For Elite Athletes and Coaches

We specialize in creating programs for elite athletes.

We create a specialized program for each athlete based on intense quantitative analysis of their physical and psychological conditions. During the season, specific Resistance Flexibility and Strength Training programs are created and performed on each athlete three or more times per week to remove damaged tissue, increase flexibility and strength, facilitate recovery, and upgrade the psychological health of the athlete.

The physical part of the training includes hundreds and hundreds of aerobic Resistance Stretching and Strengthening exercises; 16 kinds of kinematic Resistance Stretching and Strengthening patterns — involving intense rotational resistance; maximal flexibility and strengthening exercises — for both the lower and upper body.

Our members of the team perform mashing on you and also recommend that the athlete eat an all organic diet including organic supplements. Hyperbaric chambers are recommended for enhancing recovery and rehabilitation. Psychological education is also recommended. Other traditional and alternative therapies are recommended.

The elite team travels with the athlete to their games and well as working intensely with them during the off-season. The off-season training prioritizes intense biomechanical upgrades to improve the athletes ability to move, as well as developing the athlete psychologically. On-season training prioritizes maintenance, gradual upgrades in biomechanics, and emergency care and rehabilitation.

If you are a professional or Olympic athlete or team and are interested in a program being created for you please contact us. Limited availability.

For the Elite Athlete and their Coaches

Urgency

The elite athlete feels an urgency that most people experience infrequently... and it's like this for them everyday. Over their shoulder they sense the pending excitement and high anticipation of competition. They only have so much time to train before they compete, and they're aware that this finite time is always being burned through. Whoever gets involved with them is using up their time—so, hopefully, it will always be for the best. Don't fool yourself, anything that is not taken care of or any part of them that is undeveloped affects their performance, increases their stress and dampens their results.

Very few of us have experienced this kind of urgency. Women giving birth or people living with serious illness can understand this pressing need for help and relief. But no one else handles the chronic stress levels and performance anxieties of the elite athlete—they exemplify and are revered for what they can do with their bodies and for their "grace under pressure." They need help from people who have sophisticated knowledge specifically tailored to them and their very individualized needs. The people assisting them are like the pit crews at a racecar competition—they have to make constant adjustments to their athletes, and they have to do it at lightning speeds. Count the number of people helping them on a daily basis, and it is more than the number of your fingers and toes.

When I watch the Olympics I always blubber. I am so moved and "in" on each athlete's individual efforts, that every part of me feels much of what they are going through. The so-called "up close and personal" stories that we see on the hallowed television are not terribly accurate reflections of their lives and what it takes for them to be champions. Training is not a matter of a hundred different kinds of supplements to take, early morning practices, a life centered around the same grueling training day after day, year after year, and a limited social life. Nor is it granola in the morning with their parents and lovers who are naive about what they are doing. This is not the truth. Instead....

It's about changing just about everything about who they are. Sure, they are talented and have better than average bodies naturally, but that's only the starting point. You must create Olympic and professional athletes; they are not simply born. A seemingly infinitesimal problem can cause havoc in their entire body. It doesn't matter how good everything else is, if something bothers them, the athlete's mind can no longer be on what he or she is doing– and that means trouble.

It doesn't matter what you say to them, if you cannot upgrade their body you are essentially useless. They need to have a body that works really well, the better their body, the more success they have. You might not need to have a body in your occupation but they do. Help them have a body with little limitations so that they can actualize their dreams and you have a friend for life.

They are artists—temperamental, extraordinarily sensitive, like finicky high-end equipment that always needs tinkering and attention. They must constantly be protected, both from themselves and from others, because at any second, just about anything can happen. They are always playing their cards–shuffling people and events with ruthless cunning and risk. Beware of the path of the athlete and anything that crosses near them. They swallow more helpers than whales on a feed. Such is the nature of "their" world.

I love working with athletes. I like watching them put everything on the line as they train and compete. How they live offers many lessons and tools for us all. Let's find out what's really involved for the elite athlete and what they'd recommend to other top-tier competitors . . . and the rest of us who are warriors on other fronts.

