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ERIC Number: ED233981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-22
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Flexibility Program
Connors, G. Patrick
These brief guidelines for a muscular flexibility program state that the purpose of such a program is to increase the range of motion in order to avoid injuries and eliminate awkwardness in physical activities. A flexibility program is described as an extension of the warm-up period and should be an ongoing, permanent effort to lengthen muscles. A list of precautions includes warming-up before stretching, avoiding bouncing or jerking on the muscle, stretching a little further each day, spending seven to fifteen minutes daily on stretching, and involving all muscle groups but especially those most involved in one's activity. Instructions are provided for the following exercises: (1) kneeling; (2) the yogi; (3) head to knee - wide straddle; (4) chest to ground - wide straddle; (5) double leg lift; (6) modified hurdler's stretch; (7) standing side bends; (8) head to knees; and (9) toe raise. Recommendations include checking with a physician before undertaking such a program and allowing flexibility to increase gradually. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hamilton Hospital, Trenton, NJ. Inst. for Medicine in Sports.