Flexibility & Performance


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.