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

9 Exercises That Improve Spinal Health

Back pain can be debilitating to the point that you're unable to do anything, let alone participate in sports. At some point in our lives, we'll be hit...

By: Chris Cooper

Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert Started Their Friday With Yoga and 'Pokémon GO'

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

This Type of Stretching Will Screw Up Your Workout

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

This Stretch Highlights the Freakish Flexibility of U.S. Olympic Gymnast Madison Kocian

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

If You're Like Most Athletes, You Probably Have Weak Hips. Here's What That Means and How To Fix It

Hips are one of the most ambiguous terms in athletic performance. Tight hips, loose hips, strong hips, weak hips—these phrases get tossed around rid...

By: Brandon Hall

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.

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.