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Find out why stretching is so important and how you can bring a good stretch to your daily routine.

Tips for the Hopelessly Inflexible

Tips for the Hopelessly Inflexible

Let's face it; the tri community is fun, but tight. However, even those who are hopelessly inflexible can improve their flexibility through stretching.

The Home Stretch

The Home Stretch

Stretching--one of the simplest fitness activities--can be controversial. Will it prevent injuries? Is there a wrong way to do it? Find out with the answers to your FAQs.

Stretching Is for Every Day

Stretching Is for Every Day

Research reports that regular stretching may be more effective in preventing injuries than occasional stretching and studies show that regular stretching improves sports performance.

Effective Stretching Exercises You Can Do at Home

Effective Stretching Exercises You Can Do at Home

Flexibility is a primary component of overall fitness, along with aerobic capacity and strength -- but lots of people never do it, and that includes the fittest among us. Here are some effective no-excuses stretches.

5 Spine-Specific Stretches

5 Spine-Specific Stretches

Build a stronger back, increase your flexibility, and prevent injury with these four exercises.

Stress Busters

Stress Busters

Get through the holiday season with these quick, relaxing stretches you can do at your desk.

Does Stretching Improve Sport Performance?

Does Stretching Improve Sport Performance?

Stretching before exercise may actually hinder, rather than improve, sport performance, according to recent analysis. In contrast, a program of regular stretching seems to improve performance.

The Diet Detective: Is Yoga Just Fancy Stretching?

The Diet Detective: Is Yoga Just Fancy Stretching?

A form of exercise that incorporates strengthening, breathing, stretching and balance—yoga continues to make a case as the ultimate total body workout.

Flexibility Training: Cycling Stretches

Flexibility Training: Cycling Stretches

Want to increase recovery and circulation, improve biomechanics and prevent injuries? Then stretch! Here are some cycling-specific movements.

How a Swimmer Can Stretch Into a Runner

How a Swimmer Can Stretch Into a Runner

In the mechanics of running vs. swimming, the ankles and hips stand out. These stretches relieve tension and release running muscles that will help move you from the pool to the pavement.

Swim, Bike, Run...and Yoga

Swim, Bike, Run...and Yoga

Some endurance athletes view yoga as too slow a discipline for them, especially when speed is the goal and training time is so valuable. They're missing out on the extra edge this cross-training tool provides.

Flexibility Training: Running Stretches

Flexibility Training: Running Stretches

Regardless of form, even the best runners experience impact and compression. These stretches counteract the negative force of impact and help prevent injury.

Flexibility Training: Swimming Stretches

Flexibility Training: Swimming Stretches

Swimming is the perfect compensator for cycling and running. Swimming will stretch tight quads from biking and strengthen the back for running. Use these stretches to take care of your shoulders, and swim forever.

5 Simple Partner Stretches

5 Simple Partner Stretches

Stretching is the key to injury prevention. Try out these stretches with your training buddy or partner to reach your top performance.




Improve your performance and flexibility with these stretches. Happy stretching!

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