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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Latest Videos in Flexibility
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.
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.
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.
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