The Mental Edge and Special Consultants

If you are going to coach someone, then it is your responsibility as the coach to problem-shoot anything that is not working for the athlete. If for example, the athlete cannot move their arm or legs in a desired way, it is not a question of them trying to remember. It is a question of why their body is not already making the movements or doing what they need to. Where do you go for the answers to chronic problems you are having with any athlete? Well here are some simple clues.

  • If certain muscles are strong enough, flexible enough, and have sufficient aerobic capacity then they will be able to naturally make the desired movement essential to their sport. If not, all the 'mental' reminders to the athlete to attempt to control their movements will simply not work. Most athletes lack flexibility more than strength or aerobic capacity. Give them the necessary increases in true flexibility through Resistance Stretching using maximum resistance and every athlete will be able to naturally move in the ways they desire. Remember, the athlete gets to decide what sport they want to do, but not how their body moves while performing the sport. You decide what you want to do, then this idea (and not you) directs what and when you need to pay attention to learn how to improve and master the sport.
  • Everyone including athletes need to have access to all four aspects of their personality:
    1. Being Physical — They need to learn how to defer to their bodies to show them how to move instead of trying to make their bodies do what they think is right;
    2. Being Spiritual — They need to learn to resist while making every movement; for example, to literally move their arm while simultaneously restraining themselves— as if someone is continuously trying to stop them from making the movement, only it is themselves that are resisting every movement;
    3. Being Emotional — They need to honor the way their body needs to breathe instead of thinking they are going to use their mind to relax them, to let the way you breathe control your relaxation; let the way your body moves subordinate to the way you need to breathe (and not the reverse);
    4. Being Psychological — And by all means, they need to remember that they decide what idea they want to act on, but not how their body does it; whatever isn't working when they begin acting on their idea means they need to problem solve why something is not happening, and not try to force it to happen through wrong use of attempted controls of their mind ; their knowledge of themselves psychologically predates their ability to do anything.

At the elite level of competition it is essential that every coach employ the knowledge and expertise of specialists for different aspects of their sport. No coach with any integrity would dare to place themselves as authorities of nutrition, biomechanical analysis, psychological education and other fields of knowledge. Finding those unique consultants with the specific problem solving skills that each of their athletes will need requires research into whom those cutting edge individuals might currently be. And when you find them, their input should create immediate improvements in your athletes results (if not, then you've picked the wrong person for the job).

Wisdom from the Warriors

Here are some words from the wise to aspiring gold seekers about how to live and compete well:

Take the risk

You must take risks to achieve your goals. This includes risking taking time away from your sport and immersing yourself in a two month Intensive Resistance Flexibility Training where you totally reconstruct how your body is aligned and moves. Only by increasing the flexibility in almost every muscle in your body and of course especially the ones particular to your sport, can your body ever be expected to make the kind of movements that are necessary for success. Thousands and thousands of repetitions in skill drills cannot ever give you an increase in skill, in fact this approach will decrease your skill. Practicing a necessary skill is only productive if you already have a body that can perform the skill. In most cases, the athlete is asked to continuously perform repetitions of the same movements hopelessly thinking this will cause the skill to improve. It cannot unless you have already developed a body that can perform the drill and this absolutely depends on whether your muscles are flexible enough to allow you to actually make those specific movements. Remember flexibility determines your speed, power, and skill level. You could spend every waking moment on repetitions of movements, strength and aerobic training and if you do not have the necessary flexibility you will never become much better. Instead expect to incur injury after injury, and one disappointing performance after another. "Get it" — go get the flexibility and continue to work on improving your flexibility until you have close to or maximal flexibility. Get started right now! This is a risk you must take.

Look around — what do you see in the best?

