Stretching improves flexibility and helps athletes return to health in record speeds. We want to make the process of stretching easy to see and follow along so that people can really understand how each stretch affects their body.
Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) February 9, 2009
Stretching has been proven to reduce both injuries and habitual pain for active people, but most devote very little time to it. There's no longer reason to suffer pain and injury with all the stretches you need to stay loose, limber, and ready for action. The Stretching Institute, an industry front-runner in the field of stretching and flexibility, has just released three anatomical charts displaying 48 different stretches for the upper body, the lower body, and the neck, back & core.
Brad Walker, founder of The Stretching Institute, notes that the charts provide a great guide for trainers and athletes hoping to get off the bench and back into high gear. "Stretching improves flexibility and helps athletes return to health in record speeds. We want to make the process of stretching easy to see and follow along so that people can really understand how each stretch affects their body."
Each stretching chart comes with detailed anatomical muscle drawings so that readers can see the exact muscles that are stretched by each exercise. They can also see a list of common sports injuries that each stretch helps with. Readers experiencing lower back problems, for example, can try the sitting knee-up rotation stretch.
By showing the impact of each stretch, The Stretching Institute hopes to make people more aware of the benefits of stretching. "Physical therapists, masseurs and chiropractors find these charts extremely useful in demonstrating proper stretching form to their clients and explaining how each stretch can help with their healing process," says Walker.
Even those who have never stretched before can't go wrong following the easy-to-read charts. The charts include a full description of how to perform every individual stretch, a full explanation of why stretching is so necessary, how to stretch properly, and a set of guidelines to help users get the most out of every single stretching session. Get a better look at the new charts here: http://www.thestretchinghandbook.com/products/stretch_charts.php
"We're trying to spread awareness of the importance of stretching," says Walker. "There's so much preventable damage done every day." The Stretching Institute is so enthusiastic about teaching people to stretch properly that they're including free give-aways with their new charts, including audio and written guides to stretching like The Secrets to Successful Back Stretching.