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.

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Fix Your Hips in 5 Minutes

Sitting at a desk all day stinks. I sit at a computer writing articles like this one. Many of you are stuck at school in some horribly uncomfortable d...

By: Andy Haley

Try This Simple Stretch Routine to Cool Down From a Workout

Everyone wants to be bigger, stronger, and faster... and more flexible. Okay, being flexible may not be at the top of most peoples' list. Stretching is...

By: Steve Olsen

5 Must-Do Mobility Exercises for Baseball Players

Over the course of a long season it is important to maintain proper shoulder mobility. The repetitiveness from throwing tightens up the shoulder and...

By: Matt Van Sumeren

Why Improving Flexibility Isn't Always a Good Thing

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By: Mike Sirani

Why Your Hamstring Stretching Routine Isn't Working

Chances are you're stretching your hamstrings all wrong. From an early age, you were taught that touching your toes is the key to stretching your hams...

By: Andy Haley