oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Training routines: Flexibility in sport
|Article Title||Training routines: Flexibility in sport|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Apr 2007|
|Pages||2 - 6|
|Keyword(s)||Ballistic exercises, Contract-relax, Endurance-type warm-up, Fatigue by-products, Increased skill efficiency, Non-stamina warm-up, Patterns of flexibility, Reduction of injury, Stretching exercises, Type of joint, Weight training and Yoga asanas|
One of the most neglected aspects of sports training is flexibility or suppleness. Considerable time is devoted to improving strength, stamina, style and speed, but little or no attention is paid to flexibility training. Almost all sportsmen commence a training session with what they term a ""warm-up"". Too often this warm-up is based on archaic, traditional methods which do not include appropriate or scientific flexibility exercises.
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