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The Science of Stretching
The Science of Stretching

The Science of Stretching


160 Pages, 6.75 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $31.95 (US $31.95) (CA $42.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781785002601

Rights: US & CA

Crowood Press (Oct 2017)

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Take the guesswork out of stretching

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.

Author Biography

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.