Lesson 5- Flexibility

Lesson 5- Flexibility - Flexibility and Body Composition...

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Flexibility and Body Composition Lifetime Fitness Lesson 5, Chapter 6 I. Why is it important to have good flexibility? (1) Flexibility - range of motion possible about a given joint (2) Increased flexibility helps with balance, performance and reaction time (3) Stretching can help to prevent injury II. What structures in the body can limit flexibility? (1) Bone, fat, skin, scar tissue, muscles and tendons, ligaments III. Active and Passive Range of Motion (1) Active range of motion - motion of a joint generated by muscle contraction (2) Passive range of motion - portion of total motion done without muscle contraction- (assisted) IV. Agonist vs. Antagonist Muscles i) Agonist muscle (1) Muscle that contracts and generates desired joint motion ii) Antagonist muscle (1) Muscle that stretches in response to agonist muscle contraction V. What are the different stretching techniques? i) Ballistic (Dynamic) Stretching (1) Each joint is moved in a controlled manner through a series of movements (2)
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PHYA 113 taught by Professor Marsh during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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