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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Shelter Publications; 30th Anniversary Edition edition (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0936070463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0936070469
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Every stretch you will ever need… –Rocky Mountain News


The field's pioneer work… –Athletic Journal


…a bible of the stretching gospel –Washington Post


Stretching can get the beginner started and keep the hard core fitness addict in shape. –Jackson Daily News


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One of the most popular fitness books of all time. The original edition has sold over 3½ million copies worldwide and is in 23 languages.

Stretching has been updated in this revised 30th edition, with:
10 new stretching routines for office workers and computer operators
tips on office ergonomics and preventing repetitive stress injuries
new 2-color design

Customer Reviews

It has great illustrations which are very clear and easy to understand.
JY
I have the original book and the 30th anniversary edition. keeps getting better!
RICK L RICHARDSON
This book has a section on stretching for just about every part of the body.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By marathongirl63 on October 27, 2010
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I liked this book on stretching for several reasons. The first is its simplicity. The pictures and instructions are very straightforward, making it quite easy to do basic stretches. Stretches are given for just about every muscle and limb you'd ever want to stretch and the author has even included some suggested stretching routines for various sports. Whether you're a competetive athlete, business person or housewife, I feel that this is book will have something to offer everyone making it a very handy and "flexible" book. Also recommend Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis for anyone with back pain looking for more specific stretches and/or exercises.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Abraham on June 27, 2010
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I highly recommend this new edition of an old standby. Anderson's update on the best ever book on stretching is amazing. I wasn't sure how they were going to improve on the original. (I've been using the first edition for years.) The illustrations are easier to follow with the two color format and the groupings for task/sport specific stretches is expanded. This is by far the best, most authoritive book on stretching ever written - Also the most easy to understand for the layman. This book would be a great gift for a chriropractor or phys-ed student or anyone who wishes to have and keep their body healthy and flexible.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 18, 2011
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I discovered this book on several resources for chronic pain as one of the best stretching books out there. This book breaks it down into several categories and has pictures that help you achieve the stretch you are trying to do.

Some of the great things about this book:

*The section on "How to Stretch" is a must read. I learned things that I did not know before and the "correct" way to stretch.

*Describes what not to do and illistrates with pictures and vice versa

*Gives different variations of how to stretch for different activites (and shows them in the correct order to get the maximum benefit), for example: stretches for your back, for your hands, sitting stretches, gardening, stretches for kids, learning the splits, there is a whole section for stretches at the office, and for just about any sport you can think of.

*Resources and tips for caring for your back PNF stretching, body tools, recommended reading, and stretching prescriptions

*Extensive index that is very helpful
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Richard S. Reynolds on February 8, 2011
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My chiropracter recommended this book to me and I am glad that he did. It is an excellent resource of those of us who are getting along in years and stiffening up with age. I would suspect that it is also an excellent recourse of younder, more atletic individuals as well.
Well written with decent illustrations, I would recommend this book to tohers.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DaveNatywa on March 24, 2011
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At sixty years young I decided to incorporate stretching exercises into my bike training program. Because Bob Anderson's "Stretching" was recommended in numerous books I had read, I acquired a copy and proceeded to use the exercises recommended for cycling. I perform the recommended cycling exercises each morning and find not only that my range of motion has improved but perhaps more importantly that muscle aches and pains are immediately re-mediated. I highly recommend Mr. Anderson's book.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Diane M. Moffett on July 1, 2010
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I purchased this book after having borrowed an older version of it from a friend.
This edition is updated, and even more wonderful than its' predecessor. It includes stretches
for computer users.
I love the way the author has broken the exercises down into categories of activities (sports)
that people play.This book can help anyone; From the least active to the most active.
The illustration is marvelous, and the explanations easy to understand.
This book helps to make me more limber, and care for my back. I would recommend it to everyone!
Athlete or couch potato, if you want to move better, buy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mehwish on September 7, 2012
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I was hesitant to buy this book at first since I buy way too many books that I dont have time to read or to follow but this year having reached 40, I realiized I couldnt bend as easily as I used to. Dont have much time to practise yoga any more and frankly hate reading 3 pages to do a simple sit up.The best thing I liked about this book is it has simple drawings or sketches( not pics. of individuals)which are very clear and the arrows showing direction of movement and crossed positions you are not supposed to do. I am a single mom who is working and going back to college and frankly after reading so much that includes helping my kid with his middle school, I really dont want to read too much to perform a stretch. By the way, I just got this book yesterday in mail and did upper body stretches since I was carrying too much tension on my shoulders, i felt relieved in just 6 minutes..Amazing..very simple stretches which everyone should do every day.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By StretchExpert on November 8, 2012
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This was my first stretching book and I really enjoyed learning all the various stretching methods for each area of life.
Pros
Breaks down stretching for each type of life activity
Great pictures and routines
has stood the test of time
Con
Not totally up to date with latest research
Some stretching I would not let my mother do
Could be more specific with targeting muscles
Holding stretches for over 5 seconds
Summary:
Great book to be introduced to the world of sports stretching or stretching for a better lifestyle.
I would not stop there. There is more practical and specific information available.
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