Stretch To Win

Author: Ann Marie Frederick
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492585831
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Are you looking for the key to optimal performance? Increased speed, power, and agility? What you need is a complete flexibility training system—one designed for today’s athlete and made up of dynamic stretches that mirror sport-specific movement. And you should also have the skills to assess exactly what your body needs at any time. That complete program is found in Stretch to Win. In its first edition, Stretch to Win raised the bar for flexibility training. The first edition quickly became a best-selling stretching resource for consumers and professionals alike. From amateur to professional athletes, weekend warriors to Olympians, the benefits were clear: increased mobility, improved range of motion, faster recovery, and more. Now it’s time to raise the bar further. This is Stretch to Win, Second Edition. Inside, Ann and Chris Frederick build on their system with the latest research, specific ways to assess yourself, and more stretching options. New illustrations of the body’s fascia will help you assess and identify your imbalances. Then the text will guide you to eliminate these imbalances with corrective stretch movements that quickly improve mobility. You’ll learn the most effective techniques for your sport, your position, or your event; then you’ll put these techniques into action. Using the new Stretch to Win fascia mobility assessment (FMA) protocol, you’ll determine range of motion deficits and identify your performance inhibitors. Then, with the stretching matrix, you’ll personalize a program developed for your needs and your goals. You can incorporate the matrix into your existing workout as well as into rest days, when stretching can aid in recovery and bring your body back in balance. It’s all here—all the tools, all the stretches, and all the instruction to create an effective flexibility program for any sport or activity. If it’s time to increase mobility, power, speed, agility, range of motion, and overall performance, it’s time for Stretch to Win!

Stretch To Win

Author: Ann Frederick
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780736055291
Size: 56.23 MB
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For more than a decade, the Stretch to Win system has been used by many elite athletes. Now, the same stretching matrix used by the pros is available for coaches and athletes looking to reach a higher level of performance.

Fascial Stretch Therapy

Author: Ann Frederick
Publisher: Handspring Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781909141087
Size: 21.58 MB
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Fascial Stretch Therapy describes and explains a unique system of manual therapy, which has proved to be highlyl successful in the treatment of common neuromyofascial imbalances, disorders and dysfunctions. First developed by the authors in the early 1990s, the method is now recognized for restoring and maintaining healthy neurological, musculoskeletal and fascial systems.

Swim To Win

Author: Ed Nessel
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402732560
Size: 71.88 MB
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Swimmers of all ages and abilities will find this illustrated guide a key reference to the art and technique of the sport. Acclaimed Masters Coach Ed Nessel, who holds advanced degrees in biochemistry and physiology, offers valuable insight into the science of swimming, including nutrition, the body’s adaptation to vigorous exercise, the proper balance of training (both in and out of the pool) with rest and recovery, and keys to staying healthy. Plus he covers the fine points of each stroke: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley each get a chapter, and race skills also receive close attention. Detailed line drawings, charts and tables, anecdotes, and a year’s training cycle for competitive swimmers make this a must for anyone headed into the pool.

The Happy Body

Author: Jonathan Wong
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614484287
Size: 79.99 MB
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"The Happy Body" will cover many of the common health problems faced by people in the developed world. It will also show how these problems, and their solutions are interconnected. By following the links inside the book, the reader will find solutions for his health problems which may not have been obvious to him at first.,

Duel For The Crown

Author: Linda Carroll
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476733228
Size: 51.81 MB
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A gripping look at the great duel between Affirmed, the last horse to win the Triple Crown—comprised of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes—and his archrival, Alydar. From the moment they first galloped head-to-head in Saratoga Springs, the two chestnut colts showed they were the stuff of racing legend. Alydar, all muscle with a fearsome closing kick, was already the popular favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Affirmed, deceptively laid-back streamlined elegance, was powered forward by his steely determination not to settle for second place. In the Sport of Kings, the Triple Crown is the most valued prize, requiring a horse to win not just one race, but three: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. And 1978 would not be just for the record books, but also one of the greatest dramas ever played out in the racing world. There were names to conjure with, worthy of the Sport of Kings. The bloodline of Native Dancer. The teen wonderboy jockey Steve Cauthen. The once unbeatable Calumet Farm—the Damn Yankees of the racing world—now in eclipse and hoping for a comeback. The newcomer Harbor View Farm—owned by brash financier Louis Wolfson, who wouldn’t let even a conviction and a prison sentence for securities violations stand in the way of his dreams of glory. And the racetracks themselves: Belmont, Saratoga, Pimlico. And, of course, Churchill Downs. It has been thirty-five years since Affirmed and Alydar fought for the Triple Crown, thirty-five years when no other horse has won it. Duel for the Crown brings this epic battle to life. Not just two magnificent Thoroughbreds but the colorful human personalities surrounding them, caught up in an ever-intensifying battle of will and wits that lasted until the photo finish of the final Triple Crown race . . . and Alydar and Affirmed leaped into the history books.

Rome Alive A Source Guide To The Ancient City Volume I

Author: Peter J. Aicher
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 0865164738
Size: 17.24 MB
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Whether you're an armchair tourist, are visiting Rome for the first time, or are a veteran of the city's charms, travelers of all ages and stages will benefit from this fascinating guidebook to Rome's ancient city. Aicher's commentary orients the visitor to each site's ancient significance. Photographs, maps, and floorplans abound, all making this a one-of-a-kind guide. A separate volume of sources in Greek and Latin is available for scholars who want access to the original texts.

Clyde The Glide

Author: Clyde Drexler
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1613210426
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Autobiography of Hall of Fame basketball star Clyde Drexler, one of basketball history's most dynamic players.

A Band Of Misfits

Author: Andrew Baggarly
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633192377
Size: 51.76 MB
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With a title drought that started in New York and carried on for more than five decades after the move to the west coast, the San Francisco Giants and their fans were growing restless, waiting for a team like the 2010 roster and that one magical postseason run. The anticipation, memories, and celebrated relief of the season when it finally came together are captured in this chronicle of the World Series season of the Giants. Written in entertaining prose, the book is as much an enjoyable story to be reread through the years as it is a factual account of the events that brought the elusive title to the Giants.

Women Of Sports

Author: Rachel Rutledge
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780761313007
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Discusses the past and present of women's track and field and presents biographies of eight notable competitors, including Sally Barsosio, Cathy Freeman, and Angela Williams.