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Somatotype Definition- body type based on muscular, nervous, and digestive tissues Sheldon- Doctor who created the idea of somatotypes Endomorph-increased amount of fat storage, due to having a larger number of fat cells than the average person, as well as higher proportion of digestive tissue . They have a wide waist and a large bone structure. Mesomorph-high rate of muscle growth and a higher proportion of muscular tissue . They have large bones, solid torso combined with low fat levels. It is also noted that they have wide shoulders with a narrow waist Ectomorph- long arms and legs and a short upper body and narrow shoulders, and supposedly have a higher proportion of nervous tissue . They also have long and thin muscles. Ectomorphs usually have a very low fat storage; therefore they are usually referred to as slim. Flexibility Def- the achievable range of motion at a joint or group of joints without injury Warming up- 3-5 minutes and up to 10 minutes is recommended of walking, jogging, cycling. Ballistic vs. static- ballistic is jerky, rapid, bouncy movements, while static is holding a position Elastin- a protein in connective tissue that is elastic and allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin helps skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched
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This note was uploaded on 07/24/2008 for the course PED 116 taught by Professor Thompson during the Fall '07 term at Northern Virginia.

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