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Stretching For Dummies Kindle Edition

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"…the ideal book for beginners who want to improve their flexibility, wellbeing and get rid of nagging aches and pains." (Women's Fitness, Issue 38)

From the Back Cover

Includes routines for pregnant women, kids, and seniors

Get stronger, look thinner, and nip injuries in the bud

Stretching does much more than increase your flexibility — it promotes relaxation, relieves pain, boosts your energy, and improves posture and performance. This plain-English guide starts you on a safe, healthy stretching regimen, giving you an array of practices for home, work, and on the go as well as specific stretches for target areas, such as the back.

Discover how to

  • Establish a stretching routine
  • Warm up and cool down
  • Stretch for specific activities
  • Prevent athletic injury
  • Relieve computer-desk stress
  • Stretch with a partner

Product Details

  • File Size: 14647 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470067411
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (February 25, 2011)
  • Publication Date: February 25, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004PYDTAU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #402,964 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Heather on April 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
I bought this book because I really was a stretching dummy. After being pretty sedentary for a few years, I have started working out again. I kept getting tightness in my arms and legs that I couldn't figure out how to stretch away. This book has cured that, showing me specific stretches for each area of tightness. Now I know how to stretch after I work out. I've never felt any tightness that this book didn't address.

As a bonus, it even explains why you should be warmed up before you stretch, that you need to hold a stretch for 30 seconds for the most effectiveness, what you need to stretch effectively (a towel wrapped around an extremity will help you stretch what you can't reach), and gives a few specific stretching routines for the office, pregnant women, children, seniors, and those participating in specific sports (basketball, skiing, swimming, and racquet sports). The only actual routine I've used is the office one... mostly I just stretch the muscles I worked.

The reason for the four stars is the organization of the book. It does go through by body region, but curiously doesn't include each stretch in that section. For instance, in the "upper body" area, it includes one chest stretch. But it lists two different ones in the "office" stretch. Why didn't it list all of the chest stretches all together so I could easily try all three to see which one worked best for me? I was able to navigate the book much more easily when I realized there was an index in the back. I looked up "chest" and it gave me the page numbers of all the chest stretches.

Still, all of the photographs were good, the writing was easy to understand, and it resolved my after-workout tightness issue.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sergio Reisman on July 16, 2013
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Straight to the point, quickly clears up misconceptions and then proceeds to explain in detail and in an organized sequential manner
a great variety of stretching exercises.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 20, 2013
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This is my favorite book on stretching and I have read many. The book covers and answers all the questions (why, when, how, how often, etc.). There are more then enough stretches for all parts of the body and they are explained in an easy-to-follow format and accompanied by pictures of real people. Stretching is great for the body and mind and should be done everyday; this book will help you learn how to do it easily and efficiently!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carlotta Roach on December 21, 2012
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I have read this book thru and love applying to my health and fitness program. The book gives detail instructions that are easy to follow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 7, 2013
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There's lots of good basic information here on basic stretching when starting a program. Valuble information on why and how to do things correctly so as not to injure or discourage yourself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By humble Christian on August 11, 2012
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Just the type of stretching book I needed to motivate me to be more diligent about this important aspect of fitness. This copy was in good condition with no obvious wear and tear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JOEL on January 29, 2012
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THIS BOOK GIVE GOOD DETAIL ON CORRECT STRETCHING POSTIONS. WHEN IT COMES TO LEARNING ON HOW TO STRETCH THIS BOOK DOES IT THOROULY. YOU NEED INFORMATION AND THIS BOOK IS IT.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Kellogg on March 1, 2014
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I like'd "Stretching for 50+" and this adds the details and techniques.
Very thorough, very sensible. I recommend this for any age (I'm 67).
Cool beans.
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