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Improve Your Flexibility & Fitness with the…

Ultimate Guide to

STRETCHING & FLEXIBILITY ...for all ages, all sports and all fitness levels.

Brad Walker

What are the experts saying about the Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility? (Formally the Stretching Handbook) “An excellent, important guide to optimum health and peak performance. Read, learn, implement and enjoy the benefits of wellness and enhanced quality of life.”

Dr Denis Waitley (PhD) Author & Past Chairman - US Olympic Committee

“Up to now, while there has been a plethora of books about, ‘How to…’ ‘The benefits of…’ exercise, there has not been much advice offered regarding stretching. I believe your book fills that gap very well. Stretching is a very important and often neglected part of exercise. I congratulate you on your efforts and look forward to recommending your publication to my patients.” Dr John Flynn Sports Medicine Australia

“The acceptance of the importance of flexibility and stretching for sport is commonplace, but appropriate and accessible information for athletes and coaches to use is not always easy to find. The Stretching Handbook is designed to be a very portable and quick reference for athletes and coaches rather than an academic reference. To this end it is a very practical text with concise chapters written in an easy-to-read manner but without being punctuated by research findings or scientific references. Overall, it is well laid out, user-friendly and very suitable for athletes and developing coaches. It is a welcome addition to the limited number of texts that deal with stretching for sport.” Angela Calder Performance Consultant - Australian Institute of Sport

"The Stretching Handbook has given me a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of stretching. After reading The Stretching Handbook my coach and I decided to write specific stretching time into my program, thus taking stretching far more seriously. Thanks for allowing me to read The Stretching Handbook. It is definitely a book that anybody wanting to exercise and even more so, elite athletes, should have by their side."

Greg Bennett World Champion Triathlete

“The Stretching Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the art of stretching. The detailed photographic catalogue of stretching exercises serves as an easy-to-follow reference guide for athletes and coaches alike.”

Wayne Pearce Coach - Balmain Tigers RLFC

“Stretching is an important part of any exercise program to help prevent injury and to increase flexibility. The Stretching Handbook is a clear, concise guide to stretches for all areas of the body.”

Bob Fulton Coach - Manly Sea Eagles RLFC & Australian Team Coach

“The Stretching Handbook is a useful resource for all coaches. The photographs and explanations are clear and concise. A much needed resource.”

Janet Bothwell National Director of Coaching - Netball Australian

“A thoroughly professional and comprehensive book on a subject that previously was very much neglected. It will play an important role for coaches and athletes in preparation for their specific sports. The Stretching Handbook is a must for anybody in the health and fitness industry.”

Tony Green Strength & Conditioning Coach - Gold Coast Chargers RLFC

“Overall The Stretching Handbook is a great resource for coaches and athletes. It offers a quick and easy reference to stretches for all areas of the body. Its size is an added bonus, making it easy to fit into a bag or back pocket.”

Jill McIntosh Coach - Australian Netball Team

“A comprehensive, helpful and easy-to-read publication. Great for amateurs and professionals.”

Frank Farina Australian Socceroo Player / Coach - Brisbane Strikers

“As a sportsman and now in my role offering improved health and preventative health care, I see this as a very practic