The Science of Stretching

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The Science of Stretching is a research-based book that brings together the scientific principles of many different modalities of stretching and its application to the general and sporting populations. The book reviews static stretching, dynamic stretching, ballistic stretching, vibration platform, PNF, myofascial release, Pilates, and Yoga, as well as post-operative, chronic, and acute injury benefits. Appropriate prescription, application, and expected outcomes are explained, which will revolutionize the way you choose to stretch.


Alex Reid is a strength and conditioning specialist who has worked in professional sport for almost two decades. She has worked with two Football Premiership Clubs, the British karate team, the Football Association, England Athletics, the Lawn Tennis Association, and many elite athletes.