Chapter 9 – Developing Flexibility (PDF)


The age-related factors affecting flexibility are examined in detail. The principles of flexibility training as well as the negative impact stretching can have before sprint and power events. Some of the world’s best resources are presented to enable a masters athlete from any sport to develop their own stretching program.

Topics Include

  • Types of flexibility training
  • The benefits of flexibility training
  • Factors affecting flexibility
  • The effects of aging on flexibility
  • Principles of flexibility training
  • Safe stretching
  • Stretching No-Nos
  • Why we shouldn’t stretch just before sprints
  • The best books to buy on flexibility training