Practical Exercises to Stay Flexible, Active and Pain Free in Just 20 Minutes a Week
ROBERT SCHLEIP is one of the leading fascia researchers worldwide. He holds a doctorate in human biology and is a certified Rolfing practitioner and psychologist. As a scientist at the University of Ulm, he leads the fascia research group, and also works as a manual Rolfing therapist at his own private practice. In a teaching capacity, he gives lectures on physiotherapy, osteopathy and exercise science. He collaborates with scientists and therapists in a global network of research concerning connective tissue. JOHANNA BAYER is a science journalist and writer for television broadcasting at major German television channels ARD, WDR and Arte, and also for consumer magazines. She regularly writes about medical topics, including muscles and mobility, neuroscience and anthropology, as well as nutrition, which is the subject of her multi-award-winning blog "Quark und so". Since 2009, she has been involved in researching fascia and its implications for training, everyday life and the treatment of pain, and has reported on these issues in television programmes and news articles. BILL PARISI is the founder and CEO of the Parisi Speed School franchise and author of Fascia Training: A Whole-System Approach. With an international team of coaches and facilities in more than 100 locations worldwide, the Parisi Speed School has trained more than 650,000 athletes between the ages of seven and 18 and produced first-round draft picks in every professional sport - including more than 145 NFL draft picks - and a host of Olympic medallists and champion UFC fighters. JOHNATHON ALLEN is a writer/photographer and co-author of Fascia Training: A Whole-System Approach. His work has appeared in Bicycling, Outside, Adventure Journal, Decline and other publications. He is also author of the nonfiction books Ray's and Doppelganger Effect.
Introduction: Why you need to exercise your fascia; Chapter 1: Fascia and connective tissue - what are they?; Chapter 2: The principles of fascia training; Chapter 3: The exercises; Chapter 4: Fascia, physiotherapy and gentle methods of recovery; Chapter 5: Fascial fitness: healthy eating and lifestyle; Chapter 6: Periodised fascia training for speed, power, and injury resilience