Flexibility is one of the key components to fitness. How can you become more flexible? Stretch. Stretching helps to improve performance, reduce the risks of injury and aid in recovery. Two ways to improve your flexibility are through dynamic and static stretches. Dynamic stretches are often performed before and during exercise. It is a type of stretching while moving. For tennis, baseball, golf and swimming, for example, arm rotations is an excellent dynamic stretch. See video below. Static stretches, on the other hand, are great for cooling down at the end of a workout. These stretches are often held for 30 seconds. Here are three of my favorite dynamic and static stretches.

The first static stretch is for your chest, arms and shoulder blades. The second for your back, shoulders and arms. The third for your hip flexors, quads and groin.