Relax into stretch: instant flexibility through mastering muscle tension

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Dragon Door Publications, Jan 1, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 152 pages
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"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 in 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

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Review: Relax into Stretch : Instant Flexibility Through Mastering Muscle Tension

User Review  - Panashe M. - Goodreads

Not a lot of science here, and the writer over does his former-Soviet army gimmick. Also, the ads at the back of the book didn't help the experience (ab pavelizer? Seriously, his abs aren't even that ... Read full review

Review: Relax Into Stretch: Instant Flexibility Through Mastering Muscle Tension

User Review  - Sean Goh - Goodreads

Amusing russian humour, still yet to try the exercises described, though. Read full review


Stretching is NOT the best way to become flexible
Waiting out the Tension relaxed stretching as it should be
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

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About the author (2001)

Pavel Tsatsouline, Master of Sports, is a former physical training instructor for Spetsnaz, the Soviet Special Forces, an articulate speaker, and an iconoclastic authority on flexibility and strength training. Pavel was nationally ranked in the Russian ethnic strength sport of kettlebell lifting and holds a Soviet Physical Culture Institute degree in physiology and coaching.

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