is a very important part of becoming a good kicker
or punter. When
I was taught the proper kicking techniques early in
my college career, I realized I had a problem.
My body was unable to execute the proper
techniques because I lacked the necessary
the course of the off-season before my junior year
in college I stretched rigorously for about a half
hour a day. I
stretched so intensely that for about the first
month I actually lost flexibility because I was so
slowly the soreness began to disappear and I started
to become more and more flexible.
I can do the splits in a forward position and come
fairly close in the side position.
If you follow this program wholeheartedly you
will undoubtedly realize the same results
because I am not a naturally flexible person. Once
you have the necessary flexibility you will be
amazed at how much more fluid your technique will
become and how much less you will experience
Stretching Program includes:
- Stretching Strap Static Stretching Program
- Illustrated Kicking.com Active Stretching Program©
- Stretching Strap
the benefits of stretching without a
isotonic, isometric and prolonged
grip allows deep, gradual stretching of
major muscle groups with greater safety
and effectiveness than is possible
length; 10 grip areas
guide book included
Kicking.com Stretching Program
serves two purposes: it minimizes the chances
of injury and increase range-of-motion.
Increased range-of-motion will give you
the flexibility to execute the proper kicking
program teaches two types of stretching:
static and active.
Both static and active stretching are
important because they will work together to
improve your overall flexibility faster and
safer than other stretching routines.
the static and active stretching routines
focus on safety.
I have been taught many stretches
throughout my career which are not good for
your back and other joints in your body.
This is particularly important for
kickers since kickers already put a lot of
strain on their backs.
For kickers it is critical to focus on
stretches that do not cause you to bend your
lower back into a stretch.
The Stretching Strap allows you to
stretch in a safe manner (with the lower back
in the neutral position) on the field.
I have always found a number of good
and safe ways to stretch in a gym, but until I
discovered the Stretching Strap, I never
had a good on-the-field routine.
with your Stretching Strap is a comprehensive
and illustrated stretching program that utilizes all
of the benefits of the Stretching Strap.
I recommend you follow this routine.
This routine will fulfill the static
stretching aspect of the program.
I recommend you do your static stretching
after a brief warm-up.
Your active stretching program will follow
the static stretching program.
this routine as a supplement to your normal
If you do not have a program, check out my Click
to Kick DVD for a complete kickers
off-season strengthening program.
You should try to do this at least four times
a week and definitely every time you kick.