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Stretching by Bob Anderson Paperback, 175 Pages, Published 1980, Later Printing Edition ISBN-10: 0-394-73874-8 (0394738748) ISBN-13: 978-0-394-73874-1 (9780394738741) Paperback: 175 pages Publisher: Shelter Publications, Incorporated; Later Printing edition (1980) ISBN-10: 0394738748 ISBN-13: 978-0394738741 Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 10.7 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 Stretching by Bob Anderson Paperback, 175 Pages, Published 1980, Later Printing Edition ISBN-10: 0-394-73874-8 (0394738748) ISBN-13: 978-0-394-73874-1 (9780394738741) Paperback: 175 pages Publisher: Shelter Publications, Incorporated; Later Printing edition (1980) ISBN-10: 0394738748 ISBN-13: 978-0394738741 Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 10.7 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds


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Stretching by Bob Anderson Paperback, 175 Pages, Published 1980, Later Printing Edition ISBN-10: 0-394-73874-8 (0394738748) ISBN-13: 978-0-394-73874-1 (9780394738741) Paperback: 175 pages Publisher: Shelter Publications, Incorporated; Later Printing edition (1980) ISBN-10: 0394738748 ISBN-13: 978-0394738741 Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 10.7 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 Stretching by Bob Anderson Paperback, 175 Pages, Published 1980, Later Printing Edition ISBN-10: 0-394-73874-8 (0394738748) ISBN-13: 978-0-394-73874-1 (9780394738741) Paperback: 175 pages Publisher: Shelter Publications, Incorporated; Later Printing edition (1980) ISBN-10: 0394738748 ISBN-13: 978-0394738741 Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 10.7 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

30 review for Stretching for Everyday Fitness and for Running, Tennis, Raquetball; Cycling, Swimming, Golf, and Other Sports

  1. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    It feels silly to review a book about stretching, but I gave it five stars so I figured what the heck. I got this book out from the library because I have lower back and leg pain. I watch videos on Youtube for yoga, exercises, and stretches to try to ease this pain, but sometimes I just want something straight to the point and I don't want to watch a ten minute video trying to remember a specific move. This book is perfect for this and I'm going to buy a copy just so I can refer to it in the fut It feels silly to review a book about stretching, but I gave it five stars so I figured what the heck. I got this book out from the library because I have lower back and leg pain. I watch videos on Youtube for yoga, exercises, and stretches to try to ease this pain, but sometimes I just want something straight to the point and I don't want to watch a ten minute video trying to remember a specific move. This book is perfect for this and I'm going to buy a copy just so I can refer to it in the future. You get figures with shading to show exactly what part you're stretching and it's not flashy or exciting but it does the job. This book is separated into stretches for each different body part and also for specific athletes, such as how to stretch before and after playing golf or football and also for non-athletes, such as stretches for travelers and office workers. This book is incredibly in-depth; if you want to learn how to stretch something, it's more than likely included in this book. Are you stiff after gardening or sore after snow boarding? Do you have lower back tension or want to learn how to do the splits? All of that and more is in this book. (I am not being paid to say any of this, although I sound like an infomercial ...) I already feel like I've learned, and retained, quite a bit from this book and it's truly been helpful with my daily pain management. Over 3 million people can't be wrong! ... : \

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brices Mice Christian Book Reviews

    Used this well illustrated guide when I suffered from back problems. Easy to follow with suggested routines to get you back to shape for any sports or just everyday living.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Keith

