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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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

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

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