Flexibility is very important in preventing injury. Stretching on it’s own is not a warm up and does not help prevent injury prior to a work out or game. In order to increase flexibility, you have to perform stretches 5-7 times per week. The best time to stretch is after your workout when your muscles are warm.

Educate yourself on a set of stretches for the following muscles and try and perform them daily.

• Hamstrings
• Quads
• Piriformis
• Groin
• Calf

Also, make sure to attend to any current or old injuries that you are might be dealing with by seeing a physiotherapist in your community. They can provide you with treatment and appropriate exercises for your injury in order for you to perform to at your best.

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