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Take your flexibility to the next level with this all-in-one, visual guide to over 130 photographs of unique, individual stretching exercises!

…guaranteed to improve your athletic performance, minimize sports injury and do away with stiff, aching muscles & joints once and for all.

No more stick figures, no more hand-drawn pictures and no more wondering what that illustration is trying to show you. With the stretching handbook you’ll be doing the right stretch, the right way, every time.
Plus, there are so many stretches to choose from you’ll never have to worry about running out of different stretches to do.
And I’ve simplified things for you by categorizing all the stretches into the major muscle groups of the body. Need a stretch for your shoulders? Flick to that section and there are over 15 to choose from. What about your back? Over 22 to choose from.

I helped Kerrie! …and I can help you too

For over 30 years I’ve been helping people achieve their health and fitness goals; and recently I was working with a young lady who was sick and tired of tight muscles and stiff joints. She wanted to learn a few new stretches and improve her flexibility.

client_001Kerrie had tried a few things in the past, but nothing worked for any longer than a day or two. Her tight muscles and stiff joints had got to the point where it was difficult to sit in one spot for any period of time; so Kerrie decided to get some help.

After talking with Kerrie we decided to add a general stretching routine to her daily workout and a few additional stretches both before and after playing tennis. (That’s me on the right, working with Kerrie in one of our one-on-one sessions.)

client_002Within a few days of using my breakthrough stretching techniques Kerrie’s general flexibility improved considerably. We then went on to incorporate a number of specific stretches to further increase the flexibility of her back and surrounding muscles like the hamstrings and shoulders.

The improvements over the next couple of weeks were remarkable. No more pain. No more tight muscles and stiff joints. No more straining to bend down. And best of all, she could now play tennis without her lower back tightening up and her legs getting sore and tired.

Optimum health and peak performance…

“(Brad’s stretching handbook is) 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)

I make it super simple to understand

As I said earlier, I’ve been helping people achieve their health and fitness goals for a long time, and a few years ago I noticed that a lot of the problems people were coming to me for could be easily fixed with a simple stretching program.

So I started to look for an easy-to-use guide to stretching. A book that took stretching seriously with a detailed list and picture of every possible stretch a person can do. In my search I found many books where stretching got a mention, but nothing more than a page or two of vague generalizations and a few stick figures performing some very basic stretches.

I couldn’t believe there was nothing available for the average person. That’s when I decided to write the Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility.

Don’t Get Me Wrong… This Ain’t No Whimsy Book About Plain Stretching!

Unlike guides with only hand drawings or stick figures, the Ultimate Guide includes real photos of real people showing you exactly how each stretch works!

Take a look at some of the pictures on the right, which are taken straight from the stretching handbook.

You DON’T need any special, costly equipment or training to make the most of your workouts, maximize your performance, and get rid of those annoying, nagging pains you can never seem to do away with!

Best of all, you can implement my techniques in just a few minutes as part of your regular workout or warm-up routine.

The Ultimate Guide to Stretching is one of the only books available today to contain photographs (not diagrams, cartoons or illustrations) of 135 unique, individual stretches. Yes, one hundred and thirty five!

And I mean 135 unique, individual stretches: Not 5 variations of 20 stretches, but 135 different stretches.

Each stretch targets a specific muscle group, and comes with a clear, high quality photograph, as well as a step-by-step description of exactly how the stretch is performed. No room for guessing!

Chest stretch from the stretching handbook
Hamstring stretch from the stretching handbook
Upper back stretch from the stretching handbook
Triceps stretch from the stretching handbook

My techniques boost performance and cut recovery time by days

The Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility teaches everything you need to know to maximize your workouts and minimize your injuries. You’ll discover how muscles react to exercise, and why your muscles get sore after a workout. Plus 9 important types of stretching to help prevent sports injury and put a stop to post exercise muscle soreness.

This information will keep you injury-FREE and on top of your game. With the Ultimate Guide, you get all the information you need to maximize your workout, including:

The simple stretching techniques to help you run, swim or ride faster — yes, faster! — without training any harder.
The secret list of 23 back stretches to do away with back pain for good! (Your chiropractor will hate me for this!)
The one thing you must do before playing any sport or doing any exercise. (And it takes less than one minute to do!)
The 6 rules to get the most out of your stretching and sports injury prevention… Violate these rules at your own risk!
How to warm-up properly to cut your chance of sports injury by over 50%… That’s right, down to half or more (likely more!).
The biggest mistake you can make after a tough workout. (Surprise! Most people ignore this simple yet costly rule…)
How to test and monitor your flexibility and susceptibility to sports injury using this simple method (it’s as easy as 1-2-3!).
The one technique to chop down your recovery time by days, if not weeks. (Imagine a recovery in 1 or 2 days instead of weeks…)
The simple but little-used regimen that’s not only essential but also critical to a full recovery! (And it’s not what you think.)
And so much more! This is only a small sample of the exciting information included in the Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility.

