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

What is PNF Stretching and How to Use It

You know the feeling when you stretch a muscle? It feels great as you lengthen until you move closer to the end range of motion and it begins to feel ...

By: Andy Haley

8 Strength Coaches Recommend the Top Stretches for Athletes

Mobility exercises and stretching are two often overlooked aspects of training that are very important to improving performance and movement quality....

By: John Papp

A Nighttime Stretch Routine for Athletes

Your body is feeling a bit banged up from a tough lift or brutal practice where your coach decided to spend some extra time on conditioning. Or maybe ...

By: Andy Haley

2 Mobility Drills That Will Get Rid of Hip Pain During Squats

Squatting should be pain-free. It's one of our natural movement patterns that our body is designed to do over and over again. But as modern humans,...

By: Andy Haley

How Long to Hold a Stretch to Improve Flexibility

Stretching arguably is one of the most butchered aspects of training. Unless you have a strength coach or you're a gym rat, there's a good chance you ...

By: Andy Haley

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.

Improve Full-Body Flexibility With These Stretch Machine Exercises

The Gronk Fitness Stretch Machine allows athletes to stretch out their major muscle groups after a workout, ensuring a quality cool-down and enhanced recovery.

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.