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Health and Fitness - Flexibility, Calisthenics and Plyometrics

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Health and Fitness - Flexibility, Calisthenics and Plyometrics
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  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online course Health and Fitness - Flexibility, Calisthenics and Plyometrics is designed to show you how stretching exercises, calisthenics and plyometrics can be used to help improve your flexibility, core strength, and muscular speed and power. The course begins by focusing on flexibility and stretching. Firstly, an accurate description of what exactly is meant by flexibility is given. You will then learn about the many benefits of having high flexibility levels and study the process of how flexibility is developed within muscles all around the body. This section concludes by examining various flexibility development techniques and provides you with a variety of examples of stretches that will help you improve your own flexibility levels.

    The course then continues by examining how calisthenics can help you build and maintain fitness and core strength. You will learn how calisthenic exercise differs from more conventional forms of exercise such as basic strength training. You will then learn how calisthenic exercise develops both muscular strength and endurance by targeting multiple development systems within the muscle. Next, you will study the critical role that technique plays in remaining injury free while performing calisthenic exercises. This section concludes by presenting a range of calisthenic exercises that help develop a variety of muscle groups around the body. Finally, the course looks at how plyometric exercise can be used to develop explosive speed and power within various muscle groups around the body. You will learn about the high impact nature of plyometric exercises, the potential for injury and ways to decrease the risk of injury when performing them. You will learn about the correct surfaces to train on, what sports shoes to wear, the correct equipment to use and what techniques to follow when performing plyometric exercises. Finally, you will learn about a range of low, medium and high intensity plyometric exercises that can be used to develop explosive speed and power in various muscle groups around the body.

    This course will be of great interest to anyone who wishes to improve their overall flexibility, core strength and suppleness in a safe and progressive manner. The course will also be of interest to professionals who work in the health and fitness industry or individuals who may be interested in pursuing a career in the health and fitness.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Describe the benefits that a high level of flexibility can have on overall health and fitness;
    - Describe and demonstrate a wide variety of stretches that will help develop flexibility within a range of muscle groups all around the body;
    - Describe the benefits that calisthenic exercise can have on flexibility, muscle strength, muscle endurance and muscle power;
    - Describe the difference between muscle strength and muscle endurance and discuss how to develop both;
    - Describe and demonstrate a range of calisthenic exercises that help develop strength within a range of muscle groups all around the body;
    - Provide an accurate definition of what is meant by plyometric exercise;
    - Describe the safety precautions that must be taken prior to engaging in plyometric exercise.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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