FLEXIBILITY AND SPEED
Flexibility exercises are often too closely linked with warm-up. As a result, athletes make the mistake of stretching cold muscles rather than warming the body first with large muscle activity to elevate core temperature 2-4 degrees so joints can be safely stretched. Athletes warm-up to prepare to stretch, they do not stretch to warm up. In a question-and-answer format, this article clarifies other misconceptions and covers all aspects of a sound flexibility program for team sport athletes.