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Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Muscular Flexibility
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Key Terms Key Terms Flexibility: The ability of a joint to move freely through its full range of motion Stretching: Moving the joints beyond the accustomed range of motion Plastic elongation: Permanent lengthening of soft tissue Elastic elongation: Temporary lengthening of soft tissue
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Benefits of Adequate Benefits of Adequate Flexibility Flexibility Promotes healthy muscles and joints Improves elasticity of muscles and connective tissue around joints, enhancing freedom of movement Makes activities of daily living (turning, lifting, and bending) easier to perform Helps prevent low-back and other spinal column problems
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Benefits of Adequate Benefits of Adequate Flexibility Flexibility Improves and maintains good postural alignment Promotes proper and graceful body movement Improves personal appearance and self-image Helps develop and maintain motor skills throughout life
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Factors Affecting Flexibility Genetics Physical inactivity Joint structure Ligaments
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