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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Flexibility in Mind and Body Provides Advantages On and Off the Field

New Year's Resolution: Flexibility in Mind and Body Provides On and Off the Field Advantages By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Being able to bend forward to touch...

Pre-Workout Warm-Up Steps You Can't Afford to Skip

Pre-Workout Warm-Up You're a young athlete - and you actually play a real live sport, and don't just "pretend" to play one on your Xbox or PS3 for six...

Dynamic Warm-Up Exercises for a Safe, Effective Workout

Choose One of These Five Dynamic Warm up Exercises for a Safer and Effective Workout   By Jim Carpentier, CSCS        Stop!  Before sprinting several...

Fundamentals of a Pre-Workout Warm-Up

The pre workout warm up is an often skipped over part of the workout process. Many feel it's not important, or they just don't have the time for a warm...

The Importance of Recovery Workouts

Most people in gyms today will never reach their full athletic or strength potential.  The thing they leave out of their strength and...

Why and When You Need to Change Your Pre-Game Warm-Up Routine

Warming up for a workout is straightforward. You step into the gym, warm up and immediately start your workout. However, things can get more compl...

Add Warrior Poses to Your In-Season Training

More athletes are turning to yoga as part of their off-season conditioning. But what about during the season? Understandably, it's difficult to commit...

The Ultimate Turkey Bowl Warm-Up

Seasoned Thanksgiving Day diners know better than to dive right into the turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes. To avoid filling up fast at the dinner...

6 Thoracic Spine Exercises to Improve Mobility

Most experienced coaches know that one of the fastest ways to clean up a nagging shoulder, neck, or lower back problem is to improve mid-back mobility...

3 Yoga Twists to Keep You on the Field and Improve Your Game

Yoga twistsBack pain is a popular reason for bench warming. Low-back issues abound with athletes across all sports. There are numerous reasons athletes...

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