dec 12, 2011 Mark rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mark by: Library Thing Early Reviewers
Delavier, Frédéric, Jean-Pierre Clémenceau, and Michael Gundill. Delavier’s stretching anatomy [Guide du stretching. English]. Champaign IL: Human Kinetics, 2010. Print.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book as part of the Library Thing Early Reviewer Program.

Another fine book from Human Kinetics. Provides a good, but minimal, overview of stretching and then spends most of its space on describing and illustrating stretches for assorted muscle groups. Finally, it provides some stretching rou
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Lee Broderick
Jan 15, 2013 Lee Broderick rated it it was amazing
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Frédéric Delavier put a lot of thought into this book, beginning with an introduction which clearly explains the benefits, types and approaches to stretching for athletes and couch-potatoes alike. Most of the book, following that introduction, is made up of detailed examples of stretching exercises which are described with clarity and accompanied by photographs and/or illustrations which clearly show which muscles are being worked. This is not a comprehensive guide (some, for example, which are ...more
Debra Daniels-zeller
This book has been one of my best health book finds of the year. With over 130 different stretchs for agility and toning, you can take your pick which area you want to focus on or follow one of the prescribed routines listed at the back of the book. This book has great diagrams of all the muscles stretched with lots of instructions for beginners, intermediate and advanced poses. I also appreciated the way this book is divided into sections so you can easily look up stretched for the neck, the sh ...more
AJ
Dec 18, 2011 AJ rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I won a copy of this book from LibraryThing's early reviewers program.

Human Kinetics press has once again succeeded in publishing a fantastic reference book for stretching. This book covers the fundamentals of stretches for all muscle groups, with details of the targeted muscles. I love the section in the back of the book that has recommended stretching routines for various sports, very helpful for people who read this book but wonder "but what the heck should _I_ stretch?"
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Excellent visuals!
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Frédéric Delavier is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculté de Médecine.

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 c
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