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KIN 521, ch. 5

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Scientific Foundations of Health and Fitness
Eric Morris
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Xxxxxxx on Saturday February 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to KIN 527 at University of New Hampshire taught by Eric Morris in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Scientific Foundations of Health and Fitness in Kinesiology at University of New Hampshire.


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Date Created: 02/20/16
Chapter Five▯ • Flexibility: the ability to move joints freely through their full range of motion▯ • Five factors that limit movements:▯ • 1) shape of bones▯ • 2) a stiff muscle▯ 3) the connective tissue▯ • • 4) tendons▯ • 5) tight skin▯ • Benefits of flexibility: increased joint mobility, efficient body movement, good posture. Stretching DOES NOT protect muscle injury.▯ • Ligaments: connective tissue within the joint capsule that hold bones together▯ • Cartilage: a tough connective tissue that forms a pad on the end of long bones such as femur, tibia, humerus. Carilage acts as a shock absorber to cushion the weight of home on another and to provide protection from the friction due to joint movement.▯ • Stretch reflex: involuntary contraction of a muscle due to rapid stretching of that muscle▯ • Muscle spindles: the type of proprioceptor found within muscle▯ Proprioceptor: specialized receptor in muscle or tendon that provides feedback to the brain about the • position of body parts▯ • Golgi tendon organs: the type of proprioceptor found within tendons▯ • Hypokinetic disease: a disease associated with a lack of exercise — lower back pain.▯ • Sit-and-reach test: a fitness test that measures the ability to flex the trunk. (lower back and hamstrings)▯ • Shoulder flexibility test: a fitness test that measures the ability of the shoulder muscles to move through their full range of motion.▯ • Dynamic stretching: stretching that involves moving the joints through full range of motion to mimic a movement used in a sport or exercise.▯ • Ballistic stretching: a type of stretch that involves sudden and forceful bouncing to stretch the muscles.▯ • Static stretching: stretching that slowly lengthens a muscle to a point where further movement is limited.▯ • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF): a series of movements combining stretching with alternating contraction and relaxation of muscles.▯ • Antagonist: the muscle on the opposite side of a joint. (stretching this promotes a reflect reaction of the muscle)▯


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