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The Ultimate Body Stretching: Accelerated Yoga Learning Guide at Home

Maximize Weight Loss, Improve Flexibility, Posture & Reduce Back Pain with 28 Day Workout Plan
Narrated by: Gordon Graham
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
Categories: Health & Fitness, Workouts
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A 28-day stretching program to better health and fitness.

If you sit for most of the day or you are aging a little, your body is going to start stiffening up, and you may notice common problems such as lower back, joint, and shoulder pain developing. You might be nursing an injury or simply need to de-stress from carrying around too much tension so you can sleep better at night.  

But what if you don’t have time for the gym or are a beginner wanting to get things right but cannot afford an instructor? You need an easy practice you can do from the comfort of your own home where you will begin to feel and see results fast!

Only 15 minutes of stretching exercises per day will bring clear results.

Whether you want to recover from pain or prevent it from happening, by practicing a little each day, you will begin to see powerful results. Stretches are vital for a good warm-up and a great workout. And do you know what is great? These simple yet effective stretches can be learned by anyone.  

A guide that gets to the point quickly and simply.

If you hate sitting through lots of information just to learn a simple exercise, then Dave LeLino’s The Ultimate Body Stretching Guide is for you. It will be your go-to resource for easily accessible step-by-step routines that provide an instant understanding of the body and feeling great.  

If you are getting on a bit, this audiobook will help make you feel younger; if you are nursing an injury, it will help speed up recovery; and if you are a skilled sportsperson, it will provide an effective program for warming up correctly, preventing injury, and improving performance.

A must-have guide for starting out with stretches.

Dave LeLino is an experienced life guard, fitness instructor, swimming teacher, and dietitian and studied at the Institute of Technology, Sligo with a master's in recreation and fitness. After experiencing injuries and sprains from working out at the gym, his curiosity regarding stretching enabled him to quickly see amazing results and to improve his performance while suffering fewer setbacks.

The best of his knowledge has come together to form an easy-to-access 28-day challenge whereupon completion, LeLino states the listener will experience increased blood and oxygen flow, improved healing of injuries, strengthened posture, enhanced flexibility, and an all-around feeling of well-being.

Some of the subjects covered are:

  • The basics of body stretching
  • When not to stretch
  • Myths vs. facts of body stretching
  • Machines and equipment
  • Safety tips
  • A monthly warm-up and body-toning plan
  • Includes stretches to heal yourself

LeLino’s The Ultimate Body Stretching Guide brings the experienced teacher to the interested student and provides a practical 28-day workout that achieves real results. Get it now!

©2018 Dave LeLino (P)2019 Dave LeLino

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I bought this book to help my son with high school

I bought this book to help my son with high school cross country. It did that and more. I've been a weight lifter for 22 years and I would say I have a better than average understanding of the human body. This book helped me to get to the next level of understanding. Not only did it help my son in running but it helped me fix my back pain by pointing out exercises to correct my problem. I recommend this book to anyone involved in fitness from running to powerlifting.

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This has to be the most complete book about running I've ever read. I love the science, physiology, and methodology Pete and friends set forth. Due to all the science, it can be a pretty technical book at times but I think the authors do a good job of bringing it back to what needs to be done.

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Build Your Running Body is full of practical, helpful informatioin for both avid runners and beginners. Well written, and definitiely worth buying.

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When I was a kid I ran all the time... no marathons but just lots of running... then came work, family, lots of commitments and running got put on the back burner. I tried four or five times to start again but always seemed to get hurt or disappointed or SOMETHING ! lol. Now at 60, my son in law gave me this book and...wow. I now see why I kept getting hurt and simply followed some directions. So much great information that I never knew. Running has taken a new and prominent place in this ol' dudes life again!! Pete hit this one out of the ballpark!! Think I'll drag some shoes on an go now!!!
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Very good book. Pete is very reputable in the running world, and this book is comprehensive without being too long. As a competitive age-group runner and coach, I have read quite a few running books, but if I had to read just one running book, this would be at or near the top of my list.

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This book was a game changer for me. I went from bumbling around the outdoors and dealing with abysmal paces and chronic shin splints to running my first marathon within three months. I highly recommend. In fact this book helped inspire the article Run for Better Code [...], which explains how running can make you a better software developer. If you run, you want this book.

