About this Site
This site is a collection of stretching and flexibility related information I’ve gathered over the years. I’ve purposely tried to keep it simple, rather than getting too bogged down in science. If you like lots of detail, check out the books on the Links page. If you prefer to just get on with it, then start reading the pages on this site and give these techniques a go.
About the Author
My name is Tim Hall and I’ve been involved in flexibility in one form or another for over 20 years.
I started stretching in quite a random manner when I was about 15 years old. I’d started weight training and people said I should stretch or I’d get muscle-bound. I took them at their word and started to do an assortment of stretches, mostly focusing on side splits, because it seemed like the thing to do. It wasn’t very scientific or methodical…
I started doing Shotokan Karate when I was at University. I guess it must have been about 1989. Martial arts, along with the whole Jean Claude Van Damme phenomena, increased my interest in flexibility.
I first took an interest in Yoga after a back injury in 2002. I was soon practicing Yoga 5 days per week, doing both Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga classes. Years later I did teacher training for both Yoga styles, more out of interest than a desire to teach. I do teach Yoga occasionally, but mostly to small groups of friends, but it’s a very relaxed thing, rather than formal classes. I don’t attend classes anymore. Yoga is just something I do on my own or with a group of friends. I guess that’s the way it should be.
So here I am, still stretching, finding some things easy and some things really difficult…