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9.56 out of 10 (18 reviews)
The Stretching Bible
Rated 10/10
 
By Jack Reape New Orleans, La

This book tells you HOW and WHY and WHEN to stretch. The photos make it easy to learn the various stretches. This book allows anyone to customize their own stetching program to exactly what their own focus needs to be. I use it as a powerlifter, my wife uses it as a dancer, my boss even used it…
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Relax into Stretch

Own an illustrated guide to the thirty-six most effective techniques for super-flexibility

— How the secret of mastering your emotions can add immediate inches to your stretch

— How to wait out your tension the surprising key to greater mobility and a better stretch

— How to fool your reflexes into giving you all the stretch you want

— Why contract-relax stretching is 267% more effective than conventional relaxed stretching

— How to breathe your way to greater flexibility

— Using the Russian technique of Forced Relaxation as your ultimate stretching weapon

— How to stretch when injured faster, safer ways to heal

— Young, old, male, female learn what stretches are best for you and what stretches to avoid

— Why excessive flexibility can be detrimental to athletic performance and how to determine your real flexibility needs

— Plateau-busting strategies for the chronically inflexible


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Be as Flexible as You Want to Be
Faster, Safer and Sooner

You have to be careful throwing superlatives around when talking about a new idea or product lest you be mistaken for a brainless, giddy cheerleader. I tell you truly that 'Relax Into Stretch' is superb; I'd run out of superlatives and might sound like a cheerleader so I won't go the traditional praise route. Why is this book so important to the fitness community? Stretching has always been associated with any serious fitness effort and Tsatsouline's approach to this old discipline is fresh and unique and thought provoking. Best of all, this book combines philosophic insight with in-your-face reality as Pavel shares with the reader 'drills' that turn you into what this former Russian Spetznaz instructor calls ' a flexibility mutant'. What red-blooded American fitness devotee wouldn't aspire to mutation? This book supplies both the road map and the methodology. Don't ask to borrow my copy." 
Marty Gallagher, WashingtonPost.com columnist,
World Masters Powerlifting Champion

"Pavel has great ideas on flexibility and strength exercises."
Bill Superfoot Wallace, M.Sc.,
World Kickboxing Champion
 
 

"Conventional stretching attempts to literally elongate your tissues, which is dangerous and ineffective. Relax into Stretch simply teaches your muscles to relax into a stretch. If you compare traditional training to a messy hardware reorganization, then Relax into Stretch is an efficient software upgrade.

While stretching tissues may take years, changes in the nervous system are immediate! Your muscles will start noticeably elongating from your first Relax into Stretch practice and within months you will have achieved a level of flexibility uncommon to our species."
Pavel Tsatsouline

Own an illustrated guide to the thirty-six most effective techniques for super-flexibility

  • How the secret of mastering your emotions can add immediate inches to your stretch
  • How to wait out your tension the surprising key to greater mobility and a better stretch
  • How to fool your reflexes into giving you all the stretch you want
  • Why contract-relax stretching is 267% more effective than conventional relaxed stretching
  • How to breathe your way to greater flexibility
  • Using the Russian technique of Forced Relaxation as your ultimate stretching weapon
  • How to stretch when injured faster, safer ways to heal
  • Young, old, male, female learn what stretches are best for you and what stretches to avoid
  • Why excessive flexibility can be detrimental to athletic performance and how to determine your real flexibility needs
  • Plateau-busting strategies for the chronically inflexible.

Here's what you'll discover, when you possess your own copy of Pavel Tsatsouline's Relax Into Stretch:

 

Stretching is NOT the best way to become flexible

  • Why Americans lose flexibility as they grow older
  • the dangers of physically stretching muscles and ligaments
  • the role of antagonist passive insufficiency
  • the nature and function of the stretch reflex
  • how to master muscular tension
  • how to inhibit the stretch reflex
  • intensive and extensive learning methods.

Waiting out the Tension

  • relaxed stretching as it should be
  • Just relax
  • when and when not to use the technique of Waiting out the Tension
  • Victor Popenko's key to mobility
  • the importance of visualization
  • why fear and anxiety reduce your flexibility
  • maximizing perceived safety in the stretch.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

  • How Kabat's PNF fools your stretch reflex
  • the function of the Renshaw cell
  • why it works to pre-tense a stretched muscle.

Isometric stretching rules!