Can you see the best have psychological qualities that you need more of? Can you see their feelings of self worth and self esteem? How about their discipline, and ambition? What about their mental prowess and that they are pioneers of new ideas that most people have not even considered knowing? What about their good movie star looks and beauty? And what about the quality and quantity of energies they exude? If you are to be in their elite circle, you must know how to develop these qualities in yourself. Only the Meridian Flexibility System identifies exactly which muscle groups deliver each of these traits. Make those specific muscle groups flexible, strong, and aerobically capable and you will have a body and psychology that fits in that circle. Be flexible physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. Resistance Stretching leads the way.

Seeking change

Only the very best are constantly seeking things that can upgrade their ability to perform better— that includes physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological upgrades. You must find answers to as many questions that you have about your current and chronic problems, as well as consider what the newest (and oldest) cutting edge people are recommending. If you are not open minded enough to try almost anything, and especially those things that go against your strongest beliefs, then you will never be #1. An athlete needs to be able to determine whether something new can produce the explicitly expressed results being totted by the latest and greatest "witch oil" specialists. Embracing those new things can make the difference between doing well and being exceptional.

If as an athlete you have the awareness or sensitivity to evaluate the true merits of different biomechanical, nutritional, psychological or spiritual recommendations being offered to you, then and only then can you decide what works and what doesn't. If you lack the awareness or sensitivity to make these judgments, then you are simply brainwashing yourself and being over trained. If you are too tired to think or be able to differentiate what is happening to you when you train, then it is your responsibility to change coaches!

Have the greatest coaches and specialists help you

There are very few great coaches. Here are some qualities that are characteristic of a great coach or consultant. They are open minded; can hear and listen to you at any moment; can solve your problems or enlist other specialists to step in; can always advance you in your sport and at a rate that is satisfactory with you; can confront you about your faults; is forgiving; is psychologically adept; and is spiritually centered. Warning: if your coach blames you for not performing well, get another coach — the one you have is an idiot.

If you are doing everything that is being recommended to you and you are still not deriving the results you desire, then you need to find new help. If you are being too sheepish and think it is your fault then you are being a fool. Stop fooling yourself, you can be incredible by surrounding yourself with incredible specialists. But it is your job to be able to judge their value. Hint: the best are always humble about their genius.

Streamline your efficiency

You need to have the most bio-mechanically efficient body to perform optimally—and only stretching produces dynamic postural and movement upgrades that allow this to happen. Resistance Stretching literally re-aligns the way every bone and muscle works in your body. Nothing is a substitute for Resistance Stretching in your training. It gives you a better body than the one you had when you were younger, regardless of how old you are now, or at what age you first began stretching. Use the Trouble-shooting Stretching Chart the Flex' Tests and the Routines for your specific sport to help analyze what you need, create an individualized stretching program for you and your sport ...to upgrade everything about you!

Take the win

No matter how perfect your body is the "body" cannot give you the win. Certainly you must train to have the best body you can, but the "win" comes from the emotional part of yourself not from the physical part. If you do not already know this, please heed this advice. You must catalyze the will to win and be #1 by developing yourself emotionally. The muscle groups associated with the Star (Sexual) Personality Type (Stretches #10) are where being #1 are developed. This personality type naturally thinks only about being the best; only this type knows how to generate the amount of tension that is necessary to move up on top—and stay relaxed at the same time.

Resist your own movements

When the muscles contract and shorten and you move your arms in one direction, the muscles on the other side of your body lengthen and stretch. But remember, muscles must contract when they stretch, so not only are the muscles that are contracting and shortening to propel you, but the balancing muscles on the other side of your body are also contracting so that they can stretch. For example, when you contract the muscles that propel you when you swim, the muscles balancing these are also contracting so that they can stretch and lengthen to allow the propulsion. And when you are moving your arms around for the recovery, the muscles in your chest need to stretch to allow this movement, which means they have to also contract- because all muscles need to contract while stretching. Resisting yourself while moving is a feeling that needs to be identified in order to ever be successful at any movement. This one concept is the single most important aspect of moving that must be learned before high levels of performance can be expected.

