stretching

Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: deadlift tips, stretching advice, Tabata workouts, protein, and more!
The fitness industry is filled with idiots, many of whom conduct confusing studies about stretching. The truth is most people need more of it, but they should do it like real athletes do.
This series of stretches relieves tension in the fingers, wrists, forearms, and elbows. Great for athletes, massage therapists, techies, bartenders, and people with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Passive stretching before a workout might seem like a good idea, but it actually makes you weaker - over 8% weaker on average, according to the research.
As we age, we lose mobility. Or at least most of us do - but we don't have to. Here are 3 approaches you can take to integrating mobility training and staying flexible.
Rest and recovery consists of a lot more than just not working out. There are better ways to rest and there are recovery tools you need to be implementing. These are the seven things I recommend.
Researchers look to debunk PNF stretching in a new study. First I'll explain what PNF is and how it works, but personally I've about had it with all the stretching controversy.
Stretching will help your performance - you've heard that, no doubt, but do you know why it helps your performance? Let's take a look at what is happening in the body.
Even if you exercise before or after work, sitting all day may be catabolizing your muscles. Science took a look and gave recommendations on how often you need to move to prevent this.
Strength and flexibility are not necessarily opposing forces. In this book, Master RKC Jon Engum teaches how anyone can achieve a more flexible, and therefore healthier, body.
Warmups involving dynamic stretching resulted in improved hamstring flexibility and increased quadriceps strength, when compared to static stretching. This, according to a new study.
A lot of students ask me how to stretch and strengthen their feet because their job requires them to stand all day long. Learn a series of exercise you can do to release your feet.
How often should you stretch? Is every day really making a difference? Or could you gain as much mobility with less time dedicated to stretching. Science tells you what the research says.
And the stretching debate rages on! Now it's not just static vs. dynamic - what about passive static and active static? Do ANY of them help with power development - or do they harm it?
In this second part of our hip opening series we focus on kneepile and pigeon pose. The video also demonstrates variations and modifications on these poses for all levels of student.
New research shows that muscle strength and rate of force development were lower in athletes after sessions of static stretching. Static stretching might not be so good before your workout.
Should you do dynamic stretches or static stretches? Is one better before your workout and one better after? Why is stretching so complicated? Let's look at the science and simplify things.