Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. 5-Minute Core Exercises for Seniors: Daily Routines to Build Balance and Boost Confidence

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

Strengthen your core and boost your confidence with 5-minute exercise routines for seniors Having a strong core can improve mobility, reduce aches and pains, prevent falls, and build everyday confidence. 5-Minute Core Exercises for Seniors makes it easy to incorporate daily exercise for seniors, with a collection of 40 individual movements and 25 quick routines for strengthening the major core muscles. This guide to exercise for seniors helps you: Get to know your core ―Learn the muscle groups that make up your core, the benefits of keeping them strong, the importance of breathing and stretching, and the latest science behind exercise for seniors. Enjoy a wide variety of exercises ―Discover a range of seated, standing, on-the-mat, and weighted exercises that mimic everyday movement and don’t require any special equipment. Follow step-by-step instructions ―Find how-tos and illustrations for engaging the right muscles and preventing injury, as well as tips to increase or decrease the intensity of each movement to meet your needs. Improve strength, balance, and confidence with this detailed introduction to core exercise for seniors.

  • Author: Cindy Brehse
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (May 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
  • ISBN: 978-1648766565
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.43 x 9.25 inches


2. Stretching to Stay Young: Simple Workouts to Keep You Flexible, Energized, and Pain Free

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

Increase your flexibility, strengthen your body, and stretch your youth Our bodies were designed for movement, but as we age, our joints and muscles become tighter. Stretching is a gentle, simple activity that anyone can do to alleviate aches and pains, as well as improve range of motion and flexibility. This book guides you step-by-step through each stretch, arming you with the confidence you need to progress into deeper levels of stretching for enhanced flexibility, reduced pain, decreased stiffness, and better quality of life for years to come. Stretch away your aches and pains with this guide to stretching, featuring: Customizable plans ―From preparation to self-customization, incorporate stretching into your lifestyle with flexible regimes for your health and fitness goals. Stretching basics ―Easy-to-understand explanations and detailed illustrations will show you exactly how to position your body and complete each stretch. Range of difficulties ―“Change it up” tips allow you to increase or decrease intensity level while stretching. No matter your age or level of activity, this guide will help you ease into the wonders of stretching, to reduce stiffness and feel your best.

  • Author: Jessica Matthews
  • Publisher: Althea Press; Illustrated edition (December 13, 2016)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Alternative Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1623158064
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches


3. Glute Lab: The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST SELLER IMPROVE YOUR PHYSIQUE, BUILD LEAN MUSCLE, AND INCREASE STRENGTH For more than twenty years, Bret “the Glute Guy” Contreras has been on a quest to improve human performance, focusing his research on the gluteus maximus, the largest muscle in the human body. What started as an effort to improve his own weak, flat backside quickly evolved when he discovered the wide range of functional movements to which the glutes contribute. Properly trained glutes not only help you lift heavier, jump higher, sprint faster, and swing harder but also help prevent knee, hip, and lower back pain and injuries. Bret went on to earn a doctorate in sports science and is now known as one of the world’s foremost experts on strength and physique training. After helping thousands of people reach their strength goals and achieve their ideal physique in his world-renowned training facilities, Bret brings you Glute Lab, which pulls his field-tested and scientifically proven methods and techniques together into an all-in-one glute training system that will help you develop leaner, rounder, stronger, higher-performing glutes. This all-encompassing guide explains why glute training is important for health and performance, how the glutes function, what critical role they play in the body, and how to design the optimal training program to accomplish your aesthetic and performance goals. This book offers thirty-six weeks of programming and several training templates for those who want to dive right in, breaking down each technique with step-by-step photos and descriptions. Bret also reveals the most common faults people make when performing these movements and offers hundreds of tips for getting the most out of every training session. You can implement his system in your local gym or even in the comfort of your own home. Glute Lab is more than just a book on glute training. These principles and methods can help you maximize muscle growth and strength, improve body composition, overcome training and physique plateaus, train around injuries and discomfort, determine ideal training frequency and exercise selection, design periodized programs, and so much more. In short, this book gives you the tools to make strength and physique gains and design balanced programs that cater to a wide range of goals and work for your entire body. Whether you’re a regular person looking to improve your appearance, an athlete looking to boost your performance, a physique competitor or bodybuilder looking for an edge over the competition, a powerlifter looking to increase your strength, a CrossFitter inspired to gain knowledge, a personal trainer interested in offering your clients cutting-edge training techniques, or a physical therapist looking to improve your clients’ health, Glute Lab will equip you with the information you need. In this book you will learn: The fundamentals of optimal glute training The anatomy and function of the glutes How to select exercises based on your physique and training goals How to perform the most effective exercises for sculpting rounder, stronger glutes Variations of the hip thrust, deadlift, and squat exercises Sample training templates and splits that cater to different training goals and preferences How to implement advanced methods into your training routine Diet strategies to reach weight loss and body composition goals Sample glute burnouts and templates Twelve-week beginner, intermediate, and advanced full-body training programs with a glute emphasis How to design your own customized training programs How to overcome plateaus in training, strength, and physique

