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Friday, July 19, 2019

Recipe for a DIFFERENT Type of Workout? Try The Modern Art and Science of Mobility by Aurelien Broussal-Derval, Illus by Stephane Ganneau

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Skyhorse Books, via Edelweiss Plus, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own

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Live pain free and maximize your training potential!

The Modern Art and Science of Mobility explains and illustrates more than 300 exercises designed to improve recovery, reduce pain, improve mobility, and activate muscles. 

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The Modern Art and Science of Mobility is a striking visual guide to releasing muscle tension and activating muscles for functional motion. It goes beyond traditional training methods that focus on performance and aesthetics and asks these simple questions:
  • Are you truly reaping the full benefits of training if it does not include mobility exercises?
  • Why are the vast majority of people, even the most athletic individuals, unable to perform basic motor tasks without pain or difficulty?
  • Why are physically active people still dealing with lack of mobility and chronic injury?
Whether you are a casual exerciser or an elite athlete, you will learn how to preserve and maintain your body with over 300 exercises designed to improve mobility, facilitate recovery, reduce pain, and activate muscles. Utilize the self-tests to assess your current level of mobility, and then choose from over 50 prescriptive training routines that can be used as is or customized to target specific functional chains. You’ll find exercise recommendations based on body region, activity, and primary goal, and you’ll learn to incorporate a variety of techniques and popular equipment, including resistance bands, foam rollers, massage balls, and stability balls.

Mobility is the foundation for training your best and feeling your best. The Modern Art and Science of Mobility will help you do just that by helping you to alleviate pain, improve posture, and release muscle tension for a more comfortable and enjoyable quality of life

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The Modern Art and Science of Mobility provides a stunning visual and textual book, thanks to it's over 1,200 photos and 100 original illustrations by the amazing Stéphane Ganneau! As you can see above, the illustrations don't just show the correct positioning for each exercise, but show exactly WHICH muscles are being used, making this an amazing book for  an anatomy student, physical therapist, at home exerciser, and even sports teacher!

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Pre-teens and teens especially will truly UNDERSTAND how their muscles work TOGETHER in groups, in the different poses and moves, that they use in the extracurricular sports- for example in the illustration above, Miss Grace finally understood how her CORE muscles really are the foundation group for her legs and upper body while dancing! But the book is more than just these amazing sketches!
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The goal of the book is to help athletes INCREASE their mobility, and is actually broken down into 4 parts dealing with the aspects of mobility: pain, breathing, movement and mobility. The parts echo the process, which you know if your mobility isn't fluid enough, is exactly what you GO THROUGH. Miss Grace really liked the sections on pain and movement, as they helped her see how she could ease her leg/foot pain, and how to increase movement in those muscle groups to not only keep pain away, but increase her mobility of those sections. As someone who has sampled or used most of the methods in the book, I was pleasantly surprised with the varied moves presented, and how together, you have a very good workout, that works your whole body, correctly!

This would be a great back to school book for kids to check out now BEFORE school starts, to give to the college student, both for class and personal use, or for a great Christmas gift for those who could use it as a guide in their professions!

About the Author/Illustrator:

Aurélien Broussal-Derval holds master’s degrees in strength and conditioning, sport and rehabilitation, and performance engineering. He also has a degree in sport sciences from the National Institute of Sport and Physical Education (INSEP) in Paris, France. He is the author of The Modern Art of High Intensity Training and French best sellers Modern Physique TrainingJudo Physique TrainingProprioception, and Field Tests: Protocols for Measuring Sport Performance. Highlights of Broussal-Derval’s career as a strength and conditioning coach include his training of Olympic medalists, professional athletes, the French Olympic weightlifting team, the French boxing teams, and the British and Russian judo teams. He led research for France Volleyball for years and is the technical director to one of the world’s premier martial arts studios, the prestigious Cercle Tissier in Vincennes. Today he is head of French Weightlifting Coaches Development. Broussal-Derval lives in Paris.

Stéphane Ganneau is a professional illustrator and graphic designer. After training in applied arts in Nantes, France, he launched his career in advertising and product design. After 15 years, Ganneau’s independent spirit, need for creativity, and desire for challenge drew him away from industry work. He now merges his love for illustration with his passion for resistance training. His strong graphics, expressive lines, and vibrant colors result in a distinctive style that pairs perfectly with The Modern Art of High Intensity Training and now The Modern Art and Science of Mobility.

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