This book is a great starting point for improving your shoulder flexibility. It is designed for use in the gym or at home, and for coaches, parents, and gymnasts. Shoulder flexibility is important for many different skills, such as walkovers, handstands, bridges, front handsprings and back handsprings. Having good shoulder flexibility will allow you to execute these skills with ease, while bad shoulder flexibility will usually make the skills more difficult to learn. In many cases, the lack of shoulder flexibility results in incorrect technique. The lack of shoulder flexibility becomes very evident in gymnasts at higher levels, where many of the skills require great flexibility. Achieving the necessary flexibility at the higher levels require a lot of work and can be frustrating. That’s why you should start working on shoulder flexibility from the day you step foot in a gym. This book covers the most common stretches to increase shoulder flexibility, and many can be included in your warm-up routine.