Trainers & Coaches
10 Drills to Improve Your Full-Body Flexibility
Use these drills to improve your movement pattern and increase your athletic performance.
A Guide to Regain Your Flexibility
Put flexibility first and watch your strength gains skyrocket.
2 Overlooked Reasons Your Hamstrings Are Tight
If you have a chronically tight muscle, don't just stretch it. Find the root cause.
Avoid Pain and Injury With Two Simple Triceps Stretches
The triceps see action in almost every workout regimen. Are you taking care of yours during your cool down routine?
Static Stretching for Flexibility In Weightlifting
Many coaches have written off static stretching from their programs, but you should reconsider adding it to your routine.
Dynamic Flexibility Training a Bit of a Stretch, Says New Study
We've heard the bad news about static stretching, but the alternative doesn't always work, either.
When It Comes to Static Stretching, Timing Is Everything
Two new studies broke the trend of negative research on the effects of static stretching.
A Primer on Stretching for Adolescent Athletes
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.
Static Stretching Decreases Running Performance Too
You might have heard static stretching before strength training can dampen performance. A new study found the same thing applies to endurance sports.
Is Static Stretching Back in Style?
Recent studies have demonized static stretching, but not all the research is negative. Today's study looks at the effects of static stretching between exercises.
Static Stretching Before, During, and After Lifting
According to a new study, static stretching chronically weakened the muscles when performed both before and during exercise. However, it many well be the better choice for post-exercise.
How to Stretch Before Your Workout: Use Science AND Common Sense
The newest study suggests pre-workout static stretching decreases performance in adolescents. So should you ditch it altogether, or does it still have a place in your warmup?
Two New Studies on Static Stretching ... Are Completely Conflicting?
Two new studies about static stretching say totally different things. One says it decreases strength for only 10 minutes, the other says 24 hours. Who is right and how can this happen?
Passive Stretching Can Make You Weaker
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.
Dynamic Stretches Improve Flexibility and Strength
Warmups involving dynamic stretching resulted in improved hamstring flexibility and increased quadriceps strength, when compared to static stretching. This, according to a new study.
Static Stretching Reduces Muscle Strength and Force
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.
To Static Stretch or Not to Static Stretch: That Is the Question
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.
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