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Athletic Body in Balance

Synopsis
Athletes work out and train hard to reach the next level of performance. But adding absolute strength and power often creates muscle imbalances and mobility limitations that cause injuries and limit skill training. This DVD shows how to identify and correct muscle imbalances, mobility restrictions, and stability problems.

The methods of Gray Cook, a physical therapist and sports conditioning expert, detect where conditioning is breaking down and reveals how to get your body back on track. Included in the DVD are five assessment tests to help find imbalances in movement patterns, sample corrective exercises to improve mobility and stability, and ways to integrate these exercises into a regular training programme. The tests include: deep squat—assessing the mobility and stability of the hips, knees, and ankles; hurdle steps—evaluating bilateral mobility and stability of the hips, knees, and ankles; in-line lunge—determining hip mobility and stability, quadriceps flexibility, and ankle and knee stability on both sides of the body; straight leg raise—gauging hamstring flexibility; seated rotation—measuring uppertrunk stability during a combined upper- and lower-body movement.


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Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2005
Year of production
2005
Documentation
Accompanying book of the same title (ISBN 0-7360-4228-8) available separately, price £13.99
Subjects
Sports science; FE
Keywords
athletics; exercise physiology; muscles; physical fitness; stability; mobility

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0
Price
£27.99
Availability
Sale
Year
2005

Distributor

Name

Human Kinetics (Europe)

Email
custserv@hkeurope.com
Web
http://www.humankinetics.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0113 255 5665
Fax
0113 255 5885
Address
107 Bradford Road
Stanningley
Leeds
LS28 6AT
Notes
A US company with a UK affiliate specialising in educational materials including DVDs, videotapes and CD-ROMs dealing with all aspects of physical activity including fitness, physical education, sport management, sports medicine, aquatics, dance and kinesiology. Human Kinetics also organises a rolling programme of free, online webinars which cover a variety of topics such as sports, coaching, health, fitness, nutrition, training, physical education, recreation and more. These are recorded for on-demand online viewing after the event. See http://www.humankinetics.com/webinars.

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