Health and Fitness - Flexibility, Calisthenics and Plyometrics - Revised
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Flexibility is the ability of a limb to move freely about a joint, through a full range of motion. You will learn how muscle flexibility, stretching and conditioning is important for fitness and how it improves muscle strength, agility, the performance of joints, blood flow and how it reduces injuries. You will examine the four main types of flexibility exercises: dynamic, static, ballistic and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Full body stretching exercises are covered in detail, including targeted muscle groups and illustrations as a guide.
Calisthenics is a form of exercise in which no other equipment is needed but the body. In this course you will learn how calisthenic exercises are used to develop muscle flexibility, strength, endurance and power. You will learn how to perform a range of calisthenic exercises for the upper and lower body, including: incline pull-ups, vee-ups, flutter kicks and knee-benders. By following the guides, maximum results can be achieved safely and injury can be avoided. This course includes graphical illustrations, demonstrating how techniques are performed.
Plyometric exercises train the muscles to reach their maximal strength, in the shortest time possible. They involve 'explosive' activities that convert muscle strength into power, enhancing the speed and distance of objects. Plyometric movements include jumping, catching and throwing. In this course you will learn how to perform plyometric movements safely, by making use of muscle elasticity and neuromuscular reflexes. A range of low, medium and high intensity plyometric exercises are presented, that will help to develop speed and power across a range of areas, including the legs and abdominals. Start this course today and gain the knowledge and skills to greatly improve your physical fitness and well-being.Start Course Now
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Describe how flexibility impacts strength and performance
- Outline various forms of flexibility and flexibility training methods
- Summarize various stretching techniques that contribute to flexibility
- Outline the benefits Calisthenic exercise has for muscle flexibility, strength, endurance and power
- Summarize the importance of proper technique, when performing calisthenic exercises
- Demonstrate a range of full-body calisthenic exercises
- Provide an accurate definition of what is meant by plyometric exercise
- List the safety precautions that should be taken prior to engaging in plyometric exercise
- Explain the three phases of a plyometric movement
- Describe the correct surface, footwear and equipment that should be used when performing plyometric exercise
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