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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How to Release Muscle Knots and Trigger Points

Trigger points or knots in your muscles can interfere with the normal muscle and joint movement. When left untreated, these areas will disrupt local...

How Hockey Goalies Can Get More Flexible for a Better Butterfly

As a hockey goalie, you pride yourself on your positional play. You are right where you need to be to make the first save, but the puck still ends up in...

The 'Third World' Squat: Can Holding This Position Daily Unlock Elite Athletic Performance?

You work your butt off. You run hard, you lift hard, you train hard. You eat right. You sleep right. But what if I told you that no matter how har...

Reducing Tight Hamstrings without Stretching for Hockey Players

Tight hamstrings plague hockey players. These athletes will spend a lot of time trying to stretch but the hamstrings never seem to loosen up. There are...

Improve Your Balance with Stability Ball Exercises

Balance is essential for athletes when it comes to sports. Having good balance helps athletes make more precise and powerful movements during activity....

Dig Like a Pro: Exercises for Volleyball Mobility

Fast-paced sports, such as volleyball, require quick reactions in multiple directions. During reactive movements, athletes do whatever it takes to get...

3 Exercises That Fix Common Baseball Hip Mobility Issues

In Baseball, hip mobility is key. Whether it comes in the form of rotation at the plate or full extension off the mound, the hips are used in every move...

Are Tight Hips Slowing You Down?

The "hip flexors" are the iliacus and psoas major, but the sartorious and rectus femoris are also powerful flexors of the hip and thetensor fasciae...

3 Tips To Make Your Stretching Routine More Effective

Flexibility is a game changing quality that separates good athletes from epic champions. Releasing muscles in the proper way creates a stretching...

How to Fix 4 Common Tight Areas in Your Body

With all the controversy surrounding pre-workout passive stretching and it's negative effects on performance, many trainers and coaches have shifted...

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