The Whartons' Complete Strength Book is the definitive guide to ensuring muscular balance and stability, providing postural alignment, preventing injury, and achieving optimum health. Using the Active-Isolated techniques introduced in the Whartons' Stretch Book ("Athletes rave about the program by this father-son team"-USA Today), you'll learn how to create a personal training program backed by sound scientific principles and specifically tailored to your unique health and fitness goals.
Phil Wharton's commitment to Active-Isolated became solidified over twenty years ago after implementation of the work allowed him to overcome debilitating scoliosis and go on to become a national-class marathoner. The Whartons have helped people of all ages and stages of life. Additionally, they have trained and rehabilitated athletic luminaries from professional soccer players to dancers on the Broadway stage, track and field stars, and Olympic gold medalists.
...but (as is often the case with compensatory behavior) there are long-term negative consequences to these adaptations, namely in the form of muscular imbalances.
The Whartons’ Complete Strength Book
Not only is your body astonishing in its complexity and efficiency, but it works hard—through a series of valiant compensations—to overcome every abuse and any neglect it suffers. Throughout your lifetime, it constantly tries to bring itself back to perfect function and form. When it’s injured, your body rallies to heal. Where there is imbalance, it adjusts to counterbalance.