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eBook Stretching Scientifically: A Guide to Flexibility Training ePub

by Thomas Kurz

  • ISBN: 0940149303
  • Category: Exercise and Fitness
  • Subcategory: Fitness and Nutrition
  • Author: Thomas Kurz
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Stadion Pub; 3rd Rev edition (June 1994)
  • Pages: 147
  • ePub book: 1273 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1571 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 751

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As always, flexibility expert Kurz stresses the correct sequences of exercises and stretches that make up his safest and fastest stretching method. If you teach others, you must know this method. You have to know when to do which stretch to get the most out of it," Kurz said

Stretching Scientifically tells you how to workout and what kept you from becoming more flexible faster.

Stretching Scientifically tells you how to workout and what kept you from becoming more flexible faster. It tells you all the whys of dos and don'ts so now you will know how to develop your flexibility quickly and safely. You will know how to determine your potential flexibility (you will see if you have the potential to do front and side splits).

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flexibility-dynamic, static active and static passive-to suit every athlete's needs What exercises are "no-no's" if you want to stretch your muscles All the factors limiting flexibility Brilliantly simple tests of hip joint mobility.

flexibility-dynamic, static active and static passive-to suit every athlete's needs What exercises are "no-no's" if you want to stretch your muscles All the factors limiting flexibility Brilliantly simple tests of hip joint mobility and muscle length that dispel common misconceptions of what limits flexibility the most.

A Guide to Flexibility Training. Thomas Kurz- athlete, . Chapter 9 of the book, "Questions and Answers on Stretching/ consists of typical questions on flexibility training from athletes. teacher, and coach- studied at Akademia Wychowania Fizyc^nego (University School of Physical Education) in Warsaw, Poland. His other highly regarded work Is the Science of Sports Training: How to Flan and Control Training for Peak Performance.

Stretching Scientifically - Thomas Kurz - Free ebook download as PDF File . df) or read book online for free . com ‘Thomas Kurz-athlete, . teacher, and coach-studied at Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego (University School of Physical Education) in Warsaw, Poland. Stretching Scientifically : A Guide to Flexibility Training. by Thomas Kurz and Thomsa Kurz.

I personally found Kurz's book very helpful and at 47 I'm moving better than I have in quite awhile. From a massage therapy, martial arts and personal training backgroun I must say that I have enjoyed this book thoroughly

I personally found Kurz's book very helpful and at 47 I'm moving better than I have in quite awhile. I recommend this to anyone interested if performance related flexibility. 5 people found this helpful. From a massage therapy, martial arts and personal training backgroun I must say that I have enjoyed this book thoroughly. I must admit if one finds the isometrics tough there is also a good optional version I found in Mantak Chia's Iron Body 1 book. These former Soviets are really making an excellent contribution to physical culture in the United States.

Stretching Scientifically tells you how to workout and what kept you from becoming more flexible faster. It tells you all the whys of dos and don'ts so now you will know how to develop your flexibility quickly and safely. You will know how to determine your potential flexibility (you will see if you have the potential to do front and side splits), how to make your muscles longer and stronger, and how to have your full range of motion without any warm-up.

Stretching Scientifically discusses all factors limiting flexibility (muscle tissue, connective tissue, and nervous system). Brilliantly simple tests of hip joint mobility and of your muscle length dispel common misconceptions on what limits your flexibility the most. You will learn how to develop each of the three kinds of flexibility (dynamic, static active, and static passive) to suit your athletic needs. Sensible design of exercises lets you stretch alone -- without a partner or equipment while the use of knowledge of methodology of sports training improves your flexibility instantly with only a few minutes of stretching daily.

Do you know that it takes only eight weeks to attain maximum dynamic flexibility? Only eight weeks to high kicks with no warm-up! If you work on it for any longer than that it means that you or your instructor is doing something wrong.

Learn:

* How to stretch safely and quickly to achieve and maintain your maximum flexibility

* How to make your muscles grow stronger and longer so you stay flexible all the time

* How to attain maximum height in your kicks and to be able to kick at that height with no warm-up

