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ACTIVE STRETCHING 
ANTERIOR 
BALLISTIC STRETCHING 
DYNAMIC STRETCHING 

A stretching technique in which the person who is stretching applies more force with no external help. 

Located in the front of the body. 

An active form of stretching that forces a part of the body to go beyond its' normal range of motion. 

A stretching Technique that requires the use of continuous movement patterns. 

A movement that focuses on only one muscle or muscle group. 

EXTENSION 
FLEXION 
INTERVAL 
ISOLATION EXERCISE 

The straightening of a joint 

the bending of a joint 

a period of activitiy or rest. 

JOINTS 
LIGAMENTS  
MUSCLES
NEUTRAL 

Juctions that link bones together. Its' hinge, pivot, or ball in socket determines how the bone can move. 

Tough fibrous bands of tissue that bind bone to bone or bone to cartililage at a joint. It helps hold bones together in proper articulation at the joint. 

Surrounds joints and provide the energy used to make them. The amount of tension in the muscles surrounding a joint is a key factor in how big of a range in motion that joint can achieve, Muscle tension can be affected by active factors such as; involuntary spasms or purposeful muscle contractions.  

Describes the position of your legs, pelvis, hips, or other part of your body that is neither arched nor curved forward.

PASSIVE STRETCHING 
POSTERIOR
RANGE OF MOTION
STATIC STRETCHING 

A stretching technique in which added force is applied from an external source to increase intensity.

Refers to the back of your body.

The distance and direction a joint can move between the flexed and extended positions. 

A stretching technique in which the stretches are performed by extending the targeted muscle to its maximum point and then holding that position for a particular length of time. 

TENDONS
STRETCH

Refers to the straightening or extending of your body, or a part of your body to full length.

Flexible chords of strong tissue that bind bone to bone and make movement possible.When a joint moves, energy from the muscles is transfered into the tendons which tug on the bones.