I have just finished another amazing book by the great Kesh Patel, Kesh is an awesome guy and really is a master of corrective exercise. He has studied and worked over the last few years to help individuals at all levels of their fitness, exercise and sport career to improve the level of functionality within their body. I had a look over his book and I must say i learnt a great deal from it, things that I cam practically put into my own training and also in my personal training of others.
The Complete Guide to Postural Training, is part of the long-standing A&C Black series that is aimed at both fitness professionals and also interested individuals. The book is aimed at a non technical market, so if you do not know the first thing about sports science or if you do but want a simple guide to get you started in the world of postural training this is the book for you. The book like all The Complete Guide to… Series is extremely well thought out and is laid out in an easy to read format.
The book starts off by giving you the important benchmark of what is good posture and why is it so important. It really explains how posture is the basis of all movement and if you have good strong posture then you have good strong movement which in turn leads to an increased strength, increased level of performance and ultimately reduction in injury risk. This concept is the foundation really, we are all aiming for better posture to allow better movement!
The book then moves onto detail a number of training plans and training ideas to target various postural faults. The book is engaging and is an easy read not getting too technical while still getting across the major points that need to be considered when someone wants to improve their posture and alignment. Most importantly it offers the solutions to the postural problems that we have.
This book is a must for anyone with poor posture or those who are seeking to improve the posture of others!