I recommend it to my patients…

“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 (M.B., B.S.)

(Sports Medicine Australia)

Well laid out and user friendly

“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, The Stretching Handbook 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 which deal with stretching for sport.”

Angela Calder

(Performance Consultant - Australian Institute of Sport)

I had no idea stretching was so important…

“The Ultimate Guide to Stretching has given me a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of stretching. After reading the Ultimate Guide my coach and I decided to write specific stretching time into my program, thus taking stretching far more seriously. 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)

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The workout optimization and injury prevention “Bible”

The Ultimate Guide is the book you keep with you wherever you go. It’s great to refer to when you need information or a photograph of a particular stretch for any part of the body. It’s a complete reference handbook that assists in the planning and implementation of your training and rehabilitation sessions.

That’s why the Ultimate Guide has gained a reputation as being one of the most user-friendly publications on stretching, flexibility and sports injury prevention on the market today! So what does that mean to YOU?

It means you don’t have to struggle with medical jargon or complex data that only drives you further away from your goal, or takes hours to learn. The tips and techniques you’ll learn don’t come from textbooks or long-winded academic references, but from years of experience with world-class amateur and professional athletes!

Bottom-line, it is an absolute “must have” guide for anybody wanting to improve their athletic performance and eradicate muscle pain for good. Here’s what’s included…


144 pages in a convenient A5 size (5.8 x 8.3 inches or 148mm x 210mm), featuring 150 photos of 135 unique stretching exercises.


Chapter 1 provides a basic overview of physiology, fitness and flexibility.


The many benefits of stretching are outlined in chapters 2 and 3.


Chapter 4 details the different types of stretching.


While stretching guidelines (i.e., rules and “how to”) are presented in chapters 5 and 6.


Chapter 7 deals specifically with flexibility testing.


While the final chapter and ultimate strength of the handbook, contains 135 photographs of each stretch with step-by-step instructions.

And a unique spiral binding that allows the handbook to lay flat without closing on itself, which means you don’t have to hold it open with one hand while you’re trying to do the stretches.

Why you should listen to me

Brad Walker - AKA The Stretch Coach My name is Brad Walker and I’m a Health Science graduate of the University of New England with postgraduate accreditations in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching.

I’ve been involved in stretching, flexibility and sports injury management since the early 1990’s. I’ve lectured for some of the world’s most renowned sports medicine organizations. And I’ve coached elite level and world champion athletes from sports as diverse as triathlon, roller skating, squash, motor cycle racing and baseball.

I’ve written 5 books on stretching and sports injury management; including the Anatomy of Stretching and the Anatomy of Sports Injuries. And Amazon has listed my books at the top of five of their Best-Seller lists.

My stretching and sports injury articles have been published in numerous health and fitness magazines and extensively online at sites like About.com, Athletes.com and BodyBuilding.com. Magazines such as Runners World, Bicycling, Triathlete, Swimming and Fitness, and Triathlon Sports have all featured my work. And Google cites over 100,000 references to me and my work on the internet.

100,000 Google references for Brad Walker and Stretching

40,000 people have improved their flexibility

That’s right! Over 40,000 people just like you have used my Ultimate Guide to become stronger, faster and more agile. Plus eradicate muscle pain for good, and shrink their chances of future injury.

And I’ve got satisfied customers from 122 countries that have sent 100’s of personal testimonials about how I’ve helped them. Here are just a few…

