Flexibility

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.

Latest in Flexibility

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...

By: Justin Ochoa

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...

By: Gavin McHale

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...

By: Anna Johansson

Unlock Tight Hips for Good With the Shin Box Stretch

Tight hips are an epidemic. In today's increasingly sedentary society, most people are sitting for the majority of the day. Whether it's behind a desk...

By: Kevin Warren

This Yoga Routine Will Get You in Shape for Ski Season

Train The Way You Play: Mimic the Movement Sport Yoga is a functional fitness program that replicates the unique demands of a particular sport. This...

By: Patricia Akins

Latest Videos in Flexibility

The Power of Recovery: The Perfect Active Recovery Routine for Your Athletes

In the episode of 'The Power of Recovery,' elite performance coach Steve Hess demonstrates a complete post-workout active recovery routine with two of his professional athletes.

STACK Sports Health: Improve Your Flexibility With PNF Stretching

Dr. Matt Stevens explains how to take advantage of the flexibility benefits of PNF stretching.

The Warm-Up and Speed Training That Has Developed Andrew McCutchen’s Incredible Athleticism

An inside look at the on-field workouts Andrew McCutchen uses during the off-season at IMG Academy.

Stay Loose Between Innings Like All-Star First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt

All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt provides tips on how to make the most out of your time between innings, and even increase your chance of catching a scout’s attention.

Get Loose on the Diamond With All-Star First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt Warm-Up

All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt describes how his warm-ups for practices and games have changed over the years to focus less on static stretching and more on dynamic exercises.