Flexibility refers to the ability of a joint, such as a knee or shoulder, to move through its full range of motion—important for all athletes. Improving flexibility increases mobility for increased strength and speed, while reducing the risk of injury to muscles, ligaments and tendons. Common exercises for increasing flexibility include static stretching, dynamic warm-ups, yoga, massage therapy and foam rolling. In addition, performing functional exercises through their full range of motion improves overall flexibility. Improve your flexibility with the latest advice and routines from the nation's elite coaches and athletes.

Latest in Flexibility

Find Out If You Should be Stretching to Increase Flexibility

Stretching has become, like many other subjects in fitness, a polarizing topic. There are those who believe that every athlete should stretch before and...

By: Jimmy Sheppard

Fix Hip Flexibility Problems With This Simple Exercise

One of the most common areas of tightness and dysfunction in both high performance athletes along with the general fitness population are the hip...

By: John Rusin

3 Reasons Why Yoga May Be The Most Important Workout for Football Players

More people who don't look much like yogis (you know, tall, thin, and bendy) are enjoying the benefits of regular yoga practice—including a grow...

By: Brandon Hall

4 Hip Flexor Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips

The most common complaint we hear from our members is "My hips are so tight." The response is always "Here, try this hip flexor stretch." Well why are...

By: Ryan Obernesser

Eddie George's Recovery Workout for Football Players

During his career in the NFL (1996-2004), Eddie George did things no other player did—because he trained in a way no other player trained. ...

By: Brandon Hall

Latest Videos in Flexibility

The Power of Recovery: The Perfect Active Recovery Routine for Your Athletes

In the episode of 'The Power of Recovery,' elite performance coach Steve Hess demonstrates a complete post-workout active recovery routine with two of his professional athletes.

How Peyton Manning Stays Loose and Prevents Injury

Staying healthy and in the game are vital to Peyton Manning's success. Find out how he's stayed loose and healthy for the majority of his record-breaking NFL career.

6 Power Plate Exercise Variations

Power Plates are typically used by strength coaches for dynamic warm-ups and recovery workouts, and by physical therapists for rehab and injury prevention routines.

James Harden Hip Circuit

Watch James Harden perform a Hip Circuit, loosening his hips so he can move more freely on the court.

World-Class Workouts With Todd Durkin: How to Relieve Tight Hamstrings and Hips

In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin shows you how to relieve tight hamstrings and hips.