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

5 Sled Exercises That Will Make You Faster and Stronger

Show & Go Muscles. That's what we are after with these 5 sled exercises. What the hell am I talking about? Simple. Show Muscles are the muscles in the...

By: Ben Boudro

Is Your Back Healthy? Find Out With These 2 Spine Tests

Whether you're squatting, deadlifting, tossing a med ball against a wall, running, or swimming, guess what? Your spine is moving, hence the impetus to...

By: Georges Dagher

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

Latest Videos in Flexibility

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.

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.