Facilitated Stretching

Facilitated Stretching by Robert McAtee, Jeff Charland

Facilitated Stretching, Third Edition, provides a useful overview of PNF stretching—a safe and easy-to-use method that involves stretching the muscle, contracting it isometrically against resistance, then stretching it again to a new range of motion. These steps apply whether you are isolating one muscle at a time or using the spiral-diagonal patterns of PNF to stretch groups of muscles simultaneously. The third edition contains all the great features of the previous edition, plus the following: A companion DVD that demonstrates live stretching techniques from the book for a clearer understanding New stretching routines for a variety of popular activities including running, golf, swimming, cycling, and throwing and racket sports General stretches and stretches for older participants Stretching activities with added strength work using stability balls and elastic bands Stretching and strengthening tips for dealing with—and even preventing—common soft-tissue injuries

The third edition of is now revised, reorganized, and packaged with a DVD—surpassing its popular predecessor as the best source for the latest PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching techniques.

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