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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This Stretch Highlights the Freakish Flexibility of U.S. Olympic Gymnast Madison Kocian

U.S. Olympic Gymnast Madison Kocian has had a great Rio Olympics. She has a team gold in the Gymnastics All Around and a silver in the Uneven Bars. ...

You Probably Have Weak Hips. Here's What That Means and How To Fix It

Hips are one of the most ambiguous terms in athletic performance. Tight hips, loose hips, strong hips, weak hips—these phrases get tossed around ...

5 Sled Exercises That Will Make You Faster and Stronger

Show & Go Muscles. That's what we are after with these 5 sled exercises. What the hell am I talking about? Simple. Show Muscles are the muscles in the...

Is Your Back Healthy? Find Out With These 2 Spine Tests

Whether you're squatting, deadlifting, tossing a med ball against a wall, running, or swimming, guess what? Your spine is moving, hence the impetus to...

How to Increase Flexibility for Golf

I love golf. In my opinion, golf is the most mentally challenging game out there. I know what your thinking right now: "Ben's a meat head, can he even...

A Full-Body Mobility Warm-Up You Can Do in Less Than 5 Minutes

Sport-specific training, simply put, is healthy movement put in context. Healthy movement = healthy athletes. A common question I'm posed is, "why do...

5 Performance Benefits of Pilates

Professional dancers discovered years ago that Pilates is one of the best forms of conditioning for top-tier performers. Now, professional athletes in...

Fix Your Posture With This Exercise

Movement is a language that requires proper grammar in order to be effective: breathing is akin to a comma when discussing movement transitions, while...

Relieve Tight Hips With the Deep Squat to Hamstring Stretch

The Lost Art of the Deep Squat When is the last time you practiced the squat pattern with full range of motion at the hips? Chances are it's been a...

5 Posture Exercises That Maximize Strength

From the moment you wake up the world is in the palm of your hand. Literally. It's your smart phone. That one device wakes you up in the morning, tells...

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