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Fitness Center Lesson 2

Basic Weight Training

Why Warm-up?
  1. Helps improve performance
  2. Reduces risk of injury
Flexibility is the range of motion available in a joint. Stretching is used to increase flexibility.

Reasons recommended for a static stretch
  1. Increases flexibility
  2. Risk of injury is low
  3. Easy to learn
  4. You can stretch alone
  5. Relieves muscle soreness
  6. Does not cause muscle soreness
Stretching Guidelines
Type - Static Stretch
Intensity - Moderate discomfort
Duration - 10 to 30 second hold, 1 to 3 repetitions
Frequency - 3 to 7 days per week

Benefits of Physical Activity:
  1. Strengthens the heart
  2. Strengthens the lungs
  3. Controls weight
  4. Strengthens Bones
  5. Regulates blood pressure
  6. Improves energy levels
  7. Enhances emotional well-being
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