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Stretching Anatomy Ebook With CE Exam-3rd Edition

Stretching Anatomy Ebook With CE Exam-3rd Edition

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$59.00 USD

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    Online Course

    The package components are as follows:
    • Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition, ebook
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    Stretching Anatomy, Third Edition Ebook With CE Exam, is your go-to guide for seeing inside the stretches that will help your clients increase range of motion, enhance recovery, and facilitate ease of movement during physical and everyday activities.

    The visually stunning illustrations of 79 stretches cover all major joint areas of the body, from the feet to the neck. Each stretch includes step-by-step instructions on how to perform the stretch, the names of the muscles stretched, and a Stretch Notes section detailing the instructions and benefits of every exercise as well as safety considerations and variations for increasing or decreasing difficulty.

    You’ll find suggested stretching programs for daily mobility and flexibility, including stretches for people who sit or stand for extended periods, as well as a program to help lower blood glucose. Sport-specific stretching routines for 23 different sports are included for use with athletes who want to improve flexibility, maximize efficiency of movement, and enhance recovery from training and competing in their chosen sport.

    Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Differentiate the types of stretches and list the benefits of each.
    • Explain techniques for avoiding and treating muscle imbalances.
    • Describe range of motion and its effect on flexibility.
    • Discuss the movements of the trunk and how they relate to flexibility.
    • Describe the movement range of the wrist.
    • Explain the five major pairs of movements at the shoulder.
    • Understand the importance of balancing strength and flexibility in the muscles.
    • Explain the ideal timing for when to perform different types of stretches.
    • Understand how to customize sport-specific stretch programs for all fitness levels.

    Audience

    A continuing education course for personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, and other certified fitness professionals.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Stretching Fundamentals
    Chapter 2. Feet and Calves
    Chapter 3. Knees and Thighs
    Chapter 4. Hips
    Chapter 5. Lower Trunk
    Chapter 6. Arms, Wrists, and Hands
    Chapter 7. Shoulders, Back, and Chest
    Chapter 8. Neck
    Chapter 9. Dynamic Stretches
    Chapter 10. Programs for Daily Mobility and Flexibility
    Chapter 11. Sport-Specific Stretching Programs

    Author

    Arnold G. Nelson, PhD, is a professor in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University. A leading researcher on flexibility, he is considered one of the top authorities on the effects of stretching on muscle performance. Nelson is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and earned his PhD in muscle physiology from the University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    Jouko Kokkonen, PhD, is a retired professor in exercise science at Brigham Young University in Hawaii. For more than three decades, he taught anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and athletic conditioning and coached track and field. Kokkonen’s research has focused on the acute and chronic effects of stretching. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from Brigham Young University and resides in Finland and the United States with his wife, Ruthanne.