This means, that every movement you make you should feel like you are resisting making this movement by the muscles contracting on the exact opposite side of your body as they stretch and lengthen. This is the #1 inside secret to successful movements. ONLY THE ELITE understand this.

Release yourself

Do not hold back. Yes, athletes pace themselves, and that's basic. But if you save yourself in practice, thinking that you need to conserve your energy for competition, then you will never learn how to give it your all. If you feel you have to save yourself in practice then you are being over trained. By practicing putting everything you've got into what you are doing at every moment, you expose your weaknesses and vulnerabilities, which in turn point you in the direction of what you need to work on. Don't just do this in practice. Apply what you are learning in your sport to every aspect of your life . . . your day-to-day dealings with all kinds of people. Practice Stretches #10 to learn how to give 100%

Become elite in four essential ways

All four parts of your being must be developed and readily available for each moment of competition. That means the better you know and have developed yourself—not just physically, but spiritually, emotionally and psychologically—the better your chances of succeeding. Stretching can teach you to identify all four parts of yourself—gathering your forces together into an incredible quadruple threat! Utilize stretches from each of the four world views to identify these aspects in yourself and make use of their power.

Use maximum resistance

You must use maximum resistance when stretching, just as you use maximum resistance in your strength training and maximum exertion in your aerobic training. Anything less than maximum produces less than maximum results. You shouldn't resist "full-throttle" all the time, but you must use maximum resistance daily and regularly. All of the spiritual stretches—#4, #6, #11, and #15—teach you how to develop maximum resistance.

Your weakest physical link is your best physical asset

Your weakest physical link, whether it's your strength, aerobic capacity or flexibility, limits the other two. All three need to be in balance. If your muscles are truly flexible, then you can better place the stress demands on your body in your weight and aerobic training. But if your muscles appear flexible, yet cannot resist at those apparently flexible ranges, then you are not really flexible—you are overstretched and weak. If your strength is optimal, then you can contract your muscles with sufficient force when you do your flexibility or aerobic training. But if your strength exists only partially—in specific muscles—then your strength has limited application when you stretch or do aerobics. If your aerobic capacity is incredible, then you can work on your flexibility and strength training and increase those aspects of yourself without losing wind and stamina. Do those stretches that correspond to your weakest link.

The only reason to compete

Medals, titles, records, acclaim—it's all wonderful, but that's not the real reason you compete. Competition is used to develop yourself. By competing, others bring out the best in you, and you find yourself being pushed beyond what you thought you could do. Your competitors waken you to your dreams. You also learn a lot from them by simply observing their unique way of being. Being with your competitors shows you the things you need to do to improve; it gives you perspective on your talent and training compared to everyone else; and it helps to bring out the best in you. You compete because of them. They're not against you; they are essential to your development. Stretches #12 will help you to learn this.

Exercise good judgment

Of all the personality types, athletes have the genius of risk taking while simultaneously having the least good judgment naturally. That is why they need to bring forth this unconscious part of themselves, nurture it, and run across the finish with it – good judgement needs to become second nature. Their very success depends upon it. How accessible they are to making adjustments and learning something new can open doors that might typically slam shut on them during a game or a match. Good judgment is concomitant with not being physically stiff, with great blood flow, and with making lightning-fast, correct decisions in the heat of competition. Stretches #11 will help develop the discerning, prudent part of yourself.

Eat the most nutrient rich food

Certified organic foods, bioavailable nutrient rich food supplements (like products from Living Fuel.com,) and only the best water (Trinity Spring Water) must dominate your diet. Being tested on an electro-dermal screening device will help to select precisely what you are deficient in as well as this device being capable of analyzing other medical conditions that need to be addressed.

Rest, rest, rest until you are not tired

One of the most important factors for success is sufficient rest. You must train in such a way that you can distinguish between being rested and being not tired. They are not the same thing. When you know how much rest is enough, then and only then can you train. Everyone knows that your body and mind build during rest, not during training. Stretches #12 teach you when you are rested.

