CHAPTER 8 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS1) Answer the following questions from the FAQ box on page 272:A) Will stretching before exe...
DO YOU STRETCH BEFORE YOU EXERCISE?
1A) WILL STRETCHING BEFORE EXERCISE PREVENT INJURIES?-DATA SUGGESTS:     -INTENSE STRETCHING PRIOR TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITYMOD...
1B) DOES STRENGTH TRAINING LIMIT FLEXIBILITY?-MYTH: BIG MUSCLES = INFLEXIBILITY-DATA SHOWS THAT STRENGTH-TRAINING EXERCISE...
1C) WILL STRETCHING EXERCISES HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?-FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES HELP DEVELOP OVERALL HEALTH-RELATED FITNESS BUT ...
1D) HOW MUCH SHOULD STRETCHING “HURT” TO GAIN                 FLEXIBILITY?-PROPER STRETCHING SHOULD NEVER HURT-PAIN IS AN ...
1D) HOW MUCH SHOULD STRETCHING “HURT” TO GAIN                 FLEXIBILITY?-PROPER STRETCHING SHOULD NEVER HURT-PAIN IS AN ...
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Chapter 8

  1. 1. CHAPTER 8 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS1) Answer the following questions from the FAQ box on page 272:A) Will stretching before exercise prevent injuries?B) Does strength training limit flexibility?C) Will stretching exercises help me lose weight?D) How much should stretching hurt to gain flexibility?2) Define flexibility.3) Define stretching.4) Approximately what % of all low-back problems in the US are a directresult of inflexible & weak muscles?5) What are 2 benefits of good flexibility?6) Explain the difference between plastic elongation & elastic elongation.7) What do most health & fitness centers rely on as an indicator offlexibility?
  2. 2. DO YOU STRETCH BEFORE YOU EXERCISE?
  3. 3. 1A) WILL STRETCHING BEFORE EXERCISE PREVENT INJURIES?-DATA SUGGESTS: -INTENSE STRETCHING PRIOR TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITYMODESTLY INCREASES THE RISK FOR INJURIES & LOSS OFMUSCLE STRENGTH & POWER -MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR PRIOR TO VIGOROUS EXERCISE TO PEVENT INJURY IS TO GRADUALLY INCREASE EXERCISEINTENSITY -WHEN PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES THAT REQUIREFLEXIBILITY, STRETCH FOLLOWING AN APPROPRIATE WARM-UP-STATIC VS DYNAMIC STRETCHING (ARTICLE FOR THURSDAY)
  4. 4. 1B) DOES STRENGTH TRAINING LIMIT FLEXIBILITY?-MYTH: BIG MUSCLES = INFLEXIBILITY-DATA SHOWS THAT STRENGTH-TRAINING EXERCISES,WHEN PERFORMED THROUGH A FULL RANGE OF MOTION,DO NOT LIMIT FLEXIBILITY-BODY BUILDERS & GYMNASTS, WHO TRAIN HEAVILY WITHWEIGHTS, HAVE BETTER THAN AVERAGE FLEXIBILITY
  5. 5. 1C) WILL STRETCHING EXERCISES HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?-FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES HELP DEVELOP OVERALL HEALTH-RELATED FITNESS BUT DO NOT CONTRIBUTE MUCH TO WEIGHTLOSS/MAINTENANCE-THE ENERGY (CALORIC) EXPENDITURE OF STRETCHINGEXERCISES IS EXTREMELY LOW -30 MINUTES OF AEROBIC EXERCISE CAN BURN ANADDITIONAL 250-300 CALORIES COMPARED TO 30 MINUTESOF STRETCHING -MOST PEOPLE WILL BURN 150CALORIES/HOUR DOING YOGA, COMPARED TO 300+CALORIES/HOUR WALKING AT 3 MPH
  6. 6. 1D) HOW MUCH SHOULD STRETCHING “HURT” TO GAIN FLEXIBILITY?-PROPER STRETCHING SHOULD NEVER HURT-PAIN IS AN INDICATION THAT YOU ARE STRETCHING TOOAGGRESSIVELY-STRETCH TO THE POINT OF MILD TENSION-FOR BEST RESULTS: DECREASE THE DEGREE OFSTRETCH & HOLD STRETCH LONGER
  7. 7. 1D) HOW MUCH SHOULD STRETCHING “HURT” TO GAIN FLEXIBILITY?-PROPER STRETCHING SHOULD NEVER HURT-PAIN IS AN INDICATION THAT YOU ARE STRETCHING TOOAGGRESSIVELY-STRETCH TO THE POINT OF MILD TENSION-FOR BEST RESULTS: DECREASE THE DEGREE OFSTRETCH & HOLD STRETCH LONGER

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