Chapter_11_-_Flexibility

Chapter_11_-_Flexibility - FLEXIBILITY CH. 11 Benefits of...

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Unformatted text preview: FLEXIBILITY CH. 11 Benefits of Flexibility Reduces stiffness and soreness Reduces stiffness and soreness Reduces risk of back pain Reduces risk of back pain Reduces risk of injury Reduces risk of injury Improves athletic performance Improves athletic performance Improves muscle health Improves muscle health Reduces stress levels Reduces stress levels What sports or activities require high levels of flexibility? Activities that benefit flexibility These activities provide the most flexibility conditioning: Ballet Calisthenics Golf Gymnastics Martial Arts Yoga These activities also provide significant flexibility benefits: Backpacking Baseball Basketball Circuit training Aerobic dance Handball Rhythmical exercise Skiing Surfing Swimming Weight training What is Flexibility? Flexibility : a joints ability to move through its full range of motion. Flexibility is an important aspect of health-related fitness. Range of motion (ROM) The degrees of motion allowed around a joint. Term to Know What factors determine an individuals flexibility? Factors Affecting Flexibility These factors determine your flexibility: Heredity Gender Age Body temperature Injuries Percentage of body fat Activity level Lower-Back Pain...
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