Born to Walk, Second Edition

  • Author: James Earls
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • File Size: 14549793 Bytes

The revised edition of the definitive book on the mechanics, mysteries, and methods of upright walkingThe ability to walk upright on two legs is one of the major traits distinguishing us as humans, and yet the reasons for its development remain a mystery among scientists. In Born to Walk, author James Earls explores the mystery of walking's evolution by describing the complex mechanisms enabling us to be efficient in bipedal gait. Viewing the whole body as an interconnected unit, he explains how we can regain a flowing efficiency within our gait--an efficiency which is part of our natural design. Based on Thomas Myers's Anatomy Trains model of human anatomy, as well as the latest science in paleoanthropology, sports medicine, and anatomy, Earls's wor...

The Anatomy of Stretching, Second Edition

  • Author: Brad Walker
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • File Size: 44667874 Bytes

The multiple stresses of contemporary life—whether from excessive sports play, overwork, or overuse of technology—are increasingly taking a toll on the body. Symptoms range from muscle soreness and pain to pinched nerves to potentially more permanent disabilities, including serious body injuries. One safe, quickly productive way to address the problem is through a simple therapy that can be done anywhere, anytime, and without special equipment: stretching. This new edition of Brad Walker’s best-selling book on the subject presents 135 unique stretching exercises designed to help repair the body and make it more flexible, fit, and relaxed.   The book begins with clear, detailed descriptions of important principles of anatomy and physio...