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

Here's the Explanation Behind Manu Ginobli's Weird Movements on the Spurs Bench

During the San Antonio Spurs' 96-82 blowout victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, Manu Ginobili was caught doing something strange on th...

By: Rob Scott

5 Yoga-Inspired Stretches That Athletes Can Use to Improve Recovery

stretches recovery* delete Recovery is an essential component of any training program. Athletes of all levels need to make proper recovery part of their...

By: Alena Luciani

The Unorthodox Training Behind Ichiro's Unparalleled Longevity

Ichiro Suzuki is still doing it. He's still making contact at an incredible rate. He's still legging out infield singles. He's still a defensive dy...

By: Brandon Hall

6 Upper-Back Stretches That Improve Mobility and Reduce Pain

6 ESSENTIAL UPPER BODY MOBILITY DRILLS If you are a trainer or coach then you will more than likely be pretty well versed about the role of the thoracic...

By: Travis Hansen

Ichiro Suzuki Hasn't Taken a Vacation Since 2005, Plans to Play in the MLB Until He's 50

With apologies to Cal Ripken, Ichiro Suzuki is baseball's modern day iron man. The 43-year-old may be the oldest position player in the majors, but...

By: Brandon Hall

Latest Videos in Flexibility

Improve Full-Body Flexibility With These Stretch Machine Exercises

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.

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.

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.