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The Whartons' Stretch Book

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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 pr ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 9th 1996 by Harmony
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Rob
Jul 20, 2012 Rob rated it it was amazing
I can use keyboards without pain because of this book.
This book explains the reasons for several, if not all, repetitive stress injuries.
Before I found this book I could no longer play my synthesizer because I had
overworked myself to the point where I would experience throbbing pain for
two weeks or so, after playing for just ten minutes. It was a nightmare.
After reading the sections of this book that applied to me, I started doing the
exercises every day.

I can't remember exactly how long i
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Martha
Feb 19, 2014 Martha rated it it was amazing
Excellent how-to book for stretching all muscles of the body. The Whartons worked with the Olympic athletes of the Lake Placid games. This book is an excellent guide for all people who need to stretch their muscles for flexibility and strength. Injury prevention is the key with low impact. I'm using many positions for my Tai Ji Quan class. Highly recommend for those who are suffering from back pain.
Jerry Gartner
Sep 16, 2014 Jerry Gartner rated it it was amazing
An excellent resource for athletes and non-athletes alike. It's not the traditional stretch that most of us are used to. I've seen great results getting warmed up and reducing swelling and speeding recovery after runs. You don't have to have aches and pains - just good stretch regimen!
Davis
Jan 18, 2014 Davis rated it it was amazing
Stretch techniques in this book really do work.
John Harris
Jul 28, 2009 John Harris rated it liked it
Shelves: recommended
I was recommended this book by my chiropractor. I have followed the instructions and completed a full self assessment. I have developed a stretching program and now have to make sure I follow it. So far so good. The stretches seem to help and I definitely feel better after each session.
G
May 19, 2009 G rated it really liked it
Shelves: partially-read
Written almost casually with even more basic pictures. But I found the information worthwhile. I still haven't had enough self control to create a better workout or stretch routine, but someday my body will thank me because I know how. :)
Megan
Oct 16, 2011 Megan rated it really liked it
All excercises are explained in detail with illustrations. I took a class from a former student of the authors. The stretches were very helpful increasing my range of motion with a frozen shoulder and relieved muscle spasms in my legs.
Hope
Aug 07, 2008 Hope rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anybody and everybody
This book is OUTSTANDING. I've got a copy to keep on its way to me - The library won't let me keep it as long as I want to keep it :)
Jennifer
Jun 25, 2008 Jennifer rated it did not like it
Their program of stretching takes an hour a day, every day. I don't care what benefits they claim, no one will be able to stick with it.
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Charlotte
Nov 15, 2008 Charlotte rated it it was amazing
Great info. We should all do what this book says.
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