Review of The Stretching Handbook

The Stretching Handbook is the ultimate guide to stretching and flexibility. It covers every possible stretching exercise for every major muscle group in the body.

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The Stretching Handbook (TSH) was written by Brad Walker, an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.

Brad is also the founder of Injury Fix (formerly known as The Stretching Institute), an organization dedicated to helping people improve their health, fitness and sporting performance.

After realizing there was a need for a comprehensive, easy to use guide to stretching and flexibility, Brad released the first edition of TSH in 1997. He has continued to update TSH, and the most current edition was released in 2011.

Here is just some of what is contained in TSH:

  • An overview of stretching and flexibility.
  • The benefits of stretching.
  • The different types of stretching.
  • The rules for safe stretching.
  • How to stretch properly.

TSH is written in a quick reference format, so you don't have to read it from beginning to end to take advantage of its information. It contains 135 unique stretches, along with detailed instructions for how each stretch should be performed. It also contains plenty of high quality photographs (no diagrams, illustrations or cartoons) of real people performing the stretches.

The stretches in TSH are organized by major muscle group, and there are plenty of stretches for each major muscle group to choose from. For instance, there are 23 stretches just for the back, and 15 stretches just for the hamstrings.

TSH has gained a reputation as one of the most user friendly publications on stretching, flexibility and sports injury prevention on the market. It's been endorsed by some of the biggest names in the health and fitness industry such as Runner's World, Good Medicine and Swimming and Fitness.

TSH is available in two different versions - a digital download version (PDF) and a hard copy version. If you purchase the hard copy version, you'll receive the digital download version at no additional charge.

In summary, The Stretching Handbook is an easy to use quick reference guide that will show you how to use proper stretching techniques to improve your flexibility and alleviate tight muscles and stiff joints. It will give you the expertise and motivation you need to make stretching a regular part of your workout routine. To learn more about or purchase The Stretching Handbook, Click Here.


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