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Why are top athletes successful, and sometimes not? The answer can be found in their mechanics and flexibility—not in strength, endurance or willpower. The following analyses by our efficiency experts show how flexibility and mechanical efficiency affects performance in the world's top athletes.

Stride Problems Forcing American Runners to Lose Gold at Rio

Cink Goes Ballistic at British Open

Why Murray Lost at Wimbledon

Federer-Djokovic—How Do They Measure Up?

Tiger's 'New' Swing

Usain Bolt Flies on Big Stride Angle

Stride Faults Cost Americans Gold, Silver, Bronze

Stroke Faults Cost Dara Gold

California Chrome's Stride Angle Third Largest in History

Secretariat's Big Stride Angle

Skinny Runner Wins 100m at Olympic Trials

Giant Runners—Small Stride Angles

Analyses of Top Ten MLB Pitchers 2008

Tiger's Knee Pain Started in 1957

Yankees' Shrinking Stride Angles

Barry Zito Pitching Analysis 2008

Ryuji Imada 2008 Swing Analysis

Mickelson's Miracle Wedge Shot at 2008 Colonial

Sergio's Putting Problem at the 2008 TPC

Anthony Kim's Problematic Swing

Adam Scott's 'Beautiful Swing'

Is Boo Weekley Courting the Yips?

Carin Koch—Another Gripper with the Yips?

Tiger's Swing Measures Better 2008

Phil Mickelson Putting Stance 2008

Luke Donald's Wandering Spine Angle

Sergio Garcia—Risking the Yips?

Phil Mickelson Swing Analysis 2008

Vijay Singh Swing Analysis 2008

Greg Norman Swing Analysis Pebble Beach 2008

J.B. Holmes Swing Analysis FBR Open 2008

How Hank Haney Changed Tiger's Swing

How Federer Won (and Roddick lost) Wimbledon 2005

Andy Roddick's 152-mph Serve

Marion Jones at World Champs

Tiger Woods at the 2001 US Open

Tiger Woods at the 2001 British Open

Tiger Woods at the 2001 PGA Championship

Tiger Woods Back On Track