I recently received an interesting book for review. It’s called Dynamic Stretching and it’s full of information about warming up correctly before playing 20 different sports. Here is a brief synopsis of the book.
Groundbreaking research has made the shocking discovery that static stretching, a traditional mainstay of athletes’ warm-ups, has a measurable negative impact on performance. Holding a stretch for 30 seconds or longer doesn’t prepare a muscle for exercise, it weakens the muscle. Already, many top athletes and trainers have abandoned static stretching in favor of dynamic stretching. Now Dynamic Stretching teaches athletes and exercise enthusiasts everything they need to know. The book explains the physiology behind this breakthrough in sports performance. Then it presents a complete catalog of dynamic stretches with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos of each sequence. Lastly, it presents dynamic stretching warm-up programs that have been carefully designed for the individual needs of athletes in 20 different sports, including running, tennis, basketball, baseball and softball, football, hockey, skiing, and many others.
The book first shows the different sports with the warm-up suggestions. Then, the book shows the exercises suggested. It has descriptive steps as well as pictures to help guide you. It’s a very helpful and interesting book. It’s definitely worth checking out if you play any sports or just want to know how to stretch properly.
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