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9/26/2011 Chapter 6 : Flexibility - o o o o Helps reduce back pain (lower back pain particularly) - 2 Types of Flexibility: o Static (Passive) Flexibility Range of motion that is allowed at a joint when an external force is applied o Dynamic (Active) Flexibility Range of motion that a joint is able to achieve during active movement (muscle contraction) - Factors Influencing Flexibility o Any structure of the joint will influence flexibility (joint anatomy slide) o Surrounding muscles and tendons influences flexibility o Nervous System plays role in flexibility Golgi tendon organs (excessive muscle tensions) o Genetics Elasticity of tissues Gender: Men have greater flexibility of other parts especially lower
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