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Inside Stretching for Sporting Success (written by elite coach John Shepherd), you’ll discover…

  • Why a proven stretching programme is a ‘must-have’ for any serious athlete (and how to develop a personalised workout regime ideal for you and your body)
  • The simple ways you can use stretching to avoid injury during competition (PLUS: how NOT to get injured during stretching training)
  • Proven, expert advice for effective stretching (with the latest scientifically-proven techniques, including dozens of injury-prevention exercises for your training programmes), and much, much more...


Ask most athletes “what are the keys to sporting success and achieving peak performance levels?”, and the chances are you’ll get more or less the same answers: speed, strength, muscle-building, endurance and the ‘mental’ side of preparation to name a few.
But ask any serious elite level athletes, coaches or trainers the same question, and they’ll give you the same answers – with TWO crucial extra factors…
Stretching and flexibility…
You see, most people pay lip service to stretching and flexibility, even though they know both can lead to a significant boost in performance.
For most athletes though, they’re also a fitness and exercise area shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding, raising more questions than answers, including:
“Which stretching exercises does my body need?”
“When should I stretch? Before or after training and competition?”
“How should I stretch for maximum benefit?”
“Should I do stretching exercises at all?”
The good news is that stretching is not a ‘heavy science’, and the fundamentals are simple to understand and apply in a practical sporting environment.
But while stretching is vitally important, and the resulting increase in flexibility can mean the difference between poor performance or injury and setting a personal best, the wrong type of stretching at the wrong time can actually reduce the amount of force your muscles are able to generate.
Unfortunately, the crucial information needed for turning potential into functional flexibility is almost impossible to find, and tends to be jealously guarded by the elite level coaches, trainers and athletes privy to these stretching success secrets.
So where can you find practical, effective stretching information from a proven expert?
Easy to use information which provides simple stretching strategies and techniques you can implement into your daily life, information provided in a simple to follow format ideal for all ability levels – at a price anyone can afford.
Fortunately, there’s now a reliable source of proven, practical and pain-free tips, techniques and advice you can use to develop effective stretching programmes to help you avoid crippling injuries and boost your performance levels – when you need it most…
And it’s called Stretching for Sporting Success.
Stretching for Sporting Success – Your Fast-Track To Full-Body Flexibility
Stretching for Sporting Success is a simple downloadable guide, one which uses both evidence-based Sports Science knowledge and practical guidelines to enable you to build suppleness and flexibility in the core areas of your body.
Written in simple to follow layman's terms by highly-respected sports trainer John Shepherd , it's the ideal programme for people of all shapes and sizes looking for greater all-round flexibility – regardless of their sporting discipline.
Deliver Flexibility To The Key Muscle Groups At Any Age…
Stretching for Sporting Success also helps you understand how your body’s muscle-groups interact, so you can maximise your stretching and flexibility programme (and do it faster), and everything is explained in practical terms, so that each exercise programme can be incorporated into your workout routines.
You’ll find out about the best type of stretches for you, and how to avoid injury and enhance flexibility the right way. 
There’s even a key ‘do’s and don’ts’ summary, as well as self-assessment tables to measure your progress and keep you on track for your training goals.. 
Plus, you’ll receive in-depth explanations of the different types of stretching: after all, we’re long past the days when stretching meant just touching your toes and swinging your arms around. 
Stretching for Sporting Success uncovers the ‘need to know’ information on which types of stretching modality are best for you.
Here’s What You’ll Discover In Stretching for Sporting Success With all this in mind, Part 1: Stretching for Sporting Success (written by leading sports training expert John Shepherd) is your starting-point, and provides you with the foundation exercises for building stretching exercises to give you more flexibility – and do it faster.

  • In fact, page 2 of Stretching for Sporting Success reveals the number one mental obstacle you must overcome when planning your overall stretching strategies

(NB – this is a huge problem for athletes of all levels, including Usain Bolt and Jessica Ennis, so pay close attention to what’s said – it could give you a massive advantage over your competitors…)

  • Page 1 shows you how proper stretching guarantees your joints will be able to function optimally which means less wear and tear on your joints (and the right sort of stretching to use at the right times)
  • Then it’s down to business on pages 2-3, as John lays bare the little-known secrets of the key differences between flexibility and mobility, and why these are so important to your long-term sporting success.
  • This section also includes insights into how your various muscle groups work (including the quadriceps, hamstrings and how to decrease your chances of suffering short-term discomfort and even long term injuries.)

