Module 5: Flexibility

Flexibility is an important aspect in all areas of activity and life, as it allows us to maximize movement while also allowing us to maintain our independence as individuals. It can also have positive effects on aging, quality of life, injury prevention, and some specific aspects of sports performance.

The DoDEA standards addressed in this module are:

PEFPESK1: participate fully and communicate cooperatively with others;
PEFPESK2: perform activities safely and follow rules of etiquette and ethical behavior;
PEFPESK5: accept the decisions of and respond positively to teachers/officials in charge of games/activities;
PEFPESK6: choose healthful physical activities to experience fun, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction;
PEFPESK9: self-initiate behaviors that contribute to personal and partner/group effort;

competency in movement forms facilitates a desire to participate in and benefit from a lifetime of physical activity
PEFPE1a: demonstrate proper form and execution of warm-up and cool-down exercises specific to selected physical fitness development activities;
PEFPE1b: demonstrate proper muscle-stretching techniques in flexibility development activities;
PEFPE2a: engage in a self-assessment of health- and skill-related fitness
PEFPE2d: evaluate personal fitness development plan and progress toward achievement of personal fitness goals;
PEFPE2g: record and analyze progress in reaching personal fitness development goals in an aerobic fitness development program;
PEFPE2k: examine the relationship between proper posture, body mechanics, and efficient movement in selected physical fitness activities.
PEFPE2l: identify physical exercises that can be harmful to the body and explain why they should be avoided (e.g., neck circles, deep knee bends, double leg lifts, back arching).