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Unformatted text preview: FLEXIBIL ITY- Flexibility: - Ability of a joint to move through its full range of motion. There are 2 types of flexibility: 1. Static 2. Dynamic- Dynamic Flexibility - involves moving parts of your body and gradually increasing reach, speed of movement, or both.- Static Flexibility Involves holding a position. That is, you stretch to the farthest point and hold the stretch. Benefits- Healthy muscles- Keeps joint health- Increases ease of daily activities- Increased circulation to muscles - Improves and maintains posture- Prevents low back pain- Promotes proper body movements- Personal and body image improves Factors affecting muscular Flexibility- Genetics- Level of physical fitness- Body temperature- Gender- Joint structure, cartilage, ligaments and tissue Types of Stretching 1. Ballistic stretching Uses the momentum of a moving body in an attempt to force it beyond its normal range of motion e.g. bouncing down repeatedly to touch your toes. 2. Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) An active stretch is one where you assume a position and then hold it there with no assistance other than using the strength of your agonist muscles e.g. bringing your leg up high and then holding it there without anything to keep the leg in that extended position....
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- Fall '07