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exercise:

see physical fitnessphysical fitness,
combined good health and physical development. The object of any program of physical fitness is to maximize an individual's health, strength, endurance, and skill relative to age, sex, body build, and physiology.
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exercise

1. US and Canadian a ceremony or formal routine, esp at a school or college
2. Gymnastics a particular type of event, such as performing on the horizontal bar
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(1988) Light resistance and stretching exercise in elderly women: effect upon flexibility.
The experimental protocol consisted of replacing 3 weekly sessions of stretching exercises by conventional resistance training exercise sessions.
Analysis of baseline measures has revealed no significant difference between stretching exercise and myofascial released groups.
In the study by Little and Williams (2006), professional soccer players practiced five dynamic stretching exercises for lower limbs before of the countermovement jump, the result was of 40.2 [+ or -] 4.5 cm.
Shahnaz Shahr-jerdy et al (2012) [6] concluded that stretching exercises are effective in reducing pain intensity, pain duration, and the amount of painkillers used by girls with primary dysmenorrhea.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate if static and dynamic stretching exercises of the knee muscles (quadriceps and hamstring muscles) have any effects on concentric and eccentric isokinetic peak torques and electromyographic amplitudes (EMG) of the nonstretched antagonist muscles.
Thus, both static muscular stretching exercises (11,12) and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) (7,17) can potentially reduce the size of blood vessels, leading to increased intravascular pressure.
In addition, few studies have attempted to investigate the effect that the type of stretching exercise has on performance, (Marek et al., 2005; Yamaguchi and Ishii, 2005).
Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.H., from Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, and colleagues designed a study to determine whether yoga is more effective than conventional stretching exercises or a self-care book for primary care patients with chronic low back pain.
The star warmed down with a few stretching exercises as manager Sven Goran Eriksson looked on.
"If I can prevent injury by doing stretching exercises and weight training, I will have to maintain that for the remainder of my career.
After loosening up with stretching exercises it was time for their favourite pastime - chasing the birdies.