    This is the first book that I got on stretching, and still the oft mentioned classic. I have read and own several other books that are often overwhelming in their complexity & as I look at the routines, I think that perhaps someday I will get around to learning part of a routine and then get to the rest later, but I never do. This book has simple stretches, and simple illustrations that are doable by someone who is an ordinary person with limited time for this necessary activity. Anyone can do i This is the first book that I got on stretching, and still the oft mentioned classic. I have read and own several other books that are often overwhelming in their complexity & as I look at the routines, I think that perhaps someday I will get around to learning part of a routine and then get to the rest later, but I never do. This book has simple stretches, and simple illustrations that are doable by someone who is an ordinary person with limited time for this necessary activity. Anyone can do it. For example: Page 110 starts with the words Spontaneous Stretches "You can't say you don't have time to stretch. Reading a paper, talking on the phone, waiting for a bus... these are times for easy, relaxed stretching. Be creative; think of stretches to do during normally wasted time." The rest of page 110 has six simple illustrations of stretches thrown into daily activities. I gave a copy to a brother and he was thanking me for years after. If you only buy one stretching book, this is a great choice. For a book with human illustrations (rather than the sketches that this one has) see: Complete Stretching: A New Exercise Program for Health and Vitality. Complete Stretching has less text, which makes it easier to read, but the explanations are still excellent. They make it the why and how abundantly clear. In addition, Complete Stretching is based on 3,500 years of refining technique.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    A woman with a black belt in karate recommended this book to me years ago, saying it "changed her life". I couldn't believe it was that good but damn it, it's that good! Pretty simple really: a section with stretching instructions and tips, a set of stretches for everyday situations (computing, gardening, back pain...) and the best part - complete stretching programs for specific sports and activities (kayaking, table tennis, rodeo!). All easy to absorb with cute little line drawings of people s A woman with a black belt in karate recommended this book to me years ago, saying it "changed her life". I couldn't believe it was that good but damn it, it's that good! Pretty simple really: a section with stretching instructions and tips, a set of stretches for everyday situations (computing, gardening, back pain...) and the best part - complete stretching programs for specific sports and activities (kayaking, table tennis, rodeo!). All easy to absorb with cute little line drawings of people showing you the moves. Simply indispensable!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cherie Palmer

    The older you get, the more you tighten up. This leads to pain, balance issues, and loss of mobility. This book will teach you how to remain flexible.

  6. 4 out of 5

    DeAnna

    I love this book because of its thoroughness and its simple organization. It is really useful for anybody that wants to increase their flexibility. There are two different ways to access information in the book, both of which are very useful. First, you can look stretches up by the area of the body. For example, if you want to increase the flexibility in your hips, back, or wrists you can just go to the appropriate section and review the stretches. There is a summary at the end that can be copied I love this book because of its thoroughness and its simple organization. It is really useful for anybody that wants to increase their flexibility. There are two different ways to access information in the book, both of which are very useful. First, you can look stretches up by the area of the body. For example, if you want to increase the flexibility in your hips, back, or wrists you can just go to the appropriate section and review the stretches. There is a summary at the end that can be copied for easy reference and you always have the more detailed picture in the book to go back to if you forget how the stretch works. Secondly, you can look up stretches by activity. So, if you play soccer regularly, you may want to add a bookmark to the soccer page. If you are playing golf for the first time in years, be sure to check out the golf page to stretch while you are out there. This has been a great resource for me as a bodyworker since I have clients that are susceptible to repetitive stress injuries due to their work and need very localized stretches and also need small reminders for their workstations. I also have a client who complained that every time he bowls, he comes back sore and injured, so I showed him the bowling section of the book!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shellie (Layers of Thought)

    My shoulder has been bothering me from too much computer stuff, then I remembered this book which is an excellent yet simple and comprehensive guide that gives the reader easily understood drawings of how to do many different kinds of stretches. The book has a simple to use index making it easy to find the kind of stretch you need quickly. It also has pages for specific kinds of stretching for different activities. For example, you can copy a page for computer desk stretches and put it in your d My shoulder has been bothering me from too much computer stuff, then I remembered this book which is an excellent yet simple and comprehensive guide that gives the reader easily understood drawings of how to do many different kinds of stretches. The book has a simple to use index making it easy to find the kind of stretch you need quickly. It also has pages for specific kinds of stretching for different activities. For example, you can copy a page for computer desk stretches and put it in your desk drawer or the one for hiking in your back pack. You can't beat that!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    This book can make you feel better everyday. I feel like I'm already more aware of my body; however, this is a person who is unfamiliar with yoga. Anyways, the methodology of stretching was new to me, and I highly recommend this book to anybody. It's also good for not feeling sore. This book can make you feel better everyday. I feel like I'm already more aware of my body; however, this is a person who is unfamiliar with yoga. Anyways, the methodology of stretching was new to me, and I highly recommend this book to anybody. It's also good for not feeling sore.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Great book-- has tons of 4-9 min. stretching routines that I've been doing and they feel so good! There are routines for before or after certain sports, while watching TV, first thing in the morning, computer and desk stretches... Great book-- has tons of 4-9 min. stretching routines that I've been doing and they feel so good! There are routines for before or after certain sports, while watching TV, first thing in the morning, computer and desk stretches...

