Health and Fitness - Flexibility, Calisthenics and Plyometrics Course



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The free online course Health and Fitness - Flexibility, Calisthenics and Plyometrics is designed to show you how stretching exercises, calisthenics and plyometrics can be used to help improve your flexibility, core strength, and muscular speed and power. The course begins by focusing on flexibility and stretching. Firstly, an accurate description of what exactly is meant by flexibility is given. You will then learn about the many benefits of having high flexibility levels and study the process of how flexibility is developed within muscles all around the body. This section concludes by examining various flexibility development techniques and provides you with a variety of examples of stretches that will help you improve your own flexibility levels. The course then continues by examining how calisthenics can help you build and maintain fitness and core strength. You will learn how calisthenic exercise differs from more conventional forms of exercise such as basic strength training. You will then learn how calisthenic exercise develops both muscular strength and endurance by targeting multiple development systems within the muscle. Next, you will study the critical role that technique plays in remaining injury free while performing calisthenic exercises. This section concludes by presenting a range of calisthenic exercises that help develop a variety of muscle groups around the body. Finally, the course looks at how plyometric exercise can be used to develop explosive speed and power within various muscle groups around the body. You will learn about the high impact nature of plyometric exercises, the potential for injury and ways to decrease the risk of injury when performing them. You will learn about the correct surfaces to train on, what sports shoes to wear, the correct equipment to use and what techniques to follow when performing plyometric exercises.

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Module Title Module 1: Health and Fitness - Flexibility Module 2: Health and Fitness - Calisthenics Module 3: Health and Fitness - Plyometrics Module 4: Health and Fitness - Flexibility, Calisthenics and Plyometrics Assessment

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