The Whartons' Stretch Book

Published in 1996, The Whartons' Stretch Book is considered the touchstone text for active isolated flexibility,  pioneered by Jim and Phil Wharton.  With over 50 stretches, this easy- to-read book provides concise instructions, along with clear illustrations, to assist you in learning this life-changing range of motion technique. Whether you are a serious competitor, weekend warrior, or struggling with injury or muscular imbalance this book will provide you with your road map for success.

Purchase it on this site as part of The Whartons Flexibility Kit

Or it may be purchased individually at most major retailers (unfortunately we are unable to carry it at this time).  A few retailer selections are provided below:

 
 
 

The Whartons' Back Book

 

Published in 2003, The Whartons' Back Book is the ultimate back-care guide.  Inspired by Phil's story - self-correction of a 33-degree curvature of the spine -  this work takes you through the necessary movements for back health.  You will be taken step-by-step through both the flexibility and strength exercises necessary for optimal health. 

  • Understand how the back works and why back problems can often be traced to injuries in other parts of the body.
  • Reverse or completely cure back problem stemming from more than 50 conditions, activities, and sports-related injuries.
  • Relieve back-related troubles caused by anything from extra pounds to osteoporosis, work, tension, or the way you sleep.

 

This book may be purchased individually at most major retailers (unfortunately we are unable to carry it at this time).

 

The Whartons' Complete Strength Book

The Whartons' Complete Strength Book is the definitive guide to ensuring muscular balance and stability, providing postural alignment, preventing injury, and achieving optimum health.  Using the active isolated techniques introduced in The Whartons' Stretch Book, you'll learn how to create a personal training program backed by sound scientific principles and specifically tailored to your unique health and fitness goals.

Note: This is an E-Book

"The Whartons' Strength Book can serve as a personal trainer in a unique system of working individual muscles to attain not only greater strength but also improved general health.  Having worked with the Whartons, I consider them uniquely qualified as teachers of this method."  - Andrew Weil, M.D.

 
 

The Whartons' Strength Book - Upper Body

The Whartons’ Strength Book:  Upper Body is your resource for muscular rebalancing and joint-integrity strengthening for the following regions:  Shoulders; Neck; and Arm, Wrist, Elbow, and Hands. You will learn the keys to stability through this biomechanically correct and physiologically sound process. The Whartons have taken the mystery and confusion out of attaining optimum health, providing simple solutions to complicated problems. 

Note: This is an E-Book

 
 

The Whartons' Strength Book - Lower Body

The Whartons’ Strength Book: Lower Body  is your resource for muscular rebalancing and joint-integrity strengthening for the following regions:  Upper Legs, Hips, Trunk – Extended Core, Lower Legs, Ankles, and Feet. You will learn the keys to stability through this biomechanically correct and physiologically sound process. The Whartons have taken the mystery and confusion out of attaining optimum health, providing simple solutions to complicated problems. 

Note: This is an E-Book