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The Fit and Healthy Dancer

Yiannis Koutedakis, N. C. Craig Sharp · ISBN 9780471975281
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Publisher John Wiley & Sons (UK)
Author(s) Yiannis Koutedakis / N. C. Craig Sharp
Edition 1
Published 19th February 1999
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Regardless of the grace of their movement, dancers experience injuries more often than the lugs bucking heads on the rugby field or in the boxing ring. On average, dancers are only marginally fitter than the average person on the street, smoke far too much, and do not eat properly, yet still stretch their bodies to extreme levels in the name of performance, and not surprisingly suffer a litany of injuries. This book examines the impact of a variety of dance forms, and puts forth a program for improving training, building stamina, and reducing the risk of injury.
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