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Flexibility How far the muscles and joints can stretch.
Benefits of Flexibility Increased range of motion Higher level of sports performance Increased potential power produced by muscles Increased energy Reduced stress Improved self esteem Decreased feelings of anxiety and depression
FITT recommendations Frequency 5-7 days/week Intensity Slight discomfort Time 5-20 minutes Type Static & dynamic stretches Yoga
Types of Flexibility Static stretches holding a stretch Dynamic stretches Moving through a stretch Yoga Combining static and dynamic stretches in a flow pose= static flow=dynamic