Hi, I'm Amber Nimedez for LIVESTRONG.COM. Today I'm going to teach you a few ways to increase your athletic performance. The first one is to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workouts. Second is to check your alignment, making sure all your joints are lined up properly. And third is to always stretch. So, I'm going to teach you a few exercises. The first one is just standing arm circles. Your arms are going to go out to the side, palm facing down, and you're going to do small arm circles forward. And you're going to do about forty of these arm circles, and this is going to promote a lot of thoracic extension, making sure that your shoulders are lined up with your hips, your knees, and your ankles. And then you're going to flip your palms facing up, and you're going to go backwards, squeezing your shoulder blades every single time. Go ahead and relax your arms down, and you're going to do basic shoulder rolls back, and then a few shoulder rolls forward. I'm going to have you widen your stance. Interlace your fingers together. Flip your palms facing out. Stretch up above the head. Lean over to one side, stretching your side body, and up and to the other side, and back up. Release the hands down. Go ahead and bend at the waist. Drop your head and neck. Relax. Relax your neck. Shake it out. Feel the stretch in the back of the legs. Maybe walk to one side, and then to the other side. Get a good stretch in those hamstrings, back to center. You're going to walk your feet in. A nice pike position here, stretching out again, the back of the legs. Maybe hug yourself. And then you're going to roll yourself up one vertebra at a time, and then roll your shoulders back one last time, and you're ready to go. So, these are a few things that you can do to really increase your athletic performance. I'm Amber Nimedez for LIVESTRONG.COM.