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Jim Hoey
Jim Hoey
00:29 14 May 20
The selection of stretching routines in "The Big Book of STRETCH ROUTINES" really is amazing. Although I have not... done everyone yet, I have found each one helpful. The pictures with details are quite helpful. Not only are there stretches for body parts but stretches designed to help with certain issues people might have.read more
oldcaptainrusty .
oldcaptainrusty .
17:24 07 May 20
I'm 70 y/o and just getting into archery with a compound bow. I found when I would shoot a few arrows, my shoulder... would hurt the next day. I was looking for a stretching and warm up system for archery. Your product filled the bill without having to buy any expensive equipment or memberships. Now I stretch and warm up before I shoot using your program, no more sore shoulders the next day. It sure has helped this old geezer out. Thanksread more
Gary Barlich
Gary Barlich
18:34 05 May 20
I've bought a number of books and DVDs from here over the years and love all their products. The books have this great... lay flat binding that's perfect for learning a new stretch or routine. Also there is no fluff. Very detailed, and focused information.My stretching routine was getting kind of stale so I bought the Big Book of Stretching Routines. It has routines for EVERYTHING. You can just start with a few muscle groups and see if they're tight. Then build your practice up plugging and playing as needed. One muscle group is loose then swap it out for another. Had a recent injury? There's probably a routine to prevent a future one.read more
Peter Henderson
Peter Henderson
22:43 20 Apr 20
I'm 70 years old. I play a competitive sport that involves week-long national tournaments and two-week-long... international tournaments. I also still enjoy skiing. I do Brad's range of stretches after I exercise(including gardening). Since doing these stretches I haven't pulled any muscles, and I'm moving as well the business end of the tournament as I was at the start. Before taking up Brad's stretches, I was prone to muscle injury and was considering retiring to the garden. A morning's skiing was enough. Now I'm on the slope every day I can. Also, I enjoy Brad's updates as the knowledge he imparts enables me to understand the stretching process better.read more
carol ford
carol ford
20:57 24 Feb 20
I have used a number of Brad's videos and manuals during recovery from a compound hip fracture.The effect on mobility... extended beyond the injured area, but with Brad's materials I was able to restore mobility, and I now have a reference I can draw upon to remain active in daily life. Brad explains the physiology, and outlines ways to put a program together for your own needs. I sometimes refer back to the manuals as my needs change. There is a lot of information in them. I them wholeheartedly.read more
Leslie Cotham
Leslie Cotham
16:42 04 Feb 20
Great Resource! As an injury prevention and rehabilitation specialist, I find the Stretching Institute to be a great... resource to learn from and refer my clients to for adjunct support in furthering their healing process. I've been using the Stretching Institute for several years and I'm very thankful for all the work Brad has put in and continues to put in to offer those of us in the health care industry relevant support materials...Thank You!read more
Taryn Boyd
Taryn Boyd
10:07 02 Feb 20
I use the Stretching Posters ALL the time in my massage clinic.The combination of words & pictures is fantastic.The... different articles - I print those out to read over lunch. It increases my knowledge, which I can then pass on to my clients for a better outcome for them. Keep up the great work. Thank you.read more
zip stowe
zip stowe
14:01 31 Jan 20
Really love all the different kinds of stretches that you can do with this product. It is very easy to go from one... stretch into another. It is also not hard to learn because my 12 year old performed them with me. I would recommend this to everyone.read more
Clay Cox
Clay Cox
00:06 31 Jan 20
Materials provided are very helpful for me and my patients. Professional and well presented posts. Course materials... were very complete and presented in manner that was easily understood as well as helpful. Easy for me to pass on to my patients.read more
Carolyn O
Carolyn O
18:19 30 Jan 20
I worked through their 7-step rotator cuff program to recover from a rotator cuff tear and was VERY pleased with the... results. I was able to avoid anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections, and other pricey things my doctor was suggesting, and I now have my full range of motion back. I have since recommended the 7-step plan to a friend and he was thrilled with his results. And their customer service is great!read more
Karen Frogner
Karen Frogner
15:40 30 Jan 20
I purchased the 3 stretch posters and was very pleased with them. It is helpful to see specific muscles targeted when... you have a problem area. The posters have great graphics and information. Yes it would be helpful to have more stretches, but that would mean be less information on each group. I guess you have decide your priority. Them came quickly and a quality product. I would definitely recommend them.read more
Gary Ricard
Gary Ricard
15:34 30 Jan 20
Great information on a very important, but often overlooked aspect of exercise, or even general health. As we age,... flexibility becomes one of our biggest challenges. The Stretch Coach offers many important videos and news letters to help old jocks, like myself, to fight the "stiffness enemy!" I highly recommend his programs....read more
lordlegbail .
lordlegbail .
05:30 21 Jan 20
They provide excellent customer service and follow up on my purchase. Brad is very professional and reliable. I... bought the Ultimate Guide to Stretching And Flexibility, because I strained my hip flexors and groin muscles, and wanted to learn how to avoid future problems. The book is first rate, full of clear photographs and detailed instructions for each stretch. The book is sensibly divided into sections dealing with stretches for different areas of the body. The textual beginning sections address the science of stretching, different kinds of stretching, the philosophies behind them, and the pros and cons of each. In an appendix are programs listing stretches from various chapters of the book for focusing on specific muscle groups. This book is well worth buying and you won't regret it.read more
Next Reviews

Best book ever…

“The Ultimate Guide is by far the best book I’ve ever found on this subject. This is a very thorough book on stretching.”


