Flexibility Training

Flexibility Training


This one-semester course focuses on the often-neglected fitness component of flexibility. Students establish their fitness level, set goals, and design their own flexibility training program. They study muscular anatomy and learn specific exercises to stretch each muscle or muscle group. Students focus on proper posture and technique while training. They also gain an understanding of how to apply the FITT principles to flexibility training. This course explores aspects of static, isometric, and dynamic stretching, as well as touch on aspects of yoga and Pilates. This course also discusses good nutrition and effective cross-training. Students take a pre- and post fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving flexibility training, as well as elements of cardio and strength training.  Unit 1: Fitness Assessment; Fitness Assessment, Getting Started, Training Plan.  Unit 2: Principles & Technique; Anatomy & Physiology, Principles of Flexibility Training, Exercise Safety.  Unit 3: Types of Flexibility Training; Static Stretching, PNF, Dynamic Stretching.  Unit 4: Yoga & Pilates; Types of Yoga, Yoga Technique, Pilates.  Unit 5: Cross-Training & Nutrition; Benefits & Cross-Training, Nutrition.  Unit 6: Post Assessment; Post Assessment.



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