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Best informative.

This book will help with understanding better how my body reacts to the training and what I can do to get stronger and faster.

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This book is phenomenal. Lots of wonderful information and worth the read .recommended this book

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This is not the book if you just want to pick up a list and pictures of strength exercises that are tried and tested. This book is for knowledge and, probably, "a best value" for obtaining long-term running stamina; This book is both background information you should and want to know and the exercise/pictures, too. This book is excellent for putting your running plan and accumulated knowledge from everywhere into perspective. It's inspirational and pow wow all in one source.

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As a fitness professional & athlete myself, I can

As a fitness professional & athlete myself, I can advocate this book for both the beginner runner & experienced seasoned competitors. The information contained within is very palatable for all levels. Pete Magill is an excellent example of a coach who can both "do" and "teach" which is rare - as it's usually one or the other. I emailed with him a few years ago saying his random blogs helped me drop almost a minute off of my 5k times and he had the courtesy to take time and write me back a detailed email with more tips and advice. This book is a must have for all current runners or people thinking about getting off of the couch.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-19

I own and have followed the Convict Conditioning s

I own and have followed the Convict Conditioning series. I wish I knew about this book before I bought those. Don't get me wrong the Convict Conditioning (Con-Con) series is very good and I would still have bought them but I think Complete Calisthenics is a better book. I currently have tailored my own program from this book with some ideas from Con-Con 1 & 2.

Dave LeLino 's Fundamental Five (F5), his starter program if you will, is well thought out. Any beginner should be able to achieve the F5 requirements in a reasonable number of months with the exception of the 10 pull-ups which will probably be the sticking point for some. That's not a flaw with the program but rather highlights two issues that are common with many. Too many of us are too heavy and too sedentary. Our pulling muscles are weak from disuse and it's hard to hit a decent number of pull-ups with a spare tire acting as a anchor.

I believe hitting the F5 requirements is a reasonable foundation. His second and third programs are well thought out in my opinion. The second program uses some harder exercise variations to build greater strength and introduces handstands. Perhaps this is why some people are calling this book intermediate to advanced but remember you don't start here, you earn your way here by nailing the F5. The third program further develops handstands and introduces levers and this is getting into advanced territory for most.

In my opinion this is a no nonsense, no hype book with a very good treatment of a large selection of body weight exercises and reasonable programming. The book lays out a plan to go as far as you want to go with calisthenics.

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  • SEAWICK
  • 06-29-19

Great book of poses with a very long, but not over

Great book of poses with a very long, but not overdone, introduction. Once you make it through the introduction the asanas and the purpose behind them becomes more clear as envisioned through the author's mind. The listed health benefits from each asana are quite helpful when designing a program for your personal or professional practice. The only thing that could make this a better resource is if the illustrations more closely aligned with the descriptions. The code in the descriptions regarding difficulty level takes a bit of time to find, decipher and relate to a photo. Not a big deal, but it could have been better organized by the publisher.

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  • Ethon Bonc
  • 06-29-19

In Appendix I you will discover how he feels the



In Appendix I you will discover how he feels the asanas should be divided into primary, intermediate and advanced. If you follow the 3 courses as suggested you will cover 300 weeks of yoga. The difficult part with that section is that he list the asana work for each week in sanskrit.

Appendix II is titled "Curative Asanas for Various Diseases". This could be helpful in cases of sciatica, headaches, nervousness, flatulence. Be sure to take a look at it too. Some will be helpful

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  • Jon andy
  • 06-29-19

excellent book, packed with full knowledge of yoga

excellent book, packed with full knowledge of yoga.
in a compact type book that ok... good to carry along
concise, explanations, wordy in the best sense,
top notch...
for beginner to professional i guess
im not professional but im not a beginner, and I learned so much already, just got the book

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  • RdX Reaid
  • 06-29-19

My mom recommended this book to me as "the definit

My mom recommended this book to me as "the definitive authority" on yoga. Iyengar is one of the original teachers who brought yoga to the west, and you can tell by the way he explains everything. It's a serious textbook though, it's not for a casual person who's just interested in flexibility. There's amazing pictures and detailed descriptions of the philosophy behind a yogic lifestyle, including background on the 8 limbs of yoga, but most of all Dave LeLino describes how to get into each asana properly, including proper breathing technique, where your weight should be balanced, where you should feel a stretch, when you should/should not do different asanas...Light on Yoga is best for someone who wants to dig deeper into yoga and learn about the total package. I would agree with my mom, it's the definitive authority.

