Chapter 5 Fitness

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Dynamic flexibility does not affect your ability to

Perform A Split

Static flexibility does not depend on

Muscular Strength

Flexibility is not determined by


Two principal types of connective tissue in a muscle are

Elastin and Collagen

Which of the following is not a potential benefit of flexibility?

Improved energy production

Which of the following stretching programs conforms to ACSM recommendations?

3 days per week, 20 seconds per stretch, 4 repetitions of each stretch

To improve flexibility, do ________ repetitions of each stretch.


Which of the following statements about an appropriate goal for flexibility is true?

It depends on individual fitness goals and choice of sports and activities

Ballistic stretches are considered dangerous, because they

May stimulate a muscular contraction during a stretch

Contracting a muscle prior to stretching is best described as an example of

Proprioceptive neuromuscular contraction during a stretch

Dynamic Stretching

Focuses on functionally based movements

Back pain is NOT likely to result from

Increased flexibility

Which of the following is NOT a function of the spine?

Structural support for the lower body

From top to bottom, the five regions of the spine are

Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sarcrum, coccyx

The most common sire of back pain is the __________ area.


Core muscles include those in the

Abdomen, pelvic floor, sides of the trunk, back, buttocks, hips, and pelvis

Stretches that involve bouncy movements are safest for an individual to improve her or his range of motion. T1 or F1


Smoking is a risk factor for low-back pain. T2 or F2


Exercise can help prevent and manage low-back pain. T3 or T3


Bed rest for 5 to 10 days is recommended in cases of acute back pain. T4 or F4


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