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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5 Must-Have Tools to Improve Mobility and Flexibility

Do you do any mobility work? If not, you should. If you do, great job! Being aware of the role adequate mobility plays in the prevention of future...

4 Ways to Increase Lacrosse Shot Rotational Power

To get the most out of your lacrosse shot, you need to rotate the right segments of your spine at the right time. To shoot harder, you need to ...

YOGA FAILS, FIXED: How to Not Mess Up Downward Facing Dog

More and more people in the U.S. are doing yoga, which should be a good thing. The practice is linked to numerous health benefits—improved fitne...

3 Drills for Better Hip Mobility

In the process of creating a healthier and more athletic body, joint mobility is often not put at the top of the to-do list. Mobility, however, is...

Optimizing Energy Transfer in Your Lacrosse Shot

While I continue to study and analyze the game of lacrosse, I have had the opportunity to identify several specific movement patterns necessary to be...

Try This Hip and Chest Opener from NFL Wide Receiver Pierre Garcon

NFL wide receiver Pierre Garcon currently holds the Washington Redskins' record for most receptions in a single season. He also is one of three play...

3 Super Simple Stretches That Alleviate the Pain of Prolonged Desk-Sitting

Sitting at a desk for hours on end is certainly no fun. But it's especially awful when that prolonged period of hunched focus wreaks havoc on your...

Build a More Powerful Golf Swing With These Mobility Drills

Golf is a complex sport, and golf mobility is a key component to a swing. The swinging motion is often classified as a rotary action in which an athelte...

The Yoga Warm-Up for Basketball Players

How can yoga help a basketball player before a game? Visualize this: It's the night of a big showdown between rivals. As the clock ticks down the...

Lacrosse Players: Improve Your Mobility to Increase Your Speed and Shot Power

The game of lacrosse is all about power and speed. But behind these two key attributes is something that often gets ignored in young, developing lac...

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