Everyone knows the importance of cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, diet and nutrition, but mention stretching and most people draw a blank.

Stretching is like the icing on the cake. It takes all your other training and makes it better. Not convinced…

Stretching is like the icing on the cake!

Try telling these athletes that stretching isn’t important

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

8× Olympic Gold Medal winner

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

23× Olympic Gold Medal winner

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

6× Super Bowl champion

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

81× PGA Tour wins

Lebron James

Lebron James

3× NBA champion

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan

3× World Road Cycling Champion

If you want to: Improve your flexibility and mobility; Do away with stiff, tight muscles and joints; Get rid of injuries, aches and pains; and take your sporting performance to the next level, then check out…

The 3 best stretches for your favorite sport

Archery stretches

Archery

Badminton stretches

Badminton

Ballet stretches

Ballet

Ballroom dancing stretches

Ballroom Dancing

Baseball stretches

Baseball

Basketball stretches

Basketball

Boxing stretches

Boxing

Cheerleading stretches

Cheerleading

Cricket stretches

Cricket

Cycling stretches

Cycling

Golf stretches

Golf

Gridiron stretches

Gridiron

Gymnastics stretches

Gymnastics

Hockey stretches

Hockey

Horse riding stretches

Horse Riding

Ice skating stretches

Ice Skating

Kickboxing stretches

Kickboxing

Lacrosse stretches

Lacrosse

Martial arts stretches

Martial Arts

Motocross stretches

Motocross

Mountain biking stretches

Mountain Biking

Netball stretches

Netball

Rock climbing stretches

Rock Climbing

Roller derby stretches

Roller Derby

Rowing stretches

Rowing

Rugby stretches

Rugby

Running stretches

Running

Sailing stretches

Sailing

Snow skiing stretches

Snow Skiing

Snowboarding stretches

Snowboarding

Soccer stretches

Soccer

Softball stretches

Softball

Squash stretches

Squash

Ballet stretches

Surfing

Swimming stretches

Swimming

Table tennis stretches

Table Tennis

Tennis stretches

Tennis

Tenpin bowling stretches

Tenpin Bowling

Triathlon stretches

Triathlon

Volleyball stretches

Volleyball

Walking stretches

Walking

Water polo stretches

Water Polo

Windsurfing stretches

Windsurfing

Wrestling stretches

Wrestling

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