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 Long to Hold a Stretch to Improve Flexibility

Stretching arguably is one of the most butchered aspects of training. Unless you have a strength coach or you're a gym rat, there's a good chance you ...

By: Andy Haley

STACK Sports Health: Check Your Shoulder Health With This Mobility Assessment

Your shoulders are pretty cool joints. They can move at high speed to throw a ball or swing a racquet and are strong enough to support hundreds of pou...

By: Andy Haley

8 Hip Mobility Exercises That Will Unlock Your Strength and Power

Top 8 Hip Mobility Exercises for Strength and Power Header video: https://s.gmb.io/2sQ0ori (Please use this video for the header video at the top of the...

By: Ryan Hurst

5 Best Stretches to Reset Your Body After Sitting for Several Hours

The amount of time spent sitting has reached an all time high in today's society. Between working at a desk, commuting, watching TV, and texting, it's...

By: Kevin Warren

Loosen Up Your Hips With This Simple Stretch

Today's Edge: We sit more than ever and our hips suck because of it. It's important to expose your hips to different and full ranges of motion to keep...

By: Tim DiFrancesco

Latest Videos in Flexibility

Improve Full-Body Flexibility With These Stretch Machine Exercises

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.

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.

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.