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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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...

3 Easy Warm-Up Stretches to Improve Your Golf Game

Golf has become a sport where physical fitness has become a part of the normal routine. Whether you are a weekend warrior, club champion, collegiate...

Balance Exercises That Are Game-Changers

Homeostasis is the body's internal balance system. It is the regulation of everything organic, monitoring and changing blood pressure, body temperature,...

Flexibility for Cross Country From the Ground Up

Cross Country athletes, and runners in general, typically have two goals: Run faster and stay injury free.  Both performance and injury prevention are a...

Must-Have Additions to Your Baseball Stretching Routine

Trying to get loose before a baseball game is a top priority for all athletes. Coaches do a great job at using baseball stretching routines and dynamic,...

The Ultimate Pitcher's Warm-Up: 4 Shoulder Exercises with Bands

Look in any pitcher's game bag and you're almost guaranteed to find two things: sunflower seeds and stretch bands. While the performance enhancing...

You're Doing It Wrong: The Warm-Up

Bob walks into the gym sipping his highly caffeinated pre workout and hops on the treadmill to warm up. Bob doesn't necessarily like to do this, he...

Improve Your Squat With 6 At-Home Hip Flexor Mobility Exercises

At- Home Hip  Flexor Mobility In any sport performance gym you will find your basics: squat racks, benches, medicine balls, plyometric boxes, etc. There...

Mobility Training for Hockey Goalies

When you think about training for hockey goalies, flexibility is probably one of the first things that springs to mind.  Flexibility exists on a...

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