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Chapter 7: Flexibility and Core Conditioning 1. Define both flexibility range of motion around a joint and stretching. A component of exercise programs 2. List four benefits of maintaining adequate range of motion (flexibility). 3. What factors contribute to the range of motion of a joint? 4. How can exercise limit flexibility? 5. Compare static and ballistic stretching. Which method is better and why? 6. Discuss the arguments for and against including static stretching in a warm-up routine. 7. Discuss the arguments for and against including ballistic stretching in a warm-up routine. 8. How do the concepts intensity, duration and frequency apply to stretching programs? 9. Describe a stretching exercise that would be effective at stretching the muscles listed below. * Sternocleidomastoid * Trapezius * Deltoid (Anterior and Posterior Heads) * Latissimus Dorsi * Pectoralis Major * Triceps * Iliopsoas * Abdominals (rectus abdominus) * Abdominals (internal and external obliques) * Erector Spinae * Gluteus Maximus * Quadriceps * Hamstrings * Tibialis Anterior * Gastrocnemius * Soleus 10. Briefly explain what is meant by Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching. 11. Describe a flexibility/warm-up exercises that are considered to be potentially dangerous to the knee joint. Explain why the exercise is considered to be potentially harmful to the knee joint. 12. Describe two flexibility/warm-up exercises that are considered to be potentially dangerous to the lower back. Explain why each exercise is considered to be potentially harmful to the lower back. 13. Name the five regions of the spinal column. 14. What percentage of the

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