Chronic adaptations to flexibility training

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Term: One of the major determinants of long term adaptations in flexibility is Definition: The collagen found in connective tissues Term: The two major physical properties of collagen fibers are Definition: Their tensile strength and relative inextensibility Term: In other words,structures containing large amounts of collagen tend to Definition: Limit motion and resist stretch Term: This,collagen fibers are the main constituents of tissues such as Definition: Ligaments and tendons that are subjected to a pulling force Term: One of the mechanisms behind collagens great tensile strength and relative inextensibility is its Definition: Banded or striated structure (much like the pattern observed in muscle tissue )
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Term: When viewed under a microscope,the collagen of a tendon is arranged in Definition: Wavey bundles called fascicles Term: The fascicle is composed of Definition: Fibrils,which in turn consist of bundles of subfibrils Term: Each subfibril is composed of Definition:
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