stretching

If your main concern is grip strength, then you will want to try out this stretch. Do not be deceived! It’s more intense than it looks.
You will need a strap to follow this segment, so that the muscles get the full opening effect while staying in a contracted state.
These stretches will help lengthen and engage the major muscles before any intense session.
It appears that stretching before activity is not going to help prevent injuries. So what is the answer?
For athletes of many sports, the hamstrings tend to be a problematic area. Here are ten articles to guide you through how to improve hamstring strength and performance.
The brain's natural impulse when it feels a stretch is to say, "Stop!" This can prevent you from achieving full benefits. Facilitated stretching is one of the best ways to overcome this.
By adding static and dynamic stretches to a sports program, coaches and trainers can greatly reduce the risk of injuries, while guiding their developing athletes to continue to perform optimally.
You might have heard static stretching before strength training can dampen performance. A new study found the same thing applies to endurance sports.
If you’re starting on your fitness journey later in life this is for you. What I hope to provide in this series is a logical plan to get you safely on the path towards greater health and fitness.
If you are working on handstands or trying to overcome wrist inflexibility and pain, then I would highly recommend doing these exercises every day.
A reader has asked me an insightful question on positions that could help lifters who focus on the powerlifts. Here is my reply and reasoning.
A good warmup can improve your performance, but a bad one can make your it much worse. A recent study asks whether PNF stretching is a good idea before exercise.
A lot of people have wrist pain during yoga or lifting. This pain can impact a your ability to complete a workout. Here are three poses to stretch achy wrists, as well as tips for safety.
My hamstrings and I have had a long and troubled relationship. Here’s what I’ve discovered on the road to functional hamstrings, along with a video of my very favorite hamstrings lengthening stretch.
This week's session focused on overhead mobility, which I find is one of the toughest positions for strength athletes to achieve.
Here are some tips to help learn external rotation and mobilize key parts of the body required for the front rack position.
I'm currently taking a course based on the CrossFit Mobility certification. I'm going to share what I'm learning, and also how I would combine it with yoga for better overall movement and mobility.