This is an exercise anatomy bestseller updated. Visually stunning and immediately accessible, this best-selling guide combines step-by-step instructions for performing 86 stretches and 110 full-colour anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles and surrounding structures engaged. More than just an instruction manual, Stretching Anatomy includes a "Stretch Focus" section that details the procedure and utility for each exercise as well as safety considerations, benefits and variations for increasing or decreasing difficulty. Stretching provides numerous benefits, including improved flexibility, stamina, posture and muscular strength as well as reduced muscle soreness. Stretching Anatomy is one of 20 titles in the Anatomy Series, Human Kinetics' bestselling series of all time with over two million copies in print.