YMAA Boston Stretching / Flexibility YMAA Boston Stretching / Flexibility Workshop •Leg 1. back...

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  • •Terminology •Flexibility •ability of muscles to soften, extend or relax

    •Mobility • range of motion of joints

    •Strength •ability of muscles to hold skeleton in place !

    •Tissue •muscle • soft tissue capable of flexion, extension and distortion

    • tendons • connect muscle to bone

    • ligaments • connect bone to bone

    • fascia •an interconnected webbing of tissue which runs through the entire body

    ! •Stretching techniques •Active Isolation Stretching (AIS) / qigong stretching • short gentle stretches •promotes circulation •pre and post exercise

    •Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) stretching / tense & release stretching • intense release muscle tension •post exercise • can be dangerous if done incorrectly

    •Yin Yoga / relaxation stretching • stretches held for long periods of time 3-5 minutes or more • tendon ligament •post exercise


    YMAA Boston Stretching / Flexibility Workshop

  • •Leg

    1. back of leg = hamstring group 2. front of leg = quadriceps 3. inside of leg = adductors 4. outside of leg = vastus lateralis

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  • ! •Hip

    5. hip flexors 6. piriformis

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  • •Torso

    7. pectoralis 8. trapezius 9. latissimus dorsi

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  • ! •Arm

    10.biceps 11.triceps

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