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Stretch to Get Fit and Stay Fit
Dr. Karen McConnell - All books by this author
This brand-new and profusely illustrated fitness manual presents a graded six-week exercise program designed to produce optimal body flexibility and fitness. Readers are introduced to a wide range of dynamic and static whole-body stretching exercises that include standing spine rotation, lying hamstring stretch, kneeling hip flexor, standing calf stretch, and many, many more. The author includes a series of self-assessment questionnaires to help readers monitor their progress and, where needed, focus on areas that require further attention. This stretch fit program guides individuals from beginner through intermediate and finally to advanced moves that help them reach maximum flexibility at their own pace. Color photos demonstrate each exercise routine, and detailed charts guide readers day by day through the entire six-week program. Full color photos on most pages.
About The Author:
Dr. Karen McConnell is Associate Professor at the School of Education and Movement Studies at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, where she teaches courses on Nutrition, Health and Performance, Health Psychology, and Teaching Methods of Fitness Activities. Her research and advisory activities focus on women's health, eating disorders, body image, and weight-related issues. She has served on the advisory and editorial boards of the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal and has acted as consultant to various health and fitness organizations.
Paperback w/cover flaps / 128 Pages / 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 / 2011