Flexibility

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

A Fast, Effective Youth Soccer Team Warm-Up

Think back to every pre-game warm-up you've ever done as a soccer player. I bet the majority of them included touching your toes for a specific amount...

T-Spine Mobility: Why You Need It, How to Test it and How to Improve It

As our society has become increasingly inactive, our thoracic mobility has suffered as a result. Many of us sit at desks all day, be it in front of a ...

Coaches Can Use These 2 Methods to Greatly Improve the Effectiveness ofTeam Warm-Ups

If you're reading this, you're likely a coach who works in a team sport. With that, allow me to ask you a few simple questions. What are you doing ...

Hockey Players: Fix Your Bad Hips With These 3 Mobility Exercises

Tight, immobile hips bother practically every hockey player at all levels of competition. Being tight in the front of your hips can lead to a bunch...

Play Your Best With This 3-Exercise Basketball Warm-Up

For as much time and energy basketball players put into honing their games, few realize the impact a proper warm-up can have on their performance. ...

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.

STACK Sports Health: Improve Your Flexibility With PNF Stretching

Dr. Matt Stevens explains how to take advantage of the flexibility benefits of PNF stretching.

The Warm-Up and Speed Training That Has Developed Andrew McCutchen’s Incredible Athleticism

An inside look at the on-field workouts Andrew McCutchen uses during the off-season at IMG Academy.

Stay Loose Between Innings Like All-Star First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt

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.

Get Loose on the Diamond With All-Star First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt Warm-Up

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.