Health and Fitness - Flexibility, Calisthenics and Plyometrics
Develop flexibility, core strength, and muscular speed in a safe manner with this physical fitness training course.Publisher: MEDCoE
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Flexibility exercises are an integral part of any conditioning program. They enhance performance by extending the range of motion in which one can optimally perform. This course will first teach you the benefits of a high level of flexibility and its effects on overall strength and performance. You will learn why it is necessary for individuals to perform a warm-up before exercise and a cool down after exercise. You will then study different stretches that will help develop your overall body flexibility.
Calisthenics is a form of exercise in which no other equipment is needed but your body. With this course, you will learn the benefits of calisthenic exercise for flexibility, muscle strength, and muscle power. You will also study the importance of proper technique when performing this type of exercise. In addition, the course will cover plyometric exercises and teach you safety precautions that must be taken prior to conducting these exercises. You will then learn how to develop a plyometric training program that exercises different muscles of the body.
Flexibility, calisthenics, and plyometrics exercises are excellent ways of building strength, speed, and power while burning calories. These exercises utilize gravity and bodyweight leverage to challenge one's fitness level, without any fancy gym equipment being required to get started. All you need is a bit of training on the right techniques and movements and you're good to go! So, have a look through this course today, and gain the tips and techniques you need, all for free.
Module 1: Health and Fitness - Flexibility
The Benefits of Flexibility
Flexibility Training Methods
Stretches that Develop Flexibility
Module 2: Health and Fitness - Calisthenics
Calisthenics and Developing Strength
Examples of Calisthenic Exercises - Part 1
Examples of Calisthenic Exercises - Part 2
Module 3: Health and Fitness - Plyometrics
Module 4: Health and Fitness - Flexibility, Calisthenics and Plyometrics Assessment
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.
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