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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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