Start a Stretching Program Today to Increase Your Flexibility and Fend off Sports Injuries!
We live in a world where we are bound by technical comforts. We sit in front of computers all day, likely sit on our commute to work each day, and spend a great deal of time sitting during our down time watching television or reading our mobile devices. The well-motivated among us enjoy sports activities which take us from these sedentary positions and thrust us into momentary bouts of exercise and fitness. The human body was not designed for such periods of stagnation and exertion.
Our ancestors were hunter gathers and spent the vast majority of their waking hours performing physically taxing tasks. Their bodies by the very nature of their existence needed to remain strong and flexible. They were in a constant state of motion so their muscles did not have time to lie dormant and tighten. Living in this modern age we do not have the same luxury.
Stretching is a powerful means to bridge this gap between a forced rigid posture and our athletic endeavors. By starting to engage in a regular routine of stretching we can increase the flexibility of muscles that would otherwise be tight from long periods of sitting in our everyday lives. This is especially important for the athletes among us. Muscles that remain rigid during our work days are called upon to support our passionate sports lives, and they need to be in a constant state of flexibility for us to realize our full athletic potential.
The Athlete's Guide To Stretching: Increasing Flexibility For Injury Prevention And Rehabilitation
This book will outline the fundamentals of proper stretching including:
- Proper Techniques for Stretching
- Dynamic vs. Static Stretching
- Stretching for Injury Prevention
- Improving Athletic Performance Through Stretching
- Things to be Avoided
Over 35 Examples of Stretches to Perform with Illustrations!