2 Flexibility TrainingFlexibility – A joints ability to move freely in every direction or more specifically, through a full and normal range of motionFlexibility – “ It is how stretchy, you are!!”3rd Grader Curry Elementary SchoolTempe, Arizona
3 Benefits of Normal, Proper Flexibility Flexibility TrainingBenefits of Normal, Proper FlexibilityDecreased risk of injury (musculoskeletal)Increased Physical efficiency/performanceImprove stress managementDecreased risk of low-back painImproved muscular balance and postureImproved proprioceptionEnhanced quality of life
4 Flexibility Training How does one improve ones Flexibility?? Stretch!!!Stretching: The process of attempting to elongate the muscle in question. Stretching will always lengthening the muscle…opposite of contracting process.
5 Musculoskeletal Components Affected Flexibility TrainingMusculoskeletal Components AffectedMuscle BelliesTendons (at the origin and insertion points)Ligaments (on occasion)
6 Basic Mechanics of Stretching Flexibility TrainingBasic Mechanics of StretchingStretch Reflex (initial response, muscle spindle)Reciprocal InhibitionAutogenic Inhibition (self preservation, last line of defense Golgi Tendon Organ)
15 Flexibility Training Factors Affecting Flexibility Age (declines with age)Inactivity (improves w/ activity)DehydrationGender (?)Body Type (?)Strength &/or Size of Muscles (?)
16 Description (Picture) Flexibility TrainingHomework AssignmentMuscle GroupStretching ExerciseDescription (Picture)QuadricepsFlamingoStanding the person brings their heel of their foot to their Rear EndTrapeziusWe’re Not WorthyPerson is on their hands and knees extends their arms straight out in front of them as the sit back onto their heels in a worshiping positionEtc…