Towards A Definition Of Flexibility

  • Larry E. Holt
  • Jason B. Holt
  • Thomas W. Pelham
Keywords: definition, flexibility


Flexibility has been traditionally accepted as an integral part of both fitness and sport-specific conditioning. Flexibility exercises have been advocated as an agent in the prevention and treatment of exercise-induced and sports-induced injuries, as well as a means to improve performance. Yet, flexibility has not been well defined in the literature, nor has it been adequately researched. This has lead to misinterpretations and difficulties in dealing with this factor. The authors present a new and hopefully improved model of flexibility. It includes a more precise definition, and ways of demonstrating and measuring this important therapeutic and conditioning parameter.