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 Pro Athletes Recall the Pain and Difficulty of Their First Yoga Session

Once thought of as a training routine reserved for soccer moms and granola-crunching free spirits, yoga offers athletic benefits that can no longe...

By: Brandon Hall

Dynamic and Static Stretching: Which Method is Better?

Dynamic and Static Stretching. Which one is better? Let's first define static and dynamic stretching to better understand when we should implement each...

By: Matt Tanneberg

A Stretching Technique That Increases Muscle Size

Stretching is only for improving flexibility, right? Ever since elementary school gym class, it's been ingrained in your head that stretching is to ...

By: Andy Haley

5 Lower-Body Stretching Exercises Every Athlete Needs to Do

Without proper mobility, elasticity, and flexibility, an athlete's game can suffer. Having a solid stretching routine is a necessary component to...

By: Jennifer Dietrich

Jermaine Jones's Yoga Workout For Kicking Power

On June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil, the U. S. Men's National Team was fighting for its life. Trailing Portugal 1-0 in the 64th minute of their Wor...

By: Brandon Hall

Latest Videos in Flexibility

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