What is Flexibility?. Flexibility is the ability of a joint to move through its range of motion Flexibility involves your bones, joints, surrounding tissue, nervous system, but most importantly your muscles. Bicep Muscle. Tendon. Radius Bone. Humerus Bone. Hinge Joint.
joints, surrounding tissue,
nervous system, but most
activity done with the intent of
A joint is where two bones come together.
3 Types of Joints
Rigid (sutures of the skull)
Allows slight movement (pubic bones meet)
Very mobile. Joints have lots of movement
#2 Muscle Elasticity and Length stretching exercises.
#3 Nervous System Activity stretching exercises.
Old Vs. Young
Girls Vs Boys
hold for several seconds
bobbing motion held for a few
relax at the same time
F -Stretch 3-7 days per week
I– Muscles must be stretched beyond its normal length (overload). Muscles should feel tight but NOT painful.
T - Be sure to use correct technique for each stretch, hold each stretch for 10-30 seconds, and perform at least 3-4 repetitions
T- Ballistic, Static, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)
measure general flexibility
of joints in the lower back
joints in the shoulders
of lower back.
T- Train & Maintain