Good flexibility and mobility of the whole body are important in basketball, being necessary for developing other physical capabilities (strength, speed, vertical jump), also for acquiring the basketball technique better. It is also a prerequisite for ensuring a decent achievement capability and also preventing injuries. In case of good flexibility, the athletic movements are quicker and more forceful, but therefore also more precise. Good flexibility also plays a role in stamina as the movements are energetically more economic saving energy. Also flexible muscles which recover quickly ensure precise performance of movements, being therefore a prerequisite for developing good technical skills. If the movement of hips, shoulders, spine is good, the basketball player can make good deceptive movements, turns, stops, shoots, play in defense, be active in rebounding. Often the ball has to be fought for in extreme circumstances, good mobility is the key. Muscles in good state also have a smaller risk of injuries. In basketball, muscular stiffening occurs often, in order to prevent it, stretches should be performed regularly. Regular performance of stretching exercises also strengthens the mind of the player.