Page 2 of the guide poses the question every athlete needs to answer for maximum performance:
“Why do muscles become tight?”
Very few exercises and/or activities take your muscles through their fullest range of movement – in this section you’ll discover some simple ways to increase your flexibility, particularly for those all-important hamstrings (instead of reducing it, the result of “conventional training wisdom)

  • Following on from this, pages 3-4 uncover the crucial MLI formula – as well as the two main factors behind bad posture – which can increase your functional range of movement, improve your muscle efficiency and transform your training programmes for the better

(INCLUDES: specific case-studies for bodybuilders and sprinters, which apply to any sporting disciplines)

  • How flexible do you really need to be? If you think you need to be as flexible as a Chinese gymnast or Spiderman to succeed, then don’t worry! Each sport requires different levels of flexibility, and on pages 6-7 John Shepherd shows the key elements to incorporate into your workout programmes when stretch training…

PLUS: you’ll also see on page 7 exactly why The Armani approach can help you avoid injury and painful musculoskeletal problems.
These core elements are the building blocks of your flexibility training programme. Now it’s time to reveal the key stretching do’s and don’ts... and how to get maximum flexibility with minimum risk.
Remember what I said earlier? There’s a huge amount of confusion and dangerous misinformation surrounding stretching and flexibility exercises?
With this in mind, and before you knuckle down to some serious stretching, make sure you check out the golden rules of flexibility on pages 7-9, including:

Stretching DOS

    • How long should you take to ease into deep stretches to minimize your risk of injury? (The answer may surprise you…)
    • How to eliminate all tension from your body when stretching (and not just the muscle you are trying to lengthen).
    • Which muscles to focus on (they aren’t the ones you might think), and the contrarian time-training techniques to boost your flexibility in under 60 seconds

Stretching DONTS

    • The one commonly-used stretch GUARANTEED to cause serious injury (make sure you check this out – and avoid it like the plague)
    • The breathing techniques to steer clear of when you’re stretching (this creates tension elsewhere in your body and negates some of the benefits of stretching, so pay attention)
    • T he worst positions to use for the rest of your body when stretching (and why you must avoid these at all costs! Details here)

Flexibility self-assessments

Every sportsperson knows that testing and measuring form the bedrock of any serious athletic programme.
With this in mind, Part 5 of Stretching for Sporting Success outlines two easy to use self-assessment tests you can use – regardless of your sport – to track your progress or realign your routines if you need to get back on track.

This Section INCLUDES:

    • How to assess your current flexibility requirements (and

design your stretching programme on these results)

    • How many times to run these tests (to ensure you get the most meaningful results from your workouts)
  • PLUS: the different types of test uncovered (WITH: diagrams and procedures explained on pages 10-13, with tests for…)
    • Hamstrings and adductors
    • Gastrocnemius and soleus
    • Pecs and lats
    • Thoracic extensions and freestanding squats
    • Freestanding squats, and much, much more…

The Different Types Of Stretching
With so many ways to stretch available to the committed athlete, it’s almost impossible to know where to start.
Which is where Section 6: The Different Types Of Stretching can help you…

  • On pages 14-15 you’ll find details of the two main types of static stretches, and the equipment you need to use to make them work best for you.
  • You’ll also see the surprising reasons why a select number of static stretches can be used in a warm up under special circumstances.
  • Page 16 contains the stretches which prepare your body for the activities you’re about to perform, without letting you get cold or reducing the contractility of your muscles.
  • The faster, more explosive stretching exercise ideal for kickboxers, sprinters, gymnasts and even fencers, plus sports where movements are performed very rapidly and through a large range of movement (everything detailed on pages 17-18)
  • The PNF Stretch Uncovered (what it is, how it works and why it’s so effective for you to “trick” your muscles into relaxing more quickly than they would normally, so you can advance the point of bind or POB to a greater degree and in less time. Full disclosure and diagrams on pages 18-19)

Section 7: Your Simple To Use Stretching for Sporting Success Library of stretches by muscle group
There are literally hundreds of ways to stretch – some very simple and some very complicated.
So to help you navigate your way through the stretching minefield, Section 7 of Stretching for Sporting Success provides you with illustrated instructions on how to perform a variety of great stretches for each of your major muscle groups, including:

  • A standing calf stretch (page 20)
  • A calf stretch off Step (page 21)
  • A standing soleus stretch (page 21)
  • Standing, kneeling and pro assisted quad stretches (page 22),
  • and much, much more…

How To Maintain Healthy Hip Flexors For The Rest of Your Career
Hip Flexors are one of the most commonly tight muscles in the body, and are placed in a shortened position whenever you sit down. They’re also very active in running, walking and cycling as well as many ab exercises.
Unfortunately, overly tight hip flexors can cause your pelvis to tuck under which reduces your lumbar curve – bad news for your lower back health and your athletic performance.

  • Which is why, on pages 28-30, you’ll get full details of the dynamic (and gentler) stretches you can use to avoid injury and strengthen this core muscle group.

