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Unit 10: Flexibility Training

Chapter 10 Assignment Questions


Define “flexibility”.


Explain the role of the sarcomere inflexibility.


List and explain the three inhibitory proprioceptors and their role in flexibility.


List four standardized tests to assess flexibility.


Explain the constraining factors that may limit flexibility.


Explain the benefits of improving range of motion and surrounding musculature. Provide an example at a specific joint.


What happens to your hip flexors when sitting for long periods of time? How does this affect your spine?


List and explain the three areas relative to the specificity of flexibility training.


How does body temperature play a role with effective stretching?


For the following, provide the definition, appropriate length of time to perform each stretch and when each type of stretch should be performed within a single training session:


Define reciprocal innervation:


Which four factors should you consider when incorporating higher levels of a range of motion into your programming?


Provide the appropriate guidelines for foam rolling.


What is the appropriate direction to foam roll in terms of muscle origin and insertion?


How can weight training result in a loss of flexibility?


Provide several examples of dangerous exercises that your clients should avoid.


Explain the difference between the active and passive range of motion. What does each accomplish?

Unit 10 Assignment Answers

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