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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What is PNF Stretching and How to Use It

You know the feeling when you stretch a muscle? It feels great as you lengthen until you move closer to the end range of motion and it begins to feel ...

By: Andy Haley

8 Strength Coaches Recommend the Top Stretches for Athletes

Mobility exercises and stretching are two often overlooked aspects of training that are very important to improving performance and movement quality....

By: John Papp

A Nighttime Stretch Routine for Athletes

Your body is feeling a bit banged up from a tough lift or brutal practice where your coach decided to spend some extra time on conditioning. Or maybe ...

By: Andy Haley

2 Mobility Drills That Will Get Rid of Hip Pain During Squats

Squatting should be pain-free. It's one of our natural movement patterns that our body is designed to do over and over again. But as modern humans,...

By: Andy Haley

How Long to Hold a Stretch to Improve Flexibility

Stretching arguably is one of the most butchered aspects of training. Unless you have a strength coach or you're a gym rat, there's a good chance you ...

By: Andy Haley

STACK Sports Health: Check Your Shoulder Health With This Mobility Assessment

Your shoulders are pretty cool joints. They can move at high speed to throw a ball or swing a racquet and are strong enough to support hundreds of pou...

By: Andy Haley

8 Hip Mobility Exercises That Will Unlock Your Strength and Power

Top 8 Hip Mobility Exercises for Strength and Power Header video: https://s.gmb.io/2sQ0ori (Please use this video for the header video at the top of the...

By: Ryan Hurst

5 Best Stretches to Reset Your Body After Sitting for Several Hours

The amount of time spent sitting has reached an all time high in today's society. Between working at a desk, commuting, watching TV, and texting, it's...

By: Kevin Warren

Loosen Up Your Hips With This Simple Stretch

Today's Edge: We sit more than ever and our hips suck because of it. It's important to expose your hips to different and full ranges of motion to keep...

By: Tim DiFrancesco

How Not To Be Bored with Mobility Work

Mobility drills and stretching are boring, but also very beneficial to the average gym goer and athlete. Mobility drills and stretches can be used...

By: John Papp

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