The only way to win . . . with someone else in mind

Where does your desire reside? If it is solely for yourself, you will discover that this is ultimately inadequate. There should be someone else you want to win for, other than yourself. Yes, you want to be the best, but having that special someone watching from the stands—whether real or metaphorically—gives you the desire and the heart to win. Stretches #6 will teach you how to do this.

Reality and Myths about Athletes and Age

Age matters ... but only in terms of how you train, not in your capacity to win. Teenaged athletes have different considerations than older athletes. Most people peak athletically when they are a long way out of their teens.

There are many myths about age and athletes. We need to break them right here and now.

Too much "yardage" is contra-productive

If you drive a VW bus around a race track 1000 miles it does not make the car run faster than if you drove it 20 miles. If you want a faster track time, then up grade the car or how you body works. More and more repetitions do not upgrade a car or your body —instead it prematurely ages both. If you cannot perform better nearly every day, then you are being treated like a rental car or disposable resource by your coach. Get rid of the coach, decrease the repetitions, and dramatically increase the time you spend upgrading your body, diet, psychological health, etc.

Biomechanical upgrades

Developing yourself brings success at any age, even at ages you would not expect. When you train and improve your biomechanical efficiency through stretching, thus upgrading your body every day, you can expect to see success at much older ages than are typical. Knowing that it is possible to upgrade yourself is what most athletes are missing.

At age 33 Dara Torres had a better body (and mind) than she did at 16. She swam faster at 33 then at three previous Olympics. She credits Resistance Stretching as a significant and indispensable reason behind her wins.

Athletic excellence happens through the ages

No... younger people are not better athletes simply because they're young. Younger athletes have obvious advantages over people 30 years their senior, but both men and women peak athletically much later in life—not at 15 or 18 but in their 30's and 40's. But you might miss the summit entirely if you neglect to develop and upgrade your flexibility. Warning: most people burn up their "endowment" when they're still very young. If they're lucky, they might still have something left to spend in their twenties. But without flexibility and great nutrition, they will have simple shot their wad.

The mental edge

Older athletes have had the time to develop greater mental prowess, which is why everyone peaks after 30. The mental aspect of sports is often discussed but rarely defined or accomplished. You need to know all 16 high personality traits before you can expect to handle what is thrown at you when you compete. You must discover how to turn anxiety into the will to be #1; to turn fears into knowledgeable problem-solving skills; to turn anger into a love for the sport and your competitors; and to turn false beliefs about yourself and how to do your sport into unimaginable and exhilarating revolutions in your sport — triumph through change.

The Athletic Personality Type

Did you know that one of the 16 personality types is the Athletic Personality Type? It's the type associated with the functioning of the skin. Though some lucky people are simply born this type, everyone can learn the personality traits that this type enjoys inherently.

The athletic type

The Athletic Personality Type is obviously naturally very physical, present- minded, enjoys stressing themselves, and has instincts that give them precognitive insights into what is happening around them. They feel how everything affects their body—the people they meet, the food they eat, the amount of rest they get, their sex life, their family life, world events, etc.—everything registers as either good or bad stresses in and on their body. They have external immune systems that remove waste products from strenuous exercise immediately, enabling them to avoid feelings of stiffness and soreness that other types commonly experience. They are continuously aware of their skin and hair, and they dress with style. Practice Stretches #12 to develop these qualities.

These inherent athletic qualities make this type especially suited for extraordinary physical accomplishments. But they don't give them everything they need.

How they complete what they've started

Athletic types must complete their development by being passionate and intense about what they are doing. They have to allow their unconscious to show them how to create new movements, new training upgrades. They have to learn how to turn their depression into being a class act.

How they change

Athletic types must complete their development by acquiring problem-solving skills and the ability to be their own authority. The physical nature of this type means they may neglect their mental training. They need to learn how to become their own best authority on themselves and their training, and to learn from and evaluate other authorities. This added mental development also teaches them how to be more devoted, how to work harder and persevere, and how to better understand what is not yet known to them. Stretches #9 teach these qualities.

