Top critical review
57 people found this helpful
on 26 June 2004
I have to say I found this book very disappointing. There's nothing on the theory or science of stretching, which I would expect in a book dedicated to the subject. It doesn't really explain the difference between maintenance and developmental stretching, and certainly doesn't touch on more advanced stretching techniques.
More seriously, there's no mention that you should only stretch warm muscles to minimize risk of injury, and even some of the stretches themselves put unnecessary strain on joints and would better be replaced by safer alternatives.
Perhaps this book could be of some interest to beginners, but if you're looking for a definitive guide, this isn't it.