By Marc Coseo
Trade paperback book
140 pages, 7.00 x 10.00″
Every day, thousands of people in our fitness conscious culture do just what the TV commercials and their doctors tell them: “Play hard,” “Just do it.” They challenge their cardiovascular systems, participate in aerobics, work out with weights and machines, compete at games they last played in their youth, ride bikes, and run races. But they also injure themselves at an alarming rate, losing hours of enjoyment and even employment, as over-exertion and under-preparation take their toll. Calisthenics and stretching, athletic warmups familiar to most athletes, take too long, are awkward to do in public, and are often improperly done. In some cases, they can do more harm than good.
The main exercises, finger-pressure exercises, meridian-stretching exercises and flexibility tests that are described and illustrated in The Acupressure Warmup can enliven and prepare every major muscle system in the body. A routine of less than 10 minutes a day can improve your flexibility, enhance your performance, treat common injuries, and prevent their recurrence. It is an easy and effective solution for obtaining maximal enjoyment from sports for fitness and fun.
The Acupressure Warm-up is easy to learn. There are no awkward bends or twists and, unlike calisthenics or stretching, it relies on position, not force. There is no need, no temptation, or even any possibility of overdoing the routine. The Acupressure Warm-up eliminates overstretching, one of the most common sources of injury, and most importantly, it does what a warm-up absolutely must do: increase the flow of blood and heat to your muscles. Young or old, beginner or pro, you will notice an immediate improvement.
Praise for Acupressure Warmup
“I must confess that I approached this book with some prejudice. On reading it, however, I was unexpectedly impressed by its sincerity and effective application of a simple technique. The proof of the benefits of any technique are clearly in their results, and the book includes some exceedingly impressive case histories that I would have been proud to achieve with acupuncture.”
-Journal of Chinese Medicine
“The next step in the evolution of sport.”
-High Tech Coaching and Training
“The proof of the benefits of any techniques are clearly in their results, and the book includes some exceedingly impressive case histories that I would have been proud to achieve with acupuncture. This straight-forward and easy-to-use text is aimed at the layperson and is a good self-help reference to ‘prescribe’ to your patients. I also recommend it to those practitioners who follow the maxim, Physician Heal Thyself.”
-Australian Journal of Acupuncture
“We did not expect the excellent follow through at home. Eight of the eleven patients reported that they were doing the exercises on a regular basis weeks after we ended their participation in the project.”
-Pat Mittsuka, R.P.T., Longmont United Hospital
“However the Acupressure Warm-up works, the important point is that it does.”
“The truly simple and amazing precedures explained in the book produce incredible results not only to relieve pain but to keep you from injury. I am in my 50’s and play tennis four times a week. Prior to using the Acupressure warmup routine, I was prone to injury. I have been warming up with this method for five years now and have been pain and injury free, and it only takes 10 minutes! I have recommended this book to dozens of friends who have had similar success. My husband who travels a good deal, uses tennis balls on his back pressure points while driving or flying to relieve back pain. I highly recommend this book to young and old.”
-A Reader from Germantown, Tennessee
“Awesome for back pain! I’ve had chronic back pain all my life and have tried many different approaches to find relief. I have found that the Acupressure Warmup techniques to be very effective in relieving my pain instantly. Because my pain is chronic I find myself stiff and sore after work and in the morning when I wake up. After applying the techniques I can go throughout the day with much pain and muscle spasms.”
-A Reader from the US.
“Excellent resource for helping to self-manage your pain! USA This book is a useful resource not only for helping me to manage my own aches and pains, but I also recommend (and frequently lend) this book to my patients. As a physical therapist, I am always looking for ways to teach people to take control of their own pain and this book acts as a great adjunct to my own treatments. I currently work with chronic pain patients and several of them have borrowed my book and subsequently ordered their own copy as these techniques have given them excellent relief.”
-A Reader from the US.