The Stark Reality of Stretching

The Stark Reality of Stretching

An Informed Approach for All Activities and Every Sport

Book - 1999
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Independent Publishing Group
Improper muscle preparation prior to exercise is the most common cause of acute pain, strain, and permanent damage. Many of these injuries are preventable with proper lower extremity stretching. This book addresses the need for warm-up exercises, analyzes the stretching process, and illustrates anatomy and basic biomechanics. Myths associated with stretching are dispelled. For example, many people believe that stretches and warm-up exercises are the same, when in fact, warm-up exercises should be a preparation for stretches. Applying the strategies outlined in this book will help keep an athlete healthy, build strength and power, and, most important prevent injury.

Publisher: Richmond, B.C. : Stark Reality Corp., 1999
Edition: Rev. & expanded 4th ed
Description: xviii, 205 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780968360712
Branch Call Number: 613.71 Sta


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Mar 13, 2011

Easy read with clear diagrams and language.

Focusing on the lower body, the work is not exhaustive, but with clear diagrams and user friendly language it is definitely worth a read.

His 5 Golden Rules of Stretching are repeated almost as mantra in my classes now.


Edit: I've now read a few editions and this work is one that warrants repeat visits after you've had time to digest it. Well done Dr. Stark

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