  • Why contract-relax stretching is 267% more effective than conventional relaxed stretching
  • what the 'frozen shoulder' has to teach us
  • the lifestyle problem of standard weakness
  • why isometrics is more practical than weights.

Extreme flexibility through Contrast Breathing

  • How to breathe your way to greater flexibility
  • effective visualizations for the tension/release sequence
  • avoiding the dangers of hyperventilation.

Forced Relaxation

  • the Russian spirit of stretching
  • How to turn the contract-relax approach into a thermonuclear stretching weapon
  • determining correct duration
  • tips for the correct release of tension.

The final frontier:

  • Why Clasp Knife stretches will work when everything else fails
  • How to cancel out the stretch reflex
  • taking advantage of the inverse stretch reflex
  • the last line of defense against injuries
  • shutdown threshold isometrics
  • mastering the Golgi tendon reflex.

Why you should not stretch your ligaments

  • How you can tell if you are
  • Yoga postures and stretches to avoid at all costs
  • The function and limitations of your ligaments.

Stretching when injured

  • Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation
  • what happens when a muscle gets injured
  • contracting and releasing the injury
  • why stretching won¹t help a bad back and what to do instead.

The demographics of stretching

  • Why your age and sex should determine your stretches
  • the best and worst stretches for young girls, boys and adolescents
  • a warning for pregnant women
  • what's best for older folks.

The details, the schedule: Isometric stretches

  • when to do them and how often
  • how to know if you are doing too much
  • Bill Superfoot Wallace's hardcore stretching schedule
  • correct order and choice of stretch
  • why isometric stretching should be the last exercise you do in your day.

The Relax into Stretch drills

  1. The Souped Up Toe Touch Page 49
  2. The Spine Decompression Hang Page 51
  3. The Improved Cobra Page 54
  4. The Side Bend Page 57
  5. The Spine Rotation Page 60
  6. The Lateral Neck and Trap Stretch Page 61
  7. The Headache Buster Page 62
  8. The Anti-Slouch Neck Stretch Page 63
  9. The Head Turner Page 64
  10. The Chest Opener Page 65
  11. The Overhead Reach Page 67
  12. The Biceps and Shoulder Stretch Page 68
  13. The Shoulder Blade and Lat Stretch Page 69
  14. The Upper Back Loosener Page 71
  15. The Wrist Flexion Page 73
  16. The Wrist Extension Page 74
  17. The Good Morning Hamstring Stretch Page 75
    1. standing Page 75
    2. seated on a chair Page 76
    3. seated on the floor Page 77
  18. The Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch Page 78
  19. The Lunge Hip Flexor Stretch Page 80
  20. The Karate Stance Hip Flexor Stretch Page 82
  21. The Karate Stance Groin Stretch Page 84
  22. The Seated Groin Stretch Page 86
  23. The Calf Stretch Page 89
  24. The Shin and Instep Stretch Page 91

How much flexibility do you really need?

  • Why excessive flexibility can be detrimental to athletic performance
  • why old school strongmen instinctively avoided stretching
  • what stretches powerlifters and weightlifters do and don't need
  • warning examples from sprinting, boxing and kickboxing.

When flexibility is hard to come by, build strength

  • Plateau-busting strategies for the chronically inflexible
  • high total time under tension.

Two more plateau busting strategies from the iron world

  • Popenko¹s flexibility data
  • the reminiscence effect
  • the dynamic stereotype
  • How to exceed your old limits with the stepwise progression.

Advanced Russian Drills for Extreme Flexibility

  1. The Side Stretch Page 100
  2. The Cossack Page 102
  3. The Reverse Cossack Page 104
  4. The Hip and Side Stretch Page 106
  5. The Crawling Lizard Page 108
  6. Hamstring Stretches Page 109
  7. Hip Flexor/Quad Stretches Page 114
  8. The Lower Calf Stretch Page 117
  9. The Front Split Page 118
  10. The Bent Press Stretch Page 123
  11. The Modified Reverse Triangle Page 126
  12. The Roadkill Split Page 128
  13. The Side Split Page 131

Relax into Stretch delivers instant flexibility! Page 138



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Read Reviews For: Relax into Stretch (paperback)
9.56 out of 10 (18 reviews)
 
 
Rated 10/10 The Stretching Bible
 
By Jack Reape / New Orleans, La

This book tells you HOW and WHY and WHEN to stretch. The photos make it easy to learn the various stretches. This book allows anyone to customize their own stetching program to exactly what their own focus needs to be. I use it as a powerlifter, my wife uses it as a dancer, my boss even used it to get ready to take a ski vacation.

