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Unformatted text preview: HHS 231 Fall 2007 Outline for Week 5, Lecture 1 “Physical and Mental Flexibility” Flexibility Flexibility: The range of motion (ROM) in a joint or group of joints – Static flexibility : the ability to… stretch and hold near the end of the ROM – Dynamic flexibility : the ability to… Move throughout the entire ROM Types of Stretching Techniques – Static stretching : slowly stretching a muscle and… holding the stretched position – Dynamic stretching : Continuous movement throughout the entire range of motion – Passive stretching : muscles are stretched by… a force applied by an outside source – Active stretching : muscles are stretched by… the contraction of opposing muscles The safest technique is … active, static stretching A Flexibility Workout F: 2-3 days per week I: to the point of mild or moderate discomfort, but not pain T: 15-30 second/stretch, 2-4 reps T: Recommended stretches on 148-153 Benefits of Flexibility and Stretching Exercises – Joint Health – Preventions of low-back pain and injuries – Other potential benefits include… – Relaxation! – Potential relief of aches, pains, and muscle soreness – Maintenance of good posture and balance – Lifetime wellness benefits Back Health The Spine: – Provides structural support – Surrounds and protects the spinal cord – Supports body weight – Allows movement of head and neck...
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- Fall '08
- static stretching, core muscle fitness, appropriate sensory input, source Active stretching