Performance Preparation
FIT 2 HIT EPISODE 13: How Flexibility Impacts On-Court Performance

FIT 2 HIT EPISODE 13: How Flexibility Impacts On-Court Performance

Philipp Halfmann explains how flexibility impacts on-court performance and provides some sample stretching exercises. Did you know that lack of flexibility could limit your ability to develop power? JUMP TO SPECIFIC VIDEO SEGMENTS Previous Episode: 0:49 Talking Points: 1:39 Flexibility: Performance Limiting Factor 2:05 Correcting Muscular Imbalances: 3:04 Benefits of Good Flexibility: 4:21 How Flexibility...
Static Stretching: Lunge Hip Flexor

Static Stretching: Lunge Hip Flexor

The Lunge Hip Flexor is a static stretching exercise, which focuses on improving flexibility of hip flexor musculature, reducing the risk of injury and aids in the muscle recovery process. Description Place floor mat on the ground Step into a forward lunge position; the knee of the rear foot has ground contact; knee of the...
Static Stretching: Butterfly

Static Stretching: Butterfly

The Butterfly is a static stretching exercise, which focuses on improving flexibility of hip adductor musculature, reducing the risk of injury and aids in the muscle recovery process. Description Place floor mat on the ground Sit down, abduct hips, flex knees, and move feet together Place hands on top of the knees and slowly push...
Static Stretching: Seated Piriformis

Static Stretching: Seated Piriformis

The Seated Piriformis is a static stretching exercise, which focuses on improving flexibility of external hip rotators, reducing the risk of injury and aids in the muscle recovery process. Description Place floor mat on the ground Lay down in supine position (face up) and flex the knees Flex the right hip thereby bringing the right...
Static Stretching: Sumo Squat

Static Stretching: Sumo Squat

The Sumo Squat is a static stretching exercise, which focuses on improving flexibility, reducing the risk of injury and aids in the muscle recovery process. Description Move feet wider than shoulder-width Drop down into a (deep) squat, place elbows at the medial aspect of the knees (inside knees), and move palms of hands together; abduct...
Static Stretching: Supine Towel Hamstring

Static Stretching: Supine Towel Hamstring

The Supine Towel Hamstring is a static stretching exercise, which focuses on improving flexibility, reducing the risk of injury and aids in the muscle recovery process.  Description Place floor mat on the ground Lay down flat in supine position (face up) with legs close together and toes pointing straight up Flex the hip and lift...
Static Stretching: Side-Lying Quad

Static Stretching: Side-Lying Quad

The Side-Lying Quad is a static stretching exercise, which focuses on improving flexibility of knee extensors (and hip flexors if applicable), reducing the risk of injury and aids in the muscle recovery process. Description Place floor mat on the ground Lay flat on the side with legs close together; the to-be-flexed leg rests on top...