• The Ultimate Body Stretching: Accelerated Yoga Learning Guide at Home

  • Maximize Weight Loss, Improve Flexibility, Posture & Reduce Back Pain with 28 Day Workout Plan
  • By: Dave LeLino
  • Narrated by: Gordon Graham
  • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Health & Wellness, Fitness, Diet & Nutrition
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)
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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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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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Inspiring. I was afraid to attempt running due to lower back pain. This book got me up off the couch!

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This is a great book for beginners or for those wh

This is a great book for beginners or for those who have taken a long break from running. Would definitely recommend.

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I'll be the first to admit that running was never something I thought I could do especially since there is so much misinformation going around in regards to what you should do when starting off as a new runner (it's hard not to get overwhelmed); however, in this book, there is an easy-to-follow weekly running routine that is adaptable for first-time runners (like myself) or experienced runners (including those training for a competition). I found this extremely helpful as I now pace myself accordingly. In addition to having a running routine I can actually follow, I enjoyed the pictures that were included which not showed me but also explained how I should stretch my body in order to minimize any potential injuries.

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This book is fantastic.

This book is fantastic. Pete Magill offers comprehensive advice for new and returning runners, such as overcoming mental and physical obstacles, proper training, creating an action plan, nutrition, and injury prevention. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to get going as a runner!

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Agree with several others that this covers many, many key issues with running. I have some books that are better on specific parts of running, however this is the best overall book I have. I bought two additional books for friends.

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This is the *one* book to get if you are going to

This is the *one* book to get if you are going to get any book on running. It's comprehensive, well-written and has many practical examples and advice. It validates many of the things I do now to keep this running body on the road.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Aanni T hock
  • 06-28-19

This is a truly classic and the most comprehensive

This is a truly classic and the most comprehensive text of Yogasanas. What I liked about the book in addition to intricately detailed steps of achieving poses is -- (1) For difficult poses, it also gives alternative preparatory poses that a beginner can start following to graduate to the actual pose, (2) Towards the end of the book, Shri Iyengar has given week-by-week yoasana guide to start following and go from being a complete novice to the most advanced practitioner. On average it takes 3-6 months to achieve decent skill, and up to 2-3 years to become a master. (3) Also towards the end of the book are given specific Yogasanas to be done for specific health problems, like migraines, heart trouble, high/low BP, backaches etc. (4) The guidance given on how to practice Yogasanas and Pranayama together is excellent. It shows the depth at which Iyengar himself had studied the theory of yoga and pranayama!

Excellent!!!

People who have criticized this book saying it's not for the beginners, should note my point #2 above. I think these people have not paid attention to ALL the sections in the book, and hence have felt discouraged.

The only thing I wish was there was categorization of Anasazi according to their focus muscle or organ groups, e.g., "back-bending", "forward bending", "side twisting", "inverted poses" etc.

But apart from this, the book is gold and a must have possession for anyone who's serious about following Yoga! Two thumbs up!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-19

An excellent addition to any library! The best tha

An excellent addition to any library! The best that modern technology and the timeless body-and-mind has to offer. As advertised, you will surely and for-a-fact understand the key muscles of yoga, as they are presented in an unmistakable format and with all other elements of the body stripped away. Ta da! Good work!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-19

I am using for yoga teacher training it has great

I am using for yoga teacher training it has great photos of bones joints ligaments tendons easy to understand concepts for movement in relation to poses and how all interact. Great resource

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-19

Good condition! I got this book for my 200 RYT. Ba

Good condition! I got this book for my 200 RYT. Basically required reading, cant say I read it all, because science and anatomy are very difficult subjects for me to comprehend. However it was VERY thorough and definitely informative in its topic.