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 Unorthodox Training Behind Ichiro's Unparalleled Longevity

Ichiro Suzuki is still doing it. He's still making contact at an incredible rate. He's still legging out infield singles. He's still a defensive dy...

6 Upper-Back Stretches That Improve Mobility and Reduce Pain

6 ESSENTIAL UPPER BODY MOBILITY DRILLS If you are a trainer or coach then you will more than likely be pretty well versed about the role of the thoracic...

Ichiro Suzuki Hasn't Taken a Vacation Since 2005, Plans to Play in the MLB Until He's 50

With apologies to Cal Ripken, Ichiro Suzuki is baseball's modern day iron man. The 43-year-old may be the oldest position player in the majors, but...

4 Hip Flexor Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips

The most common complaint we hear from our members is "My hips are so tight." The response is always "Here, try this hip flexor stretch." Well why are...

'Neutral Spine' Defined: How Your Back Should Be Positioned When You Lift Weights

A neutral spine refers to the ideal spinal position you should try to maintain all day, every day. Whether you're an athlete or a desk worker, knowi...

Fix Your Hips in 5 Minutes

Sitting at a desk all day stinks. I sit at a computer writing articles like this one. Many of you are stuck at school in some horribly uncomfortable d...

Try This Simple Stretch Routine to Cool Down From a Workout

Everyone wants to be bigger, stronger, and faster... and more flexible. Okay, being flexible may not be at the top of most peoples' list. Stretching is...

5 Must-Do Mobility Exercises for Baseball Players

Over the course of a long season it is important to maintain proper shoulder mobility. The repetitiveness from throwing tightens up the shoulder and...

Why Improving Flexibility Isn't Always a Good Thing

When writing a strength and conditioning program there are a variety of variables that must be taken into consideration. To set yourself up for...

Why Your Hamstring Stretching Routine Isn't Working

Chances are you're stretching your hamstrings all wrong. From an early age, you were taught that touching your toes is the key to stretching your hams...

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