  • Author: Bret Contreras
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (September 17, 2019)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
  • ISBN: 978-1628603460
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.7 x 10.88 inches


4. Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

What if the ability to look, feel, and perform at peak capacity wasn’t the stuff of lore but instead was within easy reach? Sure, some of us find ways to hit peak performance in one area or another - there are professional poker players, computer programmers, and race car drivers hunched over card games, keyboards, and steering wheels with optimized minds; UFC and NFL gladiators fighting for glory on television with optimized bodies; and monks and meditators roaming the planet with optimized spirits. But in a perfect world, you would be able to have it all: Complete optimization of mind, body, and spirit. In Boundless , the New York Times best-selling author of Beyond Training and health and fitness leader Ben Greenfield offers a first-of-its-kind blueprint for total human optimization. To catapult you down the path of maximizing cognition, mental clarity, and IQ, you will discover: How to rewire your skull’s supercomputer (and 9 ways to fix your neurotransmitters) The 12 best ways to heal a leaky brain 8 proven methods to banish stress and kiss high cortisol goodbye 10 foods that break your brain, and how to eat yourself smart How to safely utilize nootropics and smart drugs, along with 8 of the best brain-boosting supplement stacks and psychedelics The top nutrient for brain health that you probably aren’t getting enough of 6 ways to upgrade your brain using biohacking gear, games, and tools How to exercise the cells of your nervous system using technology and modern science Easy ways to train your brain for power, speed, and longevity The ultimate guide to optimizing your sleep, maximizing mental recovery, and stopping jet lag To ensure that you look good naked and live a long time, you will learn: 6 ways to get quick, powerful muscles (and why bigger muscles aren’t better) How to burn fat fast without destroying your body The fitness secrets of 6 of the fittest old people on the planet The best training program for maximizing muscle gain and fat loss at the same time One simple tactic for staying lean year-round with minimal effort A step-by-step system for figuring out exactly which foods to eat 14 ways to build an unstoppable immune system Little-known tactics, tips, and tricks for recovering from workouts with lightning speed The best tools for biohacking your body at home and on the road The 11 best blood tests for maximizing health and longevity How to eat, train, and live for optimal symmetry and beauty (&andhow to raise kids with superhuman bodies and brains) And to help you live a fulfilling and happy life, you will learn: 12 techniques to heal your body using your own internal pharmacy What the single most powerful emotion is and how to tap into it every day 4 of the best ways to heal your body and spirit using sounds and vibrations 6 ways to enhance your life and longevity with love, friendships, and lasting relationships How to biohack the bedroom for better sex and longer orgasms, and the top libido-enhancing herbs, supplements, and strategies The perfect morning, afternoon, and evening routines for enhancing sleep, productivity, and overall happiness 28 ways to combine ancestral wisdom and modern science to enhance longevity, including the best foods, herbs, supplements, injections, medical treatments, biohacks, fasting strategies, and much more The 4 hidden variables that can make or break your mind, body, and spirit How to use the power of light to optimize your body and brain The exercise that will change your life forever (and how to reverse-engineer your perfect day) Boundless guides you every step of the way to becoming an expert in what makes your brain tick, your body work, and your spirit happy. You can listen to any chapter and discover research-proven, trench-tested techniques to build muscle, burn fat, live longer, have mind-blowing sex, raise robust children, and much, much more!

