Michael J Alter Sport Stretch

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Sport Stretch

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"Sport Stretch" combines scientific facts about stretching with practical tips, Anyone who is serious about improving athletic ability and avoiding injury will refer to this book again. This easy-to-follow guide contains 20-minute stretching routines for 26 sports and recreational activities. Each routine is fully illustrated and lists the 12 best stretches for that activity. With "Sport Stretch", readers will learn the basic principles of stretching, as well as what happens to bones, joints, tissues, and muscles during stretching. They'll also discover how increased flexibility translates directly into better performance and lessens the chance of injury.

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"Even people who toil at a desk or in the field will find the well-illustrated book valuable for relieving stressed muscles, whether on the job or before a workout."

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". . . This dictionary of stretching will help anyone target sport-specific muscle groups without guesswork. If you're looking for variety while still focusing on your sport, here it is. And if you're starting or continuing a regular stretching program that isn't sport specific, here's a smorgasboard with a detailed list of ingredients--you can pick and choose knowledgeably.

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About the Author:


A former gymnast, coach, and nationally certified men's
gymnastics judge, Michael J. Alter is an expert on the subject of stretching. He is the author of Science of Flexibility, Science of Stretching, and the first edition of Sport Stretch.

Alter earned his MS in health education from Florida International University in 1976. He taught high school physical education and coached gymnastics for several years prior to his current position in Miami as a high school teacher.

Alter has been a guest lecturer at annual meetings across the country, including the 1994 Chiropractic Sports Science Symposium and the 1992 Scientific Meeting of the North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine.

In his leisure time, Alter enjoys bicycling, listening to classical music, working out with weights, and studying sports medicine.

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