Flexibility. KIN 325. 1. Definition The range of motion that can be elicited at a particular joint or group of joints Range of motion is highly specific; it differs between joints Also varies between people due to: genetics and gender physical activity level joint structure. age
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The range of motion that can be elicited at a particular joint or group of joints
2. The benefits of a flexibility training program
proper body mechanics
a. Muscle spindles
Primary stretch receptors in muscle, encased in a spindle-shaped capsule which is attached at both ends to the muscle fibers
Located at the muscle-tendon junction, not within the tendon. Main function is to monitor muscle tension
a. Ballistic stretching
or muscle soreness
therefore increases tension.
Mode: static or PNF
Frequency: at least 3 days per week
Intensity: to point of discomfort, not pain
Duration: 10 to 30 seconds each stretch
Repetition: 3 to 5 for each stretch