  10. 4 out of 5

    Elle

    This book is good. It's great. I gave it to my brother for christmas. So much information. The last part of the book has pages and pages of every day stretches that are all on one page (depending on the activity your stretching for) GREAT BOOK Highly recommended for ownership. This book is good. It's great. I gave it to my brother for christmas. So much information. The last part of the book has pages and pages of every day stretches that are all on one page (depending on the activity your stretching for) GREAT BOOK Highly recommended for ownership.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Pilar

    This edition is a Spanish translation from the original English. An easy, useful, and complete guide to stretching, with helpful illustrations by Jean Anderson. In my opinion, highly recommendable.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    OK, this may not be your typical book to pick to read, however I bought it this week-end and it is a great stretch book. Very easy to follow and very beneficial!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Juli Anna

    This is an excellent resource for anyone for exercises regularly, and even for those who don't. I am not big on working out (at ALL), but I do try to stretch a few times a week for flexibility, back health, and relaxation, a practice I recommend for even the exercise-allergic like myself. Anderson's manual is suitable for all ages and abilities; I love that he gives standing, sitting, and floor versions of most of the major stretches, and I also love the collections of stretches he puts together This is an excellent resource for anyone for exercises regularly, and even for those who don't. I am not big on working out (at ALL), but I do try to stretch a few times a week for flexibility, back health, and relaxation, a practice I recommend for even the exercise-allergic like myself. Anderson's manual is suitable for all ages and abilities; I love that he gives standing, sitting, and floor versions of most of the major stretches, and I also love the collections of stretches he puts together for specific activities. His approach is very gentle and non-dogmatic, and does not assume you're a gymrat. I read this as a PDF on Kindle, which I would not recommend--the text is too small to read comfortably. I am actually considering buying a copy of this one.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    A Classic. I appreciate how there are pages of stretches that are grouped by warm-up or cool-down after a particular activity like Biking or Running (or Equestrian Sports). Everything is in picture format so minimal reading needed when you are actually doing them. The face stretching and office stretches are my favorite. Still relevant today! My Dad had the original and he photocopied and shrunk down/laminated the relevant pages for his preferred exercises to a 3x5 card so he could take it with h A Classic. I appreciate how there are pages of stretches that are grouped by warm-up or cool-down after a particular activity like Biking or Running (or Equestrian Sports). Everything is in picture format so minimal reading needed when you are actually doing them. The face stretching and office stretches are my favorite. Still relevant today! My Dad had the original and he photocopied and shrunk down/laminated the relevant pages for his preferred exercises to a 3x5 card so he could take it with him on his exercise. So clever!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Max

    This book is actually fire no cap🔥🔥. Bought it a few years ago and didn’t appreciate it until i started trying a bunch of sports i hadn’t done before and my body ached real bad. This book had a stretch for any possible activity (even sitting at a desk) and makes it super convenient. Now i’m acc hella thankful for this book. Could not have asked for a better more complete book. Wish i could personally give Bob and Jean Anderson my thanks. Anyways, sweet book🔥 would low key read it just for fun😳.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sarospice

