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Brad Walker
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Lives in Gold Coast, Australia
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Massage is one of my all-time favorite injury rehabilitation techniques.

I'd even go as far as saying; it's the most effective form of injury rehabilitation therapy for speeding up the healing process and preventing re-injury. Without it, the injured athlete rarely recovers fully.

In this issue of the Stretching & Sports Injury Report I cover a number of very good reasons why massage should be a priority both for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Check it out at the link below... http://stretchcoach.com/articles/sports-massage/
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Dynamic stretching can be an essential part of a warm up or stretching routine, especially for athletes who participate in sports that require a lot of sprinting and rapid change of direction.

Since these stretches involve coordinated movement, it is important for them to be performed using correct methods and controlled motion.

If dynamic stretching is not done properly, the risk of injury to muscles and joints can be high. Click on the link below to find out the Best Time to use Dynamic Stretching... http://stretchcoach.com/blog/best-time-to-use-dynamic-stretching-confused/
The best time to perform dynamic stretches is at the end of the athlete’s warm up routine, before the game, competition or more strenuous activity begins.
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Is nagging pain, soreness and injury putting a stop to your lifestyle and fitness goals?

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And... Get rid of aches, pains and injuries faster than you ever have before.

Click on the link below to get all my tips, tricks and trade secrets from over 25 years of working with some of the best athletes in the world... http://stretchcoach.com/cmd.php?ad=824800
Get all the tips, tricks and techniques to successfully prevent and treat over 95% of all soft tissue sports injuries.
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This is one of my all-time favorite stretches and it's crucial for keeping my upper back loose, supple and pain free.

It's my eighth Key Stretch of Importance and it's called: the Reaching Upper Back Stretch.

With the amount of swimming and cycling I do my upper back can get very stiff and tight, so this stretch helps stop any upper back pain.

If you suffer with upper back pain, this stretch will help you stay loose and supple. Click on the link below to watch the Reaching Upper Back Stretch... http://stretchcoach.com/blog/key-stretch-of-importance-08-reaching-upper-back-stretch/
If you suffer with upper back pain, the Reaching Upper Back stretch will help you stay loose and supple. It's great for relieving upper back aches and pains.
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Way back in January I came up with the idea of choosing 8 or 10 key stretches. Fundamental stretches that should be a part of everyone's regular stretching routine.

...And it's been a huge hit!

People love the idea of having a few key stretches to include in their routine.

And below you'll find my 7th Key Stretch of Importance: the Reverse Shoulder Stretch.

This stretch will help to open up your shoulders and chest, and take a lot of pressure off your upper back and neck. So if you experience any pain in your upper back, this stretch is just what you need... http://stretchcoach.com/blog/key-stretch-of-importance-07-reverse-shoulder-stretch/
If you spend a lot of time behind a computer or the steering wheel of a car, this stretch will loosen up your shoulders and take a lot of pressure off your
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Do you spend a lot of time behind a desk or long hours driving a vehicle?

Is your upper back and neck a little stiff and sore from sitting at a computer all day?

If so, here's my top 5 neck, back and shoulder stretches for relieving tension and reducing pain... http://stretchcoach.com/articles/desk-stretches/
Photographs of stretching exercises you can do while sitting at your desk or in front of a computer. Plus useful tips for reducing tension and pain while
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If you want to use stretching to reduce chronic pain, there’s a way to stretch that will help, and there’s a way to stretch that will waste your time.

Click on the link below to get 3 clues to tell you if you're stretching incorrectly. And 4 tips to make sure you stretch the right way to reduce chronic pain... http://stretchcoach.com/blog/are-you-stretching-the-wrong-way/
These general guidelines will tell you if you're stretching incorrectly, and what you need to do to get the most out of your time spent stretching.
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Most people make the mistake of lumping all stretching together.

A few understand the difference between static stretching and dynamic stretching.

And fewer still understand that there are many different ways to do a static or dynamic stretch.

Click on the link below to see 4 different types of dynamic stretching and how to perform each one correctly... http://stretchcoach.com/blog/4-different-types-of-dynamic-stretching/
Understanding the difference between Ballistic Stretching; Dynamic Stretching; Active Isolated (AI) Stretching; Resistance Stretching; and Loaded Stretching.
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What is dynamic stretching? And is it dangerous?

Dynamic stretching has become more popular recently, so over the next few weeks I'll be doing a series on the pro's and con's of dynamic stretching.

This week we take a closer look at dynamic stretching and whether it's right for you.

Click on the link below to learn what dynamic stretching is, and find out... Is Dynamic Stretching Dangerous?
http://stretchcoach.com/blog/what-is-dynamic-stretching-and-is-it-dangerous/
Dynamic means with movement, so dynamic stretches are those that involve some form of bouncing, swinging or other movement.
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I had a question from one of my subscribers the other day. He asked...

"In spite of stretching hard, my muscles are still tight. Why isn’t all my stretching effort showing results?"

Can you see the error he's making? Can you see what's wrong with the question he's asking? Click here to find out the mistake he's making... http://stretchcoach.com/blog/whats-wrong-with-the-following-question/
In spite of stretching hard, my muscles are still tight. Why isn't all my stretching effort showing results?
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Want to get more out of your time spent stretching? Want to know where to start for maximum benefits? Start here, with my 1 Simple Tip for Better Stretching...
http://stretchcoach.com/blog/1-simple-tip-for-better-stretching/
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Have you ever wondered why you feel so stiff and tight when you wake up in the morning? Well... there's more to it than just age or tight muscles.

There's this thing called: Fascia.

Now everyone knows what a muscle is, but what is this fascia stuff and how does it affect your flexibility? And more importantly, how does it affect your recovery from injury?

Take a look at the video in our Stretching and Muscle Fascia article; it's a light-hearted explanation of what occurs when the muscle fascia starts to bind together due to a lack of movement and stretching... http://stretchcoach.com/articles/stretching-fascia/
What is muscle fascia and how does it affect your flexibility and the way you stretch? The muscles and their fascia should be the focus of your flexibility
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The World’s #1 Authority on Stretching & Flexibility
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Coach, Author, Speaker and Stretching Expert
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2 kids and still happily married after 19 years
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  • University of New England
    Health Science, 1989 - 1991
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