Stretching For Dummies covers everything a reader needs to know to get started on a safe, healthy, and practical stretching regimen. The book introduces readers to the benefits of stretching, and provides an array of practices for all levels and situations. Not only does the book cover the well-known and traditional stretches that typify the depth of most peoples stretching experience, but it also includes sections on specific stretches for target areas (such as stretches to relax the back), quick and covert stretches to relieve computer-desk stress at work, simple around-the-house stretches portrayed in everyday situations, anywhere stretches for airplanes and car trips, and stretching as a method of injury prevention for athletes of all levels. The book features sample stretching routines covering static and dynamic stretches, plus special considerations and guidance for pregnant women, seniors, and those with mobility challenges.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • What You’re Not to Read(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • How This Book Is Organized(第2頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第4頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第5頁)
  • Part I: The Why’s, Where’s, When’s, and How’s of Letting Loose and Snapping Back(第7頁)
    • Chapter 1: Here a Stretch, There a Stretch, Everywhere a Stretch, Stretch(第9頁)
    • Chapter 2: Preparing for a More Flexible You(第19頁)
    • Chapter 3: Testing Your Flexibility to Establish Your Stretching Routine(第29頁)
  • Part II: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: Targeting Specific Areas(第45頁)
    • Chapter 4: Taking It from the Top: Upper Body Stretches(第47頁)
    • Chapter 5: Centering on the Core: Stretches for Your Middle(第67頁)
    • Chapter 6: Soothing Your Lower Back without Paying for a Massage(第77頁)
    • Chapter 7: From Your Knickers to Your Kickers: Stretches for your Bottom Half(第93頁)
    • Chapter 8: Total-Body Stretch Routines(第115頁)
  • Part III: From the Daily Grind to Ways to Unwind: Routines to Fit Your Life and Needs(第135頁)
    • Chapter 9: When the Cock Crows and the Evening Wind Blows: AM/PM Stretch Routines(第137頁)
    • Chapter 10: Stretching Out the Workday: Stretches for Work and for the Road(第151頁)
    • Chapter 11: Basic Warm-Up and Cool-Down Stretch Routines(第165頁)
    • Chapter 12: My Favorite Stretches for Specific Sports(第187頁)
  • Part IV: Getting Limber As You Live: Stretches for Various Life Stages(第205頁)
    • Chapter 13: What to Stretch When You’re Expecting . . . and After(第207頁)
    • Chapter 14: Family Fun: Kid-Friendly Stretches(第217頁)
    • Chapter 15: Seventh Inning Stretch: Special Stuff for Seniors(第233頁)
  • Part V: The Part of Tens(第243頁)
    • Chapter 16: Ten Common Aches and Pains and Stretches that Can Help(第245頁)
    • Chapter 17: Ten Surprising Around-the-House Stretching Accessories(第249頁)
  • Index(第253頁)
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