(Hamburg, United States)

Simple and straight forward…

“The language is simple and straight forward, avoiding all those frustrating medical expressions. The introduction is clear and goes to the trouble of explaining all the reasons for the various stretches.”


(Mt. Roskill, New Zealand)

Clear, interesting, and to the point…

“I like your writing style: clear; interesting; and to the point. I enjoyed the chapter, A Stretching Story. It was a good example of the benefits of stretching.”


(Whyalla, Australia)

The photos are excellent…

“I liked everything. It might be the best information on this subject I’ve read. I thought the exercise descriptions and photos were excellent.”


(Pullman, United States)

Identifies the proper body positions…

“It was easy to read and understand, and the pictures were a good way of identifying the stretches and showing the proper body positions.”


(Koloa, United States)

Your book is excellent…

“Thanks for the prompt supply of book. We are mature age kayakers and need the help of constant stretching. Your book is excellent!”

Warren & Barbara

(Gold Coast, Australia)

What’s the media saying?

The Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility has undergone rigorous reviews by some of the most respected professionals in the health and fitness industries; receiving outstanding endorsements from the world’s sporting elite. Check out what a few well-known fitness magazines say about the Ultimate Guide…

Runner's World Magazine

“Anything that can motivate you to stretch sensibly and more often has to be a good thing. The physio recommends it, even demonstrates the latest, deepest and best. You go through the motions a couple of times until you are over your injury and then the routine stops. The Stretching Handbook is the book that will motivate you to stretch sensibly and more often.”

Sports Coach Magazine

“The Stretching Handbook is designed to be a very portable, quick reference guide 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, The Stretching Handbook is well laid out, user friendly and very suitable for athletes and developing coaches. It is a welcome edition to the limited number of texts which deal with stretching for sport.”

Good Medicine Magazine

“Exercising while your muscles are stiff and cold is asking for trouble. According to Sports Medicine Australia, close to 6000 people sustain injuries every year, 50% of which could have been prevented by warming up properly first. Many people though, are not armed with enough information to stretch effectively. This is where The Stretching Handbook comes to the rescue. This 144 page soft cover book contains 135 black and white photos that clearly illustrate the correct stretching techniques.”

Bicycling Magazine

“The Stretching Handbook gives you a comprehensive array of stretches. The book outlines the benefits of stretching for maximum performance and injury prevention. Over 130 exercises are illustrated and explained. The author is a prominent sports trainer with more than 15 years experience in the health and fitness industry.”

Runner's World Magazine

“Anything that can motivate you to stretch sensibly and more often has to be a good thing. The physio recommends it, even demonstrates the latest, deepest and best. You go through the motions a couple of times until you are over your injury and then the routine stops. The Stretching Handbook is the book that will motivate you to stretch sensibly and more often.”

Swimming and Fitness Magazine

“With over 130 different stretches for the entire body, The Stretching Handbook is a comprehensive guide offering detailed information of the importance of stretching for all active participants in sport from the elite through to seasoned veterans. The book outlines the four types of stretching; explores the physiology of stretching; the dangers and limitations of poor flexibility; the benefits to be gained from a correct stretching routine; as well as the rules for a safe and effective stretching routine… This back-pocket handbook is a well written, easy to use, quick reference guide.”

Triathlete Magazine

“When Brad Walker scoured the shops looking for a comprehensive guide to stretching, he says he was continually disappointed. So, he decided to write his own. We all know we should stretch and that it plays a major role in minimizing our risk of injury and aiding our recovery from training and competition. But how many of us have skipped stretching, or done it in such a way that it really gives limited or no benefit at all? Perhaps now, with the knowledge from The Stretching Handbook you’ll make the commitment to include a range of stretches in your training regime.”

Triathlon Sports Magazine

“This very portable, yet comprehensive reference handbook about stretching is valuable for any athlete wanting to avoid injury and improve performance. This latest edition contains 135 high quality, black and white photographs of stretches indexed under specific body parts, with brief easy to read descriptions of each. What is different in this book to other stretching guides is the division of stretches into three levels according to your range of flexibility: general, intermediate or advanced. The benefits, types and rules of stretching and flexibility testing are also addressed. If you aren’t sold of the importance of stretching for enhancing performance, you will be after this read.”

