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Stretching Anatomy shows fitness and stretching enthusiasts and recreational athletes 16 of the best stretches for improving flexibility of specific body regions—neck; shoulders, back & chest; arms, wrists & hands; lower trunk; hips; knees & thighs; and feet & calves. Includes an Interactive Muscle Identifier feature or a Stretch Animation for each stretch.
Stretching Anatomy anatomically shows fitness and stretching enthusiasts and recreational athletes 16 of the best stretches for improving flexibility of specific body regions—neck; shoulders, back & chest; arms, wrists & hands; lower trunk; hips; knees & thighs; and feet & calves. Each stretch shows the stretch name, static anatomical illustration, step-by-step stretch instructions, and stretch notes. Plus, tapping on a static anatomical illustration takes you to a new screen with an Interactive Muscle Identifier feature or a Stretch Animation.
Eleven of the exercises include the Interactive Muscle Identifier feature that shows which muscles are being stretched during each exercise. Simply tap a muscle name in the list, and the muscle will be highlighted in the accompanying illustration. Tapping on the “most-stretched” or “least-stretched” buttons will highlight multiple muscles in the illustration. Five exercises include a Stretch Animation feature. Simply tap the “See Exercise in Action” to watch the exercise in motion as it is performed, it then pauses to show muscles that are “called out” using text labels and leader lines.
This app emphasizes proper, safe stretching of all the major muscle groups from head to toe. If your ultimate goal is a more flexible body that is less prone to injury, performs better during daily activities and athletics, and is less susceptible to common aches and pains, Stretching Anatomy is just the app you need.
Additional stretches for shoulders, back & chest; arms, wrists & hands; or knees & thighs are available via in-app purchase.
This app is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Neck Extensor Stretch
Neck Flexor Stretch
Shoulders, Back, and Chest
Assisted Shoulder and Elbow Flexor Stretch
Seated Shoulder Flexor, Depressor, and Retractor Stretch
Feet and Calves
Advanced Standing Toe Extensor Stretch
Advanced Plantar Flexor Stretch
Beginner Plantar Flexor Stretch
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 effect 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 professor in exercise science at Brigham Young University in Hawaii. For more than two decades he has taught anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and athletic conditioning, and for more than three decades he has 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 now resides in Laie, Hawaii, with his wife, Ruthanne.