Learning Experiences, Section 3 (Units 8 - 11) Essay.docx - Learning Experiences Section 3(Units 8 11 5 Critically analyze the concept of stretching

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Learning Experiences, Section 3: (Units 8 - 11) 5. Critically analyze the concept of stretching. Stretching is very important as it improves the flexibility of joints and muscles. Understanding flexibility starts with a basic knowledge of cellular muscle anatomy and physiology. During the stretch, the fibers elongate as each sarcomere extends to the point where no overlap between the thick and thin filaments exists at all; specialized elastic filaments comprised of titin keep the sarcomere together in the absence of overlap. Greater overlap means improved force production potential, so this may be an important reason for anyone to include stretching in a personal training program. It is muscle strength that moves the limb through the necessary range of motion. It is equally important to develop adequate strength in range of motion. Flexibility without strength can be dangerous. The greater active flexibility, the better performance for necessary actions but only when you have adequate levels of strength through the entire ROM. Body temperature is an important consideration when attempting to improve joint flexibility. The latter is preferred because it raises your core temperature, whereas the former may only elevate surface temperature. Humidity also plays a factor in stretching and flexibility development. A given temperature has a varying quality depending on the humidity. In other words, you will have an easier time warming up in 70-degree temperatures at 90 percent humidity than in 70 degrees at 70 percent humidity. Correct breathing should enhance
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