How they learn not to oppose themselves

The Athletic Personality Type opposes himself or herself by not developing sufficient strength or aerobic capacity. Psychologically they need to know the truth and not be passive aggressive. Though athletes appear unbelievably fit, the most commonly underdeveloped part of them is their aerobic capacity (hard for me to admit, seeing that I know the value of flexibility, but aerobic proficiency depends on flexibility, as we've said many times before). This is true regardless of their sport. This aerobic capacity governs the ability to develop flexibility and strength. Their feeling of power literally resides in their aerobic capacity. Practice Stretches #3 to develop these qualities.

How they reach balance

Success for the Athletic Personality Type comes through an awareness of energy expenditure, discipline, and sound judgment. As naturally aware as they are of their bodies, this type needs to also acquire subtle attunement to their energy expenditure. More than any other factor, this awareness will impact their ability to win. Practice Stretches #11 to develop these qualities.

Training Musts

What we are going to recommend here is not necessarily easy to do, nor is it what you may now think is the best approach to take. But give these suggestions a try and see what kind of impact they have on your training. It's what we've discovered so far, and I'm sure some will change as we learn more.

Pair up with the best coaches and consultants

You must have the best advisors in the world to be the best in the world. These people seem to attract each other. On the other hand if your coach cannot help you to improve daily while helping to find the exact consultants to solve your most pressing needs, then make no mistake, your coach is stopping you. As the expression goes "take no prisoners" and find yourself a killer coach. A killer coach is highly communicative, empathetic, a great listener, responds immediately, seeks help from other consultants, and has you and not your results an absolute priority. As he helps you become an amazing person, your results will be amazing — there is no other way.

Wake-up

5:30 Wake up – 9:30 sleep. Your body wants to stretch early. Then around 7:00 AM your mind organizes the day's activities (a lot of people make their itinerary at this time). Bowel movement, steam, shower, and a nice organic breakfast brings you to 8:30 AM. (Limit the late hours).

Organic everything

Organic Food, Trinity Water, Whole Food Supplements, and nutrient meal augmentations like Living Fuel are essential. Needless to say, addictive substances are not a good idea.

Develop mental prowess

You need to develop your Free-Attentional Focus. Over-intellectualizing, no matter how great your ideas, will not give you the help you need. Where is your attention? Be there now. This is the point. That's mental tuffness.

Prioritize

Scheduling yourself firmly is essential. Doing many good things for yourself goes a long way towards being more successful and winning. Have an incredible life in and out of the water so to speak. Meet other people that are geniuses in other fields — only they confirm your approach to success.

Many repetitions of each stretch

10 repetitions of each stretch and as many sets as necessary—these are absolutely necessary to create flexibility gains. These repeats engage more of your entire muscle each time. Remember to do three sets for each group on both sides, and to resist maximally several times during each stretch. Sometimes literally hundreds of sets need to occur to remove chronic damage or tenseness in a particular muscle group.

Rest

You need to know when to rest, and how much rest you require in order to train successfully. Only if you feel rested, can you then train. Read this 6 to 10 times.

Men and Women Athletes – Doing them Justice

I have used flexibility training with a number of elite athletes and Olympic hopefuls. It is an intensive and vigilant process that never ends. You need to test their flexibility, then compare those results with nutritional and preventative health analysis, as well as use other evaluative health tools to proactively target "trigger" areas that need to be prioritized and addressed.

For example, stretching can tell you which muscles are inflexible and which correlate to specific organ and tissue functions. These should be compared to an analysis from a healthcare practitioner who evaluates for wellness (as opposed to only when you're sick). These findings should then be correlated to an assessment by a TCM practitioner. These are in turn correlated with a psychological profile analysis, etc. In this way, a team of health care professionals can jointly and regularly pinpoint what requires attention and recommend many informed approaches for achieving a specific upgrade.

Men and women athletes have some very different concerns. Pushing women and men beyond their limits is known to result in very serious health concerns for both groups. Extremes need to be avoided. Instead, constant evaluations and re-evaluations of the stresses being placed on them must be cross-referenced against different kinds of health modalities.