  • Author: Ben Greenfield
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness, Stretching


5. Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

A groundbreaking and fascinating investigation into the transformative effects of exercise on the brain, from the bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD. Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. In Spark , John J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to aggression to menopause to Alzheimer's. Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, which has put this school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), Spark is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run -- -or, for that matter, simply the way you think.

  • Author: John J. Ratey MD
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Spark; Reprint edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Exercise & Fitness
  • ISBN: 978-0316113519
  • Dimensions: 5.45 x 1 x 8.25 inches


6. Rebuilding Milo: The Lifter's Guide to Fixing Common Injuries and Building a Strong Foundation for Enhancing Performance

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

Every athlete who spends time in the weight room eventually deals with pain/injury that leaves them frustrated and unable to reach their highest potential. Every athlete ought to have the ability to take the first steps at addressing these minor injuries. They shouldn’t have to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment, only to be prescribed pain medications and told to “take two weeks off lifting” or, even worse, to “stop lifting so heavy.” Dr. Aaron Horschig knows your pain and frustration. He’s been there. For over a decade, Dr. Horschig has been a competitive weightlifter, and he understands how discouraging it is to tweak your back three weeks out from a huge weightlifting competition, to have knee pain limit your ability to squat heavy for weeks, and to suffer from chronic shoulder issues that keep you from reaching your goals. Rebuilding Milo is the culmination of Dr. Horschig’s life’s work as a sports physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and Olympic weightlifting coach. It contains all of the knowledge he has amassed over the past decade while helping some of the best athletes in the world. Now he wants to share that knowledge with you. This book, designed by a strength athlete for anyone who spends time in the weight room, is the solution to your struggles with injury and pain. It walks you through simple tests and screens to uncover the movement problem at the root of your pain. After discovering the cause of your injury, you’ll be able to create an individualized rehab program as laid out in this book. Finally, you’ll be on the right path to eliminate your pain and return to the activities you love.

  • Author: Dr. Aaron Horschig
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing; 1st edition (January 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
  • ISBN: 978-1628604221
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 10.88 inches


7. The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger... which 150 pages will you read? Is it possible to: Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Indeed, and much more. This is not just another diet and fitness book. The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question: For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results? Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works. You Will Learn (in less than 30 minutes each): * How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails. * How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends) * How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice * How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time * How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested * How to produce 15-minute female orgasms * How to triple testosterone and double sperm count * How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks * How to reverse “permanent” injuries * How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months * How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit         And that's just the tip of the iceberg.  There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. That’s exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers.

  • Author: Timothy Ferriss
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1st edition (December 14, 2010)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-0594036197
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 1.67 x 9.52 inches