    I was told this was the bible of stretch. I think it's a fine reference book but no the gospel on the subject. I wish it were written by muscle instead of activity. As an example, instead of giving stretched for rhomboids it's listen to give stretches if your bowling or fishing or about to run. I'll keep it for reference. I was told this was the bible of stretch. I think it's a fine reference book but no the gospel on the subject. I wish it were written by muscle instead of activity. As an example, instead of giving stretched for rhomboids it's listen to give stretches if your bowling or fishing or about to run. I'll keep it for reference.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joe

    The original and classic book on how to stretch. Every stretch imaginable is covered in this book, which is richly illustrated. Yes, the illustrations are a little dated - but the material isn’t. Every athletic should have this book on their bookshelf for reference.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Patricia

    Great book that provides insight into the importance of stretching and supplies various stretching routines that can be incorporated into anyone's lifestyle. I loved the emphasis on the utility of stretching being to feel good, not to increase flexibility and compete with those more flexible. Great book that provides insight into the importance of stretching and supplies various stretching routines that can be incorporated into anyone's lifestyle. I loved the emphasis on the utility of stretching being to feel good, not to increase flexibility and compete with those more flexible.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Raman

    The Big Baap (Daddy) of how to stretch. It's more of a go to guide when you want to stretch it out. It is the best book how to stretch. Understand the gist of the stretching and incorporate in your daily life. The Big Baap (Daddy) of how to stretch. It's more of a go to guide when you want to stretch it out. It is the best book how to stretch. Understand the gist of the stretching and incorporate in your daily life.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Terri Palermo

    This is the mac daddy basic stretching book for a reason: it is complete, easy to understand and easy to implement. All stretches are fully explained and then also presented in a routine/work out format, so it's easy to use and follow. This is the mac daddy basic stretching book for a reason: it is complete, easy to understand and easy to implement. All stretches are fully explained and then also presented in a routine/work out format, so it's easy to use and follow.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    Great handbook to guide anyone through ‘stretching’, not only as a collection of exercises but a mindset centred around self-improvement.

  22. 5 out of 5

    MM

    Yup, highly recommend.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Melanie M.

    Have referred to this book consistently

  24. 5 out of 5

    Oliver Perić

    If I read this book 4-5 years ago, I would have avoided a lot of injuries... This book needs to be in my own library!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lo Gregg

    Great reference!

  26. 4 out of 5

    gaverne Bennett

    Greatest book ever...

  27. 5 out of 5

    David

    After suffering in the 80's from being over enthusiastic while stretching during martial arts practice I was over careful for six years until a friend shared this book with me. I never bought the book, just photocopied pages that I neeeded for specific sets of stretches, but the basic information has stayed with me all these years. In certain areas of knowldge there are books that say everthing there is to be said in a way that makes it hard for anyone else to say anything else. This is that kin After suffering in the 80's from being over enthusiastic while stretching during martial arts practice I was over careful for six years until a friend shared this book with me. I never bought the book, just photocopied pages that I neeeded for specific sets of stretches, but the basic information has stayed with me all these years. In certain areas of knowldge there are books that say everthing there is to be said in a way that makes it hard for anyone else to say anything else. This is that kind of book. If you're looking for a book on the subject of stretching, this is all you'll need.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Laura (Kyahgirl)

    This book was recommended to me by an acquaintance who runs long distance, cross country skis, and generally is very active. He told me that stretching and flexibility are critical factors in fitness. Stretching also helps prevent injury to muscles and joints. This book explains a lot of different stretches, sport specific stretches, strength training stretches and even has a bit on nutrition and back care. Its a book I think everyone should have in their library.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Spyros Chiotakis

    This book contains almost any exercise you will ever need for every part of your body. The illustrations are clear and the techniques/howto's are easily understood. On the upside is also that the book can be printed so you can have your stretching routine with you or placed on a wall where you mostly do your exercises. This book contains almost any exercise you will ever need for every part of your body. The illustrations are clear and the techniques/howto's are easily understood. On the upside is also that the book can be printed so you can have your stretching routine with you or placed on a wall where you mostly do your exercises.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Virginia

    Great book about stretching and physical fitness. The pictures of each stretch are clear and very helpful. I love all the categories and routines provided in the book and also the section on learning to jog and run.

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