oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Training routines: Flexibility in sport

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



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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