Now, how exactly does his newer book differ? Why contract-relax stretching is 267% more effective than conventional relaxed stretching. As with all of Pavel's material, it is simple, and straight to the point. I would have liked more information and less attitude i. Within this book, Pavel explores the hidden secrets of stretching that aid in reaching your own ultimate flexibility such as mentally relaxing your mind, mastering your emotions, breathe control and many more techniques that explore forced relaxation. I have trained with the Kettlebell for a number of years. Obviously, we would go out of business if Relax into Stretch paperback didn't work, the way we said, right? So you don't have to spend the money, I'll tell you right now: Go to a decent stretch, flex the muscle s being stretched.
How to breathe your way to greater flexibility. Pavel is an excellent Instructor. Master those, and if you want even greater strength and cardio challenge, get this book. I can already say, it is working well in this regard! If you have spent any time in your life being instructed to stretch tendons and ligaments, you now have the ability to lay those dangerous myths to rest and get on with stretching that not only works like a miracle but makes you feel incredibly good. I personally enjoy using kettlebells. They will take place all over Western Washington, with the majority happening around Seattle.
The four books could be easily squeezed in a single brochure and will still constitute a mediocre source of information for any serious training. After six weeks of using the principles contained in this book in my own flexibility training, I did my first full side split. That's why I give this 5 out of 5 stars. I couldn't even sit on the floor with crossed legs without discomfort. How to wait out your tension-the surprising key to greater mobility and a better stretch.
He will soon contradict himself by describing many stretch drills that do nothing but stretch the ligaments, the tendons, and the muscles, as follows: 1 The Road Kill Split, page 128, and the Cossacks severely stretch the medial collateral ligaments of the knees. Fun to read and provides you with the knowledge about the principles of this way of stretching. If you are a person who wants to be bombarded with scientific reasoning for your stretching, this is the book for you. Your muscles will start noticeably elongating from your first Relax into Stretch practice-and within months you will have achieved a level of flexibility uncommon in our species. Young, old, male, female-learn what stretches are best for you and what stretches to avoid. Due to the growing popularity and similarity of the Bulletproof Diet, we will begin to discuss this topic as well.
The major drawback with these superficial publications, which the author excessively reproduces and brags about, is the hasty display of information. This is my go-to book for stretching. That brings up another point. So I got a sense of incompleteness and of being marketed to. I have both this book and Thomas Kurtz' Stretching Scientifically, and I consider both of them worthwhile additions to the personal library. It much easier to understand, when you just follow along the instructions in a video.
Plateau-busting strategies for the chronically inflexible Pavel Tsatsouline, is a former Soviet Special Forces physical training instructor, who helped Dragon Door Publications initiate the modern kettlebell movement. Using these video's I got my old flexibility level back after just 1½ month of routine! Anyway, this book is very conceptual and visual. This book just references Pavel's other books in terms of stretching schedule Day 1 - Book 1, Day 2 - Book 2, etc. If you compare traditional training to a messy hardware reorganization, then Relax into Stretch is an efficient software upgrade. It is a onetime expense and you can benefit from it for many years ahead - and maybe pass it on to your grandchildren : In my opinion, the gold standard for double kettlebell strength training. Even the book is well illustrated, it can be difficult to understand the drills through an illustration in the book. Lots of the former will result in all the flexibility a person could ever possibly need.
I have incorporated the techniques into my exercise program and have realized immediate gains in my confidence and ability to move farther into extended positions. While stretching tissues may take years, changes in the nervous system are immediate! Some errors in execution show the lack of experience of the author about what he claims to know best. Be as Flexible as You Want to Be Faster, Safer and Sooner You have to be careful throwing superlatives around when talking about a new idea or product lest you be mistaken for a brainless, giddy cheerleader. That's because, I've felt some discomfort in the outside the knee at some point in the sitting straddle As the book describes - Page 88 and had to work on strengthening the muscles around the knee for a while. How to stretch when injured-faster, safer ways to heal. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. How to fool your reflexes into giving you all the stretch you want.
That is a serious flaw in a do-it-yourself book. This book covers all areas of kettlebell instruction. I think the book has more to offer than the video if you are a reader, but the video is cheaper and will get you started if you aren't. Especially as a beginner, you should go slowly and learn the different types of pain e. How to fool your reflexes into giving you all the stretch you want.
I haven't been doing this program long enough to make a definite judgement on it, but I like it so far. Pavel provides a complete guide on stretching, guaranteeing to b e an insightful read. I like the idea of coming together and sharing tips and recipes! Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. All of Pavel's books including Relax Into Stretch have excellent information which it hard to find else where. The photos make it easy to learn the various stretches.