Presentation on theme: "Chapter 11. Flexibility Video Flexibility Video Flexibility- a joints ability to move through its full range of motion Range of Motion- the degree."— Presentation transcript:
Flexibility Video Flexibility Video Flexibility- a joints ability to move through its full range of motion Range of Motion- the degree of motion allowed around a joint
Heredity Gender Females over males, especially in hips Age Younger over older Elasticity- the ability of the muscles and connective tissues to stretch and give Body Temperature Importance of warming up
Injuries Scar Tissue Percentage of Body Fat Lean over Fat Mass Activity Level Most significant. As activity level increases as does flexibility
In fact, 31 million Americans experience low- back pain at any given time.* Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives. Associated with weak abs and poor lower back flexibility.
Plan ahead, get people to help Position your body close to the object Place your feet shoulder width apart Bend your knees, tighten your stomach Use your legs to lift the load Keep knees slightly bent when walking with the object Lift slow
Posture- the alignments of the body’s muscles and skeletons as they provide support for the total body Static Posture- posture your body exhibits while in a resting position Dynamic Posture- posture you body exhibits when you move or prepare to move
1. What is flexibility? 2. List and Explain 2 types of posture 3. Respond: “I am a well-conditioned 16 year old, so I don’t need to worry about my posture.” What are the potential dangers of this attitude.
Hyperflexibility- excessive amount of flexibility Hyperflexion Video Hyperflexion Video Muscle imbalance- a condition in which one muscle group becomes too strong in relation to a complementary group. Occurs when FITT is misapplied Core Stability- stretching and strengthening the muscles around the spine
Frequency- A minimum of 3 days per week, preferably daily Intensity- Slight discomfort but NOT pain Time seconds per stretch repeat 3 times per stretch Variety of stretches for all muscle groups Question: How can you achieve overload in a stretch program?
Rate at which you modify FITT depends on fitness level Should progress slowly
Static- slowly smoothly and in a sustained fashion Ballistic- quick up and down bobbing, where stretches are held very briefly (UN Safe) Reflex-Assisted Stretching- stretching movements that challenge the reflex to adapt Plyometrics: Jumping & bounding Passive Stretching- stretching against a counterforce with little or no movement