About Stretch Guru: Swim. Muscle and joint flexibility helps you look better, feel better, perform better and avoid injury. Try these easy to follow programs after you exercise and your body will love you! All stretches are static stretching techniques, which involve passively stretching a warm muscle to the point of mild discomfort and holding. Doctors recommend holding stretches anywhere from 10 to 60 seconds, so you can choose a default stretch time in the settings section that works for you. You can also choose a default stretch program so that when you open Stretch Guru, it will automatically launch your favorite program. Stretch Guru gives you 3 seconds between sides and 5 seconds between stretch types to reposition. The Top 6 Stretches takes you through the most important ones for your sport. These are the major muscles used and that often cause injury if not kept flexible. So, if you have just a few minutes, use this program after exertion. If you have a little more time, chose the Top 12 stretches. If you’d like a more extensive program, choose the Top 18 stretches. You can also create three custom programs and name them to suit your needs. The developers of Stretch Guru recommend that you consult your doctor prior to undertaking any form of physical activity or fitness training, including any or all of the activities shown in this software. If you plan to use Stretch Guru for your own training, the programs may need to be conveyed to your doctor in such detail that they can be adequately assessed for suitability. Endorsements “Including a program like Stretch Guru in your daily routine will undoubtedly increase your flexibility, which is the main missing component in maximizing power and sports is all about power. The greater power the greater potential for maximum performance. Many of the greatest athletes in the world during the past 40 years in all sports have achieved championship status and prolonged their careers by including a good stretching program.” ~ Aaron Mattes, Developer of the Mattes Method of Active Isolated Stretching. “Stretching is one of the most under-utilized techniques for improving athletic performance and getting rid of those annoying sports injuries. Don't make the mistake of thinking that something as simple as stretching won't be effective.” ~ Brad Walker, Developer of The Stretching Institute “Even if you're obsessed with one sport, you still do more than that particular activity. Whether you run, cycle, ski, or play any other sports, or even just sit at a desk all day, stretching helps protect you from injury and dissipates tension.” ~ Bob Anderson, Author of the book, Stretching.