Flexibility & Performance

1

Flexibility is an important quality that must be trained daily. Flexibility is often a limiting factor inhibiting other qualities. Here are two references on stretching and warm-up that I have found informative:

The Effects of Stretching on Strength Performance. Rubini, Ercole C; Costa, André L L; Gomes, Paulo S C. Sports Medicine. 37(3):213-224, 2007.

Warm-Up and Stretching in the Prevention of Muscular Injury. Shrier, Ian. Sports Medicine. 38(10):879, October 1, 2008.

Some thoughts on flexibility, it’s place in warm-up and it’s role in athletic performance.


Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
Vern Gambetta

@coachgambetta

Athletic Development Coach & Consultant. Founder of GAIN Network. Proud dad. Love to read everything.
RT @realcoachjohn: Great post by @coachgambetta on "S&C Coach of the Year" contests & recognizing Joe Anonymous: http://t.co/ujunjiLABD via… - 10 hours ago
Vern Gambetta

Latest posts by Vern Gambetta (see all)

Share.

Posted In: Blog Discussion

  • Vern Gambetta
    Participant
    Vern Gambetta on #17142

    Flexibility is an important quality that must be trained daily. Flexibility is often a limiting factor inhibiting other qualities. Here are two references on stretching and warm-up that I have found informative:The Effects of Stretching on Strength Performance. Rubini, Ercole C; Costa, André L L; Gomes, Paulo S C. Sports Medicine. 37(3):213-224, 2007.Warm-Up and Stretching in the Prevention of Mu

    Continue reading…

    Nick Newman
    Participant
    Nick Newman on #103467

    It’s funny. Yesterday was the first time this season i DIDN’T do any static stretching during warm up and look what happened…

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.