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Bestseller now with online video

Facilitated Stretching remains the most trusted resource for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, an effective and easy-to-use method that involves stretching the muscle, contracting it isometrically against resistance and then stretching it again to increase range of motion.

Stretches are grouped according to each joint, and the majority of the stretches include both a partner stretch version and a self-stretch version. The accompanying online video then demonstrates more than 90 of these stretches to reinforce proper technique for each stretch as well as four sample stretching routines.

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Increase flexibility and improve muscular strength

Visually stunning and immediately accessible, this best-selling guide combines step-by-step instructions for performing 86 stretches with 110 full-colour anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles and surrounding structures engaged.

More than simply an instruction manual, Stretching Anatomy includes a “Stretch Focus” section that details the procedure and utility for each exercise as well as safety considerations, benefits and variations for increasing or decreasing difficulty.

Stretching provides numerous benefits, including improved flexibility, stamina, posture and muscular strength as well as reduced muscle soreness.

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Register now for Jane Johnson’s free webinar, Postural Assessment – a beginner’s guide

Jane JohnsonPostural Assessment – a beginner’s guide
Wednesday 23rd October, 3.00-4.00pm BST
Presented by Jane Johnson.

If you are new to postural assessment or feel you need a refresher, this webinar provides the nuts and bolts of this essential assessment skill.

It will answer the why, who, when and how of postural assessment. Why carry one out in the first place? For whom is it useful? When should a postural assessment be performed? What should you look for? It also answers questions such as where to start and what to do with your findings?

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Learn Pilates

Pilates Illustrated details 90 exercises that anyone can do at any time and with minimal equipment.

It offers a detailed look at the fitness form with more than 800 full-colour photographs and exercises for lengthening and strengthening muscles.

Pilates Illustrated provides instruction for learning Pilates by focusing primarily on mat work and simple equipment, including a stability ball, stretch bands and the Pilates ring.

Approaching Pilates for the first time can be intimidating even to the most proficient fitness enthusiast, but with a little bit of understanding and time, the moves become intuitive and flow easily.

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The essentials of personal training

Foundations of Professional Personal Training is the resource you need to build your fitness expertise, your assessment and communication skills, and business knowledge.

The text includes the essentials of fitness theory and practical application, client assessment and screening, safety considerations and programme design.

Included is a special DVD‐ROM titled Essentials of Interactive Functional Anatomy which uses a 3‐D model of the human musculature to provide a vivid review of structural anatomy.

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