Robert Taylor's Personal Website

Flexibility and Stretching

Flexibility increases athletic performance and decreases the risk of injury. Stretching is an essential part of an athletic training program.

References on Stretching

My favorite book on stretching is Bob Anderson's Stretching. It's a great non-technical guide to stretching.

I also like Facilitated Stretching by Robert E. McAtee. It is an excellent reference on PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching.

Here's a link to a great technical reference on stretching: Stretching and Flexibility, Everything You Never Wanted To Know by Brad Appleton (Adobe Acrobat PDF format)


Yoga is also a great way to increase flexibility, balance, and general body awareness. Here are some useful links:

My Stretching Routine

Click here to see a diagram of my stretching routine: Bob's Stretching Routine