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Stretching Scientifically: a Guide to Flexibility Training Textbook Binding – 31 Dec 1996

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Product details

  • Textbook Binding: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Stadion Publishing Co.Inc.,U.S.; 3rd edition (31 Dec. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 094014929X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940149298
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,111,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on 31 Oct. 2005
Format: Paperback
Was initially delighted to have been given this book to complement my gym sessions. Knowing it would be technical, I was happily ready for a 'heavy' read. Sadly, you need to be an athlete already familiar with the terminology who has been getting it wrong/wants to get it 'more right' to really profit from this publication. For a committed, articulate and determined non-athlete who realises stretching is necessary, it may well find you wishing you had not ventured into becoming better informed. The different stretching categories are skimmed over and, shared terminology and lack of corresponding illustrations/examples compound the problem. You are left feeling that you had better decide which professional sport you are going to take up before you proceed. I persevered and was enthused to read about the benefits of a morning stretch - but lack of examples and routine left me feeling frustrated and desperately trying to imagine what this might entail - you then find yourself flicking around the book to find examples and all sequence and progression goes out the window. I have no doubt this is a brilliant publication for those in the 'know' - for those who want the 'know', it's a challenge to get the know-ledge.
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There are so many mistakes made in stretching - I have done classes in everything from Karate to Judo from Step aerobics to Kickboxing and I still can't believe that non of this amazing information seems to have filtered through.
I thought I had great flexibility, only to find that I only had great static passive flexibility. Don't know what I'm talking about? Well you had better buy this book then!
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As the above reviews also state, this is an excellent and informative book, clearly written and well presented. I bought it based on the recommendations it recieved on this page, and have not been dissapointed. Not only will it give you routines for stretching in specific sports, but more importantly it explains why the techniques work, and how best to apply them. The questions and answers section in the back is also extremely useful.
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This book is the best i have ever read, it will show you how you can reach your maximum flexiblity, and it works with all sports. I could do the front splits within 4 weeks of buying this. I am now working on the side splits which i am not far off of.
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What can i say,this is the most advanced book on flexibility i have dissected,excellent tips.Highly recommended to improve kicking height,speed and range of motion.
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Excellent , informative book. This was given to me, best present I've had and the exercises are fantastic. Certainly recommended.
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Fantastic detailed book. Lots of technical. Terms but not to difficult to follow.
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Quite simily this is the best book I have ever read about flexibility training. I went from being the kid laughed at in Karate class to "Wow - he can do the box splits cold without any warm up" in about four months. If you only EVER buy one flexibility book in your life, make sure it is this one. I simply can not commend this book highly enough.
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