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

How to Increase Flexibility for Golf

I love golf. In my opinion, golf is the most mentally challenging game out there. I know what your thinking right now: "Ben's a meat head, can he even...

By: Ben Boudro

A Full-Body Mobility Warm-Up You Can Do in Less Than 5 Minutes

Sport-specific training, simply put, is healthy movement put in context. Healthy movement = healthy athletes. A common question I'm posed is, "why do...

By: Georges Dagher

5 Performance Benefits of Pilates

Professional dancers discovered years ago that Pilates is one of the best forms of conditioning for top-tier performers. Now, professional athletes in...

By: Christine Romani-Ruby

Fix Your Posture With This Exercise

Movement is a language that requires proper grammar in order to be effective: breathing is akin to a comma when discussing movement transitions, while...

By: Georges Dagher

Relieve Tight Hips With the Deep Squat to Hamstring Stretch

The Lost Art of the Deep Squat When is the last time you practiced the squat pattern with full range of motion at the hips? Chances are it's been a...

By: John Rusin

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.

Yoga Fails, Fixed: Low Lunge

Get expert advice about the Low Lunge Pose and how to fix common mistakes while performing it.

Yoga Fails, Fixed: Triangle Pose

Get expert advice about the Triangle Pose and how to fix common mistakes while performing it.