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.

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.
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