Full-Body Flexibility - 2nd Edition
Improve flexibility, balance, and strength in three steps! Only the Full-Body Flexibility system blends the best stretching methods from yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and sports training into stretching sequences for your every need.
In this updated edition, you’ll find 175 stretches and 23 routines that will help you take these steps:
• Strengthen muscles to support your body and maximize your entire range of motion.
• Enhance flexibility by challenging your muscles with multiple techniques.
• Balance muscles in opposing muscle groups on both sides of your body.
Use the book’s step-by-step instruction and detailed full-color photo sequences to enhance your body’s natural movement, reduce muscular tension, strengthen joints, improve posture, and take your athletic performance to new heights.
Whether you’re seeking to improve overall fitness or simply searching for a more effective way to stretch, Full-Body Flexibility is your guide for staying active, healthy, pain free, and injury free.
Table of Contents
Part I Total-Body Stretch System
Chapter 1: Stretching Basics
Chapter 2: Three-Step Stretch System
Part II Regions of Flexibility
Chapter 3: Neck, Shoulders, Arms, and Hands
Chapter 4: Chest, Back, and Abdominals
Chapter 5: Glutes, Hips, and Inner Thighs
Chapter 6: Quadriceps and Hamstrings
Chapter 7: Calves, Shins, and Feet
Chapter 8: Multiregion Stretches
Chapter 9: Sport Mobility Stretches
Part III Fitness and Sport Routines
Chapter 10: General Stretch Routines
Chapter 11: Sport Stretch Routines
Chapter 12: Specialty Stretch Routines
“Full-Body Flexibility is flawless and on the mark. Jay’s methodology is simple and offers an exercise instruction formula that is seamless, exciting, fun, and useful to both fitness professionals and consumers!”
Douglas S. Brooks, MS -- Author of Your Personal Trainer, BOSU Programming and Master Trainer Team Director, RealRyder Director of Programming and Education
“As a true visionary, Jay Blahnik brings stretching into the 21st century. His book Full-Body Flexibility takes a holistic approach to training that is both scientifically sound and easy to apply.”
Keli Roberts -- IDEA International Instructor of the Year
"This is a smart, straightforward approach to stretching for flexibility, strength, and injury prevention.”
Lindsey Emery -- Fitness Magazine Fitness Editor