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Flexibility: components, proprioceptive mechanisms and methods


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A literature review on physical flexibility was presented and discussed. This included definitions and components that influence the performance of movements requiring large joint motion ranges and muscle elasticity. Flexibility was discussed with reference to specific age groups, e.g. children and the elderly. Proprioceptive mechanisms and components directly related to flexibility were overviewed, as well as suitable approaches towards flexibilisation, i.e. maintaining and/or enhancing flexibility.








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  • Human Motricity Biosciences Laboratory (LABIMH), Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), RJ
  • Human Motricity Biosciences Laboratory (LABIMH), Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), RJ
  • Laboratory of Molecular Aspects Associated to Genetic Diseases, University of Western Santa Catarina (UNOESC), SC
  • Laboratory of Prognostic Aspects of Intervention and Care in Health and Human Performance, UNOESC, SC, Brazil
  • Human Motricity Biosciences Laboratory (LABIMH), Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), RJ


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