This continuing education course with exam is a visual guide to 86
stretches for increasing range of motion, muscular strength, stamina,
posture, and flexibility. The 110 full-color anatomical illustrations
highlight the primary muscles and surrounding structures engaged.
The Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition continuing education course shows how to increase range of motion, supplement training, enhance recovery, and maximize efficiency of movement. It’s like having an X-ray of each stretch, only better. Not only do you see full-color illustrations of the muscles in action, but you also see how a change in position can alter the muscle emphasis and difficulty and how variations can improve safety and effectiveness. The Stretch Focus section details the technique and benefits of every exercise as well as safety considerations and variations according to skill level.
Each exercise describes how to stretch, when to stretch, primary and secondary muscle emphasis, and which muscles are activated for support. Stretching programs provide three levels of difficulty, including light stretching that can be used to aid in recovery from soreness and injury. A chapter on dynamic stretches covers the most effective exercises for athletic warm-ups, while another chapter shows you how to customize a program based on your clients’ individual needs, including a program of passive static stretches proven to help lower blood glucose.
Whether your clients seek increased flexibility, better athletic performance, or reduced muscle soreness and tension, Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition, ensures proper stretching technique.
The study guide contains a course syllabus, chapter activities, and end-of-chapter learning activities to prepare you for the 25-question continuing education exam at the conclusion of the course.
Learning With the Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition, Book
Chapter 1: Neck
Chapter 2: Shoulders, Back, and Chest
Chapter 3: Arms, Wrists, and Hands
Chapter 4: Lower Trunk
Chapter 5: Hips
Chapter 6: Knees and Thighs
Chapter 7: Feet and Calves
Chapter 8: Dynamic Stretches
Chapter 9: Customizing Your Stretching Program
Learning Activities Answer Key
Exam and Evaluation
Exam Answer Sheet
A continuing education course for personal trainers, group exercise
instructors, fitness coaches, strength and conditioning professionals,
and athletic trainers
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 of exercise science at
Brigham Young University in Hawaii. For more than two decades he has
taught anatomy, kinesiology, exercise physiology, and athletic
conditioning; 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,
Quotes for Stretching Anatomy, Second Edition by Arnold
Nelson and Jouko Kokkonen
“Stretching Anatomy offers great illustrations and
practical advice from two well-known scholars in stretching.”
Duane Knudson, PhD, FACSM, FISBS, FRCAAHPERD-- Chair, Department
of Health and Human Performance, Texas State University