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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Play Your Best With This 3-Exercise Basketball Warm-Up

For as much time and energy basketball players put into honing their games, few realize the impact a proper warm-up can have on their performance. ...

By: Rakim Anim

3 Resistance Band Exercises to Improve Posture and Heal Your Shoulders

These days, it's hard to find anyone with truly good posture. Just think about how the majority of people spend their time: Students are likely fou...

By: Kevin Warren

3 Exercises to Finally Fix Your Tight Hip Flexors for Good

Tight hip flexors are a common complaint heard from athletes across all sports. Could it be from sitting in a desk for 8-plus hours a day if they are ...

By: Mitch Gill

Don't Waste Your Time With These 3 Static Stretches; Do These Instead

When it comes to mobility, more is not always better. Flexibility, excessive range of motion and general joint laxity may make you a more limber athle...

By: Justin Ochoa

Train These Little-Known Hip Muscles for a Big Boost in Performance

It's no secret we all have weaknesses that tend to cause problems in the weight room, on the field of play and in our daily lives. If you're a an athl...

By: Gavin McHale

Recover From Your Workday With These 3 Foam Roller Tricks

No matter how much you exercise, office jobs are hard on the body. Tied to a desk, most of us will slump, hold our heads in uncomfortable positions an...

By: Anna Johansson

Unlock Tight Hips for Good With the Shin Box Stretch

Tight hips are an epidemic. In today's increasingly sedentary society, most people are sitting for the majority of the day. Whether it's behind a desk...

By: Kevin Warren

This Yoga Routine Will Get You in Shape for Ski Season

Train The Way You Play: Mimic the Movement Sport Yoga is a functional fitness program that replicates the unique demands of a particular sport. This...

By: Patricia Akins

Improve Your Golf Game With Zach Johnson's Full-Body Strength and Mobility Workout

At 41 years old, Zach Johnson isn't concerned about driving the ball farther than the young guns on the PGA Tour. With 26 pro wins, he's perfectly fin...

By: Andy Haley

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

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