How will the Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility help you?

The Ultimate Guide gives you the tools you need to take your flexibility to the next level. It’s written in an easy-to-use, quick reference format, meaning you don’t have to read it from cover to cover to take advantage of the information it contains.

Whether you want to alleviate annoying tight muscles or loosen those stiff joints the Ultimate Guide will help you. It will even help you improve your physical ability and sporting performance.

Sick & tired of tight, sore muscles? – The Ultimate Guide will give you the stretches you need to loosen your muscles and reduce that pain.
Suffering with stiff joints and muscles? – The Ultimate Guide will help you increase your flexibility and do away with stiff, tight muscles and joints.
Sick of not being able to perform like you should? – The Ultimate Guide will help you improve your flexibility and your sporting performance.

Take your performance to the next level!

Do you want to go from being a good athlete to being a great one? And do you want to do it drug-free, using simple methods, and without making huge changes to your carefully-balanced workout routines?

Or perhaps you simply want an effortless way to reduce the potential for injuries; even reduce recovery time if you are injured?

Whether you’re a sports coach, a personal trainer, a professional athlete or a person who just enjoys a bit of exercise on the weekend… You know how difficult it is to find accurate, reliable and current information on stretching, flexibility and staying injury-free.

The Ultimate Guide will help you boost your performance, avoid injuries, alleviate muscle pain, maximize your workout, and maybe even extend your career.
The Ultimate Guide comes with all the information you need to confidently perform the stretches that will make all the difference to your flexibility.
Remember, there are over 130 photos of unique stretching exercises in the Ultimate Guide. And because it’s such a unique product, with its spiral binding, I know I could charge a lot more, but for a limited time you can get the Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility for only…


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Plus… 3 Special Bonuses Absolutely Free!

If you order today, you’ll also get my Special Bonus Stretching & Flexibility Package worth over $150.00 for FREE! Your FREE Bonus Package includes…


Stretching for Muscle and Joint Freedom

Special Bonus #1 ($29.00 Value)
This 15 minute MP3 audio (download version) was taken from a radio interview with Sports Radio 927. Go ahead and order right now and you’ll get exclusive access to listen in on Brad Walker and Trevor Himstedt as they discuss how to safely use stretching to minimize sports injury and improve freedom of movement. You can listen online, download the audio to your computer or iPod, or print out the written transcripts.


The Secrets to Successful Back Stretching

Special Bonus #2 ($97.00 Value)
This 1 hour MP3 audio (download version) was taken from a tele-conference with The Healthy Back Institute. Order today and you’ll get exclusive access to listen in on Brad Walker and Steve Hefferon as they discuss how to use the different types of stretching to treat back pain, and just about any other muscle pain condition. You can listen online, download the audio to your computer or iPod, or print out the written transcripts.


The Stretching and Flexibility Report

Special Bonus #3 ($29.00 Value)
You’ll also get a free copy of the Stretching & Flexibility Report by Brad Appleton. This informative report is over 65 pages in length (download version), and includes heaps of detailed information on some of the more technical aspects of stretching and flexibility. It’s a great compliment to your new stretching and flexibility products.

Risk Free, Lifetime Money Back GuaranteeAnd you can rest easy…

All my products come with an unconditional, 60 Day, 100% satisfaction guarantee.

In fact, you don’t even need to return the product! If you’re not happy just let me know why it wasn’t suitable (market research so I can make the product better) and I’ll refund the cost of the product (not shipping) and you can keep the product (or give it to a friend, or donate it to a local library or sports club).

Your Complete Stretching and Flexibility Package!

The bottom line is… Your results are guaranteed. When you use any of my stretching and flexibility products you’ll get everything you need to improve your flexibility and fitness.

And with my rock-solid 100% Money Back Guarantee, you’ve got nothing to lose. So don’t delay; this offer expires soon. Get the Ultimate Guide and improve your flexibility now.


Kind regards,
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Brad Walker
The Stretch Coach

P.S. You can Rest Easy! I’ve been online since May 2000, and have shipped over 40,000 packages to 122 countries.

P.P.S. Remember, if you order today you’ll get all the extra special bonuses that are the perfect companion to the stretching handbook. And you’ll also qualify for my risk free, 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. Don’t delay – Order now!


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Hard Copy Version + Download Version
Includes hard copy of the Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility shipped to your address, plus digital download version (PDF eBook).

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