A must for every athlete.

 
Rated 10/10 Absolutely amazing techniques for real flexibility that make you feel great
 
By Mark Hanington / Huntington Beach, California United States

Pavel provides the ultimate in stretching techniques. If you have spent any time in your life being instructed to stretch tendons and ligaments, you now have the ability to lay those dangerous myths to rest and get on with stretching that not only works like a miracle but makes you feel incredibly good. So good I can't put it into words. Pavel will tell you the rest.

 
Rated 10/10 Better Than Yoga
 
By Steve Freides / Ridgewood, New Jersey United States

Relax Into Stretch will teach you how to be as flexible as a yoga student while being as strong as you wish, all from a few minutes per day two or three times per week. Relax Into Stretch is for people who want to be both flexible and strong, and the principles it will teach you can help you stay strong and injury-free in all the activities of your daily life, not just stretching. I had a severely herniated lumbar disc a few years back; Pavel's "Power To The People!" was the beginning of my salvation, his "Russian Kettlebell Challenge" taught me to add endurance and some flexibility to my strength, and "Relax Into Stretch" was the icing on the cake, teaching me how to go from not being able to touch my toes to being able to do splits within the space of 6 months while almost 50 years old! Picture of me in a split - that says it all, and I owe it all to "Relax Into Stretch. "-S-

 
Rated 10/10 Stop wasting your stretching time!
 
By Jason Goumas / Lexington, KY

Pavel lines out more information on stretching than I got during the entire 6 years I spent earning a Bachelors degree in exercise physiology and Masters in physical therapy! The information is clear, easy to read, and works like a charm! I've stretched fairly aggressively over the years with the knowledge I had, but I've made significant gains over the past couple weeks with the information contained on these pages! If you want to do the splits you should get this book!

 
Rated 9/10 Book is an Excellent Supplement to the DVD
 
By R. Friederich / Manassas, Va.

I bought the book as a supplement to the DVD. Frankly the book is quite expensive, and I was concerned whether the amount of material contained therein is worth the cost. However, the quality of the information, on both the DVD and the book, most certainly is. I am recovering from a back injuty that had me laid out for 5 weeks. Part of the reason for the injury, I am convinced, was from a lack of flexibility. Too much muscle and not enough flexibility. I intend to use Relax Into Stretch and Super Joints, along with yoga and other stretching routines, to ensure I never go though that again. I can already say, it is working well in this regard!

 
Rated 10/10 Best stretching book ever!
 
By JonFrost / Naples, FL

I have purchased almost every book and video on stretching available, and without question this is the best, in my opinion. A great source of information and options for every stretch. A great book to own, particularly for martial artists! Worth more than I paid for it!

 
Rated 9/10 A great inspiring book
 
By Jan Madsen / Denmark

One of the best books on stretching I've read.
More than just a collection of stretching exercises.
It includes essential descriptions of how to make your muscles relax, so you can stretch them to better results.

 
Rated 10/10 Excellent
 
By Jeanette / Greece, New York

My boyfriend loves this book -- great pictures and good reading and humor from the author - thanks

 
Rated 10/10 Best stretching book
 
By Mercer / NL, Canada

I would automatically give this book the highest possible rating on any scale because I've yet to learn about a more effective method of developing flexibility. When I first read this book, I was 6 inches from doing a full side split and couldn't go down any further. This book provides a method that will work when all else fails. After six weeks of using the principles contained in this book in my own flexibility training, I did my first full side split. However, it is very tough. I think that the process of developing extreme flexibility is inevitably painful and uncomfortable. However, this book teaches a person how to distinguish between the pain of progress and the pain of injuring yourself. Lots of the former will result in all the flexibility a person could ever possibly need. I have tried a lot of stretching programs and I would recommend this one because it is the most efficient that I have seen and the only one that I think would guarantee results.

 
Rated 10/10 Excellent !!!!!!
 
By chris wright / modesto, ca. usa

ris, is the BEST, practical, book on the subject, paval does not bog you down with scientific jargon.The book can make a more fuctional person, raise a martial artist's skill, and it has raised the bar...the cossack stretch, is really excellent for a chamber postion for kicking,..i use it daily!my splits are over 180 degree and easier maintained, less work...i highly recomend this book to ANYONE, looking to better thier mobility, Paval, thank you, i cant emphisise that enough! and ive only had the book three weeks!
thank you..
chris wright

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