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Buy Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training 3rd Ed by Thomas Kurz (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and. Stretching Scientifically has ratings and 15 reviews. Xavier said: Skimmed through it in an hour or two. Dense on the info, a bit too much for what I. I just started reading Stretching Scientifically and am really enjoying his evidence based approach. However, the most recent edition came out.

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Dense on the info, a bit too much for what I was after. I enjoy yoga and would like to get more out of that by improving my flexibility. Trevor rated it liked it Feb 23, To date, this is the most comprehensive guide to stretching and flexibility. Want to Read saving…. It goes something like; The limitation to the splits is mostly neurological, and there are actually no muscles or, connective tissue that attached your legs to each other.

Jul 29, Tanvir Muntasim rated it it was amazing Shelves: This one I probably started speed-reading to get it over with.


I’m not particularly interested in doing the splits or pushing my flexibility very far, I just want to get some general improvements to help my climbing.


So far so good, that’s all reasonably true imo He then demonstrates a unilateral middle split with his leg up on a chair. I do wish there was a recommended routine for the lay person, because I’m not a gymnast. How up to date is Stretching Scientifically by Thomas Kurz? I ski and require more range-of-motion for this and backcountry touring.

Mykola rated it it was amazing Jun 01, I am converted totally to your methods, and I suffer from the fact that the taekwondo instructors use the old stretching methods in class.

How up to date is Stretching Scientifically by Thomas Kurz? : flexibility

I’m not sure what she is doing. I advised her to try eliminating at least the grains and sweets to see if that helped. Concise, clear and precise explanations and directions for effectively increasing flexibility. I think your method is the best and fastest, especially for high kicks without warm-up, because it develops flexibility and strength at the same time. Like the “relative ER” with toes forward and pelvis tilted.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ass to mouth filter. I wish I have read this in my youth!

That said, here are certain aspect of Kurz’s ghomas that, I feel, is outright incorrect. Yes, the cover is great! Is it the wrong order?


Would stretcging like to know what to expect of your flexibility as you get near 60? Does anyone know if there are any major issues with his approach suggested by more recent research?

Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training by Thomas Kurz

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aug 07, Preben Hafnor rated it it was amazing Shelves: Now, that I am way past 59, my flexibility training has changed. If you can put your leg up on the chair exactly like Kurs, you can probably physically do the splits.

Do you think that a program roughly based around those ideas will be reasonably effective, as long as I stay consistent? Of course, in a workout the squats should precede the stretches. Designing Your Strength Training: This book was quick to read, but also went into quite a bit of detail.