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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A Fast, Effective Youth Soccer Team Warm-Up

Think back to every pre-game warm-up you've ever done as a soccer player. I bet the majority of them included touching your toes for a specific amount...

T-Spine Mobility: Why You Need It, How to Test it and How to Improve It

As our society has become increasingly inactive, our thoracic mobility has suffered as a result. Many of us sit at desks all day, be it in front of a ...

Coaches Can Use These 2 Methods to Greatly Improve the Effectiveness ofTeam Warm-Ups

If you're reading this, you're likely a coach who works in a team sport. With that, allow me to ask you a few simple questions. What are you doing ...

Hockey Players: Fix Your Bad Hips With These 3 Mobility Exercises

Tight, immobile hips bother practically every hockey player at all levels of competition. Being tight in the front of your hips can lead to a bunch...

Play Your Best With This 3-Exercise Basketball Warm-Up

For as much time and energy basketball players put into honing their games, few realize the impact a proper warm-up can have on their performance. ...

3 Resistance Band Exercises to Improve Posture and Heal Your Shoulders

These days, it's hard to find anyone with truly good posture. Just think about how the majority of people spend their time: Students are likely fou...

3 Exercises to Finally Fix Your Tight Hip Flexors for Good

Tight hip flexors are a common complaint heard from athletes across all sports. Could it be from sitting in a desk for 8-plus hours a day if they are ...

Don't Waste Your Time With These 3 Static Stretches; Do These Instead

When it comes to mobility, more is not always better. Flexibility, excessive range of motion and general joint laxity may make you a more limber athle...

Train These Little-Known Hip Muscles for a Big Boost in Performance

It's no secret we all have weaknesses that tend to cause problems in the weight room, on the field of play and in our daily lives. If you're a an athl...

Recover From Your Workday With These 3 Foam Roller Tricks

No matter how much you exercise, office jobs are hard on the body. Tied to a desk, most of us will slump, hold our heads in uncomfortable positions an...

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