Flexibility training is the best way to improve a person's range of movement. Different types of flexibility training include both static and dynamic stretching. Static stretching involves stretching the muscles while the body is at rest. Dynamic stretching involves a series of controlled movements stretching the muscles while in motion.
Flexibility training stretches the muscles and the ligaments to improve range of movement. Increasing your range of movement and flexibility is important for athletes and active individuals to decrease the chance of injury and encourage optimal athletic performance. By increasing flexibility, the joints are able to increase their range of motion without sustaining injuries as often.