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
What's your perfect Friday morning? For Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert, it might involve Pokémon Go and yoga. The Cleveland Cavaliers teammate...
By: Brandon Hall
Gone are the days of holding stretches before performing a workout or playing your sport. Research has shown that static stretching can decrease the ...
By: Andy Haley
U.S. Olympic Gymnast Madison Kocian has had a great Rio Olympics. She has a team gold in the Gymnastics All Around and a silver in the Uneven Bars. ...
By: Rob Scott
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By: Brandon Hall
Latest Videos in Flexibility
The Gronk Fitness Stretch Machine allows athletes to stretch out their major muscle groups after a workout, ensuring a quality cool-down and enhanced recovery.
All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt provides tips on how to make the most out of your time between innings, and even increase your chance of catching a scout’s attention.
All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt describes how his warm-ups for practices and games have changed over the years to focus less on static stretching and more on dynamic exercises.
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.
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.