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  • Judnath y.
  • 06-29-19

An earlier reviewer mentioned that the photos and

An earlier reviewer mentioned that the photos and layout were not user friendly, and only gave the book two stars, which is a shame. This book was first printed in the mid 1960's - over 40 years ago! It was the first yoga book of it's kind to ever be printed, and it's content is timeless and as relevant today as ever. Mr. LeLino even had to struggle with his then publisher to be allowed to include so many photos, as it was so expensive in those days to print such a book. I say hats off to the man who brought yoga to the west long before it was ready. He's a pioneer and a virtuoso of his craft, and his marvelous work should never be over overlooked just because it doesn't come in some glossy package fit for the masses.

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  • Yeany b. Jerry
  • 06-29-19

This book has a wealth of information for any prac

This book has a wealth of information for any practitioner of yoga, from beginner to advanced. The content is concise and practical, and the poses are sequenced in a way that allows for a gradual and safe progression in the practice. There are also dozens of practice sequences given for both improvement and how to treat common ailments through yoga. The introduction is especially valuable, as it offers a no fluff in-depth commentary on the philosophical thought behind the asana practice. I pick it up again and again and am still referring to it after nearly 15 years of owning it. My copy is dog eared and loved, and was well worth every penny.

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  • Katie J Burke
  • 06-29-19

I've been doing Yoga for several years (honestly,

I've been doing Yoga for several years (honestly, on and off) and recently I decided to Yoga sincerely to get rid of my backpain. My backpain vanished in 7 weeks completely and am feeling really vibrant! Earlier, I tried chiropractor / massages, it gave only temporary relief. Having realized that value of Yoga, I got intersted in knowing the philosophy as well as other asanas. During my research, most of the books and dvds I looked into are junk as they have commercialized and giving some substandard yoga. Finally, I've found this book to be one of the best yoga books, but only for advanced students / teachers. Don't think of practicing yoga just by reading this book. Thanks to the author who has presented this great ancient science of mind, body & life enery and given it to the world in a concise book.

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  • Freax D. Jan
  • 06-28-19

My massage therapist is also a certified Iyengar y

My massage therapist is also a certified Iyengar yoga instructor. After a year plus of massage therapy, she suggested that I might have greater benefits working with her one on one in Iyengar yoga. In my early 60s, I have had lumber surgery and a cervical spine fusion. I was very hesitant to try this but she has taken additional classes in working with people like me. In order to learn more about Iyengar yoga, I purchased this book - it was very illuminating and answered many of my questions - the lead one of which was 'what am I getting into'........Well I am several weeks into working with my instructor and it was a good decision for me, between the use of blocks, the yoga strap, the 3-minute-egg, the folding chair, the ropes anchored to the wall, and an amazing, patient teacher, I can do this. I recommend this text by the founder of Iyengar yoga and I know that I will reread it again. PS: I had studied t'ai chi for several years back in the '90s (remember those?) before life became too complicated - unfortunately, it is hard to find t'ai chi classes in the suburbs and Iyengar yoga is fulfilling spiritually as well as physically - if you were a t'ai chi player and miss the stillness of the moving meditations, look into Iyengar yoga.

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  • Dani
  • 06-28-19

This book is wonderful! I'd like to start by sayin

This book is wonderful! I'd like to start by saying Yoga is an entire system, not just Hatha Yoga poses.

Not only does this book provide the Dave LeLino preformed perfectly by the author, but BKS also does an excellent job explaining the Yogic philosophy (which is a must if you are looking to receive the full benefit of Hatha Yoga).

If you fully apply the teachings in this book daily you will become far more than just a flexible body (:

Apply as much or as little as youd like but rest assured that this book and the Master that wrote it knows what he's talking about and has made a convenient map for you to follow that even includes an 'Dave LeLino ' in the appendix that map out your entire 300 week Hatha Yoga regimen. Give the book a try, you will be glad you did.

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