Both genders at younger ages need special diets, and their training should be modulated at different ages. Biomechanical stresses simply cannot be handled by the very young. If you over-stress them, they can be ruined for life. The nutritional demands of the young athlete far outweigh what they are typically provided in most training regimens.

Continuous psychological analysis on all 16 personality traits needs to be assessed to coincide with their psychological development at all ages. Educating them about their psychological development keeps young athletes from developing many of the mental and behavioral problems we've seen in young competitors who lack the maturity to handle certain kinds of pressure. A weak link in one or more aspects of the person can destroy everything. Regardless of their age, all athletes must learn about their strengths and weaknesses relative to the 16 aspects of their personality. Stretching can upgrade a person in all 16 of these qualities.

Tapering and Peaking

You must experiment with your sport and learn the best ways to peak for competition. Many factors need to be evaluated. Try everything you plan on doing in competition before you get there. Practicing how you will warm up and compete (there are innumerable ways) will allow you to know yourself better and what you need to do to prepare yourself. Plan on having your regular support group always on hand at competitions.

You are obviously very different during practice than at competitions. But your practice sessions need to reflect the exact content of your competition. You are practicing in order to compete. Your practices should make you totally psyched to compete. Performance anxieties must be transformed into excitement to win, fear into daring, anger into acting the role of a champion, and ill intent into moral highs.

Experiment with how much you have to rest to peak. A rested person has a clear and focused mind . . . essential for peaking. Trying to rest up in a couple weeks after months of being over trained is like fixing up the house you live in only just before you want to sell it. Fix your own house —yourself— now so that you can live in the kind of house you dream of daily (instead of for only a couple months).

Help!

You will need many people to help you. Personal support is the most valuable type of assistance. Essential help also comes in the form of family, friends and partners. Other helpers include: Massage therapists, people who prepare your organic food, schedulers, coaches, technique experts, psychologists, flexibility and strength trainers . . . to name just a few. And you'll need most of these people every day! You need their help to win, and you can't do it without them... it's that simple.

A New Class of Athlete

Most people who train to be athletes are treated like gladiators tossed into a pit with their enemies. They are not taken care of. They are used up and spit back out while others are seduced to replace them. They typically go on to have terrible problems with their bodies the rest of their lives. How often do we see former Olympians or professional athletes after their glory days? Go find some X-Olympians and show them how to stretch.

I want you to be one of those athletes that come away from the sport you love incredibly better off—not just physically, but in all ways.

Through Resistance Flexibility training, we are attempting to create an entirely new class of athlete. By developing and upgrading these elite athletes in all aspects of themselves, we hope to provide the world with a new and exciting picture of well-rounded and exceptional individuals who inspire others in many aspects of their lives. An organic diet, fulfilling intimate relationships, a great support network of trainers, athletes, family, and friends, and staying abreast of cutting-edge advances in technologies for sports enhancement are just some of the ingredients that will make this happen.

Elite athletes must have many health care "geniuses" analyzing them regularly in order to facilitate maximum recovery and healing. Their diet should be flawless, because their healing depends upon it. There are many different alternative therapies that can assist an athlete in their healing process. I recommend electro dermal screening for nutritional analysis and ongoing modifications to your nutritional supplements. A hyperbaric chamber is also excellent for speeding recovery and healing.

In this last chapter we've seen how Resistance Stretching gives elite athletes the competitive physical and psychological edge to put them over the top. But ALL athletes—of every variety, age and skill level—can "turn their game around" with stretching. I can just hear your questions: "Can you help me get my golf game to three under par?" "I've got a great backhand, but my serve stinks. What can you do about that?" "I'm a die-hard runner, but as I've aged, I seem to be losing my stamina and struggle all the time with runner's knee and tendonitis. Can you help me run with confidence again?" "Yes, Yes, Yes"—right back to you.

Nothing is a substitute for stretching.