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
Stretching has become, like many other subjects in fitness, a polarizing topic. There are those who believe that every athlete should stretch before and...
By: Jimmy Sheppard
One of the most common areas of tightness and dysfunction in both high performance athletes along with the general fitness population are the hip...
By: John Rusin
More people who don't look much like yogis (you know, tall, thin, and bendy) are enjoying the benefits of regular yoga practice—including a grow...
By: Brandon Hall
During his career in the NFL (1996-2004), Eddie George did things no other player did—because he trained in a way no other player trained. ...
By: Brandon Hall
Latest Videos in Flexibility
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.
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.
Watch James Harden perform a Hip Circuit, loosening his hips so he can move more freely on the court.
In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin shows you how to relieve tight hamstrings and hips.