* How to do splits even if you are over 40 or 50

* How to kick high and do splits with no warm-up

* What exercises are "no-no's" if you want to stretch your muscles

Comments

Barit Barit
Simple, concise, and sound methodology on flexibility. Easy enough for laymen or causal readers, but is also well cited for more serious readers.
I personally found Kurz's book very helpful and at 47 I'm moving better than I have in quite awhile.
I recommend this to anyone interested if performance related flexibility.
Nilabor Nilabor
The knowledge contained in this book is great, and the methods simple once properly understood. It is however laid out in a slightly confusing manner and order. The first couple of chapters present a lot of studies and their sometimes conflicting results in a neutral way, which is a bit baffling and quite boring. But it all makes sense in the end! Overall a great resource for intermediate and advanced athletes.
Sataxe Sataxe
This is not a yoga book This is for athletes who need to stretch to perform their sport. Think less yoga and more martial arts or gymnastics. A little bit dry but excellent info and everything is explained in a manner that it all fits together perfectly
wanderpool wanderpool
This work re-writes the book on flexibility training. Throw out everything you ever thought about flexibility training and start over. This book explains why all that we have been doing in the West for the last 30 years is counter-productive and wrong, including the no pain no gain school of thought. I have followed these teachings and they work. Not only that, they are more comfortable, more common sense and do-able at any age.
Longitude Temporary Longitude Temporary
If you want to do splits in the shortest time, this is the only book you need. It discusses various types of stretching and gives practical recommendations on routines to stretch safely and efficiently. It also dispells the usual nonsense typical to stretching books: dynamic stretching is dangerous, stretching during warm-up reduces the chance of trauma, to be flexible you have to stretch ligaments, stretching must be done slowly and so on.

The key to stretching lies in modification of neural control of muscles and strengthening the muscles involved. The book is truly scientific and every statement is referenced, mostly by sources from former USSR and Eastern Europe. But it is also very practical. In fact, you can skip the discussion and get directly to exercises, which are quite simple. The fact that the author can do splits and various high kicks gives the book real credibility. Thomas Kurtz has an interactive website and answers questions regarding his training methods.

Do not be fooled by the simplicity though. The exercises are tough and demand regular training. But if you follow the recommendations, splits are virtually guaranteed.
Gunos Gunos
From a massage therapy, martial arts and personal training backgroun I must say that I have enjoyed this book thoroughly. I must admit if one finds the isometrics tough there is also a good optional version I found in Mantak Chia's Iron Body 1 book. These former Soviets are really making an excellent contribution to physical culture in the United States. This is concise and so no-nonsense that it might be a little diappointing if you would like a thousand and one options, Mr. Kurtz presents the bare bones techniques. This is good in such a way because they can be easily adapted and expanded upon depending upon one's athletic field and one's personal level of athleticism and fitness.
Domarivip Domarivip
Doesn't reveal any insight on gaining the split flexibility, except what you learn in gym class. The picture on the front page is the closest you will get to achieving your goal of performing splits.
American running legend Frank Shorter is quoted in the Lore of Running as saying that he can tell how well he will perform in a marathon based upon the feeling in his body after the first 1/4 mile. (pause) A marathon is 104 laps around the track, which means that he can tell just how well he will proform based upon a 1% completion rate. (pause) It the the functional equalivent of knowing how well you will sleep the next night based upon the feeling in your body the first 10 minutes after you wake up that day. (pause) If you have this same type of body awareness then this is the book for you. But if you don't, I would avoid this book like the plauge.

Beautifully written, well-organized, and highly intelligent, this book suffers from a fundamental cultural gap. It is written by an expert who was trained and developed in a cultural framework that stressed body health and awareness. That is not America, where 60% of the population is overweight. Many people think a hamstring is the string that goes around the ham at a gorcery store. And even among those that can identify its correct location, understanding the basics of stretching is an alien world. It is no conincidence that most of the pictures in the front piece are of people in their martial arts costumes. You don't need to be a martial artist to benefit from this book but you do need to have some of the basic body awarness that martial arts teaches.

A quick look at the index reveals both the strength and the weaknesses of this book. Conspicious by their absence are entries for "pain," "body awareness," and "beginners". Yet knowning the difference between actual pain and mere discomfort is fundamental to good stretching. For people like the author, this feeling is no doubt second nature. But for the beginner this is often an insurmountable hurdle. The mere act of tensing the muscles can result in claims of pain from such people because of their lack of expereince and body awareness. Whether the absence of these topics is a flaw in the book is open to dispute; it may simply be that the author has chosen to target the advanced stretcher. But I wish to make it plain that if you are seeking a book to introduce you to stretching this book is most defintely not the correct book.

I don't won't to be mistaken. The is a great book which shows high mastery of the subject matter and profound insight into training the human body. This book will go on my personal bookshelf in pride of place along with "Strength Training Anatomy," which in my opinion is the best book on that subject. But if you are a beginner, it is better to be in a class where you can speak with and learn body awareness and proper technique before moving on to this book.