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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'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

Fix Your Hips in 5 Minutes

Sitting at a desk all day stinks. I sit at a computer writing articles like this one. Many of you are stuck at school in some horribly uncomfortable d...

By: Andy Haley

Try This Simple Stretch Routine to Cool Down From a Workout

Everyone wants to be bigger, stronger, and faster... and more flexible. Okay, being flexible may not be at the top of most peoples' list. Stretching is...

By: Steve Olsen

5 Must-Do Mobility Exercises for Baseball Players

Over the course of a long season it is important to maintain proper shoulder mobility. The repetitiveness from throwing tightens up the shoulder and...

By: Matt Van Sumeren

Why Improving Flexibility Isn't Always a Good Thing

When writing a strength and conditioning program there are a variety of variables that must be taken into consideration. To set yourself up for...

By: Mike Sirani

Why Your Hamstring Stretching Routine Isn't Working

Chances are you're stretching your hamstrings all wrong. From an early age, you were taught that touching your toes is the key to stretching your hams...

By: Andy Haley

5 Reasons Why You Should Improve Your Ankle Mobility

An improvement in ankle mobility is commonly associated with a decreased injury risk. However, there are various performance aspects which can be...

By: Gethin James

Improve Your Hip Mobility to Sprint Faster

Hip mobility drills are important tools for sprinting athletes. Sprinting is an important skill for many athletes. Mobility, or the ability to move a...

By: John Cissik

Is Yoga Safe For Everyone? New Study Offers the Answer

A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham is the first large-scale examination of yoga-related injuries. The findings? Yoga is r...

By: Brandon Hall

The 5-Minute Stretching Routine Used by Rob Gronkowski and His Brothers

Yes, we all want to build strength and size. It's the primary reason why most of us lift weights. But though hitting the weights will always be the...

By: Andy Haley

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