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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The Best Stretching Exercise for You

Distinguishing Stretching Exercise Variations: A Prerequisite for Athletes By Jim Carpentier Stretching is often a misinterpreted fitness and sports...

Get Better Hip Mobility: 9 Stretches and Exercises

Lower body mobility can improve an athlete's overall performance by enhancing their flexibility, speed, and strength. With this certain hip mobility...

Dynamic Warm-Up Exercises Done the Right Way

For at least a decade now, the general consensus has been that prior to any type of physical activity, a dynamic warm-up is the way to go. While static...

Green Bay Packers Discover Football's Fountain of Youth

For the third time in four years, the Green Bay Packers ranked among the bottom three NFL teams impacted by injuries, based on Football Outsiders ...

How to Determine if You Can Safely Do Overhead Exercises

Overhead exercises are a staple in most weight rooms. Military Presses, Push Presses and Dumbbell Shoulder Presses are all done in an effort to build ...

Animal Flow Scorpion Reach for Injury Prevention

Animal Flow's Scorpion Reach for Injury Prevention In the practice of Animal Flow one of the moves we do during our Form Specific Stretches, is called a...

Is an Outdated Strength Program Putting Dallas Cowboys Players at Risk?

Following his first off-season workout with the Denver Broncos, DeMarcus Ware raved about the "state-of-the-art" training program employed by his ne...

A Daily Stretching Routine for Student Athletes (and Other Desk Jockeys)

A Convenient And Essential Full-Body Daily Stretching Routine for Student Athletes By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Following intense activity, tight or sore...

Increase Your Flexibility Without Stretching

Generally, the best athletes are more prone to injury. This is because they function at peak performance, the fine line between injury and optimal...

Go the Distance With This Baseball Yoga Warm-Up

At just 23 years of age, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison has already had to overcome a serious injury. Just a few pitches into a 2012 game ag...

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