Which book for stretching

I am going to buy a book about stretching and flexibility and was wondering if you guys had any recommendations. I have been looking at the following:

  1. Relax into Stretch by Pavel
  2. Stretching Scientificallly by Thomas Kurz
  3. Beyond Stretching: Russian Flexibility Breakthroughs by Pavel

If anybody has any experience with any of these books and could help me out it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.


I’m not familiar with book #2, but I have book #1 and have given opinions on it in other threads. Maybe try searching the forum for “relax into stretch” and see if anything informative comes up. Of the 2 Pavel books you mentioned, I think “Relax” claims to be the newest and best of his books.

Andersons- Thanks a lot.