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Differences between Flexibility Express DVD and Secrets of Stretching DVD

A few people have asked me, “What is the difference between the Flexibility Express and Secrets of Stretching DVDs?” Here is my answer:

I made Secrets of Stretching when I was 35. I made Flexibility Express at 55, so the main difference between those two DVDs is 20 years of research and experience. The other difference is that Secrets of Stretching teaches resistance exercises and stretches designed specifically for fighters and martial artists who want powerful kicks, while Flexibility Express delivers simultaneous gains in strength and flexibility of the entire body for athletes in all sports. So, Secrets of Stretching covers flexibility and strength of the lower body only—that is, the hips and legs—while Flexibility Express covers the arms, shoulders, back, hips, and legs.

Compared to Secrets of Stretching, in Flexibility Express the method is streamlined; the exercises are simpler, easier, but no less effective; and you get more information on those exercises.

I can say that Flexibility Express is a distillation of my knowledge of flexibility and strength training, all that was published in Secrets of Stretching and Stretching Scientifically, and a lot that was not. This is why the DVD Flexibility Express is more expensive than Secrets of Stretching—just like a cognac is more expensive than the wine it was distilled from.

There are other good reasons for pricing it higher than Secrets of Stretching DVD:

I have noticed that people tend to pay more attention to instruction when they pay more money for it. Let me explain: Our previous DVDs and books were priced similarly to or lower than other publications, of lower instructional value, on similar subjects. This has kept some of our customers from fully appreciating them and diligently applying our instruction and thus getting the full benefit of it. I know that many people buy our DVDs and books and then let them gather dust. Then, when their friends see our DVD or book on their shelves and ask, “Can you do what this thing teaches?” the answer, of course, has to be “No.” The friends then get the wrong impression of the quality of our instruction. Setting a higher price on Flexibility Express DVD is a way to remedy that. Yes, higher-priced items are appreciated more than lower-priced items, and they are used rather than forgotten.

Also, with the higher price I hope for no such stupid questions as, “I am 45. Am I too old for these exercises?” Or stupider, “I am 35. Am I too old for these exercises?” Or the completely stupid, “I am 25. Am I too old for these exercises?”

To learn more about the DVD Flexibility Express, read this review by Rev. A. Bodhi Chenevey, RM, DD, Hikaze Learning Corner, Wooster, OH.

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