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Are there any other forms of flexibility training besides just stretching?

Yes, self-massage is another form of flexibility that feels much different than stretching. Self-massage can be performed using a foam roller to apply pressure to muscles which allows you to seek out any tender areas or knots within the muscle. Once a tender area is located, stop rolling and maintain the pressure on the area for 30 seconds. Here are some great foam rolling exercises you can do at home: calves, front of thighs, side of thighs, and glutes.

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