This document is a modest attempt to compile a wealth of information in order to answer some frequently asked questions about stretching and flexibility. It is organized into chapters covering the following topics:
Although each chapter may refer to sections in other chapters, it is not required that you read every chapter in the order presented. It is important, however, that you read the disclaimer before reading any other sections of this document. See section Disclaimer. If you wish to skip around, numerous cross references are supplied in each section to help you find the concepts you may have missed.
The techniques, ideas, and suggestions in this document are not intended as a substitute for proper medical advice! Consult your physician or health care professional before performing any new exercise or exercise technique, particularly if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are elderly, or if you have any chronic or recurring conditions. Any application of the techniques, ideas, and suggestions in this document is at the reader's sole discretion and risk.
The author and publisher of this document and their employers make no warranty of any kind in regard to the content of this document, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. The author and publisher of this document and their employers are not liable or responsible to any person or entity for any errors contained in this document, or for any special, incidental, or consequential damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in this document.
In other words: "I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV!" I can not be held liable for any damages or injuries that you might suffer from somehow relying upon information in this document, no matter how awful. Not even if the information in question is incorrect or inaccurate. If you have any doubt (and even if you don't) you should always check with your doctor before trying any new exercise or exercise technique.
Other portions of this document rely heavily upon the information in the
If you have specific questions or comments about the specific content
of one or more parts of the stretching FAQ, please email them to me
at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. However, Please do
not email me asking for any stretching advice! I am a professional
software developer of programming tools and environments. I simply
am not qualified to dispense medical or fitness advice. You need to
seek out a licensed/certified medical or fitness professional for
that sort of thing. The information I have compiled here comes
from various expert sources, and I certainly learned a lot when I
researched the subject, but Im not an expert myself.
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