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Recognized as one of the world's premier fitness professionals, California-based Blahnik has 25-plus years of teaching and training experience; he has been featured as a fitness expert in 200-plus magazines and contributes weekly and monthly columns to the Los Angeles Times and on MSNBC.com. He offers general readers of all activity levels a guide to the best stretching methods from yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sports training, organized into stretching sequences to enhance natural movement, reduce muscular tension, strengthen joints, improve posture, and improve athletic performance. Each of the 175 stretches is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and illustrated with full-color photographs. Updated and expanded throughout, the second edition contains a variety of new stretches, including more multi-region stretches, and a more refined explanation of the author's stretch system. No subject index is provided. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With over 640 full-color photos demonstrating basic to advanced stretches,
Full-Body Flexibility presents an easy-to-use approach to flexibility. Premier fitness instructor Jay Blahnik blends the best of yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sport training in stretching sequences that can be used for warm-ups, cool-downs and challenging workouts. Incorporates 175 stretches and 23 routines including a total-body stretching program for athletes, a posture stretching program, an at-the-office program, and 10- and 20-minute programs for fitness. Original.
Number of Pages: 255
Genre: Health + Wellness, Sports + Recreation
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Author: Jay Blahnik
Street Date: November 1, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-61-0785
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Informative and instructs well.
4 out of 5 stars
IAP — 2 years ago
Very nicely arranged and illustrated. Flexibility is defined and made relevant to various circumstances. You are able to choose your "plan" and follow verbal descriptions with photos. Helped me overcome my sciatic pain from over training. Nice addition to my fitness knowledge and routines.see moreof the reviewer's review