Then it’s onto perhaps THE most important – and most misunderstood – body part for athletes of all levels – the HAMSTRINGS.
And on pages 23-25, John Shepherd lays bare the conflicting issues surrounding tight hamstrings (the bane of many an athlete’s sporting life), such as hip flexors, which can adversely affect the angle of your pelvis and may cause lower back issues.
Plus, with the aid of numerous diagrams and exercise illustrations, those all-important adductor stretches are also covered in minute detail on pages 25-26, which reveals (with how-to diagrams):

  • A simple 6-point seated adductor stretch (page 26)
  • The five-star standing dynamic adductor/abductor stretch (page 27)
  • And much more…

The Safest, Best, Most Effective Ways To Work Your Glutes (Gluteus Maximus)
Let’s face it. We’ve all heard of the gluteus maximus, or glutes for short, the biggest and most powerful muscle in your body and has one main function – extension of your hip.
Known as glutes for short - these muscles essentially make up your bottom. But overly tight glutes can affect your hips and even lower back, and spell disaster to the short and long-term careers of many athletes – maybe even you…
As well as five specific exercises for strengthening and stretching your glutes (on page 27), you’ll also discover a series of workouts for OBLIQUES (which are responsible for rotating your spine and flexing your spine sideways i.e. side bends).
This muscle needs to be flexible for activities such as bowling in cricket. If one side becomes tighter than the other back pain and rotational postural abnormalities can result.
Fortunately there are plenty of remedial exercises (located on pages 27-28) for working out your obliques.
I’ve saved the best (or worst) until last, namely…
The dangers of too many crunches (and how to overcome them)
Read most ‘fitness’ magazines, and you could be forgiven for thinking that the holy grail of workouts is cranking out hundreds, even thousands, of abdominal crunches.
After all, everyone wants a hard 6-pack body. However, most people tend to overdo the crunches, leading to tight muscles (which need to be stretched). What’s more, the problem is compounded by spending too much time sat hunched over a desk or driving, because abs which are too tight can effect posture and cause lower back pain.
Fortunately, there’s a great exercise called the Prone Cobra (full details of which are on page 29) you can use to loosen up overly tight abs and stretch the flexus abdominus, which provides the same benefits that crunches are supposed to give, without any of the harmful side-effects.
As well as everything you’ve seen in Stretching for Sporting Success, you also get full disclosure on the following flexibility-boosting stretches:

  • Standing lat stretches (page 30)
  • Dynamic lat and shoulder stretches (page 30)
  • An unusual doorway pec stretch (this is really easy to do! Page 31)
  • Dynamic chest and standing upper trap stretches (page 31)
  • A ‘six of the best’ deltoids ballistic stretch (page 32)

PLUS: two forearm-stretching workouts ideal for preventing RSI and carpal tunnel syndrome (page 33), and much, much more…
In short, Stretching for Sporting Success gives you a comprehensive library of stretches for you to select and incorporate into your training. All with clear illustrations and photo descriptions to guide you every step of the way.
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How much would you invest to have the best stretching tips, techniques and strategies to give you enhanced flexibility and the winning edge in any situation?

If you’ve tried looking for proven, practical information on flexibility and stretching, you know how difficult it is to find. What’s more, when you do find something which may be valuable, it costs a small fortune.
That’s just for ONE of the elements. You hardly ever find a guide, any guide, which combines the two key elements essential for functional, effective flexibility via practical, integrated stretching advice.
Stretching for Sporting Success provides you workout advice ideal for developing flexibility, and a lot more besides. Plus, it comes with an amazing money-back guarantee (more on this in a moment).
So how much would you expect to pay for this guide? $250? $500? Even $1,000? That’s what a lot of people pay over a year for gym fees or personal trainers. The good news for you is you won’t have to invest anything like that for this programme.
Think about this for a moment: where else will you find so much proven, practical and surprisingly easy to apply nutrition and flexibility information for 14 cents a day? Peanuts when you compare it to what you’ll get.
No Hidden Extra Charges – EVER…
Think of it as an investment in your future. Not only can you transform your body, health and all-round well-being by using it, you’ll also save money by avoiding other, less good products and advice. So you come out ahead both ways.
But I have a confession to make…
If you’re expecting a 500-page bumper-guide, or think the bigger a manual the better it will be, or the more you pay for something the bigger it should be, then you’re going to be disappointed. The Stretching for Sporting Success guide is not very long (33 pages in all), but it includes the core information you need to enhance your all-round flexibility.
Think of it this way… if I wrote the six winning lottery numbers on a napkin, in lipstick, how much would you pay me for it?
Look. You’re not paying for 500 pages of waffle and filler – nobody wants that. You also don’t want to wade through hundreds of pages of fluff – who has time to do that? You want the ‘meat’, simple to follow proven, practical exercise routines which deliver the results you need…fast – exactly what you get with this guide.
With Stretching for Sporting Success, you’re investing in solid-gold information which has the potential to harness elite level stretching exercises to boost your training and competition performance.
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