8. Built from Broken: A Science-Based Guide to Healing Painful Joints, Preventing Injuries, and Rebuilding Your Body

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

Heal painful joints, prevent injuries, and rebuild your body from the ground up. (If mainstream fitness advice has left you broken down and beat up, it’s time for a new strategy.) Most middle-aged fitness enthusiasts and athletes have been dragged down by joint pain, injuries, and other ailments commonly accepted as “part of getting older.” But it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, anyone can conquer joint pain and rebuild their body. It simply requires understanding the hidden causes and a road map (this book) that leads to the solution. Built from Broken presents a paradigm shift in how to think about corrective exercise, sports nutrition, and joint health. Once you see how the system works, you’ll never look at exercise or joint health the same way again. Part 1 lays the foundation for understanding why your joints are breaking down. You’ll learn: The 5 primary causes of joint pain. How to prevent the “Big 3” injuries that trap you in the Pain/Injury Cycle. Why conventional pain management merely masks symptoms (and 3 natural pain relief techniques that actually work). How to identify and fix muscle imbalances that lead to tension, pain, and injuries. Natural injury recovery strategies that improve healing time and tissue repair quality. Part 2 gives you a step-by-step corrective exercise guide and list of action steps to rebuild your body from the ground up. Including: The ideal training schedule to maximize muscle recovery and connective tissue repair (in as little as 2 days per week , at any age ). Illustrated corrective exercise instructions (with several home workout options). How to strengthen joints with cutting-edge connective tissue training techniques. A step-by-step training program complete with workout routines. Whether you have been training for a few years, a few decades, or have never stepped foot in a weight room, it’s not too late to overhaul your body. If the conventional path of lifting and stretching has left you broken down, why not try a new strategy? This book is your way out of the pain/injury cycle. All you have to do is follow three simple steps. Read the book. Follow the action steps inside to resolve your pain. Implement the 4-week corrective training program outlined in the book. Just imagine, in 4-8 weeks from now, you could be in a pain-free, mobile, strong, and functional body. One that allows you to do the activities you love, push the limits of your capabilities, and achieve your true physical potential. This process can start for you right now. All you have to do is click the “buy” button and order your copy of Built from Broken .

  • Author: Scott H Hogan
  • Publisher: SaltWrap (June 7, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1735728506
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.79 x 11 inches


9. The Wellness Remodel: A Guide to Rebooting How You Eat, Move, and Feed Your Soul

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

The star of HGTV’s  Flip or Flop  Christina Anstead partners with celebrity nutritionist Cara Clark to help women remodel their lives—in mind, body and spirit.   Christina Anstead, star of HGTV’s  Flip or Flop  and  Christina on the Coast , is known for her boundless energy, positive attitude, and radiant looks. But what was hidden from fans of her popular television shows was a very real health crisis, including a diagnosis of autoimmune disease, infertility, and the emotional and physical exhaustion of going through a divorce with two young children—all in the public eye. The stress of managing it all wreaked even more havoc on her already strained body. It wasn’t until Christina met nutritionist Cara Clark that she discovered a path that allowed her to regain her health and heal in body and mind.   In  The Wellness Remodel , Christina chronicles her health journey and shares what she’s learned about the importance of creating balance and prioritizing physical and mental self-care. Divided into three parts—”Gut Rehab” (food and nutrition); “Building a Strong Foundation” (exercise); and “The Rewire” (mindfulness)—the book will be an accessible guide to full-body wellness, offering simple strategies anyone can put into action for immediate results. Christina and Cara will also share their simple cooking strategies built for the real world of working parents and busy weeknights, including sixty of their favorite recipes, complete with beautiful photos and easy-to-follow instructions.  Inspiring, informative, fun, and empowering, The Wellness Remodel will give readers everything they need to nourish the body, keep it strong, and help their spirit flourish.

  • Author: Christina Anstead
  • Publisher: Harper Wave; Illustrated edition (April 14, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diets & Weight Loss
  • ISBN: 978-0062961440
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 0.97 x 9.12 inches


10. Chair Yoga for Seniors: Stretches and Poses that You Can Do Sitting Down at Home

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Stretching Exercise & Fitness - August 2021

One of the biggest concerns among aging men and women is the fear of falling. Chair yoga, or “yoga while seated,” allows anyone to experience all of the benefits of an exercise program without being afraid. In Chair Yoga for Seniors , registered yoga practitioner and instructor Lynn Lehmkuhl offers readers easy-to-follow yoga positions and stretches that can be done at home, while sitting down. Chair Yoga for Seniors outlines the physical and mental benefits that come with practicing yoga daily, and provides instructions for numerous different exercises, including:   Full body warm ups Joint rolls Beginner routines Intermediate routines Expert routines Full body cool downs The routines found in Chair Yoga for Seniors can help readers make daily exercise a reality and provide invaluable benefits such as increased energy and a boost in confidence.

  • Author: Lynn Lehmkuhl
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (April 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Parenting & Relationships