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Stretching For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05101-6
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288 pages
February 2011
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Introduction.

Part I: The Why’s, Where’s, When’s, and How’s of Letting Loose and Snapping Back.

Chapter 1: Here a Stretch, There a Stretch, Everywhere a Stretch, Stretch.

Chapter 2: Preparing for a More Flexible You.

Chapter 3: Testing Your Flexibility to Establish Your Stretching Routine.

Part II: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes: Targeting Specific Areas.

Chapter 4: Taking It from the Top: Upper Body Stretches.

Chapter 5: Centering on the Core: Stretches for Your Middle.

Chapter 6: Soothing Your Lower Back without Paying for a Massage.

Chapter 7: From Your Knickers to Your Kickers: Stretches for your Bottom Half.

Chapter 8: Total-Body Stretch Routines.

Part III: From the Daily Grind to Ways to Unwind: Routines to Fit Your Life and Needs.

Chapter 9: When the Cock Crows and the Evening Wind Blows: AM/PM Stretch Routines.

Chapter 10: Stretching Out the Workday: Stretches for Work and for the Road.

Chapter 11: Basic Warm-Up and Cool-Down Stretch Routines.

Chapter 12: My Favorite Stretches for Specific Sports.

Part IV: Getting Limber As You Live: Stretches for Various Life Stages.

Chapter 13: What to Stretch When You’re Expecting . . . and After.

Chapter 14: Family Fun: Kid-Friendly Stretches.

Chapter 15: Seventh Inning Stretch: Special Stuff for Seniors.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Common Aches and Pains and Stretches that Can Help.

Chapter 17: Ten Surprising Around-the-House Stretching Accessories.

Index.

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