Flexibility Articles

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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How to Treat the Nagging Groin Pain Known as Pectineus Muscle Soreness

Prevention and Recovery Tips for Common Pectineus Muscle Soreness By Jim Carpentier, CSCS A common complaint from athletes in many sports is pectineus...

By: Jim Carpentier

Try This Yoga Sequence to Improve Your Balance and Coordination

When we think about balance, we often envision holding a Half Moon or Tree pose for 30 seconds without wavering. But falls don't usually happen when you...

By: Patricia Akins

Brewers Slugger Eric Thames Stopped Lifting Heavy Weights and Now Leads the MLB With 11 Home Runs

If you hadn't heard of Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames until this baseball season, you're probably not alone. Thames last appeared in th...

By: Rob Scott

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

4 Hip Flexor Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips

The most common complaint we hear from our members is "My hips are so tight." The response is always "Here, try this hip flexor stretch." Well why are...

By: Ryan Obernesser

'Neutral Spine' Defined: How Your Back Should Be Positioned When You Lift Weights

A neutral spine refers to the ideal spinal position you should try to maintain all day, every day. Whether you're an athlete or a desk worker, knowi...

By: Andy Haley

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