Speed Improvement Focus: 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.

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