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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A Stretching Technique That Increases Muscle Size

Stretching is only for improving flexibility, right? Ever since elementary school gym class, it's been ingrained in your head that stretching is to ...

5 Lower-Body Stretching Exercises Every Athlete Needs to Do

Without proper mobility, elasticity, and flexibility, an athlete's game can suffer. Having a solid stretching routine is a necessary component to...

Jermaine Jones's Yoga Workout For Kicking Power

On June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil, the U. S. Men's National Team was fighting for its life. Trailing Portugal 1-0 in the 64th minute of their Wor...

How Yoga Keeps Jermaine Jones on Top of His Game

Jermaine Jones, a soccer star for the New England Revolution and the United States National Team, has built his career on being physical. A defensive ...

The 6-Move Yoga Warm-Up for Soccer Players

There's not much standing around in soccer. Players are constantly cutting, jumping, sprinting, passing, dribbling, backpedaling. Getting the ...

When Is the Best Time to Stretch?

At some point, you've probably wondered whether you're better off stretching before or after your workout. The folks at DICK's Sporting Goods' "45...

3 Reasons Why Yoga May Be The Most Important Workout for Football Players

More people who don't look much like yogis (you know, tall, thin, and bendy) are enjoying the benefits of regular yoga practice—including a grow...

Find Out If You Should be Stretching to Increase Flexibility

Stretching has become, like many other subjects in fitness, a polarizing topic. There are those who believe that every athlete should stretch before and...

Fix Hip Flexibility Problems With This Simple Exercise

One of the most common areas of tightness and dysfunction in both high performance athletes along with the general fitness population are the hip...

Eddie George's Recovery Workout for Football Players

During his career in the NFL (1996-2004), Eddie George did things no other